Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Meglio traditore ‘infame‘ che liberal democratico.
«Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley admitted that he, along with other Maryland Democrats, gerrymandered the state’s 6th district to oust long-time Republican incumbent Rep. Roscoe Bartlett in 2012, the Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday. A lawsuit filed in 2013 alleged gerrymandering has been moving through Maryland’s courts, forcing Democrats to talk about what the Baltimore Sun says many already suspected: that the Democratic redistricting was unconstitutional. Following the 2010 census, Democrats expanded Bartlett’s 6th district into the heavily-Democratic Montgomery and Frederick counties.
“That was my hope,” O’Malley told attorneys in his deposition. “It was my intent to create … a district where the people would be more likely to elect a Democrat than a Republican.”» [Bpr Review]
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«Fortunately, some Democrats are a bit more reasonable»
«Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) recently distanced himself from the rest of his party by announcing that he supported President Trump’s decision »
«the Paris climate accord is simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States, to the exclusive benefit of other countries, leaving American workers…and taxpayers to absorb the cost in terms of lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered factories, and vastly diminished economic production»
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Si iniziano a vedere le prime crepe nel fronte dei liberals democratici.
Se poi il sen Manchin iniziasse a votare in accordo ai repubblicani, il gioco sarebbe fatto.
Parigi val bene una Messa….
Chi avesse pensato che Mr Trump fosse uno sprovvido dovrebbe iniziare a ricredersi.
→ Conservative Daily Post. 2017-06-01. Democrat Abandons His Party To Make Huge Announcement Following Withdraw From Climate Deal
During the 2016 election, Donald Trump promised to make it easier for our country to compete with other manufacturers worldwide. To start, he claimed that he would withdraw from unfair international trade agreements.
In order to make good on his promise, he recently pulled out of the Paris Agreement. Doing so angered many on the left. They argued that it will usher in the end of the world. Fortunately, some Democrats are a bit more reasonable.
For example, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) recently distanced himself from the rest of his party by announcing that he supported President Trump’s decision. Specifically, he released a statement, stating, “while I believe that the United States and the world should continue to pursue a cleaner energy future, I do not believe that the Paris Agreement ensures a balance between our environment and the economy.” He added, “to find that balance, we should seek agreements that prioritize the protection of the American consumer as well as energy-producing states like West Virginia, while also incentivizing the development of advanced fossil energy technologies.”
His comments come right after Trump made his announcement about the Paris Agreement. While standing in the Rose Garden earlier this week, he stated, “in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord.” According to him, “the Paris climate accord is simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States, to the exclusive benefit of other countries, leaving American workers…and taxpayers to absorb the cost in terms of lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered factories, and vastly diminished economic production.”
Even though he ultimately decided to withdraw, he made it clear that he’s open to entering into a fairer agreement in the future. “[I’m willing to] begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or a really entirely new transaction, on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers,” he explained.
Unsurprisingly, just about every single Republican emphatically supported Trump’s decision. Shortly after making the announcement, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated, “I applaud President Trump and his administration for dealing yet another significant blow to the Obama administration’s assault on domestic energy production and jobs.”
Former Republican Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich added that the criticism directed at Trump was evidence that the deal was bad. Specifically, he tweeted, “every foreign leader attacking Pres Trump over leaving Paris Accord -further proof the deal was one-sided and better for foreigners than US.”
However, despite the fact that Trump made an excellent decision, his opponents tried to spin it into something awful. For instance, Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated, “President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement is a devastating failure of historic proportions. Future generations will look back on President Trump’s decision as one of the worst policy moves made in the 21st century because of the huge damage to our economy, our environment, and our geopolitical standing.”
Sen. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) argued that by withdrawing, we were no longer leaders. “By walking away from this pact, President Trump is abandoning America’s leadership position in the fight against the climate crisis and is sending a strong message to the rest of the world to create, design and manufacture clean energy solutions and create jobs elsewhere,” she claimed.
In response to his decision, Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, announced that he cutting ties with the President. On Twitter, he claimed, “am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.” He apparently believes the left’s narrative that withdrawing will be bad for the world.
Many on the left are worried that without an international agreement, countries in the U.S. will start polluting the environment. But clearly, this is absurd. Most business owners understand the importance of keeping the environment clean. Those who don’t will lose customers and have to shut down. In addition, more and more scientists are finding that concerns about global warming are overblown. This emerging science makes leaving the Paris deal an even better decision.
→ Conservative Daily Post. 2017-06-01. The worst sacrilege in politics is to steal an election. Considering that, in addition to illicitly taking advantage of your rival and lying to the voters, this is an action with consequences that tend to be devastating for the politician and the whole political party it represents.
In the U.S., one of the most common ways to complete this despicable action is by gerrymandering. This is basically the drawing of political boundaries in order to give your party a numeric advantage over the opposing one.
Although this strategy has been developed throughout American history, people have started to be more aware of the terrible cheating it represents. Lamentably, it is now known that this situation was committed recently in Maryland by the Democratic Party.
The former Governor of this state Martin O’Malley admitted that he, along with some other Maryland Democrats, used this cheating strategy to manipulate the state’s 6th district. They successfully ousted long-time conservative incumbent Rep. Roscoe Bartlett.
In 2010, the Republican won that 6th district with a comfortable victory of 28 points ahead of his Democratic opponent. However, in the 2012 elections, the Democrats shuffled the maps and Bartlett ended up losing his seat by 21 points to Democrat John Delaney.
After the 2010 census, the Democrats expanded Bartlett’s 6th district into the heavily-Democratic Frederick and Montgomery counties. By gerrymandering the 6th Congressional District, the state officials managed to move more than 350,000 residents out of the district and a roughly equal number of people into it.
Before the redrawing, Republicans made up nearly 47 percent of registered eligible voters within the boundaries. Democrats made up about 36 percent. After the crooked scheme, Republicans made up 33 percent and the Democrats 44.
The people of Maryland were cheated and the political direction in this state changed dramatically because of this illegal action. After the election, a lawsuit was filed alleging gerrymandering and it started to move through Maryland’s courts, raising concerns among the voters.
Now, five years later, Democrats have recognized the crooked scheme and attorneys are conducting depositions on O’Malley, House Speaker Michael Busch, and Senate President Thomas Mike Miller Jr. They all admitted that the redistricting was suspect but Miller argued he was not involved in the gerrymandering.
The plaintiffs argue that Democratic state officials who drew the district relied on advanced mapping software, voter-registration data, and voting history to give a significant advantage to the party.
In his deposition, O’Malley told attorneys that his main objective was to create a district where people were more likely to elect a liberal than a conservative. However, he recognized that the map wasn’t good for the nation as a whole. He also said that Miller and Busch had the same intentions of creating a comfortable district for the Democrats.
For their part, Miller and Busch said they didn’t want to flip the district to the Democratic column. They claimed they were unfamiliar with the information given to their staff during the redistricting process. They allege that they did not understand the metrics showing the chances of the party winning districts under several configurations.
When asked about this delicate situation, former federal employee, and the plaintiff in the case, Stephen Shapiro explained that the map drawing clearly violated the First Amendment rights of the Republican voters.
Shapiro’s suit was almost thrown out by a district judge but several appeals brought it to the Supreme Court in 2015. They unanimously declared the district map a “crazy quilt” and ruled that lawsuit be allowed to continue.
Now that Maryland is once again governed by the Republicans, the state is moving toward a redistricting reform to solve this issue. In fact, Gov. Larry Hogan has been calling for a non-partisan redistricting commission since his election three years ago. He explains that with the 2020 census and eventual redistricting just an election away, it is extremely necessary to make some changes.
However, Democrats responded that they won’t reform their redistricting practices, arguing that Republicans do the same in other states of the country. Regarding these assertions, Hogan said that just because there are people with no courage to do the right thing, Maryland should not stop from taking actions.
Although it is too soon make predictions, is quite possible that this scandal could harm Democrat’s aspirations to achieve a major victory in the 2018 U.S. Senate elections.