posted on Apr, 22 2014 @ 04:51 PM
"Racism" is a term you use when you've run out of logical arguments. Screw your accusations about racism.
Now, about "gerrymandering." You accuse the GOP of doing it. Let me tell you a little story. I grew up in a mid-sized town. We had a politician in
the State legislature who was very popular, but a certified contrarian who was widely seen as a pain in the butt. Every ten years after the US Census
the State Legislature was tasked with drawing up new Congressional districts at both the state and federal levels. This guy's name was "Rasmussen"
and he lived in a neighborhood like everyone else. So the committee on redistricting drew up the new districts and created what became known as the
"Rasmussen stovepipe" by drawing a rectangle from another district that typically voted for the "other" party, up a few blocks to include
Rasmussen's house, then back down again to connect with the other party's "district."
This is a good example of gerrymandering. Rasmussen lost the next election because of it and was kicked out of the legislature, much to the delight of
the party bosses. He then ran for mayor of this town and won three consecutive terms.
The town was Tacoma, and all parties concerned were Democrats. The Rasmussen Stovepipe was drawn from a predominantly Republican district up to an
around Rasmussen's house so he would be thrown into a GOP-dominated district.
But according to you, this is a GOP tactic. Let's talk about some other tactics practiced around the nation. How about the practice of drawing
legislative districts in a serpentine fashion around a state specifically and expressly to include African American neighborhoods to the exclusion of
white neighborhoods that are right next door to "ensure minority representation" in Congress. That's done all over the place, and it is
gerrymandering, pure and simple. Of course, to the proponents is done for a "good cause," but make no mistake that is what it is. And it's done by
Now, for the life of me I cannot understand why having to show ID to vote is "discriminatory," especially after I hear braggarts proclaiming they
voted ten times for Obama during the last election, ha, ha, ha! Or that I see several thousand dead people voted for Obama.
But if anyone complains about this, they are deemed "RACISTS!"
As far as I am concerned, these are God damned hypocrites.