Do Republicans really need a greater wake up call than what former Governor and current Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Current Attorney General and Gubernatorial hopeful Terry Goddard gave us this past week?
Our former Governor Janet Napolitano spent the state to the near brink of fiscal insolvency before skipping town and taking a new job in Washington. Since then, she has refused to admit she took any part in Arizona’s financial problems despite years of spending beyond her means. Now as current Secretary of Homeland Security, in spite of a failure in airline security, she is telling the country that the “system worked” and “everything went according to clockwork.”
Back here in Arizona, we are faced with a federal healthcare plan that puts another $4 billion in unfunded mandates on the state and affords special favors to states like Nebraska with Arizona taxpayers picking up part of the tab. The forced participation also raises questions about whether the plan violates the 10th Amendment. However, while the constitutionality of these actions have drawn the questions of 13 Attorneys General from across the Country, our own Attorney General Terry Goddard has said that he would wait to opine on the constitutionality of Obamacare until it is “ripe.”
Well, something certainly smells ripe here.
Just as they did for the state of Arizona’s budget, Napolitano and Goddard are our modern day Thelma and Louise, helping President Obama drive our country over the cliff.
This attitude that “everything is alright” and “we’ll just wait and see what happens,” are the types of platitudes that are meant to deceive the public until it is too late. Meanwhile, Napolitano and Goddard are putting on their sunglasses and preparing to hit the gas.
In Napolitano’s case, the only system that appears to be working is the one that keeps people from asking questions. Why isn’t this latest attacker being treated like an enemy of the state?
Is Terry Goddard going to wait until the Federal health care plan creates irreparable financial damage to Arizona before he chooses to support it or oppose it? It would be hard to believe that Arizonans want a Governor who waits around to take orders from Washington.
Will Republicans allow Obama, Goddard, Napolitano and the rest take Arizona long for the ride? It is time Republicans come together for the common good.