One of the liberal’s top excuses for why they have lost over 1,000 seats at all levels of government during the Obama era is “gerrymandering”.
Barack Obama has announced fighting “gerrymandering” as one of his top priorities once he leaves office.
And he just made one announcement – that if it succeeds – could fundamentally destroy America as a Constitutional Republic.
Obama and controversial former Attorney General Eric Holder announced the formation of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.
This umbrella group will direct campaign strategies, ballot initiatives, and legal challenges to existing legislative maps.
Democrats argue that after Republicans won massive victories at the Gubernatorial and State House level in 2010, they were able to redraw the congressional and state legislative district maps to benefit their candidates at the expense of Democrats.
Leftists refuse to acknowledge Obama’s disastrous policies such as open borders, Obamacare, globalist trade deals, and a failed foreign policy as the primary causes of their defeat.
Instead they are training their fire on district maps so they can rig the system against Republicans by drawing maps that make it easier for their candidates to win an election.
To that end, they have targeted the 2018 midterms – where 38 governorships, including 27 held by Republicans, and state legislative seats are up for grabs.
Winning big in 2018 would give the Democrats an advantage for 2020, when the once-a-decade census will be taken and used to determine the legislative maps.
And the groups just announced the hiring of an executive director – Kelly Ward.
Ward ran the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the last four years and presided over a massive defeat in 2014 and a failed attempt to retake the House in 2016.
“Ward is coming in initially as the interim executive director of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee as it continues to come together, meeting with donors, hiring staff, managing groups joining as members and beginning to identify races to target as the effort gears up for action in 2017, 2018 and into 2020 — and then the actual rounds of redistricting in 2021.
Many of the current maps for state legislature and House districts represent Republicans’ “fundamental challenge to our democracy,” Ward said, because of how much gerrymandering they entail.
The NDRC is coordinating between several Democratic campaign committees and outside allies in directing resources and attention to races for state legislature and governor, aimed at bringing major changes to the district lines after the next census.
And Donald Trump’s election, Ward said, has helped wake up Democrats to the need to focus on these races to begin building the party back. Ward said that since Election Day, there’s been a rapid uptick in the money and interest flowing in to the NDRC, which is being chaired by Holder with the full support of Obama in what’s expected to be a main political focus of his post-presidency.
“It’s because people realize that the time is now, Democrats need to build up from the states, and we also need to take the rigged power out of the hands of the Republicans,” Ward said. “They have spent years constructing the system so it works in their favor. Until we can undo that, we will be limited in our ability to really fix the system overall.”
Legislative maps that favor Democrats would allow the party to implement their agenda at the state level.
Gun control, welfare benefits for illegal immigrants, and expanding Obamacare were largely blocked because Republicans controlled the overwhelming number of state legislatures.
If Obama’s plan to swing the re-districting process in the Democrats favor succeeds, the left can then pick up at the state level where Obama left off in trying to fundamentally transform America.