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Gerrymandering OK with SCOTUS

By tovarichpeter following x   2019 Jul 8, 2:22pm 137 views   6 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


1   OccasionalCortex   ignore (3)   2019 Jul 8, 2:31pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

No. They said, "This isn't our purview"

That is not the same thing as them saying, "We are ok with it". Even your toon here points that out.
2   krc   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 8, 3:08pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Too funny that Dems relied on gerrymandering for decades to hold onto congressional power . Now, of course, when it is not in their favor (having lost many state legislatures), only NOW do they want the court to remedy the problem. The fact that this was even taken to SCOTUS is worrisome as districting has always been deferred to the state legislature. Of course, this was eroded, for better or worse, with civil rights legislation that allowed courts to look at racially disparate results, as well as due apportionment between rural/urban areas. It is interesting law...

http://www.ncsl.org/research/redistricting/redistricting-and-the-supreme-court-the-most-significant-cases.aspx
3   Goran_K   ignore (3)   2019 Jul 8, 3:12pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dems are always shooting themselves in the foot.

2008-2016 : Obummer uses Executive actions to push his anti-america, socialist agenda.
2017 - Present: Trump elected and begins doing the same thing to undo all of Obummer's legacy.

2013: Dems Eliminate Filibuster protection for Senate Appointments
2017: Trump begins forcing Conservative judges into positions at the Federal Appeals court level up to the Supreme Court level.

2018: Dems try to eliminate electoral college
2020: Trump wins popular vote and gets California and New Yorks Electoral votes.
4   WookieMan   ignore (3)   2019 Jul 8, 4:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says
2020: Trump wins popular vote and gets California and New Yorks Electoral votes.


I think he wins, but I suspect he loses the popular vote again. Not a big deal as the system is working the way it was designed to. I just think the blue states (that went for Hillary anyway) are going to come out in full force thinking it's going to make a difference (CA, IL, NY, etc.) and the overall number will go towards the Dem.

The outlier in all this is the well to do folks in the blue states and how they process what is likely a tax increase for them with the $10k SALT cap in the new tax law. Do they blame Trump for it or their local politicians for taxing the shit out of them? These are the movers and shakers and even though they only have one vote, they influence a lot of other people and how they may vote.
5   OccasionalCortex   ignore (3)   2019 Jul 8, 4:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

krc says
Too funny that Dems relied on gerrymandering for decades to hold onto congressional power


Hell, Elbridge Gerry WAS a Democrat.

WookieMan says
I just think the blue states (that went for Hillary anyway) are going to come out in full force thinking it's going to make a difference (CA, IL, NY, etc.) and the overall number will go towards the Dem.


Yup. One of my fav lines I like to pull with Libtards here in CA go something like this:

Libtard: You're a conservative! YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRUMP!

Me: How so? (And if I just am tired and want to cut this short, I typically add here "I'm not Russian").

Libtard: YOU VOTED FOR THAT BASTARD!

Me: No I didn't. Why do you assume that?

Libtard: Oh...so you hate Trump then? There are few racists like you who...

Me (cutting them off): Nope. I think he's the best President I've had in my lifetime, to tell you the truth.

Libtard (getting REAL pissed off or laughing): So why didn't you vote for him?

Me: Because unlike Libtards, I understand Civics, the Constitution and...M-A-T-H! Therefore, I figured out it doesn't matter if I vote or even for whom. Not in California, anyway.

Libtard: WTF! EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

Me: No they don't. That's just some public service announcement bullshit Libtards tell everybody. It is totally false. Political Scientists have mathematically disproved that crap decades ago. (At this point, if I really want to piss them off instead of attempting to educate them...I finish this with "I mean, the only thing that is more bullshit is the Global Warming Fraud")

Libtard: Yes every vote matters! You are just being a Racist Republican Asshole!

Me: I am an asshole. Not a racist tho. I am an equal opportunity asshole to all people. Even pets! Now, you're full of shit on this voting thing. Tell me: how did it work out for the 3 million EXTRA votes for Hillary here in California? She won the popular vote from that. Yet Trump won.

Libtard: Because of the Russians and their election college!

Me: ELECTORAL college and it isn't Russian. It is how all but a few Presidents have been elected through our entire history. Nobody has been elected POTUS via popular vote. Not even your Messiah, Barry Hopenchanger.

Those people's vote were wasted, because they weren't needed for Hillary to win California. Just like my vote here in California is automatically a waste of time...because Hillary was going to win California anyway as I just stated.

So I don't bother to vote for anything determined at-large voting in the state. Well, some propositions because those are not party defined for the most part. But Governors, Senators, POTUS and Veep? Complete waste of time.

Libtard: That's because of Tom & Jerry Zander, you fucking stupid Republican!

Me: GERRYMANDERING...and what does that have to do with state-wide elections anyway? State boundaries are never 'redistricted'.

Libtard (who is confused as hell about that 'state boundaries are never 'redistricted' line): YOU ARE A FUCKING RACIST WHITE DUDE! WHERE'S YOUR MAGA HAT? GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!

Me: That's KAG hat, you idiot. I thought you Libtards were more educated and informed than I am supposed to be? Was that another lie or are you just what they scrape off the bottom of the ignorance barrel of Trump-hating Libtard Monkeys?

At this point, the host at this little cocktail party changes the subject. I am never invited to another one by them again.

The END...well, not really. Unfortunately.
6   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 8, 9:28pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Do you want the states or federal government to decide how to draw districts? I'm sure even loony liberals would not want to give Trump that power right now lol.

Give politicians that power and voting districts will look like a molecular structure of a citric acid.

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