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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:08 PM

Michigan Is The Model For The Rest Of The States And Congress

Michigan is the model for the rest of the country. The Democrats always seem to want bipartisanship but they forget that they were essentially locked out of the Capitol when the GOP was in charge. They were meeting in the parking lot. The GOP plan for Congress will be to tell Democrats not even to show up. Their votes will be ignore. The Senate leader and House Speaker will run it like Michigan.

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Reply Michigan Is The Model For The Rest Of The States And Congress (Original post)
TheMastersNemesis Apr 2012 OP
southernyankeebelle Apr 2012 #1
Spazito Apr 2012 #2
CrispyQ Apr 2012 #4
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #3
jwirr Apr 2012 #9
DearAbby Apr 2012 #5
malthaussen Apr 2012 #6
DearAbby Apr 2012 #7
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #12
MichiganVote Apr 2012 #8
DearAbby Apr 2012 #10
MichiganVote Apr 2012 #15
malthaussen Apr 2012 #11
DearAbby Apr 2012 #13
MichiganVote Apr 2012 #16
MichiganVote Apr 2012 #14
erinlough Apr 2012 #17
MichiganVote Apr 2012 #18
blue_onyx Apr 2012 #19
lonestarnot Apr 2012 #20

Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:11 PM

1. OMG did anyone see Rachael Maddow's show last night about this very thing? Go

 

over to her website and watch the clip. It is scary and I honestly don't understand even how republicans and indenpents can even think this is ok.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:13 PM

2. It certainly looks that way to me...

Just to add to your OP, here is the link to Rachel Maddow's excellent report on the unconstitutional actions of the repub Congress:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc_tv-rachel_maddow_show/#46973330

Definitely a MUST SEE video, imo.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:35 PM

4. It's 16:24 long.

Just when you think it can't get worse, at about 12 minutes into it your jaw will hit the floor.


Definitely a MUST SEE video!

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:15 PM

3. 'xactly. It seems people do not realize

The GOP crossed into fascism twenty years ago.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:32 PM

9. I remember old ronny visiting the grave of his favorite Nazi when he went to Germany. Right about

then is when the gop changed into what they are today.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:53 PM

5. Why isn't the DOJ involved in this?

This could create a constitutional crisis. Can the Justice Dept or any other federal agency do anything...since it is legislative branch of government? Nothing like this has ever happened in our history, where the legislative branch of the government has gone rogue. What would be the check and balance?

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Response to DearAbby (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:55 PM

6. If you listen to Ms Maddow's report

you will find that the Michigan courts have already issued an injunction, and that the Michigan assembly has rejected it on the grounds of separation of powers.

This is a constitutional crisis, no "could" about it.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:27 PM

7. GOP is claiming the Judicial can not issue an injunction

Poor choice of words, it sure is a "Constitutional crisis"

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Response to DearAbby (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:37 PM

12. And expect it to get worst.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:30 PM

8. I have a hard time understanding why this only has 9 rec's

For those of us who live in Michigan--we keep telling you and telling you, beware. Michigan should be the bellringer for citizens throughout the country.

Guess you'll have to see it to believe it when this crap hits your state.

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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:33 PM

10. Is there a way voters can join the suit?

would that help?

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Response to DearAbby (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:22 PM

15. Actually, that is another source of consternation to me.

Where or by whom a legal case can/should be made and when it will occur. If anything that is as big an issue as the Fascist Emergency Manager law.

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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:37 PM

11. I am too, and I don't live in Michigan

Could it be the subject is too complicated to produce the necessary outrage? It never ceases to amaze me how so many important subjects get virtually ignored at DU, while the latest horror story produces hundreds of replies.

I guess it's a corollary of "If it bleeds, it leads," to whit: "If it don't bleed, there's no need."

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:39 PM

13. I have been blasting this on twitter and facebook

I explained it to my husband, then neighbors...dragging them in to see the video...Rachel laid it out clear. She is right, this needs a flashing red light.

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Response to DearAbby (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:23 PM

16. Thanks. This is dangerous to democracy.

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:20 PM

14. Agree. But one wonders what part of your vote is -out- in Michigan they don't get.

After all the bellyaching about the 2000 election, you'd think more people would express outrage. Well, they will do this elsewhere, no doubt about it.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:20 PM

17. I am in Michigan, and I am scared.

I have been scared every day since the GOP has taken power. I have written to my Representatives, both GOP, until they began writing me personal responses. They say they are trying to "save" Michigan. I will tell you, I feel like we have been taken over by the mob, or a gang and there is nothing we can do. Being a teacher my retirement is on the line, I may be forced to resign this year or face losing my benefits, and there is nothing we seem to be able to do to stop them. I believe with all my heart that this group is in Michigan to destroy it and take everything they can get from it and then they will leave us with nothing. I am very concerned for my State. When you breath a sign of relief every time they recess for a vacation you know it is dangerous.

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Response to erinlough (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:02 PM

18. +1 Right there with ya'.

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Response to erinlough (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:25 PM

19. I know!

The more time congress is on vacation, the better. I really hope the Dems can win the House and Supreme Court in the fall. This nonsense has to stop.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:32 PM

20. And Dennis HasTurd (will travel) will suggest to one of his pals (personal ass lickers) to have

them meet in the damn basement again.

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