|Republican Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye|
The GOP State Supreme Court basically told the Republican Party: You made your own mess.
Now you have to live with it.
The GOP somehow manages to screw themselves
The Republican dominated California Supreme Court basically told the state GOP to take a hike. They ruled that State Senate election maps drawn by a citizens commission will be used in this year's elections, despite a pending referendum to overturn them.
The issue came before the High Court after a Republican-backed group, Fairness and Accountability in Redistricting, filed more than 711,000 signatures with county elections offices in a referendum to overturn Senate maps drawn by a 14-member citizens commission.
Idiot GOP officials contend that the citizen's commission (that the GOP demanded be created) has drawn district lines giving Democrats a strong chance of gaining two additional seats in the Senate, enough to gain the two-thirds super-majority needed to raise taxes or fees.
The Head Moron of the California Republican Party is Chairman Tom Del Beccaro. He told The Bee this week: "If the current redistricting lines hold with regard to the Senate, the Republicans are going to have an enormously difficult time staying above the one-third threshold."
Is there anyone home upstairs?
A Parade of Morons - I don't think there is any doubt. The California GOP is run by fucking idiots.
- The GOP fought to take redistricting power away from the legislature.
- Then the party complains they have no say in drawing the district lines because the redistricting power was taken away from the legislature.
County elections offices face a Feb. 24 deadline for certifying FAIR's referendum signatures. Thus far, they have verified 57,761 of 80,127 signatures checked. If the percentage of valid signatures holds steady, 72 percent, the referendum would qualify for the ballot.