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Yes, but....

by: tjbv.1

Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 07:47:14 AM EST

How is it possible that Obama can win VA, but Virginia's electorate couldn't throw out its 8 most worthless Congressional representatives?

What's the deal with Cantor's success? How does he do it? He's a human lizard without a shred of conscience, without charm or even humor, yet he just keeps on running...and winning! He didn't even break a sweat this year. If he said, "I didn't know we had elections this year," I wouldn't be any more surprised. What gives, Virginians? Eric Cantor?!

Does anybody in the 9th know how Griffith can keep cinching it after first defeating Boucher, who was an angel of mercy to this area, and now the inestimable Flaccovento, who actually is a human being with an active moral compass and a knowledge of his constituents' needs? How did Griffith, who has the charm of a spork and an intelligence to match, grow triumphant again?

tjbv.1 :: Yes, but....
Yeah, I'm elated about Obama/Kaine, but that fervor is not matched by the Commonwealth's pretty tawdry results. It seems that a vote for Obama means two votes for Cantor, Goodlatte, Griffith, et al.


Genuinely puzzled,


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Easy answer. (4.00 / 1)
The districts in Virginia, and across the country, have largely been drawn in a way geared towards protecting incumbents. Thus, Can'tor's district is solidly Republican, while Gerry Connolly's district is solidly Democratic, and so forth. The result: VERY few truly competitive congressional districts, and a travesty of democracy.

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