Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I Don't Think that Word Means What You Think It Means

Republicans take up task of redistricting Michigan
Democrats, who are in the minority and thus will have little say in how the lines are drawn, are calling for a transparent, open process with plenty of public input on proposed changes. But the type of overhaul that Sen. Steve Bieda, D-Warren, introduced Tuesday, putting redistricting in the hands of an independent commission, is unlikely. “Our current system ... allows district maps to be drawn up behind closed doors and voted on before voters ever get a chance to look at them,” Bieda said. He said redistricting should be “fair to all voters.”

The key word here is "Democrats." Invoking it is like declaring Opposite Day, where all meanings are inverted.

Easy for you to say, buddy. In 2010, Transparency International ranked your country the 4th least corrupt in the Americas. In global transparency rankings, the United States is tied with Belgium for 22nd least corrupt.

1 comment:

  1. You should see the "insanity" of Texas maps done about a decade ago due to this redistricting with Rethuglicans in control.