GOP Govs Assume the Pretzel Position

What do GOP governors hate?  They hate those Washington bureaucrats, with their one-size-fits-all rules and regulations.

What do GOP governors want?  They want more power to decide what works best in their states, for their people.

Except when they don’t.

The Obama Administration just announced that states can apply for waivers under the federal welfare law that would allow them to test other strategies for increasing employment.

You’d think conservative governors would be delighted to get more flexibility and control.  But of course they’re outraged instead.

Asked to explain why this was a bad thing, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad couldn’t.  He immediately began spouting nonsense about President Obama’s “entitlement mentality.”

“What do we want?”  “States’ rights!”  “When do we want it?”  “Um, not now, maybe some other time.”

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One comment on “GOP Govs Assume the Pretzel Position

  1. harris jordan says:

    If this blogger is a Republican and the people who are denigrating Obama, the Limbaughs and Sunnunus of the world are Republicans, how can this be? I see this blogger as a Republican with ideals of smaller government, states rights, lower taxes generally, and a fair mindedness.

    I see the Limbaughs and Sunnunus of the world as hate mongers, racists and those to whom privilege made a mistake in knocking on their doors.

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