The Republican leader in the California state senate is one of only two GOP senators who’s agreed to back a budget compromise that includes both spending cuts and tax increases. Last night, Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) taunted the holdouts, telling them, “You ought to follow your leader or choose a new one.” It turns out they agreed:
Around 11 p.m., a group of GOP senators, unhappy with the higher taxes that Senate leader Dave Cogdill of Modesto agreed to as part of a deal with the governor and Democrats, voted to replace him in a private caucus meeting in Cogdill’s office.
They chose Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth, a staunchly antitax lawmaker from Murrieta, as their new leader.
….Hollingsworth said he does not want to see a tax increase passed, but he offered no plan for resolving the budget crisis.
So it’s back to square one with the flat earthers determined to wreck the state. A friend of mine emailed to say that my post the other day comparing California Republicans to lemmings and neanderthals was unfair to both lemmings and neanderthals, and I guess he had a point. So what do we compare them to now?