Monday, May 08, 2006

Yes, Virgina, there is a Republican Party

Posted by Craig Westover | 8:33 AM |  

From the website of the Senate District 42 Republicans:
BOUGHT AND PAID FOR -- Twins owner Carl Pohlad and his family have donated over $750,000 over the years to Minnesota politicians. Meanwhile, Matt Abe reports that the rank and file are refusing to fall into line. Mark Stotz has some thoughts about a party that says it "opposes taxes" but voted for this bill. Craig Westover warns that Republicans who use the "only 3 cents of $20" argument have no right to complain when the DFL only wants 10 cents of that same $20.
A party based on principle, not constituency politics, will always have that small segment of its base that “gets it,” that understands policy must have a principled foundation and cannot be anchored simply in poll numbers.

Kudos to District 42 Republicans, but then I wouldn‘t expect less from the Senate District of school choice champion Sen. David Hann..