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Response to RightBWrong (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:13 AM

13. Want to do something about it

Help gerrymandered sates get rid of gerrymandering. Here in Ohio we tried but too much emphasis went to Obama and Brown without connecting them to what is a very popular idea (independent and fair redistricting commission) with the vast majority of people as a concept. We dems also failed to close up the uncertainties in the proposed legislation leaving us looking like Romney and Ryan refusing to discuss details of the plan. Republicans pointed these deficiencies outand beat back Issue 2 convincingly. But we now must start anew, learning from our past mistakes, add more definition to the bill, and move forward. If you are upset, fight back. We are.
Nothing we could do in my view is more important than letting votes count equally. Weused to count slaves as 3/5 of a person for representation and now we reduce the impact of democratic voting by more than that. In Ohio we willhave 3 times as many republican member of the US House of Representatives as democrats even though more democrats voted. Talk about voter suppression, we need to talk much much more about voter devaluation and lack of representation. I thought the courts said one man , one vote. Did they say 1 man if a democrat only counts as a third?
This is the real new civil right fight - deniial of representation to your opponents to maintain your illegitimate power. Republicans did not win the House legitimately and Boehner is the illegitimate speaker. Why do we let them call thre President Illegitimate when they so clearly are? Again more republican projection.

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