July 3rd, 2012
By Silena Parthlemon -- The Democracy Champion of the Day Award -- we bequeathed to an unlikely source today. GOP fascist "Emergency
Manager" state of Michigan -- shocked both Democrats and Republicans today -- when Republican Governor Rick Snyder vetoed several key voter suppression items in the Voter ID fraud his GOP legislature sent him.
He even sounded a little like he actually believed in, supported, and felt compelled to defend democracy when he essentially said that there
are times in the lives of men and in the public life of even fascist governors -- when you have to be very careful to protect citizens' right to vote when you are passing legislation.
Wow! Rick Snyder -- you have committed a plethora of both bone-head acts -- as well as deliberate acts the effect of which will be to undermine and subvert democracy.
But on this day -- your message and your act was not only prescient -- but precious -- particularly coming from the "forty years in the wilderness" nightmare (or wet dream) Republican politicians across the country have been wallowing in for the last several years now.
But on this day -- Rick Snyder -- we salute you. You -- in this finest hour of yours in the last several years -- have taken a deliberate act t0 try to preserve and defend democracy.