This week we’ve seen very troubling news reports from Wisconsin indicating that state GOP lawmakers in response to the great performance by Democrats in the recently concluded elections, have literally resorted to subverting democracy by hurriedly enacting legislation that limits the powers of the incoming Democratic Governor and Attorney General.
Think about that folks, Wisconsinites went to the polls in record numbers in November 2018 and overwhelmingly endorsed the Democratic party’s agenda, including electing a Democrat as Governor and immediately thereafter, Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature moved to restrict the powers of the incoming Governor– in essence negating the people’s will.
Because this patently undemocratic and arguably unconstitutional conduct by Republicans in Wisconsin is already the subject of widespread mainstream media coverage, Yours Truly will not bore you by repeating the same arguments already made by the mainstream media but instead stick to what we do best at grassrootsdempolitics.com–naming and shaming the GOP.
Media reports indicate that the Wisconsin Senate voted 17-16 (one Republican siding with Dems) to among other undemocratic things, restrict the powers of the incoming Democratic Governor. Listed above are the said 17 Wisconsin State Senators behind behind this patently undemocratic move. See if you recognize any of these shameful Wisconsin state GOP Senators and spread the word.
Bottom line we cannot allow elected officials, regardless of political party to brazenly subvert the will of the people as they are doing in Wisconsin. Where, as here, the people have clearly spoken(voted for a Democratic Governor) the people’s choice must be allowed to carry out his/her mandate without being hindered by some underhanded lame-duck session shenanigans. Our democracy is too mature for that
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