Drlee wrote:While I am not buying the nonsense about midnight flights as it is just another untrue Fox News talking point, I never said that the democrats are not gerrymandering. I said that the Republicans are gerrymandering in a way that harms blacks and other minorities. The democrats just the opposite.
Your comment about Clinton only further makes my point. There she is in a black church stumping for votes and talking about issues important to black people and her clumsy attempt to flatter belied two much bigger problems. The first is that she was thinking that "all black people believe" when the polls show just the opposite for a large number of them and the second is that, judging from the actions of the Biden administration, she had no intention of doing anything for them anyway.
But how is it that you are disagreeing with me here? You and I may disagree on what is good for black people and what is not. Both of us would take a conservative view but you appear to be much further right than I am so there is some difference. That is healthy debate within the party. The problem is not what the democrats promise. The problem is that even though they supposedly have control of the house and senate* they have done fuck all for black people since taking control. They would not even go to the mat to be sure black people could vote.
*They do not have control of the Senate, the republicans do. Manchin and Sinema are both more reliable republican voters that are several of the actual republicans. So one could give Biden a pass because it is true that if all of the democrats voted together like all of the republicans do, he would have done some things.
Just to go by the same definition, gerrymandering is giving an advantage to one side over another by drawing favorable district voting lines.
You say democrats are giving themselves an advantage in one direction and republicans are giving themselves an advantage in the other. Great, but democrats couldn't give a crap about African Americans other than for votes and power; they're quite happy to keep African Americans on the plantation. That's where democrats derive their power. If no one is on the plantation and needy, democrats do not have power. AND any African American who is successful is then an "oreo cookie". You know it's true. I know it's true. Finally on this topic, democrats have to keep that narrative going... climate justice...wokeness...reproductive rights. Whatever wedge issue it takes, they crank it up on command, weaponize it and throw it into protests and riots strategically placed to stir people for power.
But hey, anytime democrats would like to cite republicans for rioting and destroying private property, lighting police stations on fire with police inside, attempting arson on federal court houses or taking over entire neighborhoods and holding them as fortresses, tipping over statues, defunding police and blinding cops with lasers or throwing bottles of frozen urine at them and working overtime to get the people that do that released from jail without penalty, please point these republicans out. Run on sentence, but there's so much more I could pack into that.
Democrats do have control of the senate. Just because they can't keep their caucus together on some issues doesn't mean they don't have control. In the future, everyone will say Democrats had the House, Senate and Presidency. Just because the party took the all or nothing approach is their fault. (But thank God we didn't get another five trillion in helicopter money - emphasis mine).
If you make this statement "The problem is not what the democrats promise." and this statement "Both of us would take a conservative view", then those two cannot be reconciled. I, as a conservative, look at the entire democrat party agenda as batshit crazy, from A-Z and everything in between. You will never convince me otherwise. They have bad policy on every one of their agenda items. At this point, I don't even know what makes a democrat tick other than jealousy.
I'll say this again: democrats do not/did not have a mandate after the 2020 election. But they had to do a 180 on every issue. The democrat party now has two wings - loon and loon on steroids and the two are fighting over where the loon line actually is. That's on no one but them.