Friday, February 3, 2017


Getting rid of filibusters and lowering the number of Senators needed to pass bills in Congress back down to a simple majority hasn't happened in ages since the party in the majority is always worried about reprisals when the pendulum swings and they find themselves in the minority.
The only way one party would risk setting this precedent (or president as dt would spell it) is if they were certain they could gain and hold the majority in Congress for decades.
There are strong hints that the Repubs are in fact ready to risk the wrath of the majority of American citizens by doing just that! This would effectively render the Democratic Party obsolete.
The insidious Repub Party has quietly gerrymandered districts across America for decades and in doing so changed the political landscape in their favor.
The plan has slowly but surely given them the edge in more and more elections. And even though there are more registered Democrats nationwide their votes do not create majorities in many States. This means fewer Democratic Senators and far fewer Representative in the House.
Every American interested in fair government should treat themselves to a look at their own election district map. In many cases the outline looks like a huge bowtie with possibly as small a center as one block!
This pulls and pools all the Democratic leaning voters into one district while splitting those of Republicans into several districts of their own. And this absurdity could result in 1 Representative for Democrats but possibly 3 or 4 for the Repubs in districts that used to be the other way around.
How can they get away with this?
Every 10 years whichever political party holds the majority in their State gets to redistrict or gerrymander their territory. The next chance human beings have to stop this awful trend toward the dark side is 2020.
The 2018 so-called midterm elections are unbelievably important as we can send a message to Congress that we're mad as hell and, well you know.
But after that the most important vote of our lifetime will take place during the 2020 Presidential election.  At that time we must get rid of President Pence or Bannon or Putin, or whoever is pulling the strings by then.
If we can't turn the Ship of State around we are headed for a titanic-like disaster.

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