To: screw boll
One of the things that is never mentioned is that Democrats are hurt by the fact that they tend to condense themselves into the same districts. Gerrymandered districts only make this worse. Thus by congregating into inner cities, etc. Dims may get a very safe seat that is 80% Democratic, but all of the surrounding districts go Republican with 55%.
Creating ghettos of solid voters has hurt them in the House. It also hurts them by making those Representatives that "own" those seats despite their idiocy and incompetence more senior. This puts their most radical, most insane performers in front of the camera the most.
I can't wait for Rep. Corrine Brown to get an important position (minority position of course). The more she's on the television the better.
The MSM keeps forgetting or distorting the fact that Congressional Races are local and there is not this tsunami of anti-incumbant feelings out there as they're trying to portray. In '94 there was a wave because of a combination of factors including a shift of the bounds in districts because for years the inner cities were extremely overrepresented while the burbs laid at the mercy of the ghetto reps.
posted on 09/18/2006 12:32:31 PM PDT
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