Thursday, December 22, 2011

"It's not who votes that counts...".

It should be no surprise to anyone that Democrats were working behind the scenes to manipulate the recent redrawing of congressional district lines. It's as I suspected it would be.

It's not how the districts are drawn that counts. It's who draws the districts.

I opted out of voting on that initiative as I saw no point in voting on it one way or the other. Once again, I was right.


At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that was this suit is all about?

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Probably, at least in regards the Republicans taking the short end of the redistricting.

I'm not sure a referendum will accomplish anything. Since the Democrats outnumber the Republicans in the state and I would think they'd support he status quo.

The Decline To State and other non- affiliated voters might well go along with the Democrats since most of them probably voted for the redistricting commission to begin with.

Then again, news reports say most Californian's are having second thoughts about the High Speed Rail bond they passed, so maybe enough will also have buyers remorse over the redistricting? Hard to say.

At 11:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I betcha the Republican's tried the same thing...

For once, the Democrats have better lobbyists!

At 11:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stalin used to say, vote however you want, I count the votes...

Then there was diebold and the humboldt county bug that was uncovered...

We have allowed the rot to set in.

At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Voters vote for things that don't show up on their house tax bills even though they eventually get to pay through raised payroll taxes or FTB taxes.

Some people that voted for local school bonds do not believe that those bonds are on the house tax bills and even argue that they don't have to pay them. At a Coast Central Credit Union mixer at their main office one man told me and a trustee of the BOD of CR that it is not on his tax bill and argued that it was not and that is why he voted for it. Those bonds that were sold to rebuild buildings on 4 campuses in 4 counties are on all 4 counties tax bills.

Amazing that people don't know what they are voting for, including the high speed rail that will probably never be built and if it is who is going to use it? Another I am not being charged so it is OK vote.

If you don't know what you are voting for or understand it then don't vote for it at all and just skip that vote.

In CA I believe that more Republicans voted for redistricting in the state.


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