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Fri Sep 18, 2015, 02:17 PM

Freep: Courser and Gamrat think their constituents are suckers


by Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press:



Suckers.

Thatís what recently booted state reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat think of the voters they hoodwinked while in office.

It wasnít enough to swindle them once, to get elected and spend the time in office playing house and tilting at ideological windmills that, even if knocked down, wonít improve life for people in central west Michigan or the Thumb.

It wasnít enough to drag the whole state through the sordid spectacle of a prolonged removal process that culminated in a clown-car-style all-night legislative marathon.

Now, they want more. Both have said they intend to file for the special elections that will be held to fill their seats.

Hubris isnít a strong enough word to describe their self-involved pretension. This borders on a disturbing megalomania, the kind of drive to be exalted and recognized that bends the idea of public service into crass public self-gratification. ..........(more)

http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/stephen-henderson/2015/09/18/courser-and-gamrat-think-their-constituents-suckers/72404844/




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Reply Freep: Courser and Gamrat think their constituents are suckers (Original post)
marmar Sep 2015 OP
mikeysnot Sep 2015 #1
JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 2015 #2
Warpy Sep 2015 #3
Demeter Sep 2015 #4
GreenEyedLefty Sep 2015 #5

Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 02:23 PM

1. And the sad part is they will probably

get elected again.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 02:26 PM

2. If their constituents think Courser and Gamrat voted well on issues ...

... then they very well might get their seats back. No need to call them "suckers".

IIRC, it was Democrats who wanted to drag out the process, with a "more thorough" investigative process. In other words, politics as usual.

Democrats should not throw stones on an issue like this. Hubris and megalomania (and a little misbehavior) are not restricted to any one party.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 03:19 PM

3. They know their constituents are suckers

because they voted them in the first time. Courser will likely get back in, boys will be boys. I doubt Gamrat will, it's all her fault for seducing a good man.

Yeah, that's how they think.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 06:01 PM

4. She seems to have the dominant personality, though

 

The legislature is much improved by their removal, it would be a crime if they were returned.

It's not as if there were no other people in the district!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2015, 03:17 PM

5. I think both of them have personality disorders.

Narcissistic personalities.

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