Yesterday voters sent a message to Washington: “Change course, or the price will be worse next time.”
Sure, the slaughter could have been worse…indeed many wished it had been…but the reality is the change was historic. I’ll cover the post-mortem over at JuicyMaters.com later today, but here and now I’d like to make one point:
It’s time to cut California loose and let the self-destruction be theirs to deal with.
Californians, with skyrocketing unemployment, home foreclosure rates far above the national average, and a border war with Mexico being sabotaged by sanctuary city after sanctuary city, had a choice. They could continue with the single most partisan senator in congress, Barbara Boxer, a woman who is more concerned with being called “senator” instead of “M’am”, a woman who considers feeding at the government trough high cuisine, a woman who has never had to make a payroll or create a job, or…
They could choose Carly Fiorina, a proven CEO of a major tech company, who actually created jobs (despite lies told by the Boxer campaign) and who understands living within a budget and not spending money you don’t have.
They could choose “Governor Moonbeam”, a governor from the history books whose failed policies in the past were a large part of the start of the state’s present woes, a classic tax and spend big government liberal, or…
They could choose Meg Whitman, another female former big company CEO whose business background would serve California well these days.
In both cases, Californians chose the big government, big tit to suck, alternative. Fine. Let them rely on the nanny state…but let their nanny state be their own, not the rest of the country.
Republicans now control the purse strings in congress. When California comes begging for the inevitable bail out, congress should tell them “folks deserve help when they first help themselves, and you didn’t, California.”
“You are on your own. Tell Jerry and Babs to fix it.”