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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:09 PM

Oregon GOP launches effort to recall Democratic Gov. Kate Brown

Source: The Oregonian

The chairman of the Oregon Republican Party on Monday filed paperwork to launch a recall against Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, citing some of the laws Democrats passed in the 2019 legislative session.

Chairman Bill Currier also pointed to Brown’s announcement the day after lawmakers went home last month that if necessary, she would use her executive powers to implement climate change policies similar to the plan defeated in Salem this year. In a move that attracted international attention and rallied conservatives in Oregon, Senate Republicans boycotted the Capitol for more than a week in June to prevent Democrats from voting on the carbon capping bill. Democrats ultimately conceded they lacked the votes to pass the bill.

“(Brown) has threatened to usurp legislative power with executive orders to implement her failed legislation, deciding single-handedly what is best for Oregon,” Currier wrote on the petition, on which he used his official GOP email address. “This is not the Oregon way.”

Monday was the first day opponents could file petitions to recall Brown, who has now served six months of her second term after winning reelection in November. Organizers now have 90 days to gather 280,050 valid signatures from voters, according to the Secretary of State’s office. That’s a high bar: it’s not unusual for campaigns to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars collecting signatures to qualify initiatives for the ballot, even though recent initiatives have needed just over 100,000 signatures to qualify.

Read more: https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/07/oregon-gop-launches-effort-to-recall-democratic-gov-kate-brown.html



See the Wikipedia article about political party strength in Oregon. Republicans have lost every Oregon governor election since...1986! Even in the year of the national "Republican Revolution" in 1994, Republicans could only flip the state Senate and thus a legislative majority.

Washington and Oregon are the two Western States that last had Republican governors during the Reagan years.

This is the result of 30+ years of failing to recruit a candidate who can win in a regular election cycle.

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Reply Oregon GOP launches effort to recall Democratic Gov. Kate Brown (Original post)
alp227 Jul 15 OP
Hulk Jul 15 #1
trueblue2007 Jul 15 #9
Eugene Jul 15 #13
msongs Jul 15 #2
SunSeeker Jul 15 #4
LovingA2andMI Jul 15 #12
sinkingfeeling Jul 15 #3
Perseus Jul 16 #20
Applegate Jul 15 #5
EveHammond13 Jul 15 #6
durablend Jul 15 #7
ZZenith Jul 16 #17
BlueIdaho Jul 15 #8
Thekaspervote Jul 15 #10
machoneman Jul 15 #14
alp227 Jul 16 #19
BlueIdaho Jul 16 #22
Dawson Leery Jul 15 #11
Astraea Jul 15 #15
jmowreader Jul 15 #16
rpannier Jul 16 #18
Firestorm49 Jul 16 #21
Bayard Jul 16 #23
JLSS Jul 16 #24

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:12 PM

1. ....to implement her failed legislation, deciding single-handedly what is best for Oregon".... BS

Those cowards ran out of state to prevent the legislature from voting on the measures. If this is how they want to play....dirty...then two can tango. I'm all for her using whatever legal power she might have. These sons a bitches need to be run out of the state. Unfortunately, Oregon has a LOT or rural area, hence a lot of trumpinistas. Cities are great, rural is beautiful, but loaded with idiots.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:04 PM

9. 3 "recommendations" ?? Why would ANYONE, Democrat here want to Recall Oregon Democrat Governor

THIS IS PURE CRAP !!!!!!

Signed,
Trueblue ...... OREGONIAN FOR MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY YEARS !

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:38 PM

13. Rec'd for importance, not approval.

This kind of GOP bulls**t is too dangerous to ignore.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:18 PM

2. dems can learn a lesson from this nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:38 PM

4. Right?

No hand-wringing over how "moderates" might react. Just do it. Start a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:27 PM

3. See, this is why Democrats are considered wimps by voters. They

refuse to attempt to oust even the real criminals.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 07:50 AM

20. Correct...Repubs want to take out a Dem for passing GOOD lagislation

And Pelosi doesn't want to impeach the creature for all the damage and corruption of which there is so much proof. It doesn't make sense, when will Democrats learn that you have to be tough with bullies?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:51 PM

5. Fat chance.

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 09:01 PM

6. these shit for brains asshole Nazis are completely out of control

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 09:11 PM

7. Because they know

We're not going to do anything to stop them

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Response to durablend (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:47 AM

17. The hell you say.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 09:30 PM

8. The Oregon GOP leadership

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Is a stunningly bizarre bunch of whack noodles... I hope the spend the entire party budget on this bullshit drive and the court case it will trigger. It’s time to destroy the few “sagebrush rebellion” mouth breathers left in the armpit of The West - central Oregon.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:05 PM

10. Like your analogy!! Maybe we could spread that across the country

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:57 PM

14. Yes, let them spend all their campaign loot in a failed effort. This they have done before btw.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 02:56 AM

19. You can tell how messed up that party is...

when ART ROBINSON had led that party from 2013-15. Read these articles to see all the junk science and wacko ideas this guy promotes.

https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2013/08/13/a-missed-introduction-to-oregons-extreme-new-re/195370

https://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/2013/09/from_cave_junction_ranch_and_l.html

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-grandfather-of-alt-science/

No wonder that party has been essentially irrelevant in Oregon since the '80s. The party went downhill from Mark Hatfield to Art Robinson, and wannabe LARP militias cheering on absentee state senators (and even one who threatened a cop) and holding federal wildlife refugees hostage.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 10:35 AM

22. That's exactly what I was thinking about...

If the Oregon GOP leadership is that bonkers it’s no wonder they are nothing more than a nuisance.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:11 PM

11. Will they succeed?

The Democrats need to toughen up and start turning the screws on these Fascists.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:59 PM

15. can't win an election so have to resort

to bullshit recall effort

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 11:12 PM

16. Would it be possible to decertify the Oregon Republican Party in retaliation?

Something needs to be done here that's so brutal, the GOP never dreams of doing something this stupid again.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 02:15 AM

18. 280,000 valid signatures needed, 3 months to do it in

Better get on that horse Hoss.
The clock is running

There is a second recall petition being started as well, but it looks like it will never get the okay. The guy who filed it is using a UPS box as his address.
His recall is about the state not fixing homelessness

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 10:35 AM

21. Well, well, well. A party us taking action on something they view as necessary.

While we twiddle our thumbs playing nice. They don’t hesitate.

We need to expose this fraud of a president out in the open each and every day. Impeach now or a few months before the election? Start causing concern now!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 11:46 AM

23. "threatened to usurp legislative power with executive orders to implement her failed legislation"

"deciding single-handedly what is best". Hmmm...... where have I heard that before?

Obviously, voters in OR like Gov. Brown to elect her twice. 'Thuglicans just want to keep denying climate change.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 02:23 PM

24. I am in OREGON - She is SAFE

I have lived in Oregon for 25 years. Governor Brown is an excellent governor but the GOP wants control of this state badly. NOT. GOING. TO. HAPPEN. We have been a blue state forever.

The GOP here is really underhanded and liars. Dirty politics is their daily goal. Bring it. We're ready!

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