Thursday, January 17, 2013

Republican Power; the people may not want it, but that's not the point.

Rachel Maddow also took a look at the possibility that we might be looking at a permanent Republicans president, as long as gerrymandered districts stay mainly in place.

From TPM:
Call it a gaffe: a slip-up that accidentally reveals the truth.

recent memo by the Republican State Leadership Committee emphasizes the party’s 2010 victories in state legislatures as central to the House GOP retaining its majority in the 2012 elections.

The reason? Redistricting — or more precisely, gerrymandering.

In the memo — titled “How a Strategy of Targeting State Legislative Races in 2010 Led to a Republican U.S. House Majority in 2013” — RSLC boasts that it “raised more than $30 million in 2009-2010, and invested $18 million after Labor Day 2010 alone” to ensure statehouse victories in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Remember when Lyin' Ryan said the people spoke, and left the House in Republican hands?

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