Democratic candidates accumulated almost 1.4 million votes in 2012 house elections than Republicans with a margin of 49.2% to 48.0% despite the GOP getting 234 seats to 208. This came purely as a result of the district gerrymandering that was propagated by Republican state legislatures in 2010. Democrats have of course done the same thing in the past when they led.
The point is that Republicans need to be reminded loudly that they do not have a mandate to drive our economy into the ground to meet their own political aims.
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Context: As you watch the "fiscal cliff" countdown proceed, remember that this is exactly what the Republicans think of as governing — obstruction.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has introduced a new bill that he says would soften the impact of going over the fiscal cliff. It’s called the Cliff Alleviation at the Last Minute (CALM) Act, and Manchin s…
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