Response to llmart (Reply #25)
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:05 PM
calimary (37,575 posts)
You unfortunately have the plague of a republi-CON governor - especially one of these ALEC monsters who talked nice early-on, to lull everybody into complacency, and then went on an extremist rampage once he got settled in comfortably in the governor's mansion. And it may not move him. It may not move many of them.
It WILL give him a sense of the rising tide AGAINST him and those who agree with him. It WILL give him a sense of destabilization - he won't feel on such sure ground anymore. He won't feel he has sure solid footing anymore. He WILL get a sense of walls starting to close in on him. He may react as an extremist would - and try like hell to do as much damage as possible before he's hosed outta there, and lock in as much of that CONservative evil as he can before your state has an enlightenment and a regime change. It MIGHT crack the facade. Or not. But at the very least, you don't want them at ease with an easy slide into their own hellish home base. You want their path full of rocks, weeds, downed trees, and other obstructions that prevent them from getting to their own sick, evil, selfish, greedy finish line (the kind of finish line that finishes the rest of us!).
FOR EXAMPLE - we Dems have to be a LOT more shrewd and savvy about the need to secure statehouses around the country for DEMOCRATS - especially at the decade mark. Every ten years, there's a census, and a review of the physical layout of districts and THAT is where gerrymandering can and does happen, stacking the deck so republi-CONS have an easier time winning. See how these fiends think? See how these weasels operate, and strategize, and always seem to stay a step ahead of us? By the time we realize what's happening, they've locked a bunch of serious damage into the system - against unions, against women's rights, against voting rights, the works.
SO WHY AREN'T WE DEMS completely LASER-FOCUSED on retaking governors' offices at the decade mark? Because what we need is OUR people in there when it comes time to look at census numbers and redraw congressional districts? Either to safeguard Democratic districts and Democratic advantages, or to head off state legislatures' efforts to mess things up and stack the deck for the GOP.
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