After Wisconsin Voters Revolt Against GOP Lawmakers, GOP Lawmakers Approve Amendment

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by MadeTheSwitch, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2009
    So now that the Scott Walker recall is in full swing, the Wisconsin GOP wants to shut the door and make future recalls harder huh? Interesting.

    I find it more then ironic that conservatives say "let the people have their say on gay marriage", but when it comes to other issues, especially feathering their own nest, they put as many roadblocks as they can to upsetting their applecart. So much for the "will of the people"!! :rolleyes:

    I guess to some in the GOP "the will of the people" isn't always convenient.
  2. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    This is an incredibly transparent move. I'll be surprised if they get away with it.
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    "Let the people have their say, unless of course we disagree with it."
  4. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
    Wisconsin has become a very repressive state. There's no ballot initiative, for example, to allow voters to do what we did in Ohio, which was to overturn the governor's anti-union legislation. And now their statehouse wants to make it harder to launch recalls? That takes some stones, man...and that is not a compliment.
  5. Happybunny macrumors 68000

    Sep 9, 2010
    Did you honestly expect any other behavior from these politicians. :confused:
  6. MadeTheSwitch thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2009
    Sadly, no. But it is interesting to see how blatant they have become about it. They don't even try to hide their disdain for the voter anymore. We'll see how well this attitude serves them in future elections. I'm sure they'd all like to "elect" themselves kings and queens and never ever get voted out of office. Perhaps they'll take a stab at that idea too while they are at it.
  7. likemyorbs macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2008
    They know they've already lost 2012, they're just grasping at straws at this point. This is great though, the democrats don't even have to try!
  8. niuniu macrumors 68020


    Mar 29, 2009
    A man of the people. The right sort of people.
    One of the GOP campaign managers (a guy that runs those dodgy ads) was on our (UK) news for an interview. He was disputing our reporting of the US election polls - he says that the most recent polls by Gallup, and another one actually show that Republicans are in the lead :eek:

    Sincerely hope that isn't the case..
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    It's not.
  10. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    Fortunately, amending the Wisconsin state constitution is a laborious process. The proposed amendment must pass two consecutive legislative sessions (as separated by a general election), severed (split into discrete components) and voted on by the people of the state. This does have a martini's chance upon the Phlegethon, but not much better than that.
  11. thefnshow macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2007
    the wisconsin democrats that ran away to illinois to avoid a vote tried when they came back to put something into law stating that you can't run away like they did...didn't hear you guys crying about that
  12. bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    Which that has nothing to do with trying to pass legislation to prevent any sort of impeachment or recall of an elected official. Your comment is seriously grasping at straws to deflect the original problem: the government in power in Wisconsin wants to prevent the people from recalling them regardless of their actions. That is not a representative democracy in this or any other state.

    Stick to the issue.

  13. Thomas Veil, Mar 13, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2012

    Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
    Even if it isn't, the idea that the Republicans could even be close doesn't speak well about the judgment of our electorate.



    Looks like the people of Wisconsin are not yet done fighting off Walker & Co.


    From this article. Click photo to embiggen.
  14. MadeTheSwitch thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2009
    Awesome to see that. Glad they are continuing to stick up for themselves.

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