Bill Minor with a typical editorial against GOP

For several years, Republicans have been the dogs who chased the fire truck (in this case control of the Legislature). Now that they’ve caught it, will they know what to do with it?

Many GOPers who will hold a legislative majority in January have neither legislative experience nor a practical concept of governance. That raises the question: Can they govern or will they advance an agenda to impose their ideology on state law books rather than deal with state’s many gut problems, chief among them poverty, health care and education?

Dozens of bills Republicans have sponsored come out of the extreme edge of viability, obviously with Tea Party origins (fortunately none passed). There’s never been a GOP agenda aimed at improving the quality of life in Mississippi.

Mostly they deal with what we can’t do.

Bill Minor
12/1/11