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    Re: Katy Tur gets destroyed

    This is the kind of thread you get when you want to take the focus off of how badly republicans are Gerrymandering and taking voter's voices away from them.

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    Re: Katy Tur gets destroyed

    Quote Originally Posted by diz View Post
    Yes, obviously the most likely explanation for Katy asking if gerrymandering might be the solution for Senate minoritarianism is that she's metaphorically playing the equivalent of 3D chess while her critics are playing checkers. It's as if she's thinking 500 moves ahead in a contest her opponents can't even being to contemplate!

    This seems far more plausible than the alternative possibility of "she said something stupid and now some people on teh internets feel compelled to go to ridiculous lengths to defend her".

    Let's just hope that in the future MSNBC will not fail Katy by providing so-called "expert commentators" that can't keep up with her geniusy-level of genius.
    I have no idea how you got any of that out of what I wrote. I never said she was "thinking 500 moves ahead in a contest her opponents can't even begin to contemplate." Nor did I say anything that should license that kind of inference. It doesn't take a genius to recognize that gerrymandering, as an example of unfair partisan practices, can have all kinds of indirect effects (including effects in the Senate). McConnell may feel more empowered, for example, if he recognizes it's more likely than not that Republicans will have more of an edge in the house than they should have. Continued gerrymandering may affect voter turnout in Senatorial elections. And so on. While her interlocutor was giving examples of unfair power plays in the Senate, that doesn't mean she can't just start talking about unfair power plays in general. That's how conversation sometimes works.

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    Re: Katy Tur gets destroyed

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbyoung View Post
    Sage, that is not what she said.

    Cite.
    It's just a rant piece in the Washington examiner.
    No one needs a war more than a politician who is being impeached

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