Carol Platt Liebau: California Dems: Where Are <i>Their</I> Solutions?

Sunday, April 17, 2005

California Dems: Where Are Their Solutions?

This weekend, California Democrats did what Democrats nationwide do best -- mock a popular, reform-minded Republican leader.

As a conservative, I don't agree with Arnold on everything. But I do understand that (1) He doesn't need this job in the way that most politicians do; and (2) He's actually trying to solve deep-seated problems in this state. It's not an easy job, and it's probably not an overstatement to note that if -- with his celebrity and charisma and popular support -- Arnold can't do it, it's going to be pretty nearly impossible to find someone who can.

Unfortunately, the effort to reform California's out-of-control spending involves taking on the special interests that currently dominate the state -- including the teachers' union, the nurses' union and the government employees. Since large parts of the state party and its politicians are all but wholly-owned subsidiaries of these groups, of course they're bound to go after Arnold. It's fair to ask them: (1) Do they think everything is just fine here in California? If not, (2) Exactly what do they propose to do about it (besides raise taxes)?

One last question: Help me understand how using the term "girlie men" is sexist and homophobic -- but selling bobble head dolls of the Governor in a pink dress is A-OK.


Blogger jchess said...

No offense, but you miss the point: Democrats rarely, if ever, have a solution to a given problem.

Incidentially, what have you heard about Jerry Brown, a.k.a. Governor Moonbeam, and his announcement he will run for State Attorney General in California because he considers it to be the second-most important position in California, and if he gains this position he plans to block the Governor's intentions to make California a better state by--his words, not mine--'Interpreting the law'.

Not reading the law, but interpreting it, which would make him an activist in that capacity. Something Mark R. Levin correctly asserts in his book Men In Black is A BAD THING.

Moonbeam must be stopped from becoming State Attorney General in California.

James C. Hess

11:38 AM  

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