Friday, February 25, 2011 – 4:00 p.m.

Well, it’s finally started.

The republican kabuki dance to sell out the people of California has began in earnest.

And once again it’s Inland Empire republicans gearing up to screw us all over.

Last time it was former republican Assemblyman Anthony Adams (R-Claremont) who caved in.

However this time it looks like more than one Inland legislator is doing the tap dance.

Governor Jerry Brown needs a handful of republicans to place a five-year extension of income, vehicle and sales tax increases on a June special election ballot.

Tax increases approved two years ago that are no set to expire.

The total of the increase? A whopping $55 billion over the five years.

As of this morning Brown is pretty confident he has the republican votes needed in the bag.

KFI-AM 640 talk show hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou were pounding away at the Inland bunch late Friday afternoon.

They know what’s about to happen.

One must assume that California is basically finished.

The budget needs to be cut, and taxes need to go down, or else this state has no future.

Inland legislators doing the floppy-chicken are Senate republican leader Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga), Senator Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), Assemblyman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley), Assemblyman Bill Emmerson (R-Redlands) and Steve Knight (R-Palmdale).

As a side note, one Southern California’s coastal republicans, Senator Tom Harman (R-Costa Mesa), is also reportedly doing the bob-n-weave.

Hopefully this isn’t the case. But the situation doesn’t look good.

Maybe these gentlemen should get some phone calls from all of you.

It’ll be interesting to see who sells out the people of California in exchange for a cushy appointment from Brown. After all it worked for Adams.

It should be noted that all the aforementioned legislators will need a place to land sooner rather than later.

It will happen. You can bank on it!