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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:45 AM

If it's a center-right country, why cheat?

If it's a center-right country, why cheat?

by David Atkins

Mitch McConnell on President Obama's second inaugural address:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/us/politics/obama-speech-leaves-gop-stark-choices.html?_r=0

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican minority leader, called the address “basically a liberal agenda directed at an America that we still believe is center-right.”


Sure. Here's what Republicans are actually to reinforce this belief:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/01/22/virginia_republicans_ram_through_redistricting_plan_while_black_civil_rights.html

Virginia Republicans Ram Through Redistricting Plan While Black Civil Rights Veteran Senator is Out of Town


And this:
http://www.thenation.com/blog/172191/rncs-priebus-proposes-rig-electoral-college-so-losing-republicans-can-win#

Specifically, Priebus is urging Republican governors and legislators to take up what was once a fringe scheme to change the rule for distribution of Electoral College votes. Under the Priebus plan, electoral votes from battleground states such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin and other states that now regularly back Democrats for president would be allocated not to the statewide winner but to the winners of individual congressional districts.

Because of gerrymandering by Republican governors and legislators, and the concentration of Democratic votes in urban areas and college towns, divvying up Electoral College votes based on congressional district wins would yield significantly better results for the GOP. In Wisconsin, where Democrat Barack Obama won in 2012 by a wider margin than he did nationally, the president would only have gotten half the electoral votes. In Pennsylvania, where Obama won easily, he would not have gotten the twenty electoral votes that he did; instead, under the Priebus plan, it would have been eight for Republican Mitt Romney, twelve for Barack Obama.


Not even Republicans believe that this is a center-right country anymore (if it ever was.) They know better. That's why they have to cheat to stand a chance.


http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/if-its-center-right-country-why-cheat_23.html

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:51 AM

1. It sounds like Priebus might be a Traitor

add: Let's just get rid of the Electoral College

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:19 AM

2. They spend all of their time telling us...

What the "AMERICAN PEOPLE" want the only AMERICAN PEOPLE they are talking about are teabaggers. They have told Blacks,Hispanics,Asian,etc..that they arent Americans..

In their opinion Americans are only caucasians,do they really believe that they have all caucasians on their side because they gerrymander these districts and for the people who do vote for them why can't they see that whatever affects the many will affect them one way or the other. I can't wait.

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:53 AM

3. Because they are a *far* right party.

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:54 AM

4. Because we ae the center right party. They are the nut-right party.

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