Originally posted by Blue Doggy View Post
A perk that in principle is anti democratic, and pro "keeping a seat for your tribe, once you win it the first time. ' So what is basically done, in simple terms, is that the geographicall area that contained the voters who put you into office, you keep, and the areas that voted for he other guy or party, you discard, redrawing a district's lines in order to personally benefit the politician and his party have that seat of power. If over time, the demographics change within that gerrymandered, artificially created district, changes and no longer contains the demographics needed, it is Gerry mandered again, to discard original areas, and picking up more favorable areas based upon the vote, turning the boundary lines into something that looks like a drunk salamander wandering about in the mud of political power.
I personally think its a mockery of a democratic, constitutional republic, and is hard evidence of how politicians view a democratic republic...which is not very well. And their actions in congress, and the oval office, is hard evidence that these men have no intention of representing the People, which is a mockery of a democratic republic, where citizens choose men to represent their best interests and their common good, in the halls of power, and these elected men refuse to do that, and out in the open, choose to only represent a small group of extraordinarily rich elites, who basically own America, and even act as if they own her people.
So it is astounding that we have so many white working people, or retired working people, that would continue to vote for a political cabal, that has not represented them in 40 years, and has no plans of ever representing them, but still vote for them only because they talk like gays and abortion is something they want to kill, , (but it has always been just talk and words are cheap in places like DC) ever after the fact that the USSC made both the law of this land. I think the other reason whites vote for men who will never represent them, is because these GOPhers have lied to the white voters, and told them that if they are not a GOPher, then they are one of those communists that committed great evils when they ruled over a communist state. So, its either God Pleasing, GOPherism, or its the most evil thing on earth, COMMUNISM which turns an entire nation into a one class nation, where everyone is so dirt poor as to suffer from famiines.
That white voters were never schooled properly, to understand the different forms of capitalism, as well as understanding factually what socialism and communism entails, the abolishment of the private sector, no one can own a business or land, and the State owning everything from a local burger joint, to a car factory. So when the GOPher elite neoliberals lie to people and tell them that someone like sanders or Obama, wants to turn American into a socialist state, these people are duped by the lie, by the ruse, coming from a group of elites who knows just how disconnected from reality an uneducated or miseducated voter can be. And these elites, these men of the oligarchy, even own the major outlets for information, and so they can keep the people stupid, and ignorant, by creating division between the left and right voter, using emotionally driven issues, like queers, muslims, transgender this or that, illegals, anything that serves as a scapegoat in order to keep the attention away from what MSM will not cover. MSM would not cover the study that evidenced that the people are not being represented by public policy, only the elites get favorable policy, and that our republic was the victim of a quiet coup, that replaced the republic with an oligarchy. So the media is a part of the rigged system, helping to insure it stays in place and creates more income disparity which is at 1928 levels, which preceded the crash of 29 and the great depression.
Do you honestly think that Democrats are not doing the same thing in Blue states?