Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Look Out for "Republican Reform"

When today's Republicans talk about reform, keep one hand on your wallet and the other on your Constitution. They have discovered the old addage that "You don't need to fool all of the people all of the time, just 5o% plus 1 on any given election day."

We are going to have a hell of a fight on our hands defending an independent judiciary in Missouri. Meanwhile, while no one's looking, they are trying to steal the '08 presidential race in California by changing the allocation of electoral votes to a district-by-district system in a June 6 initiative election. See the New Yorker article this week. Same political law firm that got Gov. Davis recalled.

While the wisdom of a winner-take-all rule for EVERY state (including Texas) might be debatable, the effect of doing it ONLY in California would be to let the Republican candidate start out with 20 extra electorial votes!

10 comments:

sophia said...

A link to the New Yorker article:

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2007/08/06/070806taco_talk_hertzberg

And for those who can't get enough Hertzberg, Henkdrik blogs(!):

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/hendrikhertzberg/

sophia said...

Ok, maybe it's just my screen that's messed up, but those links look all wrong. One more time:

article:
http://tinyurl.com/2ac6ua

blog:
http://tinyurl.com/37heys

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