While everyone’s attention was focused on the Obama Coronation today, Virginia Republicans managed to sneak in a gerrymander eliminating a Democratic district. The vote was 20-19, and passed because one Dem lawmaker was out of town at the inauguration. As if to put an exclamation point on the deal, the legislature adjourned to honor Stonewall Jackson on MLK Day. Whew!
Now I’m no big fan of the Democrats, but this kind of sleaziness only reinforces the notion that the GOP has sunk to a new low in their effort to win elections at any cost. The cost on this one is any shred of integrity that may have remained after the last election. Watch for more rats to abandon this sinking ship.