In Wisconsin, a properly elected Senate passed a bill that a properly elected State Assembly had also passed. Then, a properly elected Governor signed said properly passed bill into law.
The reaction from the far left at the time:
They are showing that citizenship is rooted in the willingness to listen to one’s opponents and to find shared solutions. The governor’s refusal to do the same shows his aim to rule by executive fiat. He is setting himself up as a notorious adversary of the democratic process.
I love it. Rule by fiat. Hardly. Walker signed a bill into law that was passed by the Senate AND the Assembly. Adversary of the democratic process? Hardly. It’s just that in this case, democracy delivered a solution that doesn’t agree with the hard left wing segment of the Democrat party.
Now, here in Carolina.
A properly elected Senate passes a bill that was also passed by a properly elected House. Then, a properly elected Governor vetoes the bill.
Said governor complains that life isn’t fair.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Bev Perdue signed an executive order Friday to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits for thousands of North Carolina residents amid a battle with Republican lawmakers, who tied the extension to the state budget bill.
In April, the Republican majority in the General Assembly passed a bill to extend the federally funded benefits for up to 20 weeks…
The liberal hard left?
Perdue’s press secretary Chris Mackey said the governor gave “Republican leaders the chance to do the right thing and they didn’t. So, she found another solution.”
So, the lesson here, is that when “the right thing” and “other solutions” involve those things held most dear to the Leftist, fiat [using the right definition of the word] is fine; noble.
But, BUT, when a centrist republican follows the rule of law and signs a legally passed bill, he is called a ruler by fiat [using the Leftist’s version of the word].
Funny world, that.