Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Russo Victory Ends Dem Supermajority. Will We Notice?

Republican Robert Russo's special election victory last night in the open 22nd State Senate district spells the technical end to the veto-proof Democratic supermajority in both chambers of the legislature.

It also means that the GOP are 3 for 3 in special election victories for state legislative seats under the new campaign finance laws that include public financing for races, having retained two Republican open seats, and now having captured an open Democratic seat.

Russo deserves congratulations on an excellent race, and hard-fought victory.

But will we notice the fall of the supermajority? The inept leadership of Don WIlliams in the State Senate, and his constant ego-fueled bickering with House Speaker James Amann have rendered the supermajority useless. No maor "progressive" initiatives have been passed. The veto-override has only been used once since they came to power in January of '07.

Liberals have gotten nothing for their efforts. Although they did just get something...another item on the long laundry list of excuses legislative Democrats have as to why they haven't done a damned thing for Connecticut.


Fly to the right said...

Who's the dope on the left?

mccommas said...

Thats President McCain Fly by the Right!