OK, maybe I need to explain this one a little:
— Moe Lane (@moelane) January 3, 2013
Short version is, ThinkProgress is whining about gerrymandering again: specifically, they added up all the votes for Democratic House candidates, all of the votes for Republican ones, cried “A-HA!” at the way that the one was marginally higher than the other, and decided that it was all due to gerrymandering, GERRYMANDERING, I SAY!!!!!
…Which is actually kind of true, but it’s Democratic gerrymandering that’s the problem. Specifically, it’s the way that the Democrats – with enthusiastic Republican support, to be sure – create majority-minority districts that are guaranteed to return Democratic candidates with ridiculously high percentages. If you don’t think that this has an effect on election turnout (in a country which is pretty much an effective 50/50 split between the two parties), well… you probably read ThinkProgress in a non-ironic fashion. Which is to say, you’re an idiot.
But the people who write for TP are a little smarter, so I can only assume that this is part of a plan to break up majority-minority Democratic districts in order to get some more white Democrats elected. Yes, I know that this is kind of vile; then again, so is TP.