HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Important: Some very bad ...

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:16 PM

Important: Some very bad shit went down in Virginia today - Please Read [View all]

Virginia GOP Pulls ‘Dirty Trick’ On Inauguration Day
TPM

Democrats in Virginia are accusing state Republicans of taking advantage of a prominent civil rights leader’s trip to Washington for the presidential inauguration to pull a “dirty trick” in order to take control of the state Senate in the 2015 elections.

The state Senate is split 20-20 between Republicans and Democrats. On Monday, while state Sen. Henry Marsh (D) — a 79-year-old civil rights veteran — was reportedly in Washington to attend President Obama’s second inaugural, GOP senators forced through a mid-term redistricting plan that Democrats say will make it easier for Republicans to gain a majority.

With Marsh’s absence, Senate Republicans in Richmond had one more vote than Senate Democrats and could push the measure through. The new redistricting map revises the districts created under the 2011 map and would take effect before the next state Senate elections in Virginia and would redraw district lines to maximize the number of safe GOP seats.

(snip...and for an added twist of the sick-fuckers knife...)

“On motion of Senator Stosch, the Senate adjourned in memory or General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson at 4:10 p.m. to convene Tuesday, January 22, 2013,” read the official minutes of the legislative day.

The rest: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/republicans-dirty-trick-inauguration.php

Great day today.

Back to work tomorrow.

Rust never sleeps.

101 replies, 16726 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 101 replies Author Time Post
Reply Important: Some very bad shit went down in Virginia today - Please Read [View all]
WilliamPitt Jan 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #1
elleng Jan 2013 #2
mike_c Jan 2013 #3
Angelonthesidelines Jan 2013 #84
catbyte Jan 2013 #4
Ilsa Jan 2013 #5
patrice Jan 2013 #6
Takket Jan 2013 #7
starroute Jan 2013 #8
SoCalDem Jan 2013 #9
DallasNE Jan 2013 #39
xtraxritical Jan 2013 #65
Lordquinton Jan 2013 #75
Spryguy Jan 2013 #85
geomon666 Jan 2013 #10
janx Jan 2013 #11
JPZenger Jan 2013 #80
Neurotica Jan 2013 #96
paleotn Jan 2013 #92
quakerboy Jan 2013 #12
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #13
RedstDem Jan 2013 #60
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #14
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #15
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #16
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #17
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #19
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #20
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #22
Cha Jan 2013 #18
sage advice Jan 2013 #23
Cha Jan 2013 #27
Lex Jan 2013 #29
BlueStreak Jan 2013 #21
sage advice Jan 2013 #24
octoberlib Jan 2013 #25
judesedit Jan 2013 #26
MadrasT Jan 2013 #58
csziggy Jan 2013 #63
Kablooie Jan 2013 #28
abelenkpe Jan 2013 #30
DallasNE Jan 2013 #31
Pachamama Jan 2013 #48
DallasNE Jan 2013 #76
Deep13 Jan 2013 #32
judesedit Jan 2013 #33
Pachamama Jan 2013 #50
TheDebbieDee Jan 2013 #34
mnhtnbb Jan 2013 #41
TheDebbieDee Jan 2013 #88
another_liberal Jan 2013 #35
Phillip McCleod Jan 2013 #36
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #37
nyquil_man Jan 2013 #38
Warren DeMontague Jan 2013 #40
Berlum Jan 2013 #42
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #43
HappyMe Jan 2013 #44
maryland native Jan 2013 #45
Cleita Jan 2013 #46
former9thward Jan 2013 #99
Are_grits_groceries Jan 2013 #47
lynne Jan 2013 #49
Ikonoklast Jan 2013 #51
HappyMe Jan 2013 #52
Indyfan53 Jan 2013 #53
bobclark86 Jan 2013 #54
MadrasT Jan 2013 #59
toddwv Jan 2013 #55
CarmanK Jan 2013 #56
Raffi Ella Jan 2013 #57
MadrasT Jan 2013 #61
WilliamPitt Jan 2013 #62
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #64
juajen Jan 2013 #87
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #89
mamayo Jan 2013 #66
Blue_Tires Jan 2013 #67
beac Jan 2013 #68
mountain grammy Jan 2013 #69
broadcaster75201 Jan 2013 #70
FiveGoodMen Jan 2013 #77
Wind Dancer Jan 2013 #94
soft_eyes Jan 2013 #71
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #73
indepat Jan 2013 #72
oldandhappy Jan 2013 #74
napi21 Jan 2013 #101
Beowulf42 Jan 2013 #78
WilliamPitt Jan 2013 #81
Plucketeer Jan 2013 #79
H2O Man Jan 2013 #82
Faygo Kid Jan 2013 #83
LiberalEsto Jan 2013 #86
47of74 Jan 2013 #90
dallaslibguy1966104 Jan 2013 #91
blkmusclmachine Jan 2013 #93
lunasun Jan 2013 #95
Indyfan53 Jan 2013 #97
avaistheone1 Jan 2013 #98
oldandhappy Jan 2013 #100