missing Dems?!?


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srschick
May 13, 2003, 09:35 AM
Case of missing Democrats (http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/05/13/texas.legislature/index.html)

Now, how can we get the Dems in Illinois to disappear?

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KFD147
May 13, 2003, 09:52 AM
I vote Republican, usually. In the last election for my Congressman I vote for the incumbant Dem. I have been in Central Texas for a while and feel like he is doing a great job supporting the military instalation here and other issues. The past few Republican candidates that ran against him seemed real ignorant with his head up somewhere. The Dem Congressman has been in office for I think going on 12-14yrs. There is a blatant attempt by the Republican controlled state house to get the Republican Congressman in in an area where they were not able to get on election day. The Dem Congressman has been elected by an overwhelming majority in a normally Repulblican area. They are even splitting in half a county. It is dirty politics and I think it is wrong. I am glad that they did take action in protest. But, running to Ok. is insulting.:D



Thanks
Jason:cool:

cuchulainn
May 13, 2003, 10:00 AM
Yeah, the Dems in Texas* never re-drew the the voting districts maps to favor them. How dare the GOP replace Democratic-drawn gerrymanders with, !gasp!, Republican-drawn gerrymanders. The GOP is shocking, I tell ya, shocking! :rolleyes:

They are even splitting in half a county. So what? Counties are split all the time on electoral maps -- have been for centuries.


*Or anywhere else

benEzra
May 13, 2003, 10:54 AM
This is not about "protest;" it's about the Dems getting their way. They know they'd lose on the issues in the legislature, so they pull a Clinton and find other ways to get what they want.

Yanus
May 13, 2003, 10:59 AM
If I were Perry, I'd call a special session just for the redistricting and screw the Dems.......

Yanus

SADshooter
May 13, 2003, 11:12 AM
I think the Republican redistricting proposal is silly and excessive. I think the Democratic reaction to it is silly and excessive.

But, we are talking about the Texas Legislature, after all....

Mike Irwin
May 13, 2003, 11:12 AM
If you lead them properly, you won't miss them.

Wing shooting 101...

HankB
May 13, 2003, 11:17 AM
Last election in TX, GOP candidates got around 56% of the vote, Dems got 41%. Dems still retained a disproportionate share of state legislative seats thanks to prior gerrymandering.

I guess the shoe pinches when its on the other foot . . .

Russ
May 13, 2003, 12:07 PM
Keep on voting for those DemocRATs and you will have a ********** on your hands before you know it. They want your money first and then your guns and given enough time, they will get both. Take a look at the PRK over the last 10 years and you can see how it happens. Once it does, too late. Laws once made are never repealed.

Mark Tyson
May 13, 2003, 12:11 PM
Looks as if those vodoo dolls are working. . .

Don Gwinn
May 13, 2003, 12:12 PM
Russ, try not to panic. This Republican majority in the Texas legislature is the first one since Reconstruction. The Democrats have been in charge of Texas all that time. But they're Texas Democrats.

I don't care what the remap looks like. If it's done legally and according to the rules, it ain't as dirty as running away in direct violation of the law simply to shut down the legislature. Of course, normally I'd be in favor of shutting down the legislature for whatever reason, so I find myself torn.

Oh, and my town is in two different districts in Illinois. :scrutiny:

aircarver
May 13, 2003, 12:14 PM
The Dems here in Texas aren't going quietly.... But they're going nonetheless......

KFD147
May 13, 2003, 03:17 PM
I think the Republican redistricting proposal is silly and excessive. I think the Democratic reaction to it is silly and excessive.

My feelings exactly!




Jason:cool:

Bruce H
May 13, 2003, 03:30 PM
When congresscritters pull a stunt like this there should be a bounty placed on them. What kind of shape they are returned in isn't real important either. Looks like there needs to be a litle dicipline in the adult day care center.

CZ-75
May 13, 2003, 04:07 PM
Apparently Texas Repubs. are taping pictures of the demokrats to milk cartons and passing them around the statehouse. :D

El Tejon
May 13, 2003, 07:14 PM
Is splitting a county in half contrary to Tejas election law?:confused:

The Dems are digging themselves in deep here. Austin burns while they play sandbox??? We shall see if the Repubs can make hay of it (however they don't call the Republican Party the "stupid party" for nothing).

Mr Kablammo
May 13, 2003, 07:23 PM
Last week I got an invitation to join the Texas Republican Party. Since I send a spare dollar or two to the RNC, I just put the invite aside. Dug it out of the 'Out File' last night. TRC, meet Andrew Jackson.

WilderBill
May 13, 2003, 08:29 PM
I wonder if there is a provision for appointing replacements for legislators who remain MIA?
Ya'll just know it would brake poor Gov. Perry's heart to have to bring in his own crew to finish the job. ;)

TexasVet
May 13, 2003, 09:43 PM
It is dirty politics and I think it is wrong
Yeah, just like the dems have been doing for over a CENTURY? Why wasn't it wrong then? My rep got a scathing e-mail from me today (I'm visiting in Jawja this week. I leave the state for one lousy week and it all falls apart!). He will be getting a handwritten letter next week and I will be actively campaigning to get a repub to run in my Democratic (but slowly changing) district.
I've voted for McReynolds in the past because he is a very conservative, pro-gun Dem, but no more.:fire:

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