Joseph Palermo: Jerry’s triangulating. He’s aligning himself with the Republican minority in forging a path forward out of California’s deep crisis.
Berry Craig: The old party of “Lincoln and Liberty” — founded in Wisconsin — is long gone. The new GOP is the party of tea party-tilting, union-hating, government-despising ultra-conservatives of the compromise-is-surrender persuasion.
Mario Solis-Marich: The power of Latino voters has increased dramatically and for the first time in history the Democrats are in catch up mode with the nation’s newest voting bloc.
Tom Degan: And of course, just like their silly “Contract with America” sixteen years ago, the voters will more-than-likely hand the congressional majority back to these corrupt dingbats on Election Day. And when the 112th Congress is sworn in this January, their so-called “pledge” (just like the contract of yore) will be rendered merely as dust in the wind.