Wicked Racial Profiling Trick

29 09 2015

Washington, D.C.

National Journal:  RNC Chair: Iowa and New Hampshire Aren’t “Sacred Cows” After 2016

I stopped there.

You know which blog you’re reading, and you know what my WRPT is.  So you can probably guess what I’m thinking the reason is that Rinse Pree-Bus wants to make this change.

“Because IA and NH are too white, not diverse enough.”

I have news for Rinse Pree-Bus:  Whatever he’s thinking, there might not be a Republican Party in 2020.

Poor Paul

5 08 2015

St. Louis City

Prop One loses, got 61% but needed two-thirds.

I hope Paul McKee has closet full of boxes of tissues.

This Will Make Rahm Sweat Bullets

28 07 2015


I'm running for mayor!!!!

A photo posted by Chief Keef (@chieffkeeffsossa) on

That would be this gentleman:

Backyard Cappin

A photo posted by Chief Keef (@chieffkeeffsossa) on

As in the canceled hologram concert.  BTW, he tried to hold it in Gary, Indiana, but they shut it down there, too.

Though the next election isn’t until 2019, unless there’s a special election before then for some reason.  By then, Mr. Keef will probably be in prison.  Or he’ll just lose interest, or he’ll be totally forgotten; rappers don’t have a long shelf life these days, or sometimes, even a long real life.

Lazy Clay’s Easy Button

21 07 2015

North City and North County


U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay is one of the most veteran politicians in Missouri, but when it comes to raising money for re-election, he’s also one of the least prolific.

He doesn’t need a dime.

It’s not on purpose, Clay said in an interview, but more of a “structural problem” that speaks to how the campaign money game in Washington is played. And he says he’s proven he can raise less money than an opponent and still win.

Because almost all of the blacks on the Missouri side of the St. Louis area are drawn into his district.  That’s even more so in this decade’s version of his district, as Missouri went down from nine to eight Congressional districts.

According to Federal Election Commission reports, Clay’s was second-lowest amount of cash on hand among Missouri’s 10 congressional members as of July 1, with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Kansas City, showing roughly $142,000.

Beaver Cleaver is another one that doesn’t need a dime, for much the same reason.  Though his MO-5 has a lot more whites in it than Clay’s MO-1, Cleaver only won last year 52-45, and that was faced with a red wave that will probably never be topped.  But it means that Cleaver may not win his biennial races with landslide margins like Clay does, he still does win, in spite of my prediction when the map was finalized in 2011 that Cleaver’s new MO-5 could really put him at severe risk of losing if the red wave was tall enough.

Clay says he has trouble raising money from Political Action Committees because he represents a “safe” Democratic seat, even though he serves on the Financial Services Committee, whose members often get showered with financial donations from the banking and other financial industries.

“How come they’re not bribing me?”  Because you’re not smart enough to be of value to the people who hand out bribes, Lazy.

“The money has never been an issue, it is how you use it. And I think I use it in a most effective way because I still believe in old-fashioned politics. I know I have to mix technology in there, but we still go door-to-door, we still touch people, we do phone banking, all of that.” —Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis.

No, your people don’t even go door to door.  You just rely on them remembering that you’re black and that your last name is Clay and therefore also the same as your eponymous father who held MO-1 for 32 years.

In contrast, Dick Gephardt was one the fund raising champions when he represented St. Louis and vicinity in Congress, but he’s another one who never needed a dime of it.  Not necessarily because of the district, but because of the local media fawning over him and giving him unbeatable name recognition.  Of course, Gephardt’s district no longer exists, and you know why.

Any Thing You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You In the Court of Carlos Slim

5 06 2015

New York City

Nate Cohn, writing in the NYT, on the ramifications for the U.S. House if SCOTUS both finds for Evenwel and applies their rationale to all district-drawn politics.  I slightly disagree with a few things, but I won’t nitpick, and he would have done well to expound on how a ruling for Evenwel would also marginally diminish black political power, because of the lower median age of blacks meaning a higher percentage of them are under 18 and therefore wouldn’t be counted for apportionment and redistricting purposes.

Way down in the paragraph count, he has this startling confession:

The turnout rate among adult citizen Hispanics in these same areas is quite low.

I hope he said this before he was Mirandized.  Otherwise, Carlos Slim is going to call him into his office and read him the Riot Act.  Because the party line is ZOMG GREAT HISPANIC VOTER TIDAL WAVE LOL~!!!!!1.  Carlos Slim’s newspaper is supposed to be spreading the propaganda that the Hispanic vote is that big, that crucial, exercises that much leverage, and is that powerful, in order to cower politicians (esp. Republicans) into throwing the borders wide open (even more than they already are), so that there are whole lots of Mexicans on both sides of the fiction that we used to call a border, but one that still serves Carlos Slim’s business interests, as his wealth odometer rolls up every time someone makes a phone call or wires money between the two countries.

Duhmocrazy Doing What It Does “Best”

29 05 2015



Most Democrats Think Illegal Immigrants Should Vote

That’s no surprise to me.

This is, somewhat:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that one-out-of-three Likely U.S. Voters (35%) now believes that illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote if they can prove they live in this country and pay taxes. Sixty percent (60%) disagree, while five percent (5%) are undecided.


Fifty-three percent (53%) of Democrats think tax-paying illegal immigrants should have the right to vote. Twenty-one percent (21%) of Republicans and 30% of voters not affiliated with either major political party agree.

The bigger disappointment is that a fifth of Republicans and almost a third of independents agree. But then again, it’s really not a surprise. Because if we’re told that voting as a means to determining who determines public policy is sacrosanct, and we have to deploy National Endowment for Democracy propaganda soft power and sometimes even invade the world military hard power to make sure the rest of the world basks in such “glory,” then how can we morally refuse the franchise to people who are just missing a little bit of documentation?  Colonel Sanders wants you to eat more fried chicken, not the same or less. Likewise, democracies want more voters, not the same or fewer.

Strangely, though:

The U.S. Supreme Court has just agreed to hear a case challenging how Texas sets up state legislative districts. Texas currently counts everyone in the state, including illegal immigrants, before carving up districts of proportional population size, but the challenge argues that only eligible voters should be counted because the current system creates some districts with much larger numbers of eligible voters than others.

Sixty-six percent (66%) of voters agree with the legal challenge and say states should only count eligible voters when setting the size of legislative districts for voting purposes. Just 23% favor the current system in Texas that counts all residents including illegal immigrants. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure.

I referenced this story a few days ago.

At first glance, the 66% who side with Evenwel in Evenwel v Abbott does not necessarily mathematically overlap with the 30% of those who want illegal aliens to vote, but they do add up to 96%, and experience has taught me that there has to be some overlap, maybe five to ten percent. Meaning those in the overlap think that illegal aliens should be able to vote but illegal aliens shouldn’t be counted as voters in apportionment and redistricting matters. Make that make sense.

“Get the Tories Out!”

10 05 2015


It’s a little too late to protest.  The election was Thursday, and the Tories won an absolute majority.


Feed Thursday’s results into some sort of proportional representation system, and you get UKIP with a lot more power and leverage.  For instance, feed the popular vote into the D’Hondt System, which is what MEP elections use, and you have Tory at 256, UKIP at 83, for 339 combined and a majority if they coalesce.


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