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Democrats made gains in Calif., but can they fix the Golden State?
Washington Post ^ | Dan Balz

Posted on 12/11/2010 8:08:11 PM PST by Nachum

SACRAMENTO - In the Year of the Republicans, California is the great exception. Whatever force hit the rest of the country in November stopped at the California border. Democrats won every statewide office on the ballot. They increased their already hefty majority in the State Assembly and maintain a sizable majority in the Senate. Their congressional delegation remains intact, as well. For Democrats, that is cause for celebration, given the battering they took almost everywhere else. But it is also cause for sober reflection. Are they up to the task of governing?

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2010; calif; democrats; gains; golden
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The DemocRATs have had the state by the balls for decades. They have ruined us.
1 posted on 12/11/2010 8:08:14 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Are you on crack?


2 posted on 12/11/2010 8:10:28 PM PST by JOE6PAK (The universe is a lot safer if you bring a towel.)
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To: Nachum

If they had the will or inclination to fix California they could have done so ages ago.


3 posted on 12/11/2010 8:10:33 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Nachum

If the democrats can “fix” California, I may have to switch parties. What little Arnold did try to do to fix things was mostly deep-sixed by the Rats.


4 posted on 12/11/2010 8:11:21 PM PST by smokingfrog ( ><{{{{{(0>)
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To: Nachum

Are they up to the task of governing?


Only if you define “governing” as making extravagent promises that you can’t possibly keep while piling up debt and ruining institutions that once worked in the process. If you define governing as actually solving problems, then the answer is NO.


5 posted on 12/11/2010 8:12:02 PM PST by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: smokingfrog

Ahnuld caved on everything, including the car tax. He was not even a bad RINO. He is a full fledged DemocRAT. Charlie Crist probably coached him.


6 posted on 12/11/2010 8:14:15 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: JOE6PAK

They elected Gov Moonbeam, enough said!


7 posted on 12/11/2010 8:14:22 PM PST by Kackikat (There is no such thing as a free lunch, because someone paid, somewhere.)
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To: Nachum

My state’s government doesn’t so much need a bankruptcy trustee as it needs Dr. Drew Pinsky.


8 posted on 12/11/2010 8:14:25 PM PST by RichInOC ("I am Governor Jerry Brown, my aura smiles and never frowns, soon I will be President....")
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To: Nachum

No one can fix this state it is bankrupt.


9 posted on 12/11/2010 8:16:01 PM PST by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: RichInOC

California has passed the point of no return and has become ungovernable


10 posted on 12/11/2010 8:16:49 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: JOE6PAK

My Gwad Man! Did you read what was posted? Are you sure you’re on the right thread? Go to bed!


11 posted on 12/11/2010 8:18:19 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: Nachum
The DemocRATs have had the state by the balls for decades. They have ruined us.

Yep. This is a one party state, and it ain't gonna change. It's gone. Mexicans vote 70% Democrat. Are you listening Texas? You're next.

12 posted on 12/11/2010 8:20:02 PM PST by ecomcon
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To: Nachum

Socialism always fails, always. CA is whistlin’ past the graveyard.


13 posted on 12/11/2010 8:22:25 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Nachum
The Republican party can thank Arnold Schwarzenegger for its losses in California. All the bad liberal policies passed, of course, were blamed on him and the Republicans, setting the party back a decade in the state.

Moral of the story: Don't vote for liberal Republicans. They do more damage than Democrats.

14 posted on 12/11/2010 8:23:18 PM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: rdcbn

It’s too bad there’s no such thing as a twelve-step group for effed-up governments.


15 posted on 12/11/2010 8:23:34 PM PST by RichInOC ("I am Governor Jerry Brown, my aura smiles and never frowns, soon I will be President....")
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To: Nachum
Hey Dan, the dimoKKKRATS are the ones who ruined California in the first place. So how is electing all dimoKKKRATS to statewide offices going to fix things? They will not and it will only get worse. Dan you are a moron.
16 posted on 12/11/2010 8:25:11 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Nachum

I don’t know what everyone’s so worried about. Governor Moonbeam has had plenty of practice.


17 posted on 12/11/2010 8:26:47 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Nachum

“Democrats made gains in Calif., but can they fix the Golden State?”

LOL . . . the only thing Democrats know how to fix are elections.


18 posted on 12/11/2010 8:30:02 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: ecomcon

‘Mexicans vote 70% Democrat. Are you listening Texas? You’re next.’

It’s not the Mexicans. A lot of Mexicans hate the democRATs as much as anybody else. They loved Bush. “Bless him’ one guy I know said to me.

The fact is that the two major urban areas of L.A. and San Francisco carry so many votes now, they can fairly crush any Senatorial or Gubanatorial candidate. That is why Boxer beat Fiorina, and Boxer is horrible. All the government unions who employ the majority of people in the state have a lock on our electorate. We have to pay their inflated salaries, their bloated pensions, and for their bosses. The communist infiltration into our body politic would make George Soros proud. Don’t blame ‘the Mexicans, there is plenty of blame to go around.


19 posted on 12/11/2010 8:30:47 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

LOL, are they kidding? You mean they went from 90% democrat to 100% democrat? Just in time to watch the entire state circle the bowl before being flushed down?


20 posted on 12/11/2010 8:33:45 PM PST by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: Nachum
‘Mexicans vote 70% Democrat. Are you listening Texas? You’re next.’

They loved Bush. “Bless him’ one guy I know said to me.

LOL!

21 posted on 12/11/2010 8:34:01 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit.)
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To: Nachum

can they fix it? What an ignorant fool. they are the ones destroying it


22 posted on 12/11/2010 8:36:11 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: dragnet2

‘They loved Bush. “Bless him’ one guy I know said to me.

LOL!’

No joke!


23 posted on 12/11/2010 8:36:48 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum; sheik yerbouty; null and void; SoldiersPrayingMom; SoldierDad; goldstategop

California is in the sewer and a lost cause. RATs have destroyed CA. Everyone that can is leaving; companies are fleeing by the hundreds. California is DemocRAT hell. Only RAT hell holes gives you the likes of Moonbeam, Pelosi, Boxer, Newsome, Waters, Feinstein et al.


24 posted on 12/11/2010 8:37:50 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Nachum
It’s not the Mexicans. A lot of Mexicans hate the democRATs as much as anybody else. They loved Bush. “Bless him’ one guy I know said to me.

By the way, Hispanics voted 2 to 1 for leftist Jerry Brown, because the Republican candidate fired her illegal alien maid.

Ya can't make this stuff up!!

Thanks for the laugh!.

25 posted on 12/11/2010 8:38:54 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit.)
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To: Nachum

Getting liberal Democrats to fix California is like getting Nazis to look in to hate crimes against Jews.


26 posted on 12/11/2010 8:40:05 PM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: Nachum

“‘They loved Bush. “Bless him’ one guy I know said to me.”

They should. He was our First Illegal Alien President.


27 posted on 12/11/2010 8:41:01 PM PST by Pelham (Islam, the mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: Nachum
Democrats made gains in Calif., but can they fix the Golden State?

Fix it? Who do you think {expletive}'d it up in the first place? Conservatives? Nope - liberal Democrats and their idiotic, unsustainable policies. No bailouts for California, let it go bankrupt as a test case and warning to other States.

28 posted on 12/11/2010 8:42:36 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Nachum
After Arnold lost all those good propositions he gave up. Maria (KENNEDY) Shriver Schwarzenegger has been running California for years. I loved California before the Rats ruined it. We left, after 19 years, when my husband's company called it quits in California.
29 posted on 12/11/2010 8:47:40 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Nachum

Governor Moonbeam knows he can’t balance the California budget given all the special interest influence. His only choices are to tax more or spend less. Public employee unions and those residents of California receiving the largesse will fight tooth and nail to raise taxes to keep their personal gravy train rolling. The solution he suggested on TV a couple of nights ago is to refer the budget options to the voters. It’s safe to assume the benefactors of the state largesse will vote for more taxes, sending the state further down the toilet, and Moonbeam dodges the bullet since he can say the voters made the choice. Unfortunately those paying the taxes in California are now a minority and are becoming more so as the taxpayers leave the state.


30 posted on 12/11/2010 8:51:11 PM PST by RLM
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To: Nachum
"Are they up to the task of governing?"



31 posted on 12/11/2010 8:51:49 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: JOE6PAK; Nachum

“Democrats made gains in Calif., but can they fix the Golden State?” WaPo headline

Question directed at Nachum “Are you on crack?”

I’m sure that I don’t know about Nachum’s personal habits, BUT everybody here KNOWS that the WaPo sure as H is.


32 posted on 12/11/2010 8:52:24 PM PST by warm n fuzzy (Really)
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To: warm n fuzzy

“Question directed at Nachum “Are you on crack?””

I did not think that was directed at me. -However if it was, my family has drained me of all mental function years ago.


33 posted on 12/11/2010 8:54:59 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: McGavin999; Parley Baer

Well, I am about to produce a major budget movie, and it ain’t gonna be in CA


34 posted on 12/11/2010 8:54:59 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: ecomcon

TX is not, nor will ever be like CA.

If you don’t believe it, just watch.


35 posted on 12/11/2010 8:55:46 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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TX is not, nor will ever be like CA.

Whoops....

Dallas Morning News: Parkland Hospital leads nation in illegal immigrant births

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/080810dnmetbabiessider.2beba5c.html

36 posted on 12/11/2010 9:06:10 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit.)
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To: RLM
Two big radical left wing changes are coming according to
the Capital Guy and Radio Host Brian Sussman :

1. Jerry Brown has been working with the Dems in State houses to rewrite the meaning of Prop 13 so they plan to jack both Residential and Commercial property taxes thru the ROOF.
2. Mark Leno's SB 810 bill which was vetoed twice will be rammed thru and Brown will sign it and the Dems can eliminate all private health insurance and hire a whole new sea of SEIU nutters to control all CA residence health-care and a whole new sea of taxes to finance it.

Remember the State Budget does not need 2/3 vote to pass anymore !!!

37 posted on 12/11/2010 9:10:17 PM PST by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: dragnet2

Oh, I just noticed, you’re from CA.

I repeat, TX is not, nor will ever be CA.

Yes, we have illegals. Yes, South TX is a political mess.

But the “lefties” do not run the state and if they ever think they will try....there will be a serious lesson learned.

Don’t Mess with Texas.

Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Mind, Heart and Attitude.

Goes something like this: “Leave us alone to live our lives in peace and we will get along fine, if that is not satisfactory, we will deal with it.”


38 posted on 12/11/2010 9:11:41 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Nachum
The fact is that the two major urban areas of L.A. and San Francisco carry so many votes now, they can fairly crush any Senatorial or Gubanatorial candidate.

Absolutely. But you have to wonder if the Dems/Progressives really want to save CA. If you haven't already, please read up on the Cloward & Piven strategy for collapsing capitalism to replace it with socialism.

After years of watching the Berkeley crazies, Jerry Brown, the San Francisco Commies like Boxer, Pelosi, Dellums, etc., Tom Hayden, Jackie Goldberg and their scary L.A.crew to name just a few, a clear pattern seems obvious to me. If they can knock off CA and its enormous economy the rest of the country will be duck soup for socialist activism. I think CA is intended to be the first domino of many to fall.

39 posted on 12/11/2010 9:12:26 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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Dallas Morning News: Parkland Hospital leads nation in illegal immigrant births

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/080810dnmetbabiessider.2beba5c.html

I repeat, TX is not, nor will ever be CA. Don’t Mess with Texas.

lol...

40 posted on 12/11/2010 9:15:16 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit.)
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To: Nachum; JOE6PAK

Sorry, I just read what’s on the page.

I meant no slur or insult to anyone but the infamously execrable WaPo.


41 posted on 12/11/2010 9:15:55 PM PST by warm n fuzzy (Really)
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To: Nachum; ecomcon
It’s not the Mexicans.

Yes it is. Steve Sailer and Vdare have been crunching the numbers and showing this to be the case for almost a decade now.

The fact of the matter is a Republican now needs nearly 3/4 of the white vote to win a state wide California election due to the overwhelming propensity of Mexicans voting Democrat. And it's only getting worse, and yes Texas is next. That's a lot of electoral votes.

Even Asian immigrants are moving into the permanent Democrat camp.

The Democrats are just biding their time. Demographics is destiny.

42 posted on 12/11/2010 9:22:07 PM PST by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Don't bother posting to that snide know it all troll.

That clown trashed Meg Whitman here non stop and promoted the brilliant idea of not bothering to vote because Mooonbeam wasn't all that bad.

Ignore him.

43 posted on 12/11/2010 9:29:51 PM PST by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: Nachum

Our house goes on the market Jan 5th.
We’re outta here.


44 posted on 12/11/2010 9:30:48 PM PST by super7man
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To: Nachum

No, obviously the cali demoncrats are hampered by the republicans; so they won’t be able to solve cali’s problems.


45 posted on 12/11/2010 9:35:39 PM PST by correctthought ("Obamunism is a temporary setback on the road to freedom" - Liberty Prime)
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To: super7man

Where are you going?


46 posted on 12/11/2010 9:35:57 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: dragnet2
I repeat, TX is not, nor will ever be CA. Don’t Mess with Texas.

lol...

"lol" is right. These people must have absolutely no concept of what California politics and life was like into the 60's, before radical demographic shifts took place.

47 posted on 12/11/2010 9:42:09 PM PST by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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To: stubernx98

That M. Night guy films movies in my county (Bucks County, Pennsylvania) from time to time. In fact, I took my daughter into Newtown and we stood on the sidewalk and watched him direct Mel Gibson in ‘Signs’ a few years back. It was funny because this was in the Spring and some guys came down the street tossing leaves from big green bags on the sidewalks (and our feet) because in the movie it was supposed to be Fall.

Anyway, Bucks County has to be a better place to film than California.

FRegards,
LH


48 posted on 12/11/2010 10:00:39 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: super7man

Congratulations!
You won’t be “the last white farmer in Zimbabwe”.


49 posted on 12/11/2010 10:05:52 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Nachum

Democrats controll California....
California is a total disaster.
the Voters are too stupid to see what is going to happen...
California just borrowed 40 billion from the feds to fund Unemployment for the next 6 months?...when they ask for more,and the newly elected republicans will say “NO”...California will stop paying the unemployed...and the riots will start.

it will all be “Bush’s Fault”


50 posted on 12/11/2010 10:22:15 PM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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