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  •  I apologize ndrwmls10 (3+ / 0-)
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    For lashing out at you like that. But I don't know why you would support somebody like Brown is beyond me. Even if you think she's good on the policies, she's bad when it comes to looking out for homestate Dems, just so she can keep her district the way it is.

    NY-9/NJ-10; Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution. -- Anwar Sadat

    by BKGyptian89 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 01:46:45 PM PDT

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    •  Corrine Brown (3+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, ndrwmls10, Stephen Wolf

      has about as much influence over the Florida congressional map as I do.  Exactly 100% of that power is shared among the Florida legislature, the Florida governor (through veto power), and state and federal courts that handle redistricting-related lawsuits.  I never understood why people get so angry about representatives' positions on the gerrymanders.  It's not like their opposition can stop a gerrymander from happening (people on DKE gave Donna Edwards so much shit over her opposition to the Maryland map, even though it passed anyway over her objections).

      As long as the courts continue to turn a blind eye to FL-05, there's nothing stopping Republicans from packing Democrats in there.  Corrine Brown could loudly join our calls for breaking up her seat, but would Republicans oblige?  No.

    •  Thank you, I appreciate it. (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      I don't agree with what she did, but it's not as if it's some shocking or uncommon thing. I understand why she did it.

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