So now, ironically, you’ve got a Democrat saying he’s for raising the tobacco tax and two Republicans aping the “old” Barbour’s “I’m not for raising anybody’s taxes,” while the “new” Barbour (burned by his anti-tax swap stance) is acknowledging that any fair adjustment of taxes could require some to go up and some to go down.
It’s hard to tell who is a Republican here. But that may just be the theme in this race to replace the term-limited Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck.
Tuck, first elected as a Democrat and switched to the GOP in office, thought up the tax swap to begin with.