Republicans are gearing up for our next big battle: redistricting. For our part, the National Republican Redistricting Trust works with all the other party committees to fight for constitutional, clean, commonsense redistricting for all Americans. Barack Obama and Eric Holder, on the other hand, are fighting to put the redistricting process in the hands of unelected judges through constitutionally dubious litigation and purely partisan redistricting scams.
According to their own tax filing, the Democrats’ only mission is to “favorably position Democrats for redistricting” — they’re not “fighting gerrymandering” as they claim. In fact, Obama drew his own district when he was in the Illinois Senate and used that district to propel himself to the White House. He’s the only president in the last 40 years to gerrymander his way to the presidency.
America’s only modern gerrymanderer in chief is now trying to convince the American people that he’s against his own redistricting practices. As Joe Biden would say, “that’s a bunch of malarkey.”
The Democrats have deployed their three-part strategy in the following ways:
First, they’re going to sue until it’s blue. They will continue their work over the past decade to stack the deck against us through calculated, targeted litigation and constitutionally dubious redistricting reforms. Democrats are sitting back counting the cash they plan to use on their trial lawyers to fund their strategy of endless litigation. Win or lose they are happy to spend their money on lawyers to put Republicans on defense, whether they have a real case or not.
Second, Democrats want to empower friendly judges and bureaucrats. They seek to put the responsibility of redistricting in the hands of unaccountable bureaucrats and judges. Their strategy makes sense. If you can’t win the right to control redistricting through elections, why not try to take the power away and give it to your pals and allies?
Third, Democrats want to amend the Constitution through litigation and ballot measures. They are more interested in winning the battle of the courtroom in front of friendly judges than winning the battle of ideas before the voters. They know they’d never get enough support from the Congress or the states, so they turn to the courts to try to change the rules. We should all agree that preserving the rule of law is far more important than enabling Democrats’ redistricting power grab.
But Republicans are going on offense, because the stakes couldn’t be higher. And when it comes to a battle of ideas, Republicans will win because Democrats are pushing failed agendas that have been endorsed by socialists like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Democrats are now pushing their radical left-wing agenda through the legislatures across the country thanks to their well-funded litigation strategy. Restrictive gun laws, removal of school choice, attacks on religious freedoms, infringement on freedom of speech and extreme pro-abortion policies can only be prevented if Republicans win.
We can beat them at their own game — with a better team of committees, better data, a more focused litigation strategy and a clear and consistent message because the next decade of conservative policymaking is at stake. Republicans must rise up and be ready for this next big battle.
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Scott Walker, a Republican, is a former governor of Wisconsin. He wrote this for InsideSources.com.
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