They don’t actually care about what the governor did. This is an opportunity to score points and accuse liberals of hypocrisy. That’s the only reason why the right is interested in this story.
“But while Democrats, and decent people everywhere, have a right to demand that Northam step down, Republicans who continue to support a party dominated by Trump can’t be taken seriously on this point.”
The Utah GOP is more concerned with what the funding class wants than what the voters voted for.
“The Utah GOP clearly is prioritizing overturning the voters, considering the Legislature has been in session since just Monday and the bill made it out its Senate committee Tuesday and to the floor Wednesday. The fact that 53 percent of voters spoke in favor of a full Medicaid expansion at the ballot box in November is not swaying Utah Republican legislators, who have resisted the expansion since it became available in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act.”
The overall governing strategy for the GOP from the mid 1990s to today seems to be
- Create a problem via inaction, negligence or partisanship grandstanding.
- Blame the problem on the democratic party and liberalism in general
- Insist on solution that doesn’t actually address the problem, but does benefit the tiny minority of wealthy families and foundations that support the GOP
- Leave the real problem to be solved the democrats and insist on tax cuts and other give always in exchange for letting them solve it.
It seems to be working for them.
Senate Republicans successfully filibuster oil company subsidy repeal bill.
From Senate GOP filibusters oil company subsidy repeal bill.
When government helps you it’s godless socialism. When government helps me, it’s just common sense.
The PPP polled Mississippi and found a very interesting response about marriage. 46% of these hardcore Republican voters believe interracial marriage should be illegal, while 40% think it should be legal.
I think this is a case of racists tending to the GOP rather than republicans being racists.
Back in February 2009, Republicans found a lot of risible spending in the stimulus bill. In his response to the State of the Union, Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., derided the stimulus for including “$140 million for something called volcano monitoring.” The gripe was mostly that the funding, mostly for U.S. Geological Survey upkeep, wasn’t stimulative. (This is a pretty good argument.) But Democrats honed in on that comment to decide that Republicans were going to try to cut funding for natural disaster monitoring.
From Weigel : GOP’s Continuing Resolution Cuts Funding for National Weather Service, FEMA
Yeah, Tsunami/Earthquake/Hurricane warning systems are a total waste of money. Let the free market provide personal disaster prevention domes.
The Tea Party Patriots, an umbrella group for state and local Tea Party groups around the country, is rallying its supporters against NPR in response to hidden camera footage of an NPR executive, Ron Schiller, describing the movement’s members as “seriously, seriously racist people.” The video was filmed by James O’Keefe’s group, Project Veritas, and featured the group’s members having lunch with Schiller while posing as a phony Muslim advocacy group interested in donating $5 million to NPR. In addition to his comments on the Tea Party, Schiller is shown in the video saying that NPR does not need federal funding, which the Patriots argue demonstrates that House Republican efforts to cut the news organization’s funds are on the mark.
From Tea Party Patriots Rally Against NPR After O’Keefe Video
Anyone want to bet that this video is as phony as the Acorn and other O’Keefe videos are?