I am convinced that Republicans govern stupidly on purpose. It's the only rational explanation.
When Grover Norquist infamously said he wanted to drown government in a bathtub, he wasn't kidding, and he didn't mean "drown only the wasteful parts of government."
I see this in action especially at the state and federal levels. Republicans take a program that works -- CHIP, Social Security, Cash for Clunkers, whatever -- and try to purposefully ruin it so they can claim it as a failed program and axe it.
08/04/09 - 7:49am