Skip to comments.Will California remap give Democrats two-thirds majorities
Posted on 07/19/2011 9:09:51 AM PDT by SmithL
Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats in the Legislature were frustrated this year in seeking a few Republican votes to close the state's budget deficit by asking voters to approve billions of dollars in tax extensions.
Support from at least two Republicans in both legislative houses was needed for the two-thirds majorities required to pass the special election constitutional amendment that Brown and Democrats sought.
As the months-long talks collapsed, the Democrats said they'd try to pick up enough seats in the 2012 elections to secure two-thirds margins, thereby cutting the GOP out of future tax issues. And the redistricting plans now nearing approval by the new independent redistricting commission could set the stage for achieving that goal, either in 2012 or in 2014.
Commissioners made a number of minor adjustments in their draft maps last week and are to have another review later this week in anticipation of releasing them for public review late this month and adopting a final plan in August.
Analysts on both sides of the political aisle have plumbed the new maps for their political content a factor the commission is not supposed to be considering and agree they would give Democrats a very strong opportunity to win 27 Senate seats and 54 in the Assembly, two-thirds majorities in both houses.
All 80 Assembly seats will be up in 2012, plus half of the 40 Senate seats, with the remainder on the ballot in 2014.
Paul Mitchell, a Democratic political consultant who runs Redistricting Partners, is one of several analysts who have tracked day-to-day changes in the maps being drawn by the 14-member Citizens Redistricting Commission. He concludes that the Democrats' 27/54 goal is within fairly easy grasp,
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And when the Stalinist rodents achieve that goal, the collapse of California will be complete.
Is there a way to kick a State out of the Union?
And the Dems will have complete ownership of the collapse.
Let California be an object lesson. Let America watch and learn.
This whole debt “crisis” now is being used as a trial balloon for crap like CA that's waiting down the road, IMO.
If you find one, use it on Texas. Please.
One can only hope the collapse will be swift, devastating, and complete. OTOH, one would have to believe the citizens of CA including democrats, are complete and utter idiots to allow such a takeover.
Time will tell. I’m in with the citizens winning this one.
Some of us have been wondering about this for a while now.
I don't see why a POTUS couldn't expel a state, for example (assuming s/he has a willing Congress, SCOTUS and military to back him/her).
Elections have consequences. The Democrats have a strangle hold over California and that means that they can gerrymander ‘Pubbies right out their districts.
I wish the ‘Pubbie majority in Georgia would ruthlessly gerrymander Democrats out of their seats. Unfortunately, I think we had it over some sort of “non-partisan” council.
If you find one, use it on Texas. Please.
I was shocked, in the opposite of your thought, unexpressed, until I looked at the screen name.
Where is the evidence that the people of CA can understand fiscal issues?
that’s why conspiracy theories about Democrats always gain traction. They’ve shown they are capable of just about anything where power is concerned.
A People’s Socialist Dictatorship for California. This is also what the Demonrats seek nation-wide. And evolving demographics seem to favor that eventuality.
Let’s hope the new state of South California gets established (I can dream, can’t I?).
In California we already have the highest income taxes, sales taxes, and gasoline taxes. The next thing coming will be a wealth tax on assets. If you stay in California long enough they will take everything that you have. It will be “for the children.”
let it happen sooner rather than later..after all..we don't want to keep "kicking Canifornia (G) down the road...
I hope so, then the Dems will entitle themselves out of existence...
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