Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Senators Max S. Baucus (D), Jonathan Tester (D), and Rep. Denny Rehberg (R) face recall effort over NDAA vote



Read it at The Huffington Post
Montanans Launch Recall Of State's Congressional Delegation Over Votes On NDAA, Indefinite Detention

5 comments:

Matt Franko said...

Tom,

This does not look like it is an operation of the political left...

perhaps more evidence that the current rebellion is broadening across traditionally L/R political demarcation.

Resp,

Mike Norman said...

Matt, Tom, let's hope so. Maybe, finally, we are seeing the electorate get pissed off enough to affect some change in the right direction.

Tom Hickey said...

Seems like ordinary folks are waking up. Same thing happened in Wisconsin and Ohio when the governors attempted to change the rules drastically. Lots of police and firefighters, who are traditionally Republican (law and order folks) put their foot down, stood up and said, No way. This is uniting the 99% like nothing else has been able to.

beowulf said...

They're wasting their time. The Supreme Court decision throwing out state term limits on Members of Congress is right on point (I think it was a bad decision, but its a reality these folks need to recognize).

The qualifications in the Constitution are fixed, and may not be altered by either States or their legislatures.
The Framers' decision to reject a proposal allowing for States to recall their own representatives, see 1 Farrand 20, 217, reflects these same concerns.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/93-1456.ZO.html

Tom Hickey said...

Thanks for pointing that out, Beowulf. The political point still is, however, that there is considerable popular push back against NDAA, and it isn't even signed into law yet.