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Governors Take Power as Balance Shifts Inside GOP

Obviously I'm no fan of the GOP, but I can see that ordinary people want their Government to get stuff done, and not to waste the naion's time and money in endless ideological Jihad and Gridlock. I think that people prefer the more pragmatic, business-oriented, get-what-needs-to-be-done-done brand of Republicanism exemplified by Chris Christie, Tom Corbett, and other GOP Governors as opposed to the ideological extremism of the House TeaPartiers. Byron York seems to recognize this, but then he wants the Governors to engage in the same ideology/culture wars that have embroiled Congress since 2009. I don't think it's gonna happen, I hope it doesn't.
Mark1369 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 8:35 AM
The Tea Party house members aren't extremist but standing up for principles which looks unusual because so few in gov't do that. I agree that some compromise is needed but don't cave in.
togubin Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 5:45 PM
If you actually believe that people prefer a "business-oriented, get-what-needs-to-be-done-done brand of Republicanism" than you and the rest of the nation should have voted for Mitt Romney, one of the most business-oriented, can-do politicians in the country.

Oh, I forgot -- he just cares about rich people, right?

With Mitt Romney's defeat and the loss of Republican seats in both House and Senate, the balance of power in the GOP has shifted. Republican governors -- the one group that actually increased its numbers on Nov. 6 -- believe they should take a bigger and more influential role in establishing the party's direction.

At their annual meeting in Las Vegas last week, Republican governors were quick to point out that they now preside in 30 states, with a population of about 180 million people. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter sat down to make a little chart and quickly discovered that if...