Karen and I live in Western, NC near Asheville, so we don't have a clue in the mental thought-process on the Left Coast.
It really the same thing across the country it the heavy population urban areas the are Lib get out side of those area even in Calif. and it get conservative real fast
People come to Calif but see very little of it... there surprised once they get out of the urban areas and see the "other" if. I knew a mid west farm boy the that took a drive throughout the Inland Empire and then up the Central Valley on the I-5 and was blown away because it was just like home except "bigger"
Pretty easy to understand. If you base your assumptions of
California on what you read, see, and hear in the media
then there is reason to be puzzled. However, what you won't
see is that there is a massive inland agricultural and area
known as the Central Valley in the north and San Joaquin
Valley in the south. The towns here are basically little
different than the rest of "fly-over" American in terms of
the attitudes of the people. We, the 'folks of the red' re-
sent being lumped together with the whack jobs of the media
centers of LA and SF as do our conservative brethren who
suffer from minority status within the blue areas.
Thought process? What's that?!