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To: lentulusgracchus
Actually, the VRA is unconstitutional on its face.

Absolutely! Now tell me why our state attorneys general have not challenged the thing in court?

46 posted on 02/20/2012 3:18:28 PM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Bigun
Now tell me why our state attorneys general have not challenged the thing in court?

Well, see my last .... national politics .... just lie in the mud there and take another beating ...

But you are right, the Texas and other AG's ought to be in court on this.

But if you look upthread in the Politico.com comments, you'll see that Nixon used the VRA to "impound" bad-acting, bloc-voting voters in sinkhole districts where they get rabble-rousing Representatives standing up and making fools of themselves 15 times a year:

Think Cynthia McKinney, Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, Eleanor Holmes Norton, "Cold Cash" Jefferson.

They bring discredit on their communities and minimize their voters' influence on national policy. So if VRA was good enough for Tricky Dick, maybe I'd better think twice about getting it repealed. (Tho' you could still do the districting like that without VRA.)

Unfortunately for me, I'm not one of the voters "liberated" from the Baleful Influence, as I've told you before. I'm in Queen Sheila's barony.

51 posted on 02/20/2012 8:26:46 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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