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  •  It's the extreme edge of conservatism (7+ / 0-)

    Basically, I think, they believe that if they simply refuse to complete the budget and the state goes broke, all government services will stop.  Since they only believe in police and prisons, that suits them fine.

    the third eye does not weep. it knows. Political compass: -9.75 / -8.72

    by mijita on Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 08:03:08 PM PST

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    •  The recession has provided (4+ / 0-)
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      burrow owl, SallyCat, mijita, HoundDog

      opportunities to make this happen as state finances are teetering on the brink. You can probably to see the Repugs in other states attempt to climb on the bandwagon.

    •  Thanks mijita, but how many voters sympathize (4+ / 0-)

      with this position?   Surely, at some point, seeing the consequences of now state safety nets or assisstence for the poor, the elderly, the disabled, the homeless, the hungry, the  mentally ill or handicapped, or road and infrastructure repairs, closing libraries, poor schools, etc. must move the heartstrings of the majority of folks -- even in red states.

      The crazy isolationist, "get off of my lawn" ideologues can't represent more than 5% of society can it?

      The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

      by HoundDog on Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 08:08:02 PM PST

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    •  No, it's the Republican mainstream (2+ / 0-)
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      therein being exactly the problem.

      "If another country builds a better car, we buy it. If they make a better wine, we drink it. If they have better healthcare . . . what's our problem? "

      by mbayrob on Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 08:13:06 PM PST

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