your a bunch of dumbasses, I have a picture of a duck with a gators head on it that is as real as that picture.....
no wonder bho got elected:rolleyes:
this should say everything that needs to be said
Brown was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1982. She served five terms, gaining wide recognition in the Jacksonville area, and served as a delegate to the 1988 Democratic National Convention. After the 1990 census, the Florida legislature carved out a new Third Congressional District in the northern part of the state. This district was designed to enclose an African-American majority within its boundaries. A horseshoe-shaped district touching on predominantly African-American neighborhoods in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, and Ocala, the Third District seemed likely to send Florida's first African-American to Congress since Reconstruction, and Brown decided to run.
Does anyone wonder why the White House wants to control the census
Just in case some of you missed the video
The following is from the Daily Kos, but is consistent with information from other sources:
"No state, however, saw a more partisan, less democratic gerrymander, both at the Congressional level and the state legislative level, than the state of Florida. Florida has become famous for being a toss-up at the presidential level (most famously in 2000), and generally competitive in statewide races as well. Democrats actually outnumber Republicans in terms of registration within the state.
Yet the Republican legislature created a Congressional map after the 2000 census which included 18 Republicans against only seven Democrats.
The situation is even worse at the legislative level, where Democrats are in a virtually hopeless minority in both houses. Republicans control the state House with a 76-44 majority, and control the Senate with 26 seats to the Democrats' 14.
In a state essentially split down the middle between Republicans and Democrats, this kind of single-party dominance is as absurd as it seems on its face."
The primary tactic used to achieve this type of imbalance is to create districts like the 3rd.
As an alumnus of UF, I'm embarrassed that Corrine Brown went to school there and is a fan. She's an embarrassment to the school, to Florida, to mammals and to all sentient life. BBG is dead on...her district is a gerrymandered joke that meanders 120 miles through every black neighborhood from Jacksonville to Orlando...often not much wider than a highway easement. In 2000, while doing some volunteer work for the GOP I got to meet and talk w/ Brown's GOP opponent. A black lady who had just retired as a Lt. Commander from the Navy. She promoted self-reliance and personal responsibility. She was smart. She was articulate. She was hot lookin'. And she got trounced by that corrupt ignoramus Corrine Brown.
BTW, what's the first thing a Georgia teenager says upon losing her virginity?
Wait for it....
"Daddy, get off me! You're squishin' my smokes!"
so you disagree that is why the white house wants to control the census? see jeff you do have to always take the other side. I never mentioned who established the black districts in an effort not to make it dem vs rep. I only pointed out that is why this woman is in office. Who made the districts is not really an issue in this, is it?
BTW- just for fun and you direct me to the information you are used to say that it was republicans who controlled the redistricting? I am not saying they did not, I just don't know....you may be right
In Florida, the redistricting process is controlled by the legislature as a matter of law. Republicans won control of the senate in 1992 and of the house in 1996. The initial redistricting plan was developed and implemented for the 1994 elections. One of the issues addressed was that Florida was under investigation because of the absence of any minority representatives. A number of safe black districts were created as part of a settlement of litigation. The effect of this was the creation of an even larger number of overwhelmingly white districts. This helped increase Republican control of the legislature and left it completely unchallenged in its control of the redistricting process following the 2000 census. The results of that are shown in the edited comments in my prior post, but have basically given republicans two-thirds control of the legislature despite having only 50% of votes in any statewide elections. By the way, the third district was itself the subject of litigation through 1996 as a racially gerrymandered district. Ultimately the courts punted, leaving the question until after the 2000 census. The Bush supreme court then chose not to hear further challenges. Of course, by then it had become apparent that the Republican party was the primary beneficiary of the newly created "black" and "hispanic" districts. I have posted a lot of sources since most of the information concerning 1990 came from a variety of court filings throughout the 90's. I can point you to more readily accessible sources for the 2000 redistricting if you are interested.
The Bush supreme court? I was under the impression that the President and the Supreme Court were in different branches of government. Was there a justice named Bush?