Thursday, April 8, 2010

Representative Hank "Capsize Guam" Johnson

The whole world has jumped on Representative Johnson's silly remark that adding more soldiers to Guam might make it capsize. But the truth is that the Georgia 4th Congressional District has a history of ill-formed logic and ignorance.

No one on any news or talk radio shows has mentioned that Rep Hank Johnson replaced six-term Representative and 2008 Green Party (read Communist Party) presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney. Cynthia you may remember was the one who slugged the Capitol security officer for asking for her credentials. She is also the one who went to help Castro harvest sugar cane while she was a US Representative.

She first Representated the 11th Congressional District which was gerrymandered from SE Atlanta all the way to Savannah¹ (check a map for how silly this district is) specifically to include minority voters to assure a Democratic seat and break up Republican areas. But this was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Miller v. Johnson . She was then redrawn into the 4th Congressional District which is no less gerrymandered by population although it is more contiguous.

(Original 11th district shown in dark blue)

Maybe the Representatives aren't the stupid ones. Maybe they represent their voters accurately.

¹ 250 miles long and in places less than 100 ft wide.

1 comment:

luxomni said...

This is what you get when you are more concerned with what a candidate looks like than who they really are.

Americans of African descent hold no monopoly on this fallacy. Americans have always gone for the more handsome and taller candidates.