-By Warner Todd Huston
The Democrats Party of Illinois has released its plans to destroy the current districts and instead dish up a mangled, contorted mess of a redistricting plan meant only to erode every GOP stronghold in the state.
Why did the Illinois Democrats feel so threatened in a state that seems solidly Democrat anyway? Because Illinois sent five new Republican congressmen to Washington D.C. in 2010. This will of the voters is something the Democrats are desperate to quash.
As the official statement of the Illinois Republican Party says, "This proposal appears to be little more than an attempt to undo the results of the elections held just six months ago and we will take whatever steps necessary to achieve a map that more fairly represents the people of Illinois - they deserve nothing less." John Ruberry has a gerrymandering that can be imagined. It is an abuse of power and just one more example of the childish powerplays that proves that the Democrat Party does not care about the people at all. It only cares about stealing as much power as it can.