OK, I admit, I don't read the newspaper. I pay more attention to national and world news and get that from TV and the internet. I've learned my lesson. I had heard something not long ago about redistricting but paid no attention. So yesterday I head for the polls to not only help give Obama the boot, but also my very liberal congresswoman, Betty Sutton. Surprise surprise, she and her opponent weren't even on the ballot. No, now it seems I have a different congresswoman from Cleveland (about 45 miles away). Now, 45 miles may not seem like a great distance to many of you but here in NE Ohio it might as well be another world. What goes on in Cleveland generally has little to do with Akron. So now I have this representative whom I've never heard of before. A liberal democrat, who was on the ballet, but running unopposed. The strategy of this redistricting is unmistakable. Shuffle things around prior to an election to prevent constituents in a new district from finding a suitable opponent for an incumbent. This is just another example of how conservatives are being disenfranchised across the country. The democrat politicians are making up the rules as they go and the republicans are catering to them or caving in to their proposals as a bargaining chip in some other deal. I know the word "disenfranchised" is only politically correct when discussing some perceived injury to a minority; well, those of us who are conservative ARE a minority. We have lost control of the republic and I seriously doubt we will ever get it back. Just my opinion.