By Michael Bryan
My ass. Voters were pissed about the job Democrats were doing, and I can't say I disagree with them. What I do disagree with is the idea that the GOP has a mandate to do more of the same shit that got us in such trouble in the first place. 70% of voters agree with that.
Here's the key question in a poll by Opinion Research for CNN to 1,014 Americans on November 11-14, 2010:
Only 17% were deluded enough to think that the GOP won a mandate in the mid-term. Don't be one of the them, and don't let that bullshit go unchallenged when you hear that claim.
This is how the American people really view the GOP agenda:
What does that mean for state politics here in Arizona? Same thing. The tidal wave lifted a bunch of local wackadoos into even greater power, but it's not a mandate to make Arizona into Grover Norquist's mad experiment.
People live here, dammit. The GOP does not get to destroy our state without anyone speaking up and saying, "Enough!" Don't for a minute believe that most people in Arizona will approve of what the GOP is going to try to do to this state over the next two years.