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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Obama and 'super group' fight to screw things up


Former incompetent President and Marxist Barack Obama along with other Democrats are focusing their efforts on state-level races. They would also like to put an end to Gerrymandering--the political reconfiguring of voting districts that tend to favor one party over the other. In other words, these sore losers are doing everything they can to screw over President Trump and regain control of Congress and legislatures across the U.S.

Obama's lack of class became apparent before leaving the White House when it was learned that his short-term focus upon leaving the presidency will be on General Assembly elections and redistricting after the 2020 Census.

He just cannot go away quietly now that his party was defeated and his policies were a referendum on his presidency, as he admitted.

Former Maryland Gov. and presidential candidate loser, Martin O'Malley, (D) is the most recent Democrat to kiss Obama's ring or something.

"America needs non-partisan redistricting commissions," O'Malley said, now that the Democrats were solidly beaten across America, having lost over a thousand various seats to Republicans. Had the Democrats won the election, this issue would not have come up.

O'Malley spoke at Boston College Law School, where he's a visiting professor. "This simple reform . . . must become the new norm of American democracy . . . How can we expect people to vote if their voice has been carved into irrelevance by a political map ahead of time?"

Of course O'Malley never discussed how Gerrymandering helped the Democratic Party even more than it did the Republican Party. For example, Grace Napolitano, a Democrat, ran unopposed in 2004 in her California District 38. The district was redrawn by California's non-partisan commission after the 2010 Census.

Delaware is holding a special election for an open state Senate seat that will decide whether Democrats keep their 40-year majority on the chamber.

"If we lose, a new Republican majority will take power and rubber-stamp every single one of Trump's hateful policies," the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee wrote in a fundraising letter. "They'll grind our progress to a halt."

The progress they're referring to may be their violent crime rate. With a population just above 71,000, Wilmington, Delaware had a violent-crime rate of 1,625 per 100,000 people in 2013. This covers non-negligent manslaughter, robbery, rape and aggravated assault. The national average was 368 per 100,000 people. 

And the violent crime rate  throughout the state is nothing for Democrats to brag about.

Historically, the individual poverty rate in Delaware had been lower than the national average rate. However, the national and state rates began to converge in 2009 (under Obama) and by 2013 were only 0.5 percent apart.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the Trump administration. The bulk of redistricting across the country is done by the political party that controls the state legislature. 

Critics argue the process of Gerrymandering has run amok, with the majority party drawing crazy-quilt patterns that help incumbents and their party win more races.

Tell that to the Democrats who have been in power until the last census.