Gerrymandering keeps California polit...

Gerrymandering keeps California politicians safe

There are 16 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Oct 2, 2010, titled Gerrymandering keeps California politicians safe. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

While incumbents across the country are gearing up for some of their toughest re-election challenges in years, politicians here in California are generally sitting pretty.

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Mike

Cypress, CA

#1 Oct 3, 2010
THE MOST IMPORTANT PROPOSITION ON THE BALLOT!

Proposition 20 - VOTE YES
Redistricting of Congressional Districts. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
Turns over drawing congressional district maps to the people where it belongs.
Neuterd Gingrich

Raleigh, NC

#2 Oct 3, 2010
Gerrymandering is what is keeping Gary Miller in office. He represents the rich dudes in Mission Viejo. He doesn't represent me in Whittier
tom56

Azusa, CA

#3 Oct 3, 2010
Gerrymandering...wish i could Gerrymander my job so i would never get fired. after that, my pay.
M Allan

Menifee, CA

#4 Oct 3, 2010
This is why, as a republican, it is so frustrating to live here in California, in the district I live in. I have no representation - my vote will never count.
Jerry Mander

Glendale, CA

#5 Oct 3, 2010
Time for IMMEDIATE redistricting in California to end the stranglehold that the union bureaucracy and radical left have on this state. It's leading to our destruction.
markm8128

United States

#6 Oct 3, 2010
Pure anti-incumbancy is foolishness!

Citizens have an obligation to study the issues, carefully compare the candidates on their views and voting records...and, in this day and age...particularly....pay attention to what their source of funding is.

To simply "Vote them out!" is the same thing as trashing our Democracy. Because the rules haven't changed for the better. In fact, in most respects, the rules have gotten worse. So, if you vote someone out, before finding out who is really behind them...chances are you will vote in someone much worse.

Citizens need to take their obligations seriously....to study the issues, and carefully scrutizine the candidates before voting.
markm8128

United States

#7 Oct 3, 2010
M Allan wrote:
This is why, as a republican, it is so frustrating to live here in California, in the district I live in. I have no representation - my vote will never count.
Yeah...right...
As if the Republicans aren't experts in gerrymandering, when they are in power!!!
Mike

Monrovia, CA

#8 Oct 3, 2010
TO ALL

This is why prop 20 is so important for both Democrats and Republicans!
Truth

Monterey, CA

#9 Oct 3, 2010
Our local (Monterey County plus)area congressman, Sam Farr has reportedly contributed $20,000 dollars to help defeat prop 20. That is more than sufficient reason for me to vote for prop 20.
the gods must be crazy

Rosemead, CA

#10 Oct 3, 2010
I worked for a local city council for a number of years. I saw what they did with the redistricting first-hand and was appauled by the blatant self-serving that went on. The district boundaries took on angles and dimensions that would make an LSD tripper proud. I had a hard time swallowing it then, and I would hate for that to ever go on in a democracy again. Soon the 2010 census demographics will be out, then it's Katie-bar-the-gate if elected officials are once again empowered to select their own constituencies. Folks, consider this one carefully!

Since: Sep 07

Denver, Co

#11 Oct 3, 2010
markm8128 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah...right...
As if the Republicans aren't experts in gerrymandering, when they are in power!!!
The past bad actions of another are now justification for my bad acts? Awesome! That's for pointing that out.
Vote for this

Norwalk, CA

#12 Oct 3, 2010
The people that are office are a joke, that is why this is needed. Make future election fair and not an insult to the voters.

“Where Did All the Money Go?”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#13 Oct 4, 2010
Vote NO on Proposition 27! Protect the previously passed redistricting reform and stop a naked power grab.

Which self-serving California politicians and their party are apparently afraid of free and fair elections?

CHART: Members of Congress Supporting Prop. 27
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/9KgcNlcK...

CHART: California Legislators Supporting Prop. 27
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/kSlmzhjk...

Which special interests are protecting their multi-million dollar investments in California's politicians-for-hire?

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/yZF1GOcr...

Which well-connected big-money donors, many from out of state, are funding Proposition 27? There are at least three billionaires among the list.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/H0ucXeKF...
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/fs6qex7O...

How are they inter-related and what does this reveal about these politicians and their party?

Those funding Proposition 27 should be ashamed of their efforts that stand in the way of free and fair democratic elections!

Proposition 27 Revealed!
http://soquelbythecreek.blogspot.com/2010/09/...
ole Bob

Norwalk, CA

#14 Oct 4, 2010
I applied to the Prop 11 commission, but they came at me and my family with a "proctoscope" that showed they really wanted "unknown" party operatives to join the commission. I declined to spread 'em for the state and they promptly dropped my name.

Now the elected jack rabbits that drew the unfair lines want to do it again.
sgvgirl

Menifee, CA

#15 Oct 4, 2010
ole Bob wrote:
I applied to the Prop 11 commission, but they came at me and my family with a "proctoscope" that showed they really wanted "unknown" party operatives to join the commission. I declined to spread 'em for the state and they promptly dropped my name.
Now the elected jack rabbits that drew the unfair lines want to do it again.
You have to admit ole Bob, you share a lot of opinions on these boards that are not mainstream. Did you do the same with the interviewer during this process? Whoever is selected is going to have to be able to work in a cohesive manner with others. Maybe there was a red flag in that regard.
jespie

United States

#16 Oct 6, 2010
And tehy wonder why so many people wanted to keep ACORN away from the census

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