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  •  I see what you are saying (2+ / 0-)
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    Troubadour, Villanova Rhodes

    I guess if it were put to a vote, I would not like to see the justices of the Supreme Court impeached.  That is too radical for my taste.  But I would vote to repeal the Patriot Act.

    Of course, when you live in a district so gerrymandered that the opposing party does not even bother to put up a candidate; and when you also live in a state in which the candidates for president have already locked up the nomination before your state has a primary; and when you also live in a winner-take-all state that always goes Republican:  well, it’s hard not be just little nihilistic about the democratic process.

    •  That's reasonable. (0+ / 0-)

      I can understand if people are uncomfortable with signing up to support things if they feel that it's too much of a departure from the status quo.  At the same time, that kind of has to be in the job description of a progressive activist.

      With respect to gerrymandering, I hope you appreciate the role that this SCOTUS majority has played in enabling that, and also in further solidifying the Republican majorities thus created through both Citizens United and the VRA ruling.  A lot of what you're bemoaning came directly from them, and I wouldn't bet they're done yet fortifying Republican electoral power.

      Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

      by Troubadour on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 06:14:47 PM PDT

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