Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the future President of the United States of America (2024? 2028?), has devised a brilliant scheme to improve Republican numbers in the House of Representatives dramatically. It’s so crazy that it just might work. In fact, I’m almost certain that it will.
DeSantis’ strategy is to approve a new congressional layout for his state, which many believe will add numerous Republican seats to the House, restoring a Republican majority in at least one chamber of Congress.
“The DeSantis administration formally submitted its plan Wednesday to the GOP-controlled Legislature where leaders in that chamber have already signaled they would accept whatever proposal was offered to them,” Politico reported. “Wednesday’s move is a signal of the power DeSantis wields in the now-Republican-dominated state. Redistricting in Florida may help shape the composition of the U.S. House for at least the next decade.”
If this 20R-8D FL map passes and withstands court challenges, it could net Republicans four additional seats, entirely wiping out Dems' national redistricting gains thus far. https://t.co/7MU6BaPrDM
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) April 13, 2022
To be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about it. It’s a subject about which I’ve never done much research. I’m aware that the Democrats are constantly attempting to manipulate redistricting maps, particularly in New York, in order to gain more seats, and while I’d like to see more Republicans elected to Congress, is this the best method to do so? Is this the same dubious strategy that Democrats have tried in the past?
However, I’d also like to just say “F them” because they had the audacity to impeach President Trump not once, but twice…and both times for a big nothingburger.
There is no hope of Democrats playing nicely and not doing something because we don’t do it to them. Just look at the last 5 years and all the crap they’ve tried to pull and have pulled. Maybe DeSantis is on the right path and we just need a “hostile” takeover like this while we can get it.