As a general rule I try to listen to what people say with a degree of open-mindedness. IN my line of work, I hear all kids of reasons for things gone wrong and even more for why they can’t get fixed.
All day, every day.
And, in truth, many of those folks are right. Or mostly right. Or maybe just kinda right.
Every once in awhile I find someone who is NEVER right and I disregard what they say out of hand. The Reverend Barber and the North Carolina NAACP are that guy.
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s NAACP chapter says it will fight the General Assembly’s plan to redraw legislative and congressional boundaries in court and within the Obama administration.
The Rev. William Barber said Monday the group is ramping up to challenge the maps drawn by the first Republican-led Legislature since the 1870s.
The first map drawn by Republicans since the 1870s. Can you imagine how gerrymandered that map is today; only in favor of the Democrats? Can you imagine a scenario where that map ISN’T gonna look different than the Democrat’s map? One that has had the advantage of being refined over 141 years?
It’s become so bad that I’m not convinced proper legislation has been passed unless and until Reverend Barber complains. Then I KNOW it’s right!