Krusty Konservative: House Republicans Gain a Seat
Excerpted from this post at Krusty Konservative
... While gaining a house seat in a good district for Republicans is nice, Pettengill's defection is an excellent illustration of how out-of-touch the Speaker Murphy and Thug Leader McCarthy are. ... I think Democrats are making a huge mistake by taking the 2006 election results as a mandate for their social and economic agenda. Were the voters upset with Republicans in 2006? Absolutely. Were the voters tired of the war in Iraq? Absolutely. Were Iowans voting for civil rights to be extended to gays and lesbians? No. Were Iowans voting to give students who are gay and lesbian special protections? No. Were Iowans voting to increase state government spending by more than 10%? No. Were Iowans voting to gut our election laws and open the door for fraud? No. I think that the Democrats have overplayed their hand. It's so bad that they are already have a legislator switching parties to join the minority party.