Toure: Let’s face it, red-state Senate Dems criticize ObamaCare because we live in a gerrymandered world « Hot Air: "So we’re left with this guy, who, after listing a bunch of Democratic senators, mused about the challenges of governing in a “gerrymandered world.” People are goofing on him on Twitter because, of course, gerrymandering is a House phenomenon, not a Senate one. The “gerrymander lines” for a senator are the, um, state borders. Here’s what I want to know, though: What was he trying to say? The point he’s making, as I understand it, is basically the opposite of the criticism that’s usually made about gerrymandering. He seems to be saying that red-state Dems have no choice but to push a mildly conservative critique of O-Care since, after all, they do come from red states. If you’re a Democrat who wants to get reelected by a mostly Republican electorate, you’ve got to pander to voters in the other party a little. The knock on gerrymandering, though, is that you never have to pander to the other party."
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