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(CBS Baltimore)   Republican wins mayoral race in Annapolis, MD. City council Democrats decide to C) vote to strip him of all power   (baltimore.cbslocal.com) divider line 112
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2013-11-12 03:50:22 AM

MJMaloney187: nmrsnr: DemonEater: Normally this would be an outrage, but the way the Republicans have gone in the last 15 or so years, this sounds like an important step towards ensuring the safety of the citizens.A

""Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster," it's BS when Republicans pull this kind of shiat just because they lost an election, Democrats should be better than that.

When has a republican city council ever done this?


Since 2009, six Michigan cities (Ecorse, Pontiac, Benton Harbor, Flint, Allen Park, and now Detroit) have been put under the control of Emergency City Managers appointed by Republican Governor Rick Snyder. ECMs effectively take over control of city government from democratically elected mayors and city councils. About 49% of Michigan's African-American population live under unelected city managers.
 
2013-11-12 04:30:46 AM

Notabunny: gingerjet: Notabunny: Meh. Some cities have a strong mayor system, and in other cities the mayor and city council members are equals. This isn't a thing.

But doing so just to throw a temper tantrum because your guy lost is a thing.

Joe Blowme: Notabunny: Meh. Some cities have a strong mayor system, and in other cities the mayor and city council members are equals. This isn't a thing.

It is when the only reason you change it is because the "wrong" person won

Sure, if that was the reason, but tfa doesn't say that. It hints at it by labeling the parties Democratic and Republican, but tfa never says that was the reason for switching away from a strong mayor system.


FTFA: "Days after a Republican was elected mayor of Annapolis, City Council members say they will revisit legislation that would strip the mayor's office of much of its power."

sounds compeletely unrelated. just bad timing right?
 
2013-11-12 04:58:17 AM

UncomfortableSilence: Changing the rules to benefit your party when someone you dislike gets voted in?  Come on guys, we're not supposed to be the side that pulls this crap.



But it's not fascism when we do it.
 
2013-11-12 06:50:37 AM

jigger: phaseolus: Joe Blowme


Oh, look. It's a guy who thinks a book jacket blurb is a legal document.

Where did they get the idea that he was born in Kenya?


I'm certain that the information collected to create the original blurb (from which the other two shown are derived) mentioned that Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya, since, you know, he was born in Kenya. Too bad for everyone involved that the copy editor didn't notice that the blurb was being written about Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.
 
2013-11-12 10:17:24 AM
Wow @ the number of farkers saying this kind of thing is ok with them.

So open minded that their brains fall out.
 
2013-11-12 11:51:37 AM

cman: When we start acting like them we cease to be better than them.


Oh that's so cute. Someone who thinks that one party is better than the other.

Wait... did I say cute? I meant to say naive.
 
2013-11-12 01:13:40 PM
I am a resident of Annapolis MD and I didn't vote for either candidate, but wrote in a guy I work with who brings his dog to work almost every day who has expressed interest in running for mayor.

It was the Democrat's race to lose, and he made enemies by supporting some projects that were controversial. He didn't do anything great as a mayor. The Republican is some young whipper snapper who put up more campaign signs than you can imagine. It was a close race (59 vote margin), and a Republican will be mayor of Annapolis for the first time in more than a decade.
 
2013-11-12 01:49:41 PM
Both sides are bad so vote Democrat.
 
2013-11-12 02:43:45 PM

dababler: SouthParkCon: rjakobi: Well, at least they're naming a sandwich after him at Chick N' Ruth's Delly, so that ain't all bad.

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Here's my son at Chuck N' Ruths and their ungodly 6pd shake.

Is he OK?!  Because, I can only imagine that drinking that would cause some sort of significant internal damage of some sort.


That kid drank almost half, then we split it up between the fam.
 
2013-11-12 03:36:20 PM
Everyone in here saying this is a legitimate move just because the guy is a Republican are all part of the problem.  Go look yourselves in the mirror and understand that we'd all be better off if YOU didn't vote.  Yes you, the smug fark staring back.  The real issue with U.S. politics is that we think we know everything about what a person believes, how they will act, and how they will vote based on a letter next to their name.  Talk to someone affiliated with a different party once in a while without assuming to know where they stand on every issue and how they arrived at their beliefs.  You might learn something useful instead just sitting around sniffing the farts of everyone in lock-step with your idea of the "correct" side.  Assholes.
 
2013-11-12 03:43:40 PM

AndyKOctopus: I wrote in a guy I work with who brings his dog to work almost every day who has expressed interest in running for mayor.


He sounds qualified. Great job.
 
2013-11-12 03:56:02 PM
Cornelius Dribble
When has a republican city council ever done this?

Since 2009, six Michigan cities (Ecorse, Pontiac, Benton Harbor, Flint, Allen Park, and now Detroit) have been put under the control of Emergency City Managers appointed by Republican Governor Rick Snyder. ECMs effectively take over control of city government from democratically elected mayors and city councils. About 49% of Michigan's African-American population live under unelected city managers.

I am not saying Republicans have never done this.  I AM saying if (and probably when) they did it in the same way it would be just as wrong.  I am also saying your examples are invalid - all were in response to federal corruption probes and/or bankruptcy.  You see, these are causes that justify an ECM - which is entirely different from restricting mayoral powers based on unfavorable election results.
 
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