Skip to comments.Va. House speaker derails GOP redistricting plan
Posted on 02/06/2013 7:53:14 PM PST by Olog-hai
The Republican speaker of the Virginia House has ruled against a GOP-backed redistricting plan that was muscled through a divided Virginia Senate while a veteran black Democratic lawmaker was attending President Barack Obamas inauguration.
The move set off a firestorm among Senate Democrats, whod threatened to deny the Senates 20 Republicans the necessary 21st vote to advance key initiatives.
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Republicans are such cowards.
Elections have consequences - unless you are a RINO.
Saboteurs in high places inside the Vichy GOPe
If we cut him free from that part of Alexandria that'd gone into the new 'black' district, he'd lose to a Republican here.
Frankly we need to immediately REMOVE this stupid RINO from the Speakership of the Virginia House. He's no good for Republicans and he's no good for Virginia!
Here’s a fine example of unbiased reporting from the article:
“On Jan. 21, Senate Republicans blindsided Democrats when they took advantage of the absence of Democratic Sen. Henry Marsh of Richmond to push through a plan creating a new black-majority Senate district and effectively strengthening Republicans’ chances in other districts. Marsh was attending the inauguration in Washington.”
Sounds like a standard Rat maneuver. Blindsided my ass.
Who was he?...
That scumbag should be tea-partied out of office.
By the way, what kind of legislature is this? One guy can "rule against", without a vote of the whole chamber?
Speaker Bill Howell announced Wednesday that the Senate-approved amendment redrawing state Senate district lines was not germane, or relevant, to a bill making technical changes to state House districts,
Always remember-it’s only Gerrymandering when Republicans do it. When DemocRats do it, it’s “promoting equal voting rights”.
I’m surprised the AP writer didn’t use that word.
This guy is a Republican! Unfortunately there is no worse thing we can say in polite company. He also shot down the “One CD win = one ECV” plan. Thus the term Republican fits best.
Bill Howell announced Wednesday
The TX House Speaker Joe Straus is a traitorous douchebag too.
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