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Dems cheat to lock up northern California redistricting map

Dems cheat to lock up northern California redistricting map

Well here’s another depressing redistricting story, to add to the Colorado and Illinois depressing stories.

While Democrats were expected to pick up one or two seats in California due to restricting, it looks like they will pick up 6-7 because they mounted an under the radar campaign to lock up northern California through use of front groups and phony community spokespeople, bamboozling both Republicans and a lay panel of commissioners (h/t reader Charles):

Via Pro Publica, How Democrats Fooled California’s Redistricting Commission:

When they appeared before the commission, those groups identified themselves as ordinary Californians and did not disclose their ties to the party. One woman who purported to represent the Asian community of the San Gabriel Valley was actually a lobbyist who grew up in rural Idaho, and lives in Sacramento.

In one instance, party operatives invented a local group to advocate for the Democrats’ map.

California’s Democratic representatives got much of what they wanted from the 2010 redistricting cycle, especially in the northern part of the state. “Every member of the Northern California Democratic Caucus has a ticket back to DC,” said one enthusiastic memo written as the process was winding down. “This is a huge accomplishment that should be celebrated by advocates throughout the region.”

Statewide, Democrats had been expected to gain at most a seat or two as a result of redistricting. But an internal party projection says that the Democrats will likely pick up six or seven seats in a state where the party’s voter registrations have grown only marginally.

They lie, they cheat, they steal.  And in California it worked.

Don’t count control of the House before it’s hatched.

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DINORightMarie | December 22, 2011 at 9:19 am

Two things:

First – why, oh why, don’t Republicans get a CLUE that the Democrats are NOT going to play by the rules, and just sit down and take whatever “we the people” say? They are Alinsky-ites who do what they want “by any means necessary”. Why can’t these oh-so-smart people get this simple reality?!

Second – can anyone sue the state for corruption and fraud (etc.), using the traceable (via emails and other things noted in this article) evidence that the Democrats were intentionally trying to deceive and thus steal and control the seats and the process?

Holding these thugs to the rule of law is tough, given the lackeys in the judiciary; however, it must be done, if possible, to keep this from happening.

Naive and/or stupid = Republicans. Continually underestimating the left, who must love to be beaten and lose…… *groan* Unless, of course, they are complicit.

Don’t count control of the House before it’s hatched.

Why not professor? You have to admit that House Republicans are formidable activists for the election of Democrats.

There are moments in conflict when the efforts of one side to subtly escalate the conflict results in the other side making a quantum escalation. Sure, two protagonist are swearing at each other, then one throws a punch. They punch until one pulls a knife, at which point the other pulls a gun. The Democrats believe they can continue to cheat and cheat without consequences.

Colorado was a leader in the “one-man-one-vote” movement of the 1960’s (Lucas v. Colorado 44th Assembly). The United States Constitution set up a Senate, with two from each state, to protect the interests of smaller states. Had the US Supreme Court not over-ruled states with a similar set up, things would have been very different in states such as Illinois, or Colorado, where the major city and population center controls government. This reapportionment nonsense wouldn’t be happening. Having Congressional Districts of equal size is one thing, how those lines are drawn is another. What happened in California is fraud: pure, plain and simple.

Why is anyone surprised that a commission dreamt up by a Democratic legislature is structured to be played by Democratic interest groups? A real “non-partisan” process would be completely mathematical, drawing compact districts without regard to ethnic, racial, partisan, or political boundaries. At the very least it would not be holding public hearings to “listen” to the “community” on how to draw the map. They would just apply basic principles and follow them to a logical conclusion. Why are they even listening to someone who “represents the Asian community”? How is that taking partisan interests out of the process?

This is why i have no faith in supposedly “nonpartisan” commissions whether they are for judicial appointments or redistricting. They almoat always are populated by extreme lefties who actively seek ways to foist their minority positions and to pulverize the center right of the community. They do this because the ends of overthrowing evil western capitalism in favor of the proletariat commies always justifies all tactics to accomplish that “noble” goal.

    Milwaukee in reply to eaglewingz08. | December 23, 2011 at 11:42 am

    The fundamental problem is that conservatives believe we should setup a minimalist government, and then everybody go mind their own business. The leftist-progressive-socialist think they need to go around telling people what to do. C.S. Lewis nailed it with “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

    When my children were in grade school they carried their own lunches from home. If they bought a school lunch the lunchroom ladies wouldn’t let them out to play until they had eaten everything on their tray. Any wonder we have a growth in childhood obesity? It isn’t the parents, it’s the school lunches.

[…] I wonder why they’re going to these measures, when California is almost all Democrat anyway.  Why steal milk when someone will give you the cow […]

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