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PostSubject: Gerrymandering   Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:23 pm

Robert Reich wrote:
To end Republican control of the House, Democrats need to win the national popular vote by nearly 11 points.4

That's because of Republican gerrymandering—profoundly unfair districts that stack the deck for Republicans. Right now, Democrats are just 3.9 points ahead in national polling.5 That's not good enough to win, using a conventional analysis.6

Assuming Democrats win back control of the House in November, should we gerrymander the districts to favor Democrats?  Or should we return them to some sort of neutral districting so the demographics of the population are represented exactly?

Would it be naive to do the right thing?
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PostSubject: Re: Gerrymandering   Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:10 pm

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Would it be naive to do the right thing?
Right now, yes. Fight fire with fire. When we get back to some sort of normalcy where the other side plays fair then yes, we play fair. It's not a "two wrongs" situation. This isn't a playground argument over a swing. This is real shit and they absolutely cheat and we're trapped in a system they created to serve them so almost by definition and necessity we're gonna have to play outside of it. It's not going low, not if it's done for real reasons and not just to be an ass.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerrymandering   Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:44 pm

ISTR the Dems did a lot of gerrymandering back when they had the power, neither side is blameless. Fuck Congress. Fuck all the Congressmen & women.

We need a complete overhaul, no career politicians, no lobbyists, no revolving doors.

The problems are too big to be fixed. MUST. LET. IT. GO.
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