|Fun fact: before the ruling, the Texas 27th district consisted|
solely of Republican Governor Greg Abbot's house.
|Think of it like a Pokémon whose|
power is to undermine democracy.
|Unless of course you think he won|
on merit? Or maybe personality? Ok...
And the fucked up part, sorry, the f***ked up part is that it's been public knowledge for years. So to be clear, the GOP's strategy isn't to win elections by being good at their jobs, it's to win by moving their district lines so that Republican voters' votes are more effective.
|"Yeah, and...? I don't see what you're getting upset about, I mean,|
we're white men with money, we're supposed to be in charge."
|"I got your Obamacare right here!"|
watching it burn
Oh, you remember, the vacancy that opened up during the Obama administration? The one the GOP used its House and Senate majority to screw us out of? The majority they maintain thanks to the gerrymandering we're talking about? The one we can't break unless the DNC starts winning back seats? Which they can't because of the GOP majority? Holy shit it's hard to remain optimistic sometimes...
|Not to be a totally bummer, but I'm thinking that the oruborus, rather|
than the gerrymander, might be a more apt symbol for what's wrong with us.
*I should explain. The book is called Ratfucked, but the asterisks make sure our delicate consumer sensibilities are unperturbed by the words we use all the time, but pretend we don't.