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"This is what democracy looks like!," liberals are so fond of proclaiming, especially while stomping their feet amid a braying mob of like-minded malcontents. They are decidedly less enamored of democracy when the votes don't go their way.
Such has been the case for the last several years in reaction to Republicans regaining control of Congress and booting Democrats from state legislatures and governor's seats at a furious clip, to the point where Democrats have withered into a party of coastal enclaves and isolated urban outposts while the rest of the country is becoming more conservative.
Round - Years - MSNBC - Rachel - Maddow
With the next round of redistricting only a few years away, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is trying to create a characteristically bogus narrative about what happened during the last redistricting.
MADDOW: And, again, I don't know what you've been doing since the election but in Virginia a whole bunch of people turned their own lives upside down to do everything they could to try to bring about a Democratic landslide in that state in this off-year election in 2017. And in Virginia that worked as far as it goes, but the districts are so partisan there, even that Democratic landslide two weeks ago might not be enough to give Democrats control. It all goes back to the Republicans using the occasion of the 2010 census to change all the districts (emphasis added) so much in their favor.
Something - REDMAP - Project - Act - Genius
MADDOW: They did it through something called the REDMAP Project which was an act of political genius on their part -- and they had almost no competition when they did it. Well now the 2020 census is just around the corner and this time the Democrats are very aware that it's coming! That's why the political effort that President Obama and Eric Holder are working on together after the Obama administration, what...
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