The Virginia State Legislature has taken a clue from national GOP leaders. They are busily attempting to redistrict their state so that no Democrats can win election. The current state senate stands 20 – 20 right now, so you would wonder how they could get this passed.
Well, the devil hisownself couldn’t have topped this one.
The sudden redistricting passed 20-19, because a lone Democratic senator had gone to Washington for the day, for the Inauguration. Senator Henry Marsh is 79, a Civil Rights hero in Virginia, and he wanted to see this inauguration, on Martin Luther King, Jr., day, and while he was gone, Republicans redrew the state for their own advantage. Republicans justified this by saying they had created a new majority black district — by carving off part of Senator Marsh’s district.
I’m telling you, Bubba Beelzebub was last seen rubbing his hands together and making odd giggling noises at this stunt.
Somebody hand Virginia Republicans a handbasket and a map because they will be making that trip to hell. On second thought, they probably already have the map.
And there’s an update:
We’re not done yet.
At the end of this wild day, the “Senate adjourned in memory or (sic) General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson,” according to the minutes of the session. Jan. 21 is the Confederate general’s birthday.
So, you gotta wonder — did these guys think President Obama was talking about THAT Jackson when he mentioned “Stonewall” in his speech?
Thanks to EMoon for the heads up.