DFP Editorial: Silenced voices get even louder over vagina remarks in Michigan
Editorial: Silenced voices get even louder over vagina remarks in Michigan
June 19, 2012 | Comments
Did it never occur to Michigan's Republican legislative leaders that muzzling two Democratic state lawmakers might serve to amplify their voices rather than stifle them?
If not, they surely know better now.
Most Michiganders had never even heard of Rep. Lisa Brown, D-West Bloomfield, or Rep. Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, until last Thursday, when House Floor Leader Jim Stamas, R-Midland, decided to ban both women from speaking on the House floor in retaliation for remarks they made in opposition to anti-abortion legislation.
How spectacularly have Stamas' heavy-handed tactics blown up in his party's face? Let us count the ways: