Are the Democrats at the State Capitol trying to govern themselves out of the majority? They sure are making it easier for the GOP – with a string of shenanigans and assorted bad ideas just from the past several days:
- From slamming the door on school spending transparency
- To ignoring critical scholarly arguments in order to push through a nakedly partisan ploy to weaken Colorado’s political influence and undermine the Electoral College
- To cravenly moving a vote while a Republican lawmaker was out of town (aiding a relative with Alzheimer’s) – all to pass a constitutionally dubious bill that grants in-state tuition to illegal aliens
- To talking out loud about exploiting a partisan, anti-taxpayer state supreme court ruling to repeal some tax credits and exemptions Coloradans enjoy – during a severe recessionary strain
Swallowing the poor policy outcomes is painful, but Colorado Democrats sure are paving the way to oust themselves from power in 2010.