Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    Another champagne moment, courtesy of the Republican Foot in Mouth Committee !
    Ironically, Speaker Suntan speaks the truth. That is the plan for 2016.

  2. Basqueian

    Basqueian said, almost 4 years ago

    Yeah, that redistricting stuff is about as fair and impartial as Faux News

  3. MassieVoter

    MassieVoter said, almost 4 years ago

    I hope this strip gets re-run in the Fall of 2016 to remind voters that the Republican platform is not about representing the people or good governance.

  4. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, almost 4 years ago

    The RNC hired Michael Steele so they can win the House in 2010, so the GOP could Gerrymander. Once successful, they fired him.

  5. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, almost 4 years ago

    @pouncingtiger

    The RNC hired Michael Steele so they can win the House in 2010, so the GOP could Gerrymander. Once successful, they fired him.


    It is the states that do the redistricting (for all state and federal districts), not Washington. However, the GOP has dome the most blantant and gregarious gerrymandering seen in a long time. And the GOP in Texas even pushed through a redistricting midstream (about eight yeas ago).

  6. unintent2000

    unintent2000 said, almost 4 years ago

    delusional! each district had the same number of people in it! you dont design districts based on voter turn out! close races had a higher turnout and a lot of gop races just were not close!

  7. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, almost 4 years ago

    Take a look at the California district stats before, and after, the decennial redistricting (following each census) of 2010, using the new ’Citizen’s Redistricting Commission’ rather than the same old Legislature pols (and the court fights that follow). The salamander (Gerrymander) in many of them is now shorter and fatter, at least. Yeah, not everybody was happy, but there’s lots less ‘safe turf’ in the Leg. now.

  8. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, almost 4 years ago

    Often wondered why redistricting isn’t being done by Computer. Define the criteria, feed in the Census information, . . .Whallah! Objective, non-biased, and none of this “snake-with-a broken-back” stuff!

    (of course THEN the fight would be over the ‘criteria’ but it might be a bit more obvious that they’re ‘stacking the deck’ and thus earn voter’s wrath.)

  9. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 4 years ago

    @Leo Autodidact

    unfortunately, population density is a big factor. and, if one district is a larger in size, but lower in population density than another district, people will complain. another reason, is that some people are paranoid about the gov’t and will never fill out census data which mean under-representation. and, politicians love gerrymandering(a former house whip went to jail for his involvement in gerrymandering).

  10. cdward

    cdward said, almost 4 years ago

    @unintent2000

    Are suggesting there’s no such thing as gerrymandering? If so, are you really that naive?

  11. dlmettler

    dlmettler said, almost 4 years ago

    What a bunch of idiots

  12. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, almost 4 years ago

    I think this strip has a pretty wide following and has more influence than one might imagine. In Massachusetts,some gave Trudeau a lot of the credit for the Warren win.

  13. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, almost 4 years ago

    Soon, someone from the wait staff will take his iPhone recording file and contact someone from Mother Jones, or other magazine,who will contact someone else…

  14. unintent2000

    unintent2000 said, almost 4 years ago

    of course there is gerrymandering but that is not why democrats got a million more votes than republicans. each district has the same number of people in it. each distict chose one person to represent them. it is meaningles to suggest that because democrats had a higher turnout in their districts that that means anything. in 2010 the republicans got more total votes and they will again in 2014. all it means is in 2012, democrats were more energized.

  15. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, almost 4 years ago

    Republicans will whatever it takes to win. Winning is the only thing tht matters. like the recent comment to gerrymander the electoral vote.

    it’s not how you play the game, so much as long as you win.
    Republicans do “whatever it takes” their eyes are on the PRIZE! and so, the money is with the Republicans, just like the Mafia.

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