With the election this week, quite a few of you had something to say in the comments section. Join the debates by registering to comment here.
Here are five comments from the week:
Why do some think it’s ok to try to design boundaries to manufacture a gay or hispanic or black candidate, but not ok to do the same for a Democrat or Republican or white candidate? Gerrymandering is evil in ALL forms because it’s subverting the electoral process to foster some political agenda. Districts should be constructed using random models. Yes, they’ll bisect some constituencies, but at least it won’t be politically motivated.
This is why I almost always vote NO on propositions unless there’s no credible opposition at all. They’re almost always poorly thought out with respect to legalities and often end up in court, dragging on and on and sucking more and more resources away that we desperately need for other things. The only winners are lawyers and consultants. DON’T leave crafting of important regulation to your fellow voters. We’re not good at it and we do a crappy job.
Regardless of political views, DeMaio is tireless, relentless and driven. Filner appears almost disengaged, even apathetic at times. I don’t see that changing. I guess we’ll find out at the next debate, won’t we?
The big issue is where the Downtown interests – the backers of Dumanis and Fletcher – do in November. If they back Filner, then the new Republican coalition is toast. The other problem is the long-run. The Downtown establishment won’t disappear, and in the long-run, if the Downtown establishment is split from the Republican Party, then DeMaio has done serious damage to the San Diego County Republican Party.
To Stella — I am a sub for SDUSD and I do see waste and inefficiency. … When your job becomes lock-tight after 2 years, the incentive to improve dwindles. The step increases require nothing and the column increases not much more. The union defends any member regardless of their competency.
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