Experts Expound

Experts Expound

“Republican Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth of Murietta is the new Senate Republican Leader,
having deposed Dave Cogdill in a  late-night coup. Is this a good thing? What does it mean for the budget?"

The only difference between Hollingsworth and a caveman is that the caveman was smarter and better looking.

Bad for Reeps.  It’s pick-off time.

The Republicans just built a bonfire on the Titanic.

Usually I take glee when the Republican Party turns into the Donner Party, but the stakes are far too high in this case. The Senate Republicans are the laughingstock of California politics but, this time, their insistence on putting the parochial political ambitions of 15 over the interests of 37 million is having a devastating impact on our state. Only the most partisan nihilist would see this as a “good thing.”

The Senate GOP has put the ambitions of 15 politicians ahead of the interests of 37 million Californians.

Is it a good thing? Yes. It shows that the real Republicans in this state are serious about doing the right thing, which is lowering costs and not raising taxes. I think they should call upon the Governor to not lay off 20,000 people, but rather to lay off 50,000 instead….The Golden State will soon look more like Detroit if we don’t change our ways. It is sad that a semi-republican Governor presided over this debacle and that he can’t act with principle rather than political expedience.

Hollingsworth has done it. He’s made himself into a noun AND an adjective: Name the word describes the combination of ignorance, mule-headedness and detached reality? Down the road, you’ll hear people say, “I don’t know what that guy was thinking. Man, that was a real Hollingsworth!” Or, “Have you ever heard a more Hollingsworthy idea?”

It means the Republicans are stalling for time to get themselves through the CA GOP convention this weekend.  They don’t want to get censured by the wingers.

The only way it can be good is if the more moderate Republicans (yes, “moderate Republican” has been a complete oxymoron for some time now), will finally say enough of this lunacy, defy the fanatical clowns that run their caucus, and do what’s right for their state, rather than their party. But they probably lack the guts.

It says Republicans aren’t just obstructionist and brittle, they are also clueless and desperate.

It only means something if Hollingsworth has more sway over Abel Maldonado than does Darrell Steinberg, Mike Villines, the governor and the Chamber of Commerce.

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