Taking their toys and going home.
What outrage to our liberty did the California GOP walk out of the chamber over today?
Why the tyrannical notion of letting our statewide-elected Insurance Commissioner regulate health insurance rates. But, don’t worry, they came right back to sniff jocks:
Democrats shot back by pointing out that their colleagues returned shortly before Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers paid a visit to the floor to be honored by Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Linda.
“The Republicans walked out on their job and on the consumers of California, but managed to come back to work 30 minutes later when it was time to get autographs from a famous football player,” said Perez spokeswoman Robin Swanson.
They must not have gotten the memo that Aaron Rodgers supports the public workers unions in Wisconsin.
Oh, and the coup de grace?
They’re going to blow up the state budget negotiations.
“I think you just saw the budget explode,” said Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries, R-Lake Elsinore. “Over the stupidest reasons the Speaker has decided apparently to disrespect the Republican leader and the Republican caucus and I think there’s going to be significant consequences for that.”
In other words, because a party deeply in the minority couldn’t block a law that will help more Californians get health insurance they tried to use a stupid parliamentary trick to kill it, the Dems called bullshit, the GOP threw a two-year-old temper tantrum, walked out, and will now not negotiate on the state budget because they were “disrespect[ed].”
This is somewhere between pre-school and street-gang like behavior.
And they wonder why they got blasted here even when they won everywhere else.
Just wait until SB 810, California OneCare, comes up for a vote.