Monday, August 23, 2010

Here comes the Gerrymandering

As the media keep beating the drums of this supposed GOP take over, we have to wonder whether the head in the oven response that any thinking person will have to the pronouncement of "Speaker of the House,  John Boehner" will be covered as much as “GOP loses demoralize party faithful.”

But while the discussions have focused on useless labels,  and political slogans (such as ‘Mama Grizzlies’ anyone?) we are overlooking the gerrymandering that is scheduled to occur this next political cycle in 2011. 

The long-lasting consequences of the upcoming elections for the Census-based redrawing of the political geography has gone largely unnoticed by the media talking heads.  We need to take a step back and consider the implications of local and state elections for the future control of state legislatures.  And with the media focusing on Tea Bagging, raging bears, and Sarah Palin’s holy anointments, can we expect any real discussion of the inevitable redistricting?

Yeah, I am not going to hold my breath either.


Jack K. said...

...there has been a little bit of discussion about redistricting with regard to the 2010 elections on the fringes of the MSM, but even that has been oddly focused on races for governor rather than state-wide legislative races. Apparently there hasn't been a 'Civics' requirement or elective in most universities' journalism course catalogs for a number of years...

pansypoo said...

i am just praying the tea bags spoil everything.