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  1. Novelist2 says:

    Why should Grogwor be given any sort of respect at all? She’s completely discounted and ignored the will of the people and decided that she alone, not the people she is supposed to represent, knows best.
    Sound to me like, for once, Eyman was perfectly legit in his “disrespect”.

  2. tomwa007 says:

    If all voters of WA who were displeased with the signing were in attendance, I am sure it would be been a disrespectful event. I think Mr Eyman showed great restraint.

  3. Like the federal version, Washington State has a 2/1 Democrat supermajority in both houses of the legislature, and a Democrat “Queen.” Republican ideas are rejected out of hand as irrelevant and the GOP has no say whatsoever in how this state is run. They don’t even chair a single committee in Olympia. Eyman has nothing to apologize for. He helps to keep Washington State politics honest. We need more like him.

  4. Hoodsportwriter says:

    Eyman is the Elmer Gantry of politics. He is a con man. His super majority Int. measures are anti-democratic putting the minority in control of the majority. If voters don’t want taxes than get off your a*s and vote for someone who will not vote for them. If the majority of 50% plus one vote to raise a tax and it is stopped by a one-third minority that is called Oligarchy and we revolted against that in 1775. We also had a Civil War on that very issue in 1861.

    Unfortunately Eyman gets away with his con because the media has no sense of history and the legislature is made up of people who are there because they don’t have a good job back home.

  5. LibertyBell says:

    Anti Democratic, in this Republic Hoodsportwriter?

    Just rewrite 1776, and 1861, and 1889 too!

    “Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say ‘what should be the reward of such sacrifices?’ Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship and plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”

    Tea Party Community Organizer, the Sameul Adams Brewing Company, 1773.

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