New Jersey's Chris Christie has gone into hand-to-hand combat with the East Coast liberal establishment and balanced the state's budget without raising taxes, while simultaneously cutting a deal to force government union to fork over a bigger share of their entitlement costs.
While Rick Perry's Texas, up until now, has been carrying the entire nation on it's back since the inauguration of The One.
So Republican governor Scott Walker makes Wisconsin - f*cking Wisconsin!!! - the job-creation engine of the American economy.
Now it is Virginia's turn to show what a Republican governor can get done:
Governor Bob McDonnell announced that Virginia finished its fiscal year with a surplus of $311 million — its second straight year with higher-than-expected revenue. McDonnell said he expects the surplus to increase by at least another $35 million to $40 million after the state calculates taxes for June, the final month of the fiscal year.
“A key to what we have done in Virginia is we decided to budget conservatively, cut spending dramatically and to not raise taxes,’’ McDonnell said at a news conference. “I think, to me, that is the formula for why Virginia — and states like Virginia — have experienced this kind of growth.”
So there are "shoots of growth" in the American economy - but only at the state level, and only where Republicans inhabit the statehouse.
And they are doing it not by raising taxes and spending wildly, but by reducing them while cutting spending.
And good golly, this common-sense approach to budgeting seems to actually work. Who would have thunk it?
Not Obama, nor his lickspittle in the mainstream media. How do they respond when - during the Republican 2012 convention - these governors march across the stage, tell America of their success, then introduce a national candidate who will pledge to follow the same path to prosperity?
Hint to the Democrats: Calling them "stupid conservatives" will not move the meter much...