In the “nobody could be THAT sleazy” competition of 2013, the Virginia Senate’s GOP caucus has truly raised the bar for all the other sleazebuckets who would contend for the title. This was sleaze combined with racism, gall, and a truly epic flip o’ the bird to any sense of cooperation, bipartisanship, respect, or fair play. We are talking EPIC, here, peeps: Wow.

Short version: while a black State Senator ( and veteran of the Civil Rights movement) was, on Martin Luther King Day attending the public inauguration of a black President, the Virginia Repubs took advantage of his absence to ram a gerrymandering plan through that would diminish the impact of minority votes. You see, had he been there, there would have been a 20:20 tie between the Elephants and the Donkeys, and the bill would have been debated and passed (or not) on a bipartisan basis.

But nooooooo…

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  1. speakingthosethings Post author

    Yes, we need to get the word out on this insidious practice of gerrymandering which is the reason why Republicans control the House currently. Nasty business in Virgina. When Repubs can’t win honestly, they resort to dirty tricks. Great idea to contact Color of Change. Let’s thank bluntandcranky for this blog post. I simply reblogged what he wrote. Best to you!

  2. Kp

    When I heard this, my head wanted to explode. I’ve sent an email to Color of Change to ask what can we do? How can we stop this sleazy practice of gerrymandering?? The only thing I can think of at this moment is to get the word out….so thank you for getting the word out. You’d be surprised at how many people don’t know what gerrymandering is let alone where it’s being done. Great post… wrote it like I felt. Hopefully the Virginians will get down to the Governors office and protest with the same fervor they did upon hearing of VAGINAL PROBES.

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