Sunday, May 30, 2004

Shiite Republicans

That's what Molly Ivins calls 'em -- but the breed is not confined to Texas.

The NC House of Representatives is evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, with 60 members from each party. A few days ago, the GOP state Executive Committee voted to ban Co-Speaker Richard Morgan from holding any party post for five years.

Morgan's crime? Forming a governing coalition with the Democrats. He led a group of five Republican House members in organizing the coalition, and he shares the speakership with Democrat Jim Black of Mecklenburg County. In addition to deciding which bills come up for votes, the co-speakers play a key role in deciding how the state's budget will be allocated. In other words, they found a way to break the legislative gridlock and get things done. Which is why we sent 'em to Raleigh in the first place.

When I was growing up, that kind of cooperation was the norm. Politics was the art of compromise. Now these Shiite Republicans are so hell-bent on screwing the Democrats, they don't give a rat's ascot about accomplishing anything.

If you didn't get anything done at work, you'd get fired. I only wish NC voters would have sense enough to fire the perpetrators of this idiocy.

Coming soon: My take on suckers who lack the sense to vote in their own best interests.


At May 31, 2004 at 12:30 PM, Blogger gb said...

Unfortunately, too many voters are like my 100-year-old aunt. When she finally became brave enough to vote, back in the 50s, she said she would always vote Republican, because "my daddy always voted Republican, so I will too."
She's still reasonably alert, and still voting, even though - like too many people - she has no idea what's happening in the world, and doesn't want to know.


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