well said, well except that its a load of BS and you don't have a clue to what you are talking about<quoted text>
The gerrymandering argument is absurd when all redistricting is reviewed by federal courts if there are any objections.
The fact is that most of the country is conservative and the DemoKKrats are holed up in urban bunkers.
read and learn
Republicans Win Fewer Votes, but More Seats than Democrats
Republicans controlled the post2010 redistricting process in the four states, and drew new lines that helped the GOP win the bulk of the House delegation in each. Republicans captured 13 of 18 seats in Pennsylvania, 12 of 16 in Ohio, nine of 14 in Michigan, and five of eight in Wisconsin. Added together, that was 39 seats for the Republicans and 17 seats for the Democrats in the four proObama states.
The key to GOP congressional success was to cluster the Democratic vote into a handful of districts, while spreading out the Republican vote elsewhere. In Pennsylvania, for example, Republicans won nine of their 13 House seats with less than 60% of the vote, while Democrats carried three of their five with more than 75%.
One of the latter was the Philadelphiabased 2nd District, where 356,386 votes for Congress were tallied. Not only was it the highest number of ballots cast in any district in the state, but Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah won 318,176 of the votes. It was the largest number received by any House candidate in the country in 2012, Democrat or Republican. If some of these Democratic votes had been unclustered and distributed to other districts nearby, the party might have won a couple more seats in the Philadelphia area alone.
As it was, Democrats scored a moral victory of sorts by winning the aggregate nationwide House vote by nearly 1.4 million. Normally, it is a number that does not have much currency, a matter of interest only to academics and political mavens. But in 2012, the Democratspopular vote victory in the House balloting helped to undermine the contention of congressional Republicans their majority was as much a mandate as President Obamas 5million vote, 26 state, 332electoral vote reelection victory.
The challenge now for House Democrats is to turn moral victories into actual triumphs. It will not be easy. The Republicans head toward 2014 offering little in the way of low hanging fruit. Only 15 House Republicans are in hostile terrain, representing districts that also voted for Obama last fall. And few GOP representatives give the appearance of electoral weakness, as just a dozen were elected in 2012 by a margin of less than 5 percentage points.
Funny you should use the moniker John Galt, unlike you, in the book he was a pretty smart man