Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Republican Power-Grabbers in Wisconsin Take Lessons from Berger/Moore in How To Cure the Voters of Their Democracy
What's going on in Wisconsin today is so outrageous, it's a complete echo of what went on in North Carolina in 2016 in the month following the election of our Governor Roy Cooper while the Berger/Moore duopoly in the NC General Assembly still had Mr. Bobblehead Pat McCrory in office to rubber-stamp their power-grabs.
Wisconsin voters swept Democrats into office in most statewide races -- governor, attorney general, state treasurer, secretary of state, US senator -- but the Republican-dominated state legislature (as in North Carolina) got busy rewriting the rules ahead of the swearing-in of new Democratic Governor Tony Evers.
Hilariously, the Wisconsin Republicans justify their action this way: When we took full control of Wisconsin -- governorship and state lege -- in 2010, we transferred too much power to our new Republican governor, Scott Walker, and we now realize our grievous error. "Maybe we made some mistakes giving too much power to Gov. Walker and I'd be open to looking at that to see if there are areas we should change that," Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told reporters a day after the general election.
Republicans in the Age of Trump -- the only thing that matters is holding power.