Jerry Brown's Spokesman: GOP 'Basically Moronic' California governor doesn't think Republicans are very bright By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Jun 27, 2011 8:42 AM CDT 108 comments Comments Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown talks about the California budget as he addresses the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco, Thursday, June 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) (Newser) – With California Democrats and Republicans at an impasse on the state budget with a deadline looming, here's a sample of how things are going from Gov. Jerry Brown's spokesman: “The Republicans in Sacramento are basically moronic,” he tells Southern California Public Radio. "They aren’t smart enough to write reforms. They don’t know the first thing about the details of reforms." Republicans had previously blasted Brown, who wants to extend tax hikes. "Such acidic rhetoric is typical of talks that have broken down," notes the Los Angeles Times.