Democrat's Redistricting Plan: 'A Disgraceful Insult to the 12.8 Million People of Illinois'

-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.

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  • I find it ironic that you've included a picture of a crying baby and labeled it as a "Democrat" alongside a whining Republican rant. You are aware that this goes on all over the country, correct? You're also aware that Republicans are JUST as guilty of tweaking the system as Democrats, right? You're correct, elections do have consequences, but unfortunately your side did not win the elections they needed to win to control this process. Just because there was a minor wave of Republican wins in 2010 does not mean that they should be completely taking over in 2012. In fact, they've pretty much spent all of the political capital they had by focusing on abortion, busting health care reform, etc. instead of working on what they were elected for, the economy.

    Go ahead back to your ironic crying.

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