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Old 07-31-2019, 08:00 PM
 
Location: WI/MN resident
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First, the WI GOP limited Gov. Tony Evers' power to remove WI from the Affordable Care Act BEFORE he was even sworn in thanks to the highly partisan State Supreme Court.

Now they want to limit his veto powers after he signed a bill increasing funding for public education. Why does the gerrymandered GOP State Legislature suddenly want to curb the governor's veto powers when a Democrat gets elected? WI has a highly partisan conservative State Supreme Court, which is very corrupt. I believe their attempted power grab will be successful FOR THIS VERY REASON!

What are your thoughts? Why do they think they're smarter than us voters? I don’t even know why Evers would want to run for a second term after this. I would just go for Senate in 2022 instead since being a Democratic Governor of Wisconsin is pointless. This state has been hijacked by right-wing special interest groups since 2010. Very sad. I'm registered to vote in WI instead of MN solely because I feel sorry for this state.

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/05/67368...ratic-governor
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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It all goes back to gerrymandering. The state assembly composing of 63 GOP seats to 36 for Dems despite Dems receiving 54% of the statewide vote.

Conservatives aren't interested in a representative democracy. They're interested in power.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:27 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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It all goes back to gerrymandering. The state assembly composing of 63 GOP seats to 36 for Dems despite Dems receiving 54% of the statewide vote.

Conservatives aren't interested in a representative democracy. They're interested in power.
You mean like the Democrats are doing to the Trump administration?
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:46 PM
 
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It all goes back to gerrymandering. The state assembly composing of 63 GOP seats to 36 for Dems despite Dems receiving 54% of the statewide vote.

Conservatives aren't interested in a representative democracy. They're interested in power.
Yes, the WI GOP has become a blight upon the reputation of the state, which used to be quite good. Evers winning the governorship , and Baldwin keeping her Senate seat ( easily) does give one some hope, but the state supreme court is hopelessly corrupt, and the GOP house/senate leadership is obstructionist, at the highest level..
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Old 08-01-2019, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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You mean like the Democrats are doing to the Trump administration?
I'm intrigued. How are the Dems doing anything remotely similar to the Trump administration? If anything our perfectly legal electoral system is an example of power given to the party with less votes but it wasn't the Dems.
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Old 08-01-2019, 03:21 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'm intrigued. How are the Dems doing anything remotely similar to the Trump administration? If anything our perfectly legal electoral system is an example of power given to the party with less votes but it wasn't the Dems.
Have you been asleep the past three years? The Democrats have done everything imaginable to obstruct and resist Trump. From vote recounts, cabinet nominations, wall funding, healthcare reform, tax reform, government shutdown, supreme court nominations, Russian hoax, to list a few. It's so numerous no one can possibly keep track it all. As for the electoral, yes the Democrats have tried to change/eliminate that too. Now they are resorting to not allowing Trump on their states's ballots for 2020.

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Old 08-01-2019, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Moving?!
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https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/mis...government.pdf
"The executive branch’s core powers are to execute and administer laws, programs, and policies created by the Legislature."
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:10 PM
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Location: Up North
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It all goes back to gerrymandering. The state assembly composing of 63 GOP seats to 36 for Dems despite Dems receiving 54% of the statewide vote.

Conservatives aren't interested in a representative democracy. They're interested in power.
The dems do the same kind of things. Not sure what the point is in picking sides.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:56 PM
 
Location: WI/MN resident
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The dems do the same kind of things. Not sure what the point is in picking sides.
Ugh. This again? Does this excuse the behavior exhibited by the WI GOP? Nobody is picking sides.

Also, now the WI GOP is suing Attorney General Josh Kaul for not following the lame-duck laws. Have these people nothing else to do than file lawsuits that waste taxpayer money? Do something about funding our schools, fixing our roads and infrastructure, and expanding healthcare. The budget they passed doesn't do it.

https://madison.com/news/local/govt-..._medium=social

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Old 08-02-2019, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Politics is war. Both sides fight for their agenda.
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