Tag Archive for California politics

End California’s Hostage Crisis

On this morning’s radio talk shows, following the early morning passage of California’s budget, Democratic legislators have finally taken up the political fight against the Republicans and are urging revision of the state’s dysfunctional budget process. This is a budget the GOP can be proud of, because it’s a profoundly conservative budget. Because they hold a conservative veto over it. And they get the best of both worlds – they don’t have to vote for the budget en masse so they don’t have to own it. In short, the hijacking worked. This is the most important issue facing California – and it’s time for a change.

Let California Fail

Since the proposed budget is bad (too many cuts in the wrong places), why should Democrats support it? Why isn’t the state Democratic Party telling the voters that this disaster has been caused by the Republicans? Why are the Democrats not seizing the ideological moment by calling this budget disaster a Republican disaster? We ought to insist now on a budget that is fair — and if that fails, we ought to go to the voters and tell them that the Republicans have caused their state government to fail.
Only then will we have the chance to get real change in California.

Who’s the Girlie-Man Now?

Back in July 2004, when the California legislature was 17 days late in voting on the state budget, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger mocked Democratic legislators by calling them“girlie-men.” But who’s the girlie-man now?

Four Obama Inspired Lessons for California Democrats

By Michael D. Fox/The Moving Target Contributing Writer The Obama campaign should serve as a master class in winning elections for Democrats.  Unfortunately, not enough California Democrats are playing attention to the Obama campaign’s most important lessons. As the effects of the state’s budget crisis and the nation’s economic meltdown hit more and more California…

WDYT: What’s the Source of the Budget Obstructionism?

As we all know right now, the state is still without a budget. The Governator says that all the Legislators should now forego the national party conventions to stay in Sacramento and get a budget passed… Even though Arnold himself apparently still has plans to speak at the RNC in Minneapolis. And right now, the…