TourÃ©: Gerrymandering affecting US Senators; Citizens offer civics lessons
Mental Giant @Toure says Red State SENATORS are against Ocare cuz of GERRYMANDERED DISTRICTS. For Senators. Aren't those just called STATES?
— Juan Ramirez (@qb_ramirez) November 14, 2013
Wait, U.S. Senators are affected by gerrymandering? That’s what MSNBC’s Touré said during a segment discussing the impact of Obamacare on red state Senate Democrats.
— Angela Nelson (@angelaisms) November 14, 2013
We understand, @Toure, we know those racist Republicans are horrible for gerrymandering those Senate seats. Keep spreading the word.
— Bethany Bowra (@BethanyBowra) November 14, 2013
Toure' is a dumme': Sen Dems back O'care fix because states are gerrymandered http://t.co/MdyUO3Zsqf We draw state borders every 10 years?
— Donny Ferguson (@DonnyFerguson) November 14, 2013
Here’s the video clip followed by a partial transcript:
Touré: Let’s just look at the members who are supporting this Landrieu bill. Mary Landrieu from a red state. Senator Kay Hagin from a red state. Joe Manchin from a red state. Senator Pryor from a red state. Mark Begich from a red state. Do you notice anything? We see red state Democrats who are dealing with the challenge of living and governing in a gerrymandered world where sometimes they have to deal with what the folks on the right want, with very low support on the Republican side for this, but what the folks on the right want.
Perhaps a civics lesson is in order.
— richard nusbaum (@attyrik) November 14, 2013
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) November 14, 2013
What’s even worse?
Perhaps more embarrassing than @Toure thinking senate seats can be gerrymandered is the fact that no one at that table corrected him.
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) November 14, 2013
We’re not terribly surprised.