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First Wisconsin did it. Now Republicans in Michigan move to strip Democrats' power.


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#1 AnBr

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:01 PM

https://www.nbcnews....mocrats-n944496
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:40 PM

Wisconsin and Michigan power grabs: I guess the real issue is can they do that under the relevant constitutions and, if so, is there really a beef? Another question is why are the legislatures of those states so totally opposed to the executive offices? Is there something wrong with their voters?

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:44 PM

 JackD, on 05 December 2018 - 10:40 PM, said:

Is there something wrong with their voters?

They voted for people of the wrong party.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:31 AM

Weren't NC Repugs also trying this after their last Gov candidate lost?
"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:48 PM

 AnBr, on 06 December 2018 - 10:31 AM, said:

Weren't NC Repugs also trying this after their last Gov candidate lost?
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