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Yet I still marvel, I shake my head in amazement, in the case of 3C and all that federal dough.
Seemed such a good opportunity, and--my God, to give back such a handsome piece of change when so many state coffers everywhere are in such dire straights! It seems that the Republican party (or it's financiers) has enforced some absolutely incredible discipline on several states' governors.
Do you think this crash-and-burn is triggered by auto-road interests protecting their turf by buying the new governor(s)?
Is it more the Republican/ Ohio conservatives' desire to see ANYTHING done by Obama fail? Even at the cost of seriously hurting the national interest?
Or perhaps rejection of something that smacks of Europeanism (as Eric Cantor said clearly recently in the Senate, about another program)?
Could it be perhaps that Obama is now seen as likely a one-term president, and to attach yourself to long-term policy that will simply be eradicated in another couple years is unwise? Carter's wonderful Carribbean Basin Initiative suffered the same abandonment and for some of the same reasons.
Or is it that long, bitter strain of racism and self-destructive nihilism (they do go together) that seems to me so deeply embedded in the American Midwest zeitgeist?
What do you think now?
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