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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:49 AM

Rachel Maddow Eviscerates Michigan Republicans for Circumventing Democracy



VIDEO here: http://www.politicususa.com/rachel-maddow-eviscerates-michigan-republicans-for-circumventing-democracy/


p.s. I hope that everyone who might have missed this segment on Rachel's show Thursday night will take the time to watch it.

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Reply Rachel Maddow Eviscerates Michigan Republicans for Circumventing Democracy (Original post)
Tx4obama Apr 2012 OP
fishwax Apr 2012 #1
caveat_imperator Apr 2012 #2
tabatha Apr 2012 #3
Firebrand Gary Apr 2012 #4
exboyfil Apr 2012 #5
DearAbby Apr 2012 #6
Firebrand Gary Apr 2012 #7
d_r Apr 2012 #8
geefloyd46 Apr 2012 #9
avebury Apr 2012 #10
HopeHoops Apr 2012 #11

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:58 AM

1. watching it now on the replay -- good report

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:19 AM

2. Those rethug legislators are committing treason against the people and laws of Michigan.

When they are eventually removed from power, any law passed by them should be expunged immediately.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:26 AM

3. This is really frightening.

They are going the way of ME despots, whom they clamor to chastise.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:29 AM

4. How this is not a story at the top of every paper, is SHOCKING!

Lets hope MSNBC and Current air the shit out of this! This story has legs and they are long.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:37 AM

5. Detroit Free Press story says that this has been

standard operating procedure for the legislature for some time including when the Democrats controlled the Legislature. Anyone know if this is true?

http://www.freep.com/article/20120405/NEWS15/120405012/Michigan-House-Republicans-immediate-effect-appeals-court

Over the years, as majority control shifted back and forth, both political parties in the state House have ordered immediate effect for legislation without recording a roll call vote. Because immediate effect requires a two-thirds vote majority the practice has often frustrated efforts by the minority party to slow down legislation they oppose.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:27 AM

6. It really doesn't matter

even if both parties were doing this, this is clearly a violation of the constitution...this effects us all..its Gut check time. Two massive stories...the Torture documents, and this...what are we going to do America? It's GUT CHECK TIME.

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Response to DearAbby (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:59 AM

7. I totally agree with you.

It's a violation of the constitution plain and simple.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:37 AM

8. wow this is a big deal

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:43 AM

9. The Nazis had the decency to just lock up their competition

They locked up the communists and this is how they got Hitler for life. Wake up America.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:55 AM

10. It becomes a big deal when one side uses violates the state constitution for the express

purpose of passing laws that strip local communities of their elected government while allowing the Governor to appoint an "Emergency Manager" to rule over the new fiefdom. Talk about a whole new form of political payback. And to pass a law to make it more difficult for laws to be repelled by the will of the citizens is reprehensible. Citizen initiated petitions is the one act that allows the people to effect government when faced with a legislature unwilling to listen to the people.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:18 AM

11. K&R - as usual, Rachel gets it completely right and is dead-center on target.

 

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