DeLay: Too Many Voters Ruins the Senate

In his Monday column, Paul Krugman argues that today’s Republican Party is dedicated to a strategy of disenfranchising poor voters in order to protect the gains of the ultra-wealthy.

Wonder what Krugman would make of this plank contained in Tom DeLay’s political manifesto: “Senators should again be elected by state legislatures, as they were until 1913.”

During his book-tour stop at the Forward, DeLay elaborated….

DeLay insisted that this was no pie-in-the-sky idea to help pad his book. “I’m going to advocate this is,” he said. “This is a wonderful opportunity as the conservative movement is regrouping and I’m going to lay it out there and see if it sticks.”

All of which begs the question: If half the Texas legislature holes up on the other side of the border, do they get to pick a senator in Texas or Oklahoma? “You don’t get a senator.”

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