Monday, April 25, 2011
With the 2010 census being complete, the House committee on apportionment is busy redrawing the district lines in states who have lost or gained seats. Any normal person would assume that since Republicans control the House, they would tend to redraw the lines to increase the chances of more republican gains in 2012. But "normal" doesn't describe old-school republicans. It seems the committee is populated by veteran republicans who want to protect their own seats and those seats held by their old-school buddies. So they are intentionally redrawing the lines to make sure tea party winners from 2010 lose their seats.
They are so angry and resentful that voters kicked out a lot of their RINO(republican in name only) buddies in favor of young, idealistic conservatives, that they'd rather get rid of tea-party members than get rid of more democrats.
Boehner and Cantor had better nip this sort of thing in the bud or they might find themselves out of a job. As soon as I figure out who is on the redistricting committee, I'll publish the names and call for them to be targeted in 2012. Voters can play that game too.