Meh... Another terrible written article written by someone who knows nothing about cycling or apparently politics.
6 of my buddies commute on bike, not one does to be "eco-friendly" or because of a political affiliation. Gas is expensive, they have limited time to ride, and its pretty damn fun.
Our "Republican" Governor has made more advances in trail funding and cycling support than the previous "Democrat' Governor did in 2 terms. I think it comes down to priorities and what squeaky wheel gets the grease.