Posted 01 August 2003 - 10:39 AM
aphrael, on Jul 31 2003, 11:11 AM, said:
Delvo, on Jul 31 2003, 08:53 AM, said:
But such redistricting efforts are routine for both sides, and have been for decades. What makes this case so special, other than the Democrats' tantrum? There doesn't seem to be an answer for that; throwing tantrums is just a big Deomcrat thing to do right now.
And claiming that Texas republican state-government actions are fueled by Tom Delay and the Federal politicians is just revealing that your comments have more to do with preaching against convenient Republican targets for demonization (because knowledge of who they are is more widespread than knowledge of who the real culprits in this particular case are) than reality.
Tom Delay did ask Perry to redistrict in order to get more republicans voted into office. This was not only in the newspapers but on the news. I'm not making this up. The democrats are upset cause they just redistricted about 2 years ago. Its normally done every ten years or so.
I saw it in the news last time around as well, so I know Aphrael's not dreaming it.
And Drew, I too have lived in Texas and I'll guarantee you if it were up to the Republicans there, you'd be lucky to see the lowest echelon of untrained workers paid even a minimum wage.
Edited by Rhea, 01 August 2003 - 10:41 AM.
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