posted on October 01, 2013 12:35
After Democrats ran an ad in State House Districts, something akin to a shockwave rippled down the hallways of the General Assembly, unsettling the less stouthearted Republican legislators.
Last fall, after the last election House Republicans, riding high, assumed, We won. People love us. We can do what we want. They did. Then their poll numbers dropped. Then that ad hit. Then a cry went up from the unsettled, If we just give teachers raises – people will love us again.
But are pay raises actually the reason for House Republicans’ shrinking poll numbers?
No one seems to know – for certain. This may be like the fellow who let the dog out one morning, fell down the steps, broke his leg, then angrily told his wife, The whole thing was that darn dog’s fault.
Legislators once thought they were loved…and now they’re thinking all they have to do to get people to love them again…is raise teachers’ pay.
But is that infallible logic…or a second miscalculation?