​Michigan Republicans Go to Crazyland in Order to Get Their Way

April 28, 2012 at 12:01 PM Leave a comment

What conclusion can be drawn from this other than Republicans just don’t care how absurd or foolish or crazy they look and/or act in order to get what they want:

Opponents of Michigan’s emergency manager law who had gathered more than enough petitions to put the law on the November ballot were told yesterday [Thursday] that it wouldn’t happen because

get this,

the petitions had used the wrong font size.

Really?  REALLY?  Yes really:

Organizers had hoped to suspend Public Act 4, the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act, also known as the “emergency financial manager law” signed by [Republican] Gov. Snyder last year. [...]

Even though organizers had gathered 203,000 petition signatures, about 40,000 more than necessary to put a repeal on the ballot, the Board of State Canvassers was unable to accept the petitions due to a deadlock 2-2 vote with the two Republican members of the board ruling out the petitions, saying the size of the font on the heading was incorrect.

[...]

If the petitions had been certified, the emergency manager law would have been immediately suspended.

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So again, the moral of this story is that Republicans are willing to either make sh*t up or enforce idiotic rules in order to block the democratic process and they don’t care how insane or ridiculous they look doing it.  Once they get into power they nitpick and slither around rules and guidelines and make stuff up in order to get their way and thwart the democratic process.

Unbelievable.  Maybe we should start calling them insurgents.

Oh, and the “emergency manager” law is a whole other level of anti-democratic, unAmerican crazy.

 

 

 

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