Revolution on the Ground argues that the states should take the lead in resisting the federal government. Which states are in the best position to do that? Right now, states with Republican governors are well positioned to resist federal overreach, in health care and elsewhere. Of the states with Republican governors, which ones can act most effectively to resist the feds? Tea Party Republicans, or governors elected in 2010 as part of the Tea Party wave offer promise as effective leaders.
First, let’s have a look at a red-blue map of the United States, to see which states currently have Republican governors:
Now let’s consider a list of Republican governors where the Tea Party vibe resonates.
Tea Party governors, or governors Democrats love to hate:
- Nicki Haley – South Carolina
- Rick Perry – Texas
- Rick Snyder – Michigan
- Paul LePage – Maine
- Tom Corbett – Pennsylvania
- Rick Scott – Florida
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