Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The New Era

A new era has begun in Connecticut. The General Assembly, the under ticket and the gubernatorial office all are now owned by Democrats. The future opens to us. What will it be like?

The Democratic Party has owned the General Assembly for decades. The Republican Party – a rump party, but a promising one – has been able to offer only token resistance to left of center Democrats in the legislature and the media, sometimes over the objections of Republican governors. Now that Democrats own the gubernatorial office, the General Assembly and the under ticket, one might assume that Democrats will at long last be forced to own the problems they have created. This optimistic view grossly underestimates both the ambition and the recourses available to Democrats. Under the Malloy-Dovovan regime, Governor Jodi Rell will become the new Bush, a chief administrator who, once out of office, will become little more than a bulletin board upon which Democrats can pin their excuses. For these reasons, we should all expect the future to be a reprise of the past, only in a higher key. There will be higher spending, higher borrowing and higher taxes. However, we can all reassure ourselves that Connecticut, at long last, has the kind of government that Connecticut’s left of center media believes is appropriate for us.

4 comments:

Malvi Lennon said...

The Republican party in CT needs transformation from the inside out.

Don Pesci said...

Malvi,

Congratulations on an honest campaign. There may be a second act for you.

Libertarian Advocate said...

Id say that Connecticut, like California is going to have to suffer a catastrophic collapse of its economy. If the dems go taxation crazy - and almost certainly they will - what few private employers remain will flee to friendly jurisdictions, taking their jobs with 'em. Presto. No tax base to feed the entitlement class lion the democrats nursed and raised to sullen and resentful adulthood.

Think Frankenstein Monster on steroids.

Don Pesci said...

I’d say you’re most likely right, and that time will not be long in coming. Malloy will have the same problem with the legislature as Rell, disappointing the many left of center editorialists who supported him on the assumption that birds of a feather would be able to negotiate together. Donovan, the union prone Speaker, and Williams will offer Malloy fake temporary savings in return for permanent hikes in income tax on quarter millionaires, anyone earning $250,00 per year. And if Malloy refuses to go along, they’ll let him know who the General Assembly belongs to. The exodus will begin in earnest then. And Malloy will have nothing to sell to businesses that might have moved into Connecticut if the legislature had been composed of people like you.

Fini. I’ve said it all before.