Did I miss something? Apparently, when I fell asleep the whole country got a lot more stupid while I slept. I am talking about the Teabag protests that is being called for on April 15th.
The likes of the Newt, Dickey Armey, and their lobbyists buds are leading a new tax protest. Basically they want to protest the increase of taxes, but the taxes they are protesting are the taxes of GW and the increases of the Obama Admin on the wealthy are still 10% lower than those of the Reagan years.
The impotent GOP and its dark minions have failed miserably to punch holes in the Obama plan for the economy, so they have reverted back to an age old ploy, the bait and hook, and are using the tired subject of taxes as the bait. This could very well bite them in the ass just as the 11th hour personal attacks on Obama did in the last election. The hook is the misinformation that the leaders of this organized spontaneity are spreading hoping that guest speakers like Joe da Plumber will help push.
We will see just how successful the GOP “grassroots envy” is and if the dinosaurs pushing it can use their new found resources properly.
Gov. David A. Paterson plans to introduce legislation on Thursday to make marriage between same-sex couples legal in New York, advancing his push for greater rights for gay men and lesbians, at a time when other states have done so.
But it is also something of a political gamble, because the legislation faces an uphill climb in the State Senate. Democrats acknowledge that they do not have enough votes there to get the measure approved, meaning that its chances could rest in the hands of a few Republicans.
The governor also risks alienating socially conservative voters at a time when he can least afford to drive away any more support.
Some same-sex-marriage supporters said they hoped that by introducing the measure now, when it is likely to receive plenty of attention after the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision this month overturning a ban on same-sex marriage and the Vermont Legislature’s vote last week to override a veto of a bill allowing gay couples to marry, the governor would create momentum for the bill.
Paterson is facing an uphill battle if he wants to be re-elected as governor……this is just looking for support wherever he can find it……but beyond the game…..it is a promising sign, but as written, a very very long shot in the state legislature.