Democrat politicians — including former President Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder — and liberal judges are working to rig the election system to put their cronies in power forever.
In the United States, our Constitution leaves it up to we the people to decide how we draw our election maps. And — like so many other things written into that power-separating, government-limiting Constitution of ours — voices on the Left hate that fact with a burning passion.
But now, there’s a multi-pronged effort by leftists to secure a permanent Dem majority under the guise of creating “fairer” districts … which, translated, means districts that are easier for them to win.
Breaking from the long-standing tradition of presidents respectfully getting out of the political arena after their terms are over, Barack Obama is throwing his hat in with his old partner in crime Eric Holder to redraw electoral maps across the country, through a group called the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.
Here’s the deal: Democrats love to blame redistricting for their losses almost as much as they love blaming voter ID laws, but the current shape of the House district map doesn’t explain at all why the GOP also holds a majority of Senate seats or governors’ offices in the United States.
The Constitution leaves the responsibility of these maps in the hands of the people for good reason.
While people have always complained that political redistricting is “unfair,” we have to keep in mind that there is simply no way to draw any kind of political boundary without favoring or disfavoring some sort of demographic.
Regardless of which actors are given control over the process, some group is going to experience less representation. Even when the power to draw lines is taken from one group, the real outcome is simply trading one group’s gerrymandered map for another one.
“Yes, both political parties are guilty of gerrymandering in their favor when they seize control of state government,” explains Conservative Review senior editor Daniel Horowitz. “That is part of politics and the spoils of war.”
All said, gerrymandering is a lot like partisanship. When someone tells you they don’t like it, in practice, they usually mean that they just don’t like the other guy’s version of it.
Nate Madden is CRTV’s congressional correspondent. Follow him @NateMaddenCRTV or send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.