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  •  Nah. That would look too bad. (6+ / 0-)

    This one they can spin as being more fair. After all, if 40% of your votes went to Romney and 60% to Obama, then how is it 'fair' that 100% of your state's electoral votes go to Obama? Wouldn't it be much 'fairer' if they were divided up (and don't look at the left hand doing the dividing)?

    If the Republicans passed a law like the one you suggest, the media wouldn't have a fig leaf of 'fairness' to hide behind, and the public wouldn't have any trouble understanding what was going on.

    Anyway, they don't have to. Hell, they don't even need to make use of gerrymandered districts. All they'd really need to do is force proportional electoral college voting through in a half dozen reliably blue states and make sure it never gets established in any red ones and we'd be seeing Republicans elected as President until the people got fed up with 'and it's another nail-biter, with the Democrat having 62% of the vote and the Republican 38%... will the Democrat be able to pull out an upset victory? Stay tuned!'.

    •  Exactly (2+ / 0-)
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      createpeace, lunachickie

      I sure hope dem leaders are paying attention.

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 02:23:35 PM PST

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      •  Dem Leaders have their hands full (0+ / 0-)

        with gun control and The Budget Crisis. Too busy doing ever-escalating Crisis Management.

        How convenient of the Thugs to try and pile on such shit on those who actually dare to try and govern humanely on behalf of millions of people. When they're not doing that, they're stacking the decks higher on the backs of those same millions--people too busy trying to survive to notice; too busy trying to reach the insides of the heads of their family and friends who have fallen victim to insidious propaganda; too busy mourning their dead from increasing societal violence; too busy wondering if they'll have a roof over their heads when they grow old.

        Someone better front-page this diary. Yes, it is that important.  Tyranny is exactly the right word. Those people have to be stopped.

        It is time to #Occupy Media.

        by lunachickie on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 06:22:38 AM PST

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