The California GOP: A Democrat’s Best Friend
In yet another move towards making themselves a narrowly based party in perpetual minority status, the California Republican party today voted to reprimand the six state legislators who voted in favor of the recent budget deal. This move denies the officials financial support from the party in the 2010 campaign.
As I stated previously, I am no fan of tax increases and am very much in sympathy with the lower tax agenda. But I am also a realist and recognize that to cut a deficit amounting to more than a third of the total budget, you simply cannot make it with budget cuts only.
Indeed I have seen interviews with some of the six who indicated that they were privately told that other GOP legislators told them they agreed with the need for tax hikes but would have to vote with the party line to stay in office.
It is yet another reason I sometimes feel the need to change parties, I just am not sure any side is worth going to these days.
Anybody up for forming a third party ?
I’ll even run for something if we get it going.