Originally Posted by pondering_it_all
Yes, Democrats do it. Considering that Republicans do it a LOT more, they would be stupid not to in the few states where they can. It would be far better if all states went to non-partisan commissions to draw minimally-convoluted districts. There are some very good computer programs that do this, while still respecting communities, etc. Ideally, every state would have a party split of representatives that reflected the voter split.

This is old, but still pretty nice: Busting the both sides do it myth
There's an old truism in management (and certainly held true in the military) that 20% of the personnel create 80% of the problems, and vice versa. That's about where I think the GOP/Dem divide is - although it may be low - that about 20% of the problems are created by Dems, but the GOP is responsible for 80% of the nation's woes.

A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich