More Republicans do gerrymanders mainly because they had more trifectas after 2010 and 2020. Although the first one to try it is Oregon. As I said, I don't blame them. It will be done to them in other states and the Democrats will do gerrymandering in a few more. But this tit for tat doesn't make it right.

Historically, 1960, 70, 80 and 90 were good years for Democratic Party gerrymandering. Mainly because they controlled more states and could. the GOP began to control more states, having the trifectas in 2000, 10 and this year. So I expect no change in those who can, will. That's being realistic or is it being cynical?

I distrust and dislike both major parties. I'll not defend or support either one. Not as a party, on certain issues yes, on others I'll oppose, but I won't walk lockstep with either one like some mindless robot.

But when one party or the other jumps all over the other party for doing something, when I can point out they do the same, I get a kick out of that. For 10 years all I heard was about the GOP gerrymandering Texas, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. But not a peep about the Democrats doing the same for Illinois and New York. Yeah, realist or cynic, either one will do.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.