Redistricting: Tired of business-as-usual politics

October 21, 2011

Four years ago, Barack Obama was elected president because Americans wanted a change from business-as-usual politics. Two years ago, the Republicans were swept into power in the U.S. House of Representatives in part because business-as-usual was continuing under the new president.

Now we have the Occupy Wall Street protests on the left and the tea party on the right, both crying for a change from business-as-usual politics. But Maryland politicians still haven't gotten the message.

The governor's redistricting plan is a snake pit of gerrymandering intended to ensure incumbent Democrats keep their jobs and maybe even pick up another Congressional seat.

When are Maryland politicians going to learn that we're tired of business-as-usual politics? In the next election, I'm going to vote for candidates who are more interested in doing their jobs than in keeping their jobs.

Julian A Levy Jr., Columbia

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