Democrats, from Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton to former AG Eric Holder have spent the last couple of years sounding the alarm about the “danger to democracy” that is Republican gerrymandering:
This is a real danger to our democracy. Republican gerrymandering means that bills not supported by the people (like the abortion ban in Texas) become law and majority rule becomes impossible. Demand a fair redistricting process. #NDRC https://t.co/eol2lUYVIt
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) October 5, 2021
The passage of the Texas Senate’s congressional map is yet another blatantly partisan attempt to ignore demographic facts. GOP-led legislatures are attacking our representative democracy through rampant gerrymandering to hold onto power. Pass the Freedom to Vote Act. https://t.co/oNwFxlqMLg
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) October 9, 2021
From voter suppression to gerrymandering and foreign threats, American democracy is under assault.
Tomorrow, I’ll talk solutions with @rweingarten, @EricHolder, @LeahGreenB, and more at an event from @ShankerInst, @AFTUnion, and @OnwardTogether. https://t.co/g37iqI6wEq
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 16, 2019
Because we’re helping their cause, here’s another “danger to democracy” that Obama, Clinton and Holder should sound the alarm about:
BREAKING: See for yourself, new #Illinois 17-district congressional map drawn by state Democrats to yield 14D-3R https://t.co/PS7XoqqLqs pic.twitter.com/xQpXF17vmF
— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) October 15, 2021
And yet there’s nothing but crickets from leading Dems over this one.
Illinois Democrats show us how to gerrymander. #redistricting https://t.co/4M3lsSJWQS
— Jim Stinson (@jimstinson) October 15, 2021
Hahahaha back in November Democrats we’re calling out republicans for this. But wow it’s almost like all states do it😱 https://t.co/BS77GHIAFG
— guessimmagotoconcertsandfootballgamesagain (@jcougars7) October 15, 2021
Hilarious that Dems claim this is a Republican-originated practice.
It was started more than 200 yrs ago in Mass. by party of Jefferson, Democratic-Republicans, which became parent to the modern Dem Party when it fractured in 1820s. https://t.co/EVXp3knV1q
— J.E. Dyer (@OptimisticCon) October 15, 2021
So what’s the lesson learned here?
Some gerrymandering is good, you see https://t.co/oLXnqNj1pH
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 15, 2021
Remember this always: Gerrymandering is bad unless Democrats do it. https://t.co/DJPJpnYBmw
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) October 15, 2021
Barack Obama really got rolling in national politics thanks to gerrymandering, but Democrats weren’t complaining about this back then:
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