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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:10 PM

A Footnote To The Virginia Senate Story

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DAVID KURTZ JANUARY 21, 2013, 7:05 PM

As mentioned earlier, seizing on the absence of a Democratic senator who happens to be a veteran of the civil rights movement and was in Washington, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, for the second inauguration of the country’s first black president, Republicans in the evenly split Virginia state Senate pushed through a surprise mid-decade redistricting plan to try to gain decisive control of the body in the next election.

We’re not done yet.

At the end of this wild day, the “Senate adjourned in memory or (sic) General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson,” according to the minutes of the session. Jan. 21 is the Confederate general’s birthday.

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http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/01/a_footnote_to_the_virginia_senate_story.php?ref=fpblg

Link to article about the redistricting plan passed today:
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/republicans-dirty-trick-inauguration.php?ref=fpnewsfeed


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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:16 PM

1. Adjourned in memory of Stonewall Jackson? Inauguration day and they adjourn in honor of a leader

Of the secessionists? Those who sought to break apart the union? He who fought for "states rights" (ie: slavery) and this on MLK day?

Really? I fear the Republicans have not yet learned the lesson of this past election. The old white vote is a shrinking group....

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