Two days ago budget negotiations collapsed, and Governor Jerry Brown took to the web to give the public the bad news:

Today, the California GOP YouTubes its side of the story:

…with a bonus video from GOP Senate Leader Bob Dutton posted for good measure.

“The governor never asked for my assistance,” Dutton says at a press conference. “He was busy trying to work with individual members. I assume they were working on some kind of a pick-off type program where they were going to try to do their normal ‘let’s just try to find a couple Republicans to go up on taxes and that was the end of it.’

Maybe for the next round they can negotiate via webcam…

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