Republican Midwest Power Grab

Nov 2010
1,268
907
Massachusetts
#11
The will of the people put these people in power, including the current Governor's, and in fact the Legislatures in both WI and MI will remain Republican in the new year. They have the power, they are acting legally (unless there is a particular state constitutional prohibition against). If the respective Governor's sign the bill(s) it becomes law.
The will of the people elected a Democrat governor and AG. I’m pretty sure they don’t want the Republican governor that they voted out of office to limit the powers of the incoming governor and AG.

Why do you always make excuses? Do you have no integrity?
 

Devil505

Former Staff
Jan 2008
66,744
26,452
Florida
#13
Okay, it's not illegal. But it is spitting on the votes of the people for those offices the Dems won. It's more manipulation of the system of law to maintain their own power rather than depending on an electoral majority.
The only reason why many dubious things are not illegal is because the criminals in congress write the laws to protect their fellow criminals.
 

Rasselas

Former Staff
Feb 2010
67,048
42,343
valid location
#16
The will of the voters is exactly why the republicans can do these things. Balance of power.
No, the law allows republicans to do these things, but in doing so they contradict the will of voters, who elected officials to do the very things the GOP legislature and governor now wish to prevent them from doing. "Balance of power" isn't an argument. There is no "balance of power" guaranteed to political parties (or even branches of government). Are you really trying to say that power WASN'T balanced between the executive and the legislative branches before? Why didn't they change the law when Walker was elected then, or at some other time?

No, this is the Wisconsin GOP talking power away from executives who were elected to exercise just that power--and they are doing it only because their political opponents will now get that power. That's thwarting the will of the majority in Wisconsin.
 
Apr 2018
5,893
1,235
oregon
#17
No, the law allows republicans to do these things, but in doing so they contradict the will of voters, .
And the law is made by representatives of the voters. The voters put the repubs in place, therefore their actions are the will of the people. Logic escapes you.
 
Dec 2014
13,618
4,298
The Milky Way
#18
The will of the people elected a Democrat governor and AG. I’m pretty sure they don’t want the Republican governor that they voted out of office to limit the powers of the incoming governor and AG.

Why do you always make excuses? Do you have no integrity?

The curent people in power were also put there by the will of the people. They are exercisng valid power. Integrity has zero to do with those facts.
 
Nov 2010
1,268
907
Massachusetts
#20
The curent people in power were also put there by the will of the people. They are exercisng valid power. Integrity has zero to do with those facts.
Yeah they are still there despite Democrats winning 53% of the vote because Republicans gerrymandered the fuck out of Wisconsin. Just because they CAN do it doesn’t mean they should. This is a blatant power grab that goes against the will of the people. Do you think it’s ok for Republicans to stop Democrats from fulfilling the campaign promises that got them elected?
 

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