The GOP Trolls Admit The Only Reason They Kept The House Was From Gerrymandering

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    "In a classic Kinsley gaffe, the Republican State Leadership Committee released a report boasting that the only reason the GOP controls the House of Representatives is because they gerrymandered congressional districts in blue states."

    "As the RSLC’s report concedes (and ThinkProgress has documented extensively), a majority of Americans voted for Democratic congressional candidates on Election Day, but only through the miracle of gerrymandering did Republicans wind up controlling the House. From the report:

    Farther down-ballot, aggregated numbers show voters pulled the lever for Republicans only 49 percent of the time in congressional races, suggesting that 2012 could have been a repeat of 2008, when voters gave control of the White House and both chambers of Congress to Democrats.

    But, as we see today, that was not the case. Instead, Republicans enjoy a 33-seat margin in the U.S. House seated yesterday in the 113th Congress, having endured Democratic successes atop the ticket and over one million more votes cast for Democratic House candidates than Republicans. The only analogous election in recent political history in which this aberration has taken place was immediately after reapportionment in 1972, when Democrats held a 50 seat majority in the U.S. House of Representatives while losing the presidency and the popular congressional vote by 2.6 million votes."


    Republicans Brag They Won House Majority Because Of Gerrymandering | ThinkProgress
     
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    How many times you losers going to post this crap?
     
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    that's pretty much all this board is anymore, worthless trolling crap

    shame watching it go to hell
     
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    The GOP can't win fair, so playing dirty and shitting all over the constitution is all they have left.
     
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    Prove that the seats won by commiecrats in blue states we not in rigged districts. When you can do that come back and we'll discuss it.
     
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    So says a guy who opposes voter ID laws. :lol:
     
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    I did? Please provide the posts :eusa_think:
     
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    Look: You have the Senate and Presidency, so why are you whining about the House.
     
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    That's true. Radical right wing morons like yourself make this forum, and US politics a disgrace.
     
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    Both parties gerrymander whenever they can.

    It's a lousy system.

    The Republicans should take heed of the fact that they lost the over-all the popular vote in the house by a large number. It does not bode well for them.

    It's highly unlikely they'll retain control of the house after the next election. They need to change their ways pronto. Somethings even gerrymandering can't save.
     

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