The GOP's quest for a one-party, authoritarian government is starting to become more obvious...
Republicans are very serious about “leading,” that is, taking control of everything despite public opinion or the existence of the Democratic Party.
Gov. Scott Walker ignored hundreds of thousands of protesters and will only run for president if the U.S. Senate flips Republican. He doesn't want a dissenting party getting in the way of his agenda. Ideological purity and principles must be maintained.
The same goes for impeaching Obama for doing what presidents do, basically. Now state GOP politicians want to try impeaching their Democratic governors. While Democrats long for a multiparty government, Republicans see only one party:Meanwhile, Democrats are trapped in their own fantasy world, where they continue to miss the GOP's clear one-party message. Liberals cling to the hope Republicans will work with them and come to their senses...blah, blah, blah.
MSNBC: Missouri GOP lawmakers’ recent efforts: voting restrictions, nullification efforts, anti-union schemes, anti-evolution measures, an anti-health care push, and on and on … these efforts have fallen short, thanks in part to Missouri’s Democratic governor, Jay Nixon.
Missouri’s GOP lawmakers have responded to the governor’s objections to their agenda by raising the specter of impeachment … Republicans say (Nixon) has committed offenses worthy of being removed from office. The rationale … Reid Wilson’s report highlights the case against Nixon:One legislator has lodged a complaint over Nixon’s executive order last year that directed state tax officials to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples who were legally married in other states.
Another legislator said Nixon hadn’t moved fast enough to call special elections in three state House districts and a Senate district left vacant by resignations.
And a third legislator says Nixon deserves the boot for insufficiently punishing officials at the state Department of Public Safety for releasing a database of Missourians with permits to carry concealed weapons.