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The Downside of Orthodoxy

AgrarianBarbarian Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 8:59 AM
You are missing the point: The infamous "hug" might well have cost Republicans the election. His recent attack on the NRA and his porcine eagerness for Obamacare dollars doesn't make me see him as much of a standard-bearer for "our side", either.

It's a safe bet that most conservative Republicans would rush to support a political leader with the following record, especially in a traditionally Democratic state:

-- Reversed a $2.2 billion deficit and brought it into balance without raising taxes, largely by reduced spending and eliminating wasteful and unaffordable programs, allowing for a projected fiscal 2014 budget surplus of $300 million.

-- Bipartisan pension and benefits reforms, saving the state $120 billion over 30 years.

-- Streamlining government by eliminating 5,200 government jobs.

-- Vetoing tax increase bills three times while cutting taxes for job creators.

-- Reforming the nation's oldest teacher...