"Now if there's a smile on my face, It's only there trying to fool the public..."
Oh, those those crazy Republicans in Virginia. They know how to pull the wool over the eyes of the electorate and fellow Congressmen: simply wait till there is a federal holiday AND the inauguration of a new president....and pass a bill to rig, er, redistrict the state for the next election. And if one of the Democratic senators is in Washington that day, even better.
In The United States, a federal holiday is a legal holiday which has been recognized by the US government. Every year on a United States federal holiday, non-essential federal government offices are closed.....
No matter that the move is probably in violation of Virginia's State Constitution, where it is noted that redistricting is done every ten years.
"Indeed, rigging the electoral system has become an increasingly common strategy for the Republican Party. Although Democrats won 1.1 million more votes than Republicans in U.S. House races in 2012, the GOP managed to maintain a 33-seat majority due to creative redistricting. The Republican State Legislative Committee even went as far as to brag about the move in a public report." http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/15681-virginia-gop-pulls-sneak-attack-passes-redistricting-during-inauguration
I'm sure our that our ever-vigilant news media.....always on the alert for skullduggery in the political and public sphere.......will be on this like bees on honey. I mean, LOOK how they got right on the Beyonce' lip-synching scandal, the fact that Hillary Clinton wore glasses to the Benghazi hearing, and some football player's imaginary (???) girlfriend's death (twice).
BUT after changing the channel hundreds of times, scanning the internet for several days, and looking through 15 pages of Google Search......I found that NOT ONE MAJOR NEWS NETWORK (ABC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX, CNN, TCN or the CARTOON NETWORK) even mentioned it. Gee, I wonder why.....
They are either sure their not-so-funny tactic will never be noticed, or they think the American public is easily fooled. DON'T BE SO SURE....
Finally somebody gets it, or is willing to put it out there. (Chuck Todd no less...)
Wonder when the rest of the "lame stream media" is going to grow a pair?