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When will liberals learn that their hyperbolic rants only dilute true atrocities and diminish their own arguments? &mdash; 2 Obvious 4 AOC<br />\n Dear 2 Obvious:<br />\n &nbsp;With liberals, snowflakes, politicians and the talking heads constantly referring to President Trump as Hitler or a fascist, does Ocasio-Cortez honestly expect us to believe she wasn&rsquo;t referring to Nazi death camps?&nbsp; I won&rsquo;t go down the ridiculous path of how well illegal immigrants in our custody are being treated compared to how the Nazi&rsquo;s treated the Jews.<br />\n When the far majority of the world hears the term &ldquo;concentration camps&rdquo; they think of one thing and one thing only &mdash; Nazi death camps. Instead of admitting her rhetoric might have been over the top, AOC doubled down claiming some kind of nuance and attacking her Republican detractors as being ignorant. Yes, that&rsquo;s the sound of a mature statesman.</p>\n<p> DEAR MARK:<br />\n I know liberals are long on idiotic ideas and short on common sense solutions, but the recent House vote to allow men &ldquo;identifying&rdquo; as women to participate in girls&rsquo; sports is the most ludicrous idea I&rsquo;ve ever heard coming from the left. (There&rsquo;s a lot of competition for the top spot.) Although I shouldn&rsquo;t be, I&rsquo;m flabbergasted at how blind liberals are to reality. How can they actually believe this is fair or makes any sense whatsoever? &mdash; Pat in Pennsylvania<br />\n Dear Pat:<br />\n Because they are Democrats and if they believe hard enough and have enough votes then it must be so. From a political standpoint they just shot themselves in both feet with an AR-15 as Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat controlled House just did a disservice to their comrades running for president. If the debate moderators are as nonbiased as they say, then an obvious question to ask is where the candidates fall on men competing head to head with women.Just imagine how uncomfortable the candidates will look trying to decide between reality and pandering to the LGBTQ voters.<br />\n Libs will short circuit on this thought, but take Bruce Jenner, for example. Would it have been fair if he ... uh ... she competed as a woman during the 1976 Olympics? Of course not, and also that commemorative Wheaties box sure would look different.<br />\n An even better thought, I suggest all the candidates arm-wrestle to determine the Democrat&rsquo;s nominee and then watch all the women and Beto howl about how unfair that contest would be.</p>\n<p> DEAR MARK:<br />\n Gerrymander-Schmerrymander, does anyone remember the acerbic Rep. Gutierrez (D) and the Illinois 4th Congressional District, affectionately known as the &ldquo;earmuffs?&rdquo; His district was created specifically for Latinos (by a federal court, no less), and it is possibly the most convoluted congressional district in the entire country, of either party.<br />\n Decisions like the one handed down today by the Supreme Court have such an impact on election results, and therefore congressional control, that we should all be wary of their strict neutrality. &mdash; I&rsquo;m not Gerry!<br />\n Dear Not Gerry:<br />\n The recent Supreme Court decision was more of a setback than a defeat for those seeking more fairly drawn congressional districts. The Supremes sent the case back down to the lower courts because the state legislators who filed the case could not show how they were harmed. Yes, I know it&rsquo;s weird that something so blatantly unconstitutional cannot be filed by an active legislator. We saw something similar in the state cases against Obamacare.<br />\n Gerrymandering has been going on since just about the first day of our founding and the nefarious intent seems so obvious yet sadly continues with little interest from the public. You mentioned the Chicago area district shaped like earmuffs, but there&rsquo;s one in Pennsylvania known as the &ldquo;Goofy kicking Donald Duck&rdquo; district. There&rsquo;s no truth that Nancy Pelosi&rsquo;s district is shaped like Goofy.<br />\n My solution is simple; slap a piece of graph paper over the map of the United States and draw the districts. Wow no expensive multi-year studies, something completely foreign to legislators.</p>\n<p> &nbsp;Email your questions to <a href=\"mailto:marklevy92@aol.com\">marklevy92@aol.com</a>.</p>\n', created = 1576418092, expire = 1576504492, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:f2bfe7720230019bf2fd3a670e701280' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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AOC’s ‘camps,’ men competing with women, gerrymandering

DEAR MARK: June 21, 2019

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