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If gerrymandering clearly helps Republicans maintain the house, how does “both sides do it” rhetoric mean to dissenting conservative commenters?

republicanidiots:

liberalsarecool:

John Boehner, the highest ranking Republican, is from a gerrymandered safe district in Ohio.

Gerrymandering is the core of the GOP strategy.

"Both sides do it" is the weakest comment you can make while we are in a present-time gerrymandered House.

"Both sides do it" is Republican mayonnaise: it has no substance, holds their arguments together and smears the other side.

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slavocracy:

sorry white people but if you dont support mike brown & the people of fergusons’ protests in 2014 you probably wouldnt have supported abolition in the 1800s or civil rights movements in the 1960s & having the ability to recognize something as morally justified in hindsight something that has already been accepted by the mainstream as morally justified is nice for u but on all practical levels useless to everyone else 

(Source: cabbagefuneral, via democratdarling)

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cartoonpolitics:

News that Dick Cheney is related to Obama .. really .. which rather puts just finding out Darth Vader is your dad in the shade .. (story here)

cartoonpolitics:

News that Dick Cheney is related to Obama .. really .. which rather puts just finding out Darth Vader is your dad in the shade .. (story here)

(Source: freep.com)

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emmawatsonsdaily:

One of the reasons why Emma Watson is one of the best female role-models of our time. She’s so underrated.

(via peachsss)

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“I did not want my tombstone to read, ‘She kept a very clean house.’ I think I’d like them to remember me by saying, ‘She opened the government to everyone.’”

Former Texas Governor Ann Richards

Happy Birthday, Ann!

(via kileyrae)

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Forecast Shows Democrats Outperforming Expectations

liberalsarecool:

Sam Wang has updated his Senate forecast which shows Democrats with a 70% probability of retaining control of the upper chamber. 

One reason his forecast is more favorable to Democrats than others is that he’s relying more on actual polls than so-called “fundamentals.”

Sam Wang is a professor at Princeton specializing in information processing, what could he possibly know about statistical analysis? I’m sure the FOX ‘news’ team will have sharp and insightful criticisms of his approach. After all, they can always get THE MATH from Karl Rove.

(Source: politicalwire.com)