Wednesday, February 01, 2006


So, is Georgie still Republican? I caught the last half of the State of the Union pep talk – er… I mean… Address, and was really surprised.

I missed all the stuff about the war and Iran, and Hamas, and all. So I can’t really comment on that.

But I found it very interesting that he’s suddenly drifting so centrist as to propose bold new initiatives that sound remarkably like things the Democrats have been pushing for years. Affordable healthcare, programs for the needy, good education budgets, and even the old oil-man himself said that America needs to develop alternative fuels and be free of our dependence on middle-eastern oil.

Well, talk is talk, and we’ll see what he actually does. Feel-good speeches without specific plans can be little more than empty air.

But it also comes at a time when our Republican-ruled state legislature, with about a one billion dollar SURPLUS is considering a budget that would actually CUT funding to programs serving the disabled, like DSPD and Early Intervention. Let me say that again: With a budget SURPLUS, they’re CUTTING funding.

Maybe the Reps should take a clue from their supreme leader…

Mark Hansen


  1. It doesn't seem to matter which party presidents or legislators belong to. Sooner or later, they all rob us blind. Republicans are just slow Democrats.

  2. It might be more accurate to say that Democrats have become slow Republicans, since spending growth has been relatively unrestrained. Bush has not vetoed a single spending bill, and the profligacy of the Republican congress overshadows previous Democratic-controlled excesses. The ideals of 1994 disappeared rather quickly.

    Fiscally conservative libertarian types who voted for this government must be tearing their hair out.

  3. The lines are blurring even more than that. Remember, it was a Democrat (President Clinton) that signed NAFTA (to the outrage of highly democratic labor unions.



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