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  •  If voters said no but the republicans go ahead (8+ / 0-)

    with the act...

    we didn't give our consent
    it's not consensual...

    it's... that 4 letter r word that Republicans love to use !

    (apologies to victims of said heinous 4 letter word)

    Why hello there reality, how are you doing?

    by Future Gazer on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 09:38:34 AM PST

    •  Real? (3+ / 0-)
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      Because, c'mon, this is nothing like rape.

      If Michigan's elected representatives are not serving the obvious interests of the constituent, they certainly should not be re-elected, and a recall attempt could certainly be made.

      This is like having a bad employee. Termination seems like the best move.

      Obviously you knew that you were way over the top- Hence the apology.

      So why say it at all?

      •  the problem here... (0+ / 0-)

        is that these reps were ousted on Election day so since they don't have another two years to try and force it through painfully, they waited till the lame duck. What you have here is lawmakers that were put out of office forcing through laws that they know the people don't want because they have no responsibility to them and it's a final F you on their way out the door. IMHO, they shouldn't be allowed to put something like this through when they've been soundly defeated and they know they can't get it through after Jan 1.

        •  Actually..... (1+ / 0-)
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          They are still in power next year and the following year. Yes, some of them are going and there aren't quite as many, but they still have a majority in both houses and teh gov is still "the nerd".  Let's face it, after 8 years of a failed Granholm admin and her crappy job as governor, we are happy to put up with it for a better Michigan in the future.

    •  This is what the GOP looks like (7+ / 0-)

      when they say "fuck you" to the people.  

      They're rushing all their ALEC bills through in the lame duck and have already had this paticular piece of crapola defeated at the ballot box.  

      This is who the GOP is and how they operate.  Keep on digging, Republicans.  You'll be in China soon.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 10:49:24 AM PST

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      •  I agree. (3+ / 0-)
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        But laws are not self enforcing.  Prosecutors must bring actions.  A nice round of prosecutorial discretion not bringing actions (for as long as it might take for the new legislature to undo what has just been done) may be just what the doctor ordered to effectuate a little "nullification."

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