Skip to comments.Why California will stay blue
Posted on 11/08/2010 12:48:39 PM PST by artichokegrower
While the rest of the nation went red in Tuesday's midterm elections, California emerged even bluer. What's going on?
The standard answer is that registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans, and that many decline-to-state voters lean Democratic.
But there's a more telling reason, one that promises to keep California blue for years. The state's rising numbers of new voters - newly minted immigrant voters, minorities and voters between the ages of 18 and 29 - are overwhelmingly Democratic in their preferences.
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Do Woodchucks chuck wood?
The problem is, well for us in the other 49, we’ll be picking up California’s tab.
The NEW ballad of Jed Clampett for 2010
Come and listen to a story bout a man named Jed
Poor oil entrepreneur barely kept his family fed
Then one day he was working for some food,
And up through the town come a bumbling clown
(Brown that is, take a toke what a joke)
Well the first thing you know old Jeds taxes are to much to bear,
Kin folk said Jed move away from there!
Said Kalifornia is no place for you to be
So they loaded up the truck and they moved from Beverly
(gon back to the Hills they are, fishn holes, country and western stars)
Well now its time to say goodbye to Jed and all his kin
They would like to thank you folks for kindly dropping in
Youre all invited back again to their new locality
To have a heaping helping of their hospitality
(Redneck Hillbillies, is what the press call em now,
Clingers of bibles and guns and to Obama no bow!
Nice folks Yall come back now, ya hear?)
That is a Federal Republic in action. People can move between the various states based on each state's policies.
Wait till the state goes officially bankrupt and even the most basic services get slashed. Wait till the thousands and thousands of public employees see their pensions and benefits disappear. Wait till all the contractors are told by the Govt. - “sorry, your bill is not going to get paid.” When the finances go completely red - so will the electorate.
But Karl Rove and Bush said that family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande. The Republicans should listen to Rove and Mort Kondracke. The GOP should advocate “comprehensive immigration reform” and make kissy face with La Raza. /s
The reason why it won't is because reality sucks and it sucks extra big when one pretends it doesn't exist.
What conservatives out there have to do -- and really do it out of compassion -- is to be courageous, stay on message and be clear about what they stand for.
The bunch that likes to vote Democrat likes refrigerators and electric lights and televisions that come on when you hit the power button even more.
Can the rest of the country just vote them off the island?
The bottom line, there is not enough money for all the programs. California will soon be on its own as Uncle Sugar is under new ownership. There is no rational reason to live in Cali anymore, if you are there, get out before it is too late.
The problem is Cali is exporting political views, this could be fatal to neighboring states ....
Maybe we will, but they don't get the water. All that stuff flowing past Sacramento can be turned around to go to Fresno!
And they don't get to cross the new national border into the US.
Demographics is destiny, they say. White women decided they preferred feminism to raising, or even having, children.
So they will stay blue: that means they will remain stupid!
california’s a lost cause . Let the rat’s have it!
would it be cool to one morning, say Febuary 18, 2011, off the top of my head. For many thousands of volunteers to just show up at the California border with shovels, jackhammers and other tools and separate it from the rest of country?
Wasted verbage on what should be a 3 word article: “stupidity, cowardice and sloth...”
There is no solution for this condition since it is self perpetuating. Quite simply, the TAKERS outnumber the GIVERS, 3 to 1.
You folks are contributing $40 million per day to California’s unemployment compensation fund. We wish to express our appreciation for this “loan” to our state. (Suckers) This sentiment is not mine but that of those up in the state capitol.
That certainly used to be the case. However CA is now an economic basket case of the brink of a complete collapse. It's all ouyt in the open for everyone to see. Any state that emulates CA deserves it's fate.
1) remember Gray Davis?
2) if the GOP was smart, they’d pick a conservative Hispanic to replace Jerry Brown. Look at New Mexico and Florida.
California will be in play again when they get back to basics. Demographics isn’t the problem the problem is the same that the North East has. If you aren’t able to articulate and argue for conservative principles effectively then the amount of money to have to spend won’t mean a thing. California had two top ticket candidates who both appeared unprincipled and soft so that even when they took a stand they could never benefit entirely for it. What we see is the result of letting the Democrats have California for so long uncontested in Presidential races. You have to give voters a choice and a compelling reason to vote for you. It isn’t gay rights and abortion or even immigration that is tripping the GOP up in California. Its the refusal to run like Reagan. It isn’t going to happen over night but we need more individuals like Van Tran and David Harmer who will go toe to toe with the Democrats even when they face disadvantages. If the GOP had truly inspiring top ticket candidates then the GOP would’ve did much better down ticket.
“newly minted immigrant voters, minorities “
oops is that love affair with the illegals growing cold?
Interesting map. But I'm confused -- are the colors reversed? I thought the coastal cities were driving the "blue" liberalism and the inland areas were the "red" voters.
I really disagree. What consrervatives out there have to do is get the hell out! CA is lost and deserves to be.
We called on Jerry Brown
Though his hair is gray
'Cause he can talk the talk
Of the Greens and Gays
Poverty's the norm
In large parts of L.A.
To make it go away
Stopped going to church
We passed more laws today
Well, we cut down Liberty
And taxed our wealth and pay
You know the leeching unions drove
All of our jobs away
Our debt, we'll never pay
So call on Jerry Brown
He still lives by the Bay
Where you cant take a walk
And smoke outside today
And yet illegal felons
Must have their vote and say
Is it still all right to pray?
“Do Woodchucks chuck wood?”
They do on that Geico commercial that my wife finds eternally funny. :)
You are right and the map is wrong. Unless “red” = “commie”.
This is my favorite interactive tool of the year. (You have to click thru an annoying ad.)
Select any county in CA and laugh (or cry).
RE: “The problem is, well for us in the other 49, well be picking up Californias tab.”
I’m in CA; many here on FR live in CA — some plan to leave; if I had a business or young family I’d leave. Instead I stay and fight, and go Galt to the extent possible.
I sincerely hope other states do NOT get stuck with CA’s bills — racked up because ‘voters’ are overwhelmingly leftwing nutjobs, govt. workers, union members, immigrants dragged into voting ‘blue’ with promises of more and more freebies.
This has been a LONG time coming and old Jerry Brown shares a good part of the blame for it though certainly not all. CA has been beckoning ‘takers’ of all types for decades now via its various policies — especially cheap prices for college for out of staters. Not good!
I say sell it to the Japanese and then after they have cleaned up the immigration problems, and they will, just repo it.
I switched the colors so they would make more sense...in my map, “red” = “Communist.”
I've been saying this for quite some time. CA is dominated by political ignoramuses.
So stop with all the rants about CA already. As you can see, CA politics is totally schizoid. It's not that the majority of voters wants the world to come to an end, they just want free stuff.
Appeals to reason have no effect. We're dominated by idiots and the Democrats who love them. Case closed.
Maybe it could be done, but you'll need more than shovels and jackhamers on the California/Nevada border, there is a 14,000' mountain range running right up the middle of the border.
In fact, Nevada's highest mountain is actually part of an even higher peak in California.
Note to CA: We, the other 49, ain’t bailing you out. Period. If you want it, come and get it. Just try.
When CA allows a state-level version of cap and trade to go into effect, brownouts and blackouts are only a matter of time. IIRC, that was one of factors that resulted in Gray Davis being recalled. Moonbeam may suffer the same fate if he's not careful.
Works for me.
Democrat registration - 7.5 million
Republican - 5.3 million
Ind - 3.4 million
Therefore, Republicans have to get at least 66% of the Indies in a given race to win. A tall order for the social conservatives California Republicans usually run.
Until the Clintons came along, such was true for all US elections -- red was for Democrats and blue was for Republicans. A corrupt media changed it all for us; no one was consulted for permission. Read this: