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Old 11-09-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Riverside
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In the past 25 years, the California GOP has gone from being the dominate party to being TOTALLY MARGINALIZED.

The State Assembly and State Senate are both super-majority Democrat. For the second election in a row, there is not a single Republican holding state-wide office.

California is for all intents and purposes, now a one-party state. The Dems have free reign.

And, although I'm a liberal Dem- I'm NOT happy about this

A healthy democracy requires (at least) two opposing parties to function. But they have to both represent reasonable political positions. You can have "Liberal Party vs Conservative Party", but you can't have "Liberal Party vs CRAZY Party". It doesn't work.

But that's what we have in California. The demographics and mood of the electorate changed, and the GOP failed to adjust.

They say "California first, then the rest of the nation follows" How many know the original tax revolt started here, in Orange Co, in 1964?

Just a heads-up, GOP.

But hey, look on the bright side- you may all be getting bullet trains
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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The State Assembly and State Senate are both super-majority Democrat.
I am so happy this happened. No more hijacking of the state budget process.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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That's because CA is over run with illegals who voted. Oh and stupid, stupid ignorant voters too.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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That's because CA is over run with illegals who voted. Oh and stupid, stupid ignorant voters too.
Be nice or we'll take away your cheap groceries, computer, internet access, banking, movies & musical entertainment... oh, and all your porn too!

BTW, until the recent re-districting, the GOP's growing irrelevancy here has simply been further isolating them to their long-time dominance in the eastern and northern more rural counties in the state... which are not only "seriously" conservative, but also just "happen" to be the poorest and least educated parts as well (kinda like in the rest of the country)!


2012 map: vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/president/
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Very true Cali was done under by Mexicans who are left of center
I understand they voted for increase of taxes again. I guess more businesses will flee Cali in response. Oh well at least they'll have beaches and diversity.
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In the past 25 years, the California GOP has gone from being the dominate party to being TOTALLY MARGINALIZED.

The State Assembly and State Senate are both super-majority Democrat. For the second election in a row, there is not a single Republican holding state-wide office.

California is for all intents and purposes, now a one-party state. The Dems have free reign.

And, although I'm a liberal Dem- I'm NOT happy about this

A healthy democracy requires (at least) two opposing parties to function. But they have to both represent reasonable political positions. You can have "Liberal Party vs Conservative Party", but you can't have "Liberal Party vs CRAZY Party". It doesn't work.

But that's what we have in California. The demographics and mood of the electorate changed, and the GOP failed to adjust.

They say "California first, then the rest of the nation follows" How many know the original tax revolt started here, in Orange Co, in 1964?

Just a heads-up, GOP.

But hey, look on the bright side- you may all be getting bullet trains
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Question: Do you want to define marriage as only between a man and a woman?

Answer:
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Cali
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Well with the passage of prop 30 you can rest a sure more business's in this state are going to be high tailing it out of here.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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Question: Do you want to define marriage as only between a man and a woman?

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To be fair, even a lot of liberals define marriage between a man and a woman. My mom has always voted democratic, but she does not believe in gay marriage, same as my dad.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:07 PM
 
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Here's the only lesson CA. is teaching anyone:


“Once the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the Republic.” – Benjamin Franklin


"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship." - Prof. Alexander Frazer Tytler
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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In the past 25 years, the California GOP has gone from being the dominate party to being TOTALLY MARGINALIZED.

The State Assembly and State Senate are both super-majority Democrat. For the second election in a row, there is not a single Republican holding state-wide office.

California is for all intents and purposes, now a one-party state. The Dems have free reign.

And, although I'm a liberal Dem- I'm NOT happy about this

A healthy democracy requires (at least) two opposing parties to function. But they have to both represent reasonable political positions. You can have "Liberal Party vs Conservative Party", but you can't have "Liberal Party vs CRAZY Party". It doesn't work.

But that's what we have in California. The demographics and mood of the electorate changed, and the GOP failed to adjust.

They say "California first, then the rest of the nation follows" How many know the original tax revolt started here, in Orange Co, in 1964?

Just a heads-up, GOP.

But hey, look on the bright side- you may all be getting bullet trains
i think all conservatives are just waiting until the taxpayers all leave the state, and then see how california tries to handle it, with all their "bright ideas".

california has been having a citizen exodus, and an inflow of illegal immigrants-thus explaining why california now has 1/3 of the entire country's welfare population.

it should be interesting to say the least, and the municipal bankruptcies have just started:

http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...-stigma-waning

(on a side note, the liberal bloomberg, trying to put a real positive spin on it, says that it is a sign of "stigma waning". you gotta love that!)

.“The dominoes are starting to fall,” Moorlach said yesterday in a telephone interview. “You’re going to get something every week, every month.”

what will make it more interesting is that last year, the California Legislature enacted a union- backed law to make it more difficult for cities to take the bankruptcy step. The law, which took effect this year, requires municipalities to pursue mediation with creditors or declare a fiscal emergency before seeking bankruptcy protection.

so it's municipalities against unions in california-and i bet they didn't see that coming!

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