The Republican Power Grab
December 6, 2011
Conservatives in Virginia's State Senate are continuing to ignore the voice of voters, who chose a balanced legislature, in their attempt to grab power and establish one-party rule in Richmond so that they can push through their radical agenda. But yesterday, the Free Lance-Star reported, "Virginia Senate Democrats filed suit yesterday to stop Republicans from taking power in the state Senate. The lawsuit was filed by Sen. Don McEachin, D-Richmond, the caucus chairman, in Richmond Circuit Court. It seeks an injunction to stop Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling from voting with Republican senators to organize the Senate when it convenes next month and asks the judge to rule on whether Bolling has authority to vote on certain matters."
Progressive Point: Twenty equals twenty, despite conservatives' continued attempts to overreach. Virginia has a history of sharing power when there is an equal partisan split in the State Senate and agreeing to share power for the good of the Commonwealth. Virginia voters should expect no less of their leaders now. This conservative power grab is a blatant attempt institute one-party rule in Virginia so they can enact a radical agenda, including ending a woman's right to choose in Virginia, redoing redistricting, enacting anti-environment legislation, and many other bills that they would not be able to pass in a balanced legislative body. Virginians expect their leaders to respect their votes and respect their voice and come to a bipartisan solution in the Senate.