Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, December 17, 2018

How NJ Democrats Differ From MI & WI Republicans

NJ Democrats have a sense of shame.
Legislative leaders in New Jersey announced this weekend they would not move forward with a proposal to redraw legislative districts that would have essentially written gerrymandering into the State Constitution.
Or they also have a sense of democracy. Unlike the anti-democratic fascists in the GOP.


dinthebeast said...

Now if they can perhaps be persuaded to create an independent commission to draw the districts, they'd be getting somewhere.
You can't allow your fear of losing a fair election to drive your rulemaking.
I don't agree with Republican policy, but actual Republicans should be represented in the government anyway.
All I ask is that their representation be proportional to their actual numbers, and if that gives them a fair majority, so be it.

-Doug in Oakland

B said...

They are just afraid of not being re-elected....and therefore removing their chances for more graft.

Politicians are politicians. They may differ amongst themselves on the method they use to screw the rest of us, but they are still politicians, and still in it for the bucks.

CenterPuke88 said...

So, one group of pols decides not to do what two other groups do to try to cripple their replacements from the other party, and B.’s response is to lump them all together.

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”

B said...

Yeah, they tried the same tactics.

They gave up when the electorate didn't like it. Fear of not being re elected will do that. The R voters need to express their disapproval in a similar manner to make the pols behave.

Mark Rossmore said...

B: But why would the "R" voters express such disapproval? Isn't it all about "winning"?

CenterPuke88 said...

NJ, NC, WI and MI tried similar tactics. Three of the four were performed by Republican majorities, one was proposed by a Democratic majority. Three were passed, one did not. Your answer is that Republican voters don’t care enough about democracy and rather are all about control? This would explain voter suppression and the anti-abortion movements.