Friday, April 02, 2010

The Other Side of the Michael Steele Issue

In the interest of fairness, let me note that The Atlantic disagrees with my assessment of Steele's chances.

However, I would suggest that Steele will not be removed before the election (in a maneuver requiring a 2/3 vote), but in 2011, when Steele will be required to stand for re-election.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Florida GOP Legislators Flip Flop on Stimulus (Sort Of)

In a nice bit of irony, the budget the GOP has crafted for the Sunshine State depends on... (wait for it!)... MONEY FROM THE OBAMA STIMULUS!

Yes, after listening to our GOP legislators decry the stimulus as the first step on the way to totalitarianism, they have now, apparently, given up and flip flopped and will now make Florida a Cuban-style client-state, completely dependent on the flow of Marxist dollars from those communists up in Washington.

I jest, of course, but I still find the irony amusing. And I expect that we won't hear Senate President Jeff Atwater complaining very loudly about the stimulus and the GOP leadership will almost certainly be doing some discreet lobbying for additional federal stimulus spending. Let's face it - with our tanking economy (an unemployment rate that's nearly one third higher than the national average - thanks for nothing, Tallahassee!) and our ridiculously out of balance tax base - federal dollars are the spit and duct tape that is holding Florida together.