Tuesday, August 19, 2008

In Cali?

After a decade or so of RINOs (Republican In Name Only) dominating the party - see Bush, George W and McCain, John as exhibits A and B, a most unlikely phenomenon happened. In California of all places, Republicans grew a backbone.

While uber RINO, Arnold Schwarzenegger bent over and asked the Democrats to do their business, the Republicans stood their ground. Arnold and his fellow Democrats decided that the way to solve California's epic fiscal crisis is...drum roll please....increase taxes. Shocking right?

The proposal was to increase the top marginal rate from an already un-freaking-believably high 9.3% to 11% or about an 18% increase in income taxes on a high income earner. Luckily for the good people of California, the few Republicans left in that state are real Republicans. 100% of them said EFF-U Arnold and voted against the measure, effectively killing it since the 2/3 vote required to pass was not met.

It's not that surprising I suppose. After all Ronald Reagan was governor of California for eight years. That of course was the California of old, pre-illegal alien invasion and pre-enviro-nazi-socialist takeover. But who knows maybe there is still a spark of that old old-school Republican left out there. And if it can ignite in California, who knows, it might someday make a comeback nationwide.

John McCain, are you watching and hopefully learning something? Can you and your fellow RINOs just once consider an alternative to massive deficits besides raising taxes. Like oh I don't know, maybe cutting spending? Maybe doing something about the 20 million illegal aliens in this country sucking the treasury dry. I know these are radical ideas, but go ahead try it just one time. You never know what will happen.

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