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    safe districts.   Don't blame only the Republicans.   It's not like they do this in a vacuum, and the Democrats are getting rolled.  

    This happens here in NJ, too.   In NJ, each party gets to propose a map.  Whoever has the more reasonable map carries the day with the "neutral" they both selected.  

    The Democrats eviscerated the Republicans in our Assembly redistricting.   They carved up Republican strongholds and kept solid urban districts pretty much intact.  However, they got their asses handed to them in the Congressional redistricting by overreaching.  

    At the end of the day, you still have to carry the toss up districts, which are few in number after the incumbents protect their seats.   Stop pretending they can only win those by accident or by cheating.  That's just silly.  

    Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. - Gandhi

    by SpamNunn on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 12:26:31 PM PST

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