The recent trial in Tallahassee regarding redistricting has been widely covered. The obviousness of the redistricting charade needs no further comment. But, what is it about the arrogance of it all that seems to be a new low? We watched the televised phony public comment tour. We saw the orchestrated parade of commenters who were made to look like interested citizens concerned about their government. No doubt there were a few who were honestly offering independent opinions though little did they know the entire affair was being overtly corrupted by the Republican Party both in Florida and nationally.
We have long passed the point where individual shame is a consequence of exposed corruption. As long as a politician claims family values, personal accountability and opposes abortion the Republicans believe they can steal the kitchen sink and nothing will happen to them.
You know what?
They are right.