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Response to George II (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 03:25 PM

25. And what just makes me agonize is - our side is ONLY NOW figuring this out.

The action is all at the STATE LEVEL.

http://dlcc.org/news/dlcc-launches-advantage-2020-key-success-next-round-redistricting-70-million-plus-effort

That's where they get their infallible, unassailable majority in the House of Reps. That's where they get all the governorships, AND the secretary of state positions on their side of the ledger. That's where these shit laws are spawned. In these state legislatures - where the presumption seems to be - to set up the law, thereby setting up the legal challenge. Which they then can fight upward, step by step, through the court system from local to Whatever-th Circuit Appeals Court which is one level below SCOTUS. And then take it all the way up to the Supremes. Where, mind you, the GOP in the White House past has thoughtfully moved to pack the bench with a reliable majority of like-minded CONS.

THEY HAVE RIGGED THE GAME. PRETTY DAMN THOROUGHLY. And it just galls me that ONLY NOW is our side starting to get wise about this. Better late than never, I suppose. But I just hope to God it isn't TOO late.

I don't know why so many on our side remain so naive, still under-estimating their cunning, their shrewdness, their conniving, and their sneaky-ass fight-to-the-death skills, still think we have to try to be nice and compromise and be kumbaya about it with the other side. They certainly don't feel that way back toward us. WHERE IS OUR CUNNING? WHERE are OUR connivers? WHERE are OUR shrewd, even sneaky-ass operatives?

And I can hear it now ... "oh we CAN'T do that. We CAN'T go there. We CAN'T be like them. That makes us no better than they are. That makes us like them." Well, how do you like being locked out of power in those states? So few Dems in some of those legislatures that they can't even begin to fight effectively. Starting out against a foe that's built in such an obscene head start that our side almost cannot catch them. They've been at this for at least 30 years. They've built something pretty doggone powerful, and look what they've been able to accomplish - from "religious 'freedom'" shit like this to cutting the Voting Rights Act to Citizens United. And they're making hay with it now. How do you like LOSING? It's not just one state anymore. It's "something like 20 states." TWENTY states. How do you like being SILENCED? MUZZLED? Not even able to find the playing field and if you even do, it's so tilted you can't even stand on it anymore. And they win. AGAIN. And do MORE damage. Do you like THAT? Seriously?

STILL think both parties are the same? Still think it makes more sense to stay home on Election Day? STILL okay with just handing them yet another election win? Staying asleep? Thinking we're just overstating the problem or exaggerating and that in the end, everything will be okay?

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