Republicans took over 680 state legislature seats and the majority of governorships on Tuesday. This, in my opinion is where the real power lays – or lies, I don’t know which. Changes have to be made at the state level to prevent an over extension of the federal governments long reaching arms.
For instance, card check being trounced in Arizona and numerous states that have voted not to recognize the expansion of the feds power in health care. It’s in the states where many of these federal mandates can be stopped. And it’s where state rights has to be forced.
But the most important thing is redistricting that will begin in many states subsequent to the last census. I have confidence that the Republicans will more fairly redistrict these states than the democrats have done in years past.
As Sean said yesterday, the state houses are the “farm leagues of politics.” This is where the men and women who run for federal office are educated and prepare for the “big leagues in DC.” This is another important reason that we took so many state legislatures on Tuesday. If we start with ethical, intelligent and hard working people here, then we are investing in our future. It’s that simple.
All this talk about middle class tax cuts got me thinking today. The term “middle class”, according to Mark Levin, was coined by Karl Marx.
The democrats are pushing more class warfare by promising no tax increase to the middle class (whatever that means to them THIS week) but the Republicans are saying no increase to ANYONE.
This more than anything crystalizes the difference in ideology.
As Rush said in his speech to CPAC (and I paraphrase) “Republicans look out and see people. Not race or class, just human beings.”
Democrats see groups, not people, in the form of minorities and in the form of dollar signs (tax dollar signs.) They divide and conquer. They calculate which group they can pit against another. Black Americans versus white Americans, Hispanics versus the State of Arizona and so on. In this case and in Alinsky fashion, they can always fall back on the “have a lots” versus the “have less or have nothings.”
So, in their typical Alinsky style, they are renaming who’s rich (how much is it this week, $350,000/year?) and demonizing them in the name of so-called tax cuts for the rest of us. Which by the way, are not tax cuts. This is another misnomer put out there by the media and the left ruling class – there I go, using that class word.