From the daily archives: Thursday, January 17, 2013

ThinkProgress caught the GOP accidentally telling the truth again as they outline in a report put out by their Republican State Leadership Committee how their majority in the US House is due almost entirely to gerrymandering congressional districts and overcoming popular vote disparities in key states.

Plunderbund readers are well aware of the problem with gerrymandering in Ohio.  As TP points out, the report basically admits Republicans are getting away with subverting the true will of the people of Ohio in order to hold on to power:

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Ohio once again proved to be the national bellwether, voting […]

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As you can imagine, reaction in Ohio to Obama’s big gun speech was a mixed bag.  Senior Senator from Ohio Sherrod Brown was obviously supportive:

The president is taking long-overdue action on efforts that improve background checks, ensure more federal coordination, and improve school safety,” Brown said in a statement. “It’s now time for Congress to renew the assault weapons ban, a common-sense effort to prevent the proliferation of deadly, high-powered weapons, and close the gun show loophole that prevents background checks from being conducted to ensure guns are purchased lawfully. 1

The Junior Senator…well…not so much:

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Yesterday President Obama revealed his plan to reduce gun violence in a speech given at The White House.  Full video and transcript of the speech are below.  The announcements yesterday were two-fold.  POTUS is both offering a package of legislative proposals as put forth in a document called “Now is the Time”.  In it, the administration is calling for laws that close background check loopholes, ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazine, make schools safer, and increase access to mental health services.  If polling is any indication, the majority of the public appear to be […]

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