Tom Fulks’ March 1 Viewpoint ("Where’s effort by county’s left?") all-too-accurately describes the way community affairs go these days in San Luis Obispo County. Either because they are intimidated or just not committed enough, local liberals and moderates are letting the Rush Limbaugh right drown or push them out in just about every political forum around here.
The extremist Tea Party element has taken over the local Republican party and is using that party’s formidable resources in bullying its way to complete control over our county — with no organized opposition even making a credible attempt to stand in its way.
If sound minds and saner forces do not organize to resist this trend, we will awaken soon to find that our idyllic place on earth has been transformed into a grotesque version of Mississippi on the California coast.