The Wisconsin GOP has not worn well with that state’s voters. Two GOP senators were removed from office last year in a recall election, and as many as four more could lose their jobs this year — along with the state’s anti-union Gov. Scott Walker (R).
Rather than accept that these mass recalls are a sign that they should abandon their current policies and pursue effort that won’t incur such ire from the electorate, however, the Wisconsin GOP has decided to pursue a very different tactic — changing the rules of the game:
In the face of an expected recall election targeting Gov. Scott Walker and four Republican state senators, the Wisconsin state Assembly voted Tuesday to amend the state constitution to make it more difficult to toss an official from office.
The measure, which still faces major hurdles before taking effect, would allow officeholders to be recalled only if they have been charged with a serious crime or if there is a finding of probable cause that they violated the state code of ethics. [...]
Republican supporters, including the amendment’s sponsor Rep. Robin Vos, R-Caledonia, argued changes are needed to limit recalls given the flurry of such efforts over the past year. Republicans have said Walker and the others are being unfairly targeted simply for doing their job
I wonder if Wisconsin used ALEC 'model legislation"?God forbid ALEC/Koch would have their regime threatened.
would allow officeholders to be recalled only if they have been charged with a serious crime or if there is a finding of probable cause that they violated the state code of ethics
Personally - I think ALEC is a violation of every code of ethics that is anywhere in the civilized - democratic world.
Personally - I think belonging to ALEC is a crime against of the state.
- it is my opinion that ALEC and ALEC members are criminals
- they just haven't been investigated yet
- it is my opinion that ALEC doesn't give a damn about democracy
- their focus IMHO is fascism/corporatism, therefore a code of ethics based on
civilized democratic - representative of, by and for the people
would never occur to them.
Republican supporters, including the amendment’s sponsor Rep. Robin Vos
Oh, by the way - for those of you who don't know - Robin Vos IS AN ALEC member.
she he is the ALEC State Chair - the big-wig for ALEC in the state of Wisconsin. She probably has a private line to all of ALEC's "nasty model legislation" - including the really "nasty stuff" ALEC “model legislation” no one knows about yet.
Republicans have said Walker and the others are being unfairly targeted simply for doing their job.
Doing their job???
The job their constituents are paying them to do?
- or the one that ALEC and their corporate sector members are subsidizing them to do?