Skip to comments.Weatherford Confirms Redistricting Will Leave Allen West’s Congressional Seat Vulnerable (flashback)
Posted on 11/08/2012 10:54:26 PM PST by TigerClaws
Jacksonville,FL- After last nights Republican Presidential debate, the candidates respective spinmeisters made their cases to the media as to why their guy won the debate. One of Governor Mitt Romneys spokesmen was Florida Representative Will Weatherford, and during the course of his remarks in the Spin Room, he shed a very dim light on the ongoing redistricting process in the Florida Legislature. Over the past several weeks, many Republicans have voiced their disappointment towards the Republican legislature after the release of the preliminary redistricting maps. Much of the ire concerns the proposed boundaries of Congressman Allen Wests 22nd Congressional District that would be redrawn to include far more registered Democrats.
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Bye Bye GOP!
and the left.
This also happened to Rep. Quico Canseco in Texas.
His district was broken up. Now it looks like Canseco will lose his seat to Gallego and the new district that was made will have the San Antonio mayor’s brother.
There were voter homes here in Texas, too. The democrats scored well breaking up districts.
San Antonio voted for that stupid sales tax for the children...
Texas is well on its way to flipping from a safe red to purple. That’s a lot of EV’s to overcome if it does.
If they pass “comprehensive immigration reform” this year, Texas might turn purple a whole lot quicker than anybody thought possible.
Yep and I just read another baby Bush is jumping into Texas politics. He wants him some of that amnesty and Jeb Bush was just mouthing off about Texas turning blue. I think they intend to help it along.
Funny, If Texas turns blue, it will actually be run by reds. Either way, my hope for a quite retirement in Lone Star state seems to be challenged by a changing reality on the ground.
I don’t know that it will be run by reds for long. If Bush gets into the fray and runs as a republican for governor, it will split up the right and a democrat will become governor.
Look how many mayors are flipping to blue and there is expensive fraud going on here with voter homes and such.
The sliced up districts this election and we lost or republican congressman and will get two democrats to replace him.
One of them being the democrats shiny new star, the San Antonio’s mayor Castro’s brother.
Eric Holder didn’t go after every state that tried voter ID. They are hard after Texas, it’s a big prize.
San Antonio needs to get busy and work its rear-end off to ditch that mayor. Who knows, he may drop and try for governor and the democrats would pull out all stops to get him in place. Either way we need to ballot that guy out of Texas politics!
I used the word red in the sense of its correct political use “commie”. I reject the false color scheme the Democrats managed to switch on us. Republicans were originally blue and demoncrats were red — look up old youtube films of the Reagan election results if you don’t believe me. Since red was too close to their true political nature, the democrats and the media just flipped them one year and for some reason we accepted that without a fight....we must have been drinking too much egg nog that year...
Anyhow, I was doing a play on the color red....I know what the treacherous socialists and liberal republicans are up to. Basically, they want to join Mex and USA so that repubs have cheap labor and dems get tons of votes...not too hard to figure out really. They are all villainous scum who should be kicked out of office.
Yes, I recall reading that here recently (about the colors) but it went * whoosh! * over me head. :)
I agree, there are some Republicans that are working against us. I won’t paint all with that brush but there are a good many. Or, at the very least— they are more concerned with themselves than this country.
Yes, I agree that not all Republicans are bad. Given the available choices in the last few elections, I have pretty much voted straight ticket. However, Republicans truly are stupid in that they always learn the wrong lessons. In this election they will learn that they must lay prostrate at the feet of the new emerging Hispanic voting block. In reality, they should do their best to identify the conservative block of Hispanics and peel them off from Hispanic liberals. An articulate spokesman could convince these conservative Hispanics to vote Republican for social and economic reasons and that an open border with Mexico is not their best interests either (think crime, lower wage pressures, etc). What we lack are leaders who can do this.
It seems like most Texas Republicans now-a-says have marbles in their mouths and speech-impediments (IE Bush and Perry). This is all the more confusing since Texas was founded by one of this country’s greatest orators, Sam Houston.
I think this fella isn’t too bad
We need to snatch him up for something, if he loses his congressional seat.
Not perfect but unscripted sample.
He votes right...
Not perfect but unscripted sample.
He votes right the right way.
He was also very good when I have contacted him. Not all form letters etc. I also liked that he mailed out several questioners asking what was important yada yada. He has been the most responsive congressman that I have had. I felt represented.
The GOP-E targeted West and shot him down.