Krusty Konservative: Krusty Kalls for new Iowa Senate Leadership
Excerpted from this post at Krusty Konservative
... the most disappointing thing about the past legislative session was not the hard left agenda coming out of the Democrat Leadership, which was expected. What bothers me the most is the complete lack of any organized opposition from the minority party in the Senate. Forced unionization sailed through the chamber with barely a murmur or a single tactic to slow it down. What about same day voter registration? I didn't hear about press conference, I didn't read about anyone reciting stories of voter fraud in other states (and the examples are plentiful) on the floor. ... House Rs stopped forced unionization and that was a huge win for not only Republicans but Iowans. Did Senate Republicans win anything out of the last session? The one tool Republicans in the Senate have is the ability to veto any nominations from the governor. So, what did Republicans get utilizing that power? They got an irrelevant promise for a Regent appointment from Western Iowa in 2009 (NOBODY CARES!) and a ton of bad press and pissed off metro area Republicans from the Gene Meyer debacle for their trouble.
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