Sunday, August 17, 2014

Husted's mythical redistricting plan

Reposted from Plunderbund

Among the more aggressive political myths projected by the state's editorial writers and  garden variety pundits  is that Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, has earned a big gold merit badge for his concern about Ohio's scandalous congressional disftrict lines.   After all, he talks about it all the time.

But wait! Husted is a Republican.  The gerrymandering was carried out by Republicans who are quite comfortable with their congressional victories  at the polls.  Both houses of the General Assembly are controlled by Republicans.  Gov. Kasich and his  crowd are all Republicans.    Question:  Why would any of these operatives want to change anything.  to make their Valhalla competitive?  They wouldn't.

But Husteed continues to talk about it in an election year, knowing full well that his convenient  good-guy idea  has no chance.    Nice try, Jon.  At least the unquestioning mainstream journals like it.

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