So basically Pelosi is setting the Democrats up to get the bitch smacked again because she doesn't want to listen.
The folks elected Rep. Omar for a reason. AOC handily beat an incumbent in NYC. Chitown just elected a Lori Lightfoot, a gay Black woman for mayor.
People are fucking tired of Democrats trying to appease bigots that don't give a shit about maintaining civility.
People praise Pelosi for her political acumen, but she's still tone def and ineffective in an actual fight.
It annoys the fuck outta me that Dems seem to forget 🍊 lost the election.
The only reason he is president is because of some antiquated failsafe slave owners lobbied their way onto the books to ensure we'd never have an actual representative democracy.
The keep trying to negotiate with this fool instead of going at his neck, which ironically is accelerating the browning of American government because we're all tired of white people.
But Pelosi wants to ice skate up hill.
@kaniini That is already happening now in areas that enjoy disproportionate representation because of the electoral college. In essence, you're making the same argument white dudes made after Emancipation for it.
And in terms of areas such as the midwest which your oddly fixated on, they are 'disenfranchised' because they keep voting for fucked up policy, not because they don't have adequate representation.
We literally have another racist as president as proof of this.
@kaniini Could be is the key here. That idea has never really materialized.
And the Midwest is over-represented in political influence anyway, so this point is moot.
@kaniini Uhm, not incentivizing certain regions would be a good step in the right direction.
Candidates having to campaign because every vote is of equal value seems like the solution.
I'm not sure why you're trying to complicate it, but it's not.
@kaniini That will never happen because as we know most Americans don't vote. So limiting your opportunities to just populous locations would not only be suicide, but just stupid.
Equalizing the value of each vote is the no-brainer solution. If a candidate chooses to only go to certain areas, they'll pay for it.
With the electoral college it's the opposite.
It's not complicated. It seems there's just this inherent fear of non-white people outvoting white people, so there has to be some rule to keep this from happening, nationally and locally if we look at how prevalent gerrymandering is being used as well.
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