Hot Take: Gerrymandering Doomed Democrats Taking Back The Senate

I may be writing this late in the afternoon, but I ran across this early this morning, and it is as scorching of a hot take as they come

The original was from the HuffPost, dropped at 12:06 am by Molly Redden and Nick Baumann

Democrats may be ecstatic that they retook the House of Representatives, but their decisive victory conceals a harsher reality: It took a landslide in the popular vote to get them here, and they are projected to lose seats in the Senate.

Those facts speak to just how far the U.S. election system is tilted in the Republicans’ favor. Through a combination of fundamental factors and partisan gerrymandering, Republicans on Tuesday retained their grip on the Senate and many state houses without a national majority.

Um, what? Do Molly and Nick even understand How This Works? Do I need to spend any time explaining to y’all how this works, including that there is no national vote for Senate seats? No, no I don’t. Perhaps if the 17 Amendment was repealed, they might have a case, but, of course, the same thing would happen in gerrymandered Democrat controlled states.

Certain factors give Republicans a natural advantage. In the Senate, the disproportionate representation of small states is part of the body’s original design. But that advantage, which benefits white voters, has become more lopsided than the framers of the Constitution likely ever imagined as the country’s population and demographics evolve. Today, 20 senators from urban states represent roughly half the country’s population, while the other, rural half elects the remaining 80.

And that’s exactly the way it’s supposed to work. But, Democrats do not like that those darned Flyover state people dare have a voice.

But, this wasn’t the only nutbaggery on the subject

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6 Responses to “Hot Take: Gerrymandering Doomed Democrats Taking Back The Senate”

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    “Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and f*ck the prom queen.”

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  2. Hoss says:

    Holy shit…if you’re that stupid you should really shut your mouth at all times; definitely don’t go spouting-off on social media where everyone can soak in your particular brand of stupidity.

    Didn’t know if you noticed, but the lefties are now claiming senators should be cast based on the nationwide popular vote. Just another effort to rig the system because they suck at governing.

  3. Nighthawk says:

    Who wants to tell them that we already have a House of Representatives.

  4. Jl says:

    “Gerrymandering the Senate..”. So in theory that would mean they’re pissed at whoever a couple of hundred years ago drew the individual state lines? Not only stupid at economics, but basic history and civics, as well.

  5. I have a solution:
    1. Disband the Senate.
    2. Elect representatives using “at large” votes from their state. No one has a “district” so there is no gerrymandering. The political parties choose who the people are who fill their party slates, so they can have as many LGBT or female minority mixes as they like. No judges needed.
    This way also empowers the minority parties, granting perfect representation to everyone, not just job security to incumbents.
    3. You cannot hold office while running for office unless your office has long “breaks” from your official duties for campaigning. So, mayors, Presidents, and governors cannot campaign. Congress and senate can.

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