Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Funny, No one at the NYT seemed to think this was a problem when gerrymandering benefitted the Democrats?

Our Democracy Is at Stake - "“Give me the money and nobody gets hurt.” How did we get here? First, by taking gerrymandering to a new level. The political analyst Charlie Cook, writing in The National Journal on March 16, noted that the 2010 election gave Republican state legislatures around the country unprecedented power to redraw political boundaries, which they used to create even more “safe, lily-white” Republican strongholds that are, in effect, an “alternative universe” to the country’s diverse reality.

Gosh, those darned Republicans are using their advantage in governorships and state legislatures to solidify their majority in the House and force conservative policies on the country against the will of the people!

But wait a minute? How did those crafty Republicans get all of those state legislatures? Where was the 'will of the people' what those things were being parceled out?

There is a sound reason that the Republicans have captured the overwhelming majority of state governments. The party of smaller government has an advantage when you actually have to pay for stuff. It is only in the Never-Never-Land of money printing Washington that free-stuff-for-everyone policies of the Democrats make sense. There is a reason the Founding Fathers put the power of the purse in the hands of the House of Representatives.

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