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Annapolis Council To Consider Stripping Republican Mayor-Electís Power
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | 11/10/2013 | unkown

Posted on 11/11/2013 11:29:14 AM PST by redreno

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — 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.

Democratic Alderman Ross Arnett of Ward 8 tells The Capital he will introduce a charter amendment to move Annapolis to a council-manager style of government. The city manager would report directly to the City Council, not the mayor.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: annapolis; arnett; city; citycouncil; consider; corruption; council; democrat; democrats; elect; elections; govtabuse; mayor; mayorelect; mikepantelides; pantelides; power; powergrab; republican; rossarnett; stripping

1 posted on 11/11/2013 11:29:14 AM PST by redreno
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To: redreno
This is how democrats do business, and they see nothing wrong with it.

One day it will happen on a national level. Then we'll see what's what.

2 posted on 11/11/2013 11:32:27 AM PST by skeeter
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To: redreno

I don’t see how that’s even legal...


3 posted on 11/11/2013 11:33:57 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: redreno
One day in the future I look forward to watching Congressional hearings asking the question "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Democrat Party?"
4 posted on 11/11/2013 11:35:38 AM PST by Mark (DONATE to FR Now!)
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To: redreno

‘Hey, we won; get over it’

Oh, that’s different...


5 posted on 11/11/2013 11:37:37 AM PST by sasquatch
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To: redreno

when dems lose, they cheat the system. Maybe the citizens should recall their city councilmen.


6 posted on 11/11/2013 11:39:27 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: redreno

They’re punishing the mayor for being a Republican. That’s a federal lawsuit in the making.


7 posted on 11/11/2013 11:41:10 AM PST by ryderann
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To: redreno

‘Rats are always about changing the rules to suit themselves.


8 posted on 11/11/2013 11:46:52 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Timber Rattler
Legal? What would that matter to a democrate!
9 posted on 11/11/2013 11:48:34 AM PST by Clean_Sweep
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To: redreno

Wasn’t it not too long ago that a legislature stripped a Republican governor of the authority to appoint a replacement US senator? And then, after the new governor, a Democrat, was elected, they gave the power back to him.


10 posted on 11/11/2013 11:55:31 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (War on Terror news at rantburg.com)
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To: Timber Rattler

I =>think<= it’s all about one term of legislation incumbering another terms ability.

Well, it violates the constitutions incumbrance clauses for bodies like Congress and the Senate and certain executives and judiciaries.

But I don’t know if City charters have similar clauses, or rules about lame duck sessions that may prohibit certain types of legislation, but if the State Constitution has similar clauses then no, it wouldn’t be legal.

Worst case is it’s merely violates the “spirit” of whatever charter/constitution they are using — because we know that Democrats have no problem with violating the “spirit” of laws in order to assume more powers.


11 posted on 11/11/2013 11:56:04 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: redreno

CW-II.

Improves the country and culls liberals.


12 posted on 11/11/2013 12:03:10 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Usagi_yo

The major elect ran and was elected to a legally defined office. One would think that any changes would have to be prospective, not retroactive. Otherwise, one would be nullifying an election.


13 posted on 11/11/2013 12:04:36 PM PST by sphinx
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To: ryderann
That’s a federal lawsuit in the making.

I'm sure Holder will get right on that.

14 posted on 11/11/2013 12:10:50 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

> Wasn’t it not too long ago that a legislature stripped a
> Republican governor of the authority to appoint a
> replacement US senator? And then, after the new governor, a
> Democrat, was elected, they gave the power back to him.

Yep. Happened in Massachusetts.

Mitt Romney was the governor. Ted Kennedy had died. They didn’t want Republican Romeny appointing even a token RINO for the few short months up to an election.

Scott Brown, a token RINO, won and later lost to Chief Fauxcahauntus, aka Lizardbreath Warren.

When Devil Patrick (Communist) was elected governor of Massachusetts, the legislature passed a new law allowing the governor once again to appoint vacant Senate seats.


15 posted on 11/11/2013 12:13:10 PM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Yep, good ol MA took the appointment power away from Mitt Romney.


16 posted on 11/11/2013 12:16:38 PM PST by Riflema
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To: Westbrook

Beat me to it! But, if I might make one observation, the “T” and “K” of “ted kennedy” are not capitalized.


17 posted on 11/11/2013 12:19:16 PM PST by Riflema
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To: redreno; zot; Interesting Times

we must have a democrat party dictatorship. republicans must be suppressed — is the proper translation


18 posted on 11/11/2013 12:19:16 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Riflema

> But, if I might make one observation, the “T” and “K” of
> “ted kennedy” are not capitalized.

Ah. Thank you for the correction. I will remember that in the future.


19 posted on 11/11/2013 12:23:23 PM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: redreno

Want to bet that Annapolis will soon be on the virge of insolvency like every other democrat led slum.


20 posted on 11/11/2013 12:24:27 PM PST by puppypusher
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To: redreno

Fascist dictator’s do not follow the will of the people nor work with those who oppose them, get used to it America.


21 posted on 11/11/2013 12:33:59 PM PST by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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To: redreno

Doesn’t this fall under the definition of ‘ex-post facto’ laws?


22 posted on 11/11/2013 1:06:33 PM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: puppypusher

It is that is why they elected a Republican. And now they want to take away his powers so that he doesn’t fire any of the cronies that have brought the city to its knees. FYI 534 employees for a city that has less then 40,000 residents. A budget of $100 million dollars that they needed to get a loan to pay employees with.


23 posted on 11/11/2013 3:06:29 PM PST by Towsoncrs
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To: redreno

Sore losers.


24 posted on 11/11/2013 3:17:18 PM PST by FES0844
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To: redreno

These are the same freaking, fanatical liberals the RINOS keep telling us we need to come together with. How? These people play hardball politics on every issue and our side just gives in to it.


25 posted on 11/11/2013 3:23:23 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: GreyFriar

The People’s Republic of Merry-land is a democrat party dictatorship, and republicans are being suppressed.


26 posted on 11/11/2013 6:46:10 PM PST by zot
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