Moak: House Democrats Can Still Have Influence

Daily Journal: Moak: House Democrats can still have influence

While Republicans have a majority in the state House for the first time since the 1800s, Rep. Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, said it’s not the first time he’s been in the minority.

“It is a little bit of a learning curve” being in the minority, Moak said Monday where he was the guest speaker at the Mississippi State University Stennis Institute of Government/Capitol press corps luncheon. “It is not new for me.”

Moak said some legislators might be basing their votes on the fact that the new Republican leadership has yet to redraw legislative districts. He said he learned in the early 1990s as a member of the group that lost the speaker’s fight “that really doesn’t work.”

Moak said thus far it appears Republicans have established an agenda where they are handling only one item at a time.

One thought on “Moak: House Democrats Can Still Have Influence

  1. House Democrats have ZERO influence. They just want the paycheck and per-diem and expenses checks. They can and will do nothing to stop the Republican 2012 legislative agenda which will give us these new laws: Palintiff’s loser pays defense counsels bill, charter schools run by for-profit private companies, local law enforcement ordered to play immigration police, weakened workers comp insurance regulations that favor insurance companies and employers, drug-testing of anyone receiving any public assistance or unemployment insurance benefits, a strict personhood law even stricter than the one voters just rejected last November, a “toothlesss” state Attorney General with little power to go after giant corporations that harm Mississippi and steal-away it’s tax dollars, etc. etc. etc. House Dems, and Senators for that matter, should stay at home and collect their checks, frankly…