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Sun Dec 2, 2018, 01:26 PM

Wisconites...can you proof this for me?

RE: WISCONSINíS LAME DUCK COUP Dí ETAT

Iím sure all my Wisconsin friends, both Republican and Democratic, have heard the details of the proposed lame duck session on Tuesday of next week when the Republican Party Controlled State Legislature will try (and probably successfully) undermine the will of the voters in last Novemberís mid-term elections.

True, thanks to court-challenged and yet to be resolved gerrymandering, Republicans maintained their majority in both houses of the legislature. But it is equally true that they did so on the basis of promises that they agreed with the stated desire of the public that health care exclusion of pre-existing conditions were NOT what they wanted and yet, Fitzgerald and Voss are proposing legislation to prevent the newly elected Attorney General from withdrawing from a law suit that would allow insurance companies to carry on with this practice. Many Republicans ran under the ďcoverĒ of saying they were in favor of prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions and now they are proving that their support was just another cheap campaign ploy. They are showing their hypocrisy.

The same hypocrisy holds true for the effort to be taken up in the Lame Duck Session on early voting. Republicans claim loudly and boldly to support voting integrity and yet they will try to limit access to the ballot box by limiting the time in which Wisconsin residents can cast their vote early.

The people of Wisconsin voted decisively that new leadership in Wisconsinís state-wide offices was wanted. This Executive Branch experienced a near-total house cleaning to provide new leadership to the State of Wisconsin and again, in a naked and crass power grab, the Republic-controlled legislature seeks to thwart the will of the voters.

To place a fig leaf over their naked aggression Republicans are using two arguments.

The first is simply that the electors put them back in office; they have the votes, so they can do anything they want. Not true. The people of Wisconsin voted for those state wide offices on the basis of issues and as stated above they spoke loudly and clearly about where they stand on those issues. And, as also stated above, many Republicans running for re-election AGREED with the same issues upon which the Governor and the other members of the executive branch were elected. The actions of the Republican legislature not only reveals the hypocrisy of the those Republicans who were re-elected, but also raises a proverbial middle finger to the will of the voters who entrusted them to carry out their promises.

The other argument I hear from the Republican rank-and-file is ďthis isnít a democracy, itís a Republic and you (insert your choice: liberals, libtards, snowflakes) donít understand this.Ē On the contrary my friends it is you who do not understand that we are a democratic republic. We elect our members of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government to reflect our will as we have the opportunity to express it.

Without much hope that any of these words will have influence with my Republican friends, I respectfully ask you to reject the proposals put forth in the Lame Duck Session and serve the people of Wisconsin as statesmen with an eye toward respecting the institutions of our State of Wisconsin as opposed to power-hungry politicians.

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Response to ewagner (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 01:35 PM

1. I'm not from Wisconsin, but this article does discuss some of the topics you mentioned.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 01:49 PM

2. My purpose...I think..

Is to send this as an email to a number of politicians (Republican) who I think might be susceptible to persuasion because they are either lame ducks or Republicans that I have a long-established relationship with (but estranged since Walker's ascension)

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Response to ewagner (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 01:53 PM

3. Ahh, okay.

I doubt that any of those politicians would be persuaded by a DWT piece. I wish you luck with your efforts to persuade those legislators not to act rashly. I would also remind those politicians that the GOP may not remain in power forever.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 02:16 PM

4. ...remind those politicians that the GOP may not remain in power forever.

that's a point I missed...thanks

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Response to ewagner (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 02:35 PM

5. Evers will be in charge when the next census calls for redistricting.

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Response to ewagner (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 08:23 PM

6. What Is Wrong With This State??

The Gerrymander really affect this state like the Re-thugs wanted. It will takes years before those who are asleep will see what the "R" people are doing. I think this is because the vast majority of voting "R" people are uneducated. These people were "breed" to vote "R" and there is no changing evolution.....I am glad there are coastal areas which are BLUE and some purple areas which show hope.....

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