It's always a bad sign when a party wants to repeal ethics reform. Today's GOP seems to be going power mad. A MAJORITY of South Dakota voters passed a bill instituting campaign finance, lobbying reforms, public financing for campaigns and creating the first independent ethics commission in the state’s history. The state GOP is blatantly ignoring the will of the voters and refusing to implement it. That's insane and very disturbing.
The GOP seems to have a very deep disconnect from voters. These people are the reason they are in the positions they are in, but they don't seem to care about their voters. They just want to do what works best for them and leave the voters in the dust.
Why would Republicans need to rush the bill through in just few days? Normally in South Dakota, if the legislature repeals a citizen-backed initiative, the voters can propose a referendum to reverse the repeal. But if it’s eliminated under emergency rules, the citizens can’t reverse that repeal. To adopt those emergency rules, the legislature needs a two-thirds majority, which Republicans provided.
The GOP in recent years has gone off the deep end. They have welcomed conspiracy theory as truth and fueled the fires of conspiracy for the past eight years. The GOP agenda is no longer to help the citizens of the U.S. but to further their own agenda and interests at all costs.