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Why do so many people hate California?
SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 2/23/12 | Emily Wilkins, Hearst Washington Bureau

Posted on 02/23/2012 1:31:25 PM PST by SmithL

Surf. Sun. Disneyland. What’s not to love about California?

Well, apparently, a lot of things. In a poll released Tuesday by the Public Policy Polling, California was the least popular state in the United States. Only 27 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of the Golden State compared to the 44 percent who view it unfavorably.

“There’s this arrogance about Californians,” said Patrick Dorinson, a radio host in California who refers to himself as the Cowboy Libertarian. “Californians still think it’s this great star. It’s a tarnished star at this point.”

The gap of 17 points puts California far behind Illinois (19 favorable, 29 not) and New Jersey (25 favorable, 32 not) as the least liked state in America.

“I’m actually quite surprised California fared so poorly,” said Albert M. Camarillo, a professor of history at Stanford University. “I think the national public knows of our difficult budget situation, our higher than average unemployment rate, the still very expensive housing market.”

The “Left Coast” is distinct in another way – more people have an opinion about California than any other state – only 28 percent of respondents couldn’t decide whether they liked the state or not.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: beserkeley; bluestate; california; gaystapo; goldenstate; granolastate; grapestate; hollyweird; hollywood; homosexualagenda; lalaland; limousineliberals; sanfranciscovalues; winestate
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1 posted on 02/23/2012 1:31:34 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

-—”the way we do (did) it in California is (was)-—”-—


2 posted on 02/23/2012 1:34:38 PM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: SmithL

Sorry but...........BWAHAHA! Well deserved.


3 posted on 02/23/2012 1:34:49 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: SmithL

I would like to see Texas leave the union and be on our own, but if that can’t happen, next best would be to vote Kalifornica out of the union.


4 posted on 02/23/2012 1:35:08 PM PST by rigelkentaurus
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To: SmithL

I have a reason for disliking California: I spent 50 years there and despite everything I tried to do to prevent it, the place slipped slowly into total disarray and debasement.

That professor must live in a really nice house in Scotts Valley.


5 posted on 02/23/2012 1:36:00 PM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: SmithL

I don’t like any state that won’t let me have all my guns.


6 posted on 02/23/2012 1:36:11 PM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: SmithL

Hmmm . . . let me think.

1 -Spreads cultural rot across the country through Hollyweird

2 - Is beyond bankrupt

3 - (Almost) totally controlled by libs

4 - Full of fruits and nuts (of the human variety)

I’m sure the list is endless . . .


7 posted on 02/23/2012 1:36:51 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: SmithL

Even though it was before my time, I loved this California:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QB2Ck00YZ8&feature=related

Sadly long, long gone.


8 posted on 02/23/2012 1:37:18 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: SmithL

Two answers: LA & SF. It has nothing to do with the land. It’s the people and their abject irresponsibility, both morally and politically.


9 posted on 02/23/2012 1:38:48 PM PST by bcsco
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To: SmithL

“Californians still think it’s this great star....”

He’s wrong on that point.

(At least as far as I’m concerned...)


10 posted on 02/23/2012 1:38:53 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: SmithL; Morgana

Kalipornia??

Kali & Gamorrah??

Geez, I don’t think I can think of a reason.... lol


11 posted on 02/23/2012 1:38:53 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SmithL
“I’m actually quite surprised California fared so poorly,” said Albert M. Camarillo, a professor of history at Stanford University

Laughable provincialism in action.

12 posted on 02/23/2012 1:39:02 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: SmithL

I don’t hate them, but they do seem to be liberal freaks. I feel sorry for the conservatives that live there.


13 posted on 02/23/2012 1:39:10 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: SmithL
Mary, Mary come with me,
On a hill we'll take some tea,
And watch L.A. fall in the sea.

14 posted on 02/23/2012 1:39:38 PM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: rigelkentaurus

I like your thinking.


15 posted on 02/23/2012 1:39:43 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: SmithL
Why do so many people think that Kalifornika should be liked?
16 posted on 02/23/2012 1:40:59 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: BelegStrongbow

>>>I have a reason for disliking California: I spent 50 years there and despite everything I tried to do to prevent it, the place slipped slowly into total disarray and debasement.<<<

I only spent 10 months there and came out of the experience disliking it as well. (Mendincino County, by the way... the most physically beautiful place I’ve ever lived... with the worst neighbors, community, and school I’ve ever seen. My garden was spectacular, though.)

California reminds me of a women who was stunning in her youth, surrounded by suitors, but has since glided through life on her reputation, plastic surgery, and pharmecuticals, all the while insisting in a slurred, raspy, drunken voice that she is still the most attractive girl at the party. A shame.


17 posted on 02/23/2012 1:41:17 PM PST by redpoll
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To: rigelkentaurus

California was a great state until all the liberals moved in from the midwest and east coast. Then Reagan gave amnesty to the illegals and illegal immigration boomed. Then the homosexuals and unions took over state government... the rest is history...

The only thing they didn’t frig up is the weather


18 posted on 02/23/2012 1:41:32 PM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: SmithL

Q. “Why do so many people hate California?”

A. DEMOCRATS


19 posted on 02/23/2012 1:41:58 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: redpoll

I think of Mystery Babalon, as John the Divine described her. California could easily be that Jezebel, don’t you think?


20 posted on 02/23/2012 1:42:46 PM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: SmithL

For the same reason they’ve hated Michigan for so long. The difference is that we’re actually trying to fix Michigan.


21 posted on 02/23/2012 1:43:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SmithL

I’m a Californian, but the criticisms are quite valid. If my wife’s and my jobs were not geographically tied to this place, particularly hers, I doubt we would be here. (A conservative-leaning suburb of Austin seems appealing, or maybe Savannah or Charleston, SC.)


22 posted on 02/23/2012 1:43:17 PM PST by pogo101
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To: SmithL

Duuuuuuuude! On a clear day, UCLA.


23 posted on 02/23/2012 1:43:51 PM PST by tumblindice (He walks, he talks, he crawls on his belly like a reptile--The Fake American President)
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To: SmithL

24 posted on 02/23/2012 1:44:24 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: SmithL

I hate the California Air resources Board setting my air pollution control requirements in North Dakota.


25 posted on 02/23/2012 1:45:33 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: SmithL

If Orange County, San Diego County, and the Inland Empire broke away to form a 51st state, that would be one nice 51st.


26 posted on 02/23/2012 1:46:01 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: SmithL
Why do so many people hate California?

California voters.

27 posted on 02/23/2012 1:46:21 PM PST by surely_you_jest (Mitt Romney is the Latter Day incarnation of Joe Isuzu.)
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To: SmithL
One word...


28 posted on 02/23/2012 1:46:47 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: pogo101
I’m a Californian,

Me too. The state has really fallen down. Sad to say. The left has just about completed its death-grip on our legislature and it is anti-business and getting more anti-family every day. Sad, because I really love this state. Our lives are wrapped up here or we might be moving too.

29 posted on 02/23/2012 1:47:00 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: New Jersey Realist
I don’t hate them, but they do seem to be liberal freaks.

Yeah, why do liberals always want to use the word "hate" just because someone chooses to stay as far away from them as possible?
30 posted on 02/23/2012 1:47:17 PM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: SmithL
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31 posted on 02/23/2012 1:48:03 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: GeronL

Four more

KaliFreakaFornia

TaxiFornia

Land of Fruits - Flakes - & - Nuts

HollyWierdaFornia


32 posted on 02/23/2012 1:48:06 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SmithL

Liberal control has destroyed this once great state.

It should be a lesson to all the other states out there that liberal give-aways don’t work. They just created more dependency and bankrupted the state.


33 posted on 02/23/2012 1:48:27 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: rigelkentaurus
Good idea... but can we have our original borders??


34 posted on 02/23/2012 1:48:49 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I’m sure the list is endless . . .

>Sanctuary Cities

>Anti business attitude and regulations in government, which is run by

>Democrats

>The state foists upon the rest of the country politicians like Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein, who export their damaging policies to Washington DC and thus the rest of the country

>People in the know know that the state will need a bailout within three years

>I'll leave it there for the moment

35 posted on 02/23/2012 1:50:58 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: SandRat

Libfornia

Leftafornia

Port-o-Pedo


36 posted on 02/23/2012 1:52:11 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SmithL
While I believe that the Statistics and reasons for dislike of California are actually more serious (worse) than the poll indicates, I would like to make one point:

There are really two California's.

The Nine San Francisco Bay Area counties, LA county, Sacramento metropolitan area, and the coastal hippie dopers clustered along the higher North state coastline are one California, a very sick and destructive entity.

The rural agricultural and husbandry California is the other.

The rural Californians are, for the large part, normal people at the mercy of the urban Fascists, and there is no mercy.

Fascist California should be classified as a biological weapon of mass destruction, the description fits.

37 posted on 02/23/2012 1:53:32 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: SmithL

My wife is German American and doesn’t understand why one of her Jewish friends didn’t like Germans.


38 posted on 02/23/2012 1:53:35 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: pogo101

I did 6 years in silicon valley and got out. My daughter just moved to Savannah—nice culture with lots of historical sites. Nice in winter but potentially uncomfortably hot in summer.

Austin is the liberal armpit of texas. Don’t go there.


39 posted on 02/23/2012 1:59:33 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: SmithL

Why not.


40 posted on 02/23/2012 2:00:57 PM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: SmithL

It’s not California so much as its electorate that I hate.


41 posted on 02/23/2012 2:01:04 PM PST by RPTMS
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To: GeronL; Chode

How about FDRQ?


42 posted on 02/23/2012 2:01:57 PM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Breto
The Catholic voter came to dominate California and turned it into a Democrat stronghold, see the chart in post 31, Protestants are still voting Republican, for instance in 2004 Bush won 60% of the Protestant vote, yet lost the state.

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43 posted on 02/23/2012 2:04:09 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: GeronL

Mexico was very big.


44 posted on 02/23/2012 2:06:12 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Sopater

why do liberals always want to use the word “hate”

I was just looking at that thread on the homo hairdresser, thinking deep thoughts about “homophobia” and spontaneous combustion, and a serviceable answer came to me:
By applying the word “hate” (ignorance=fear=hate) well, that means that there’s something wrong with the person repelled, rather than the thing that could be seen as hateful.
By this line of reasoning, if *you* just came to understand (the corrupt, financially & morally bankrupt state of ) California, or (the man-to-man practice of buggery/sodomy) homosexuality, then you would no longer fear and thus hate it.
In other words, you’re/we’re the problem as “phobics” but, to the contrary, you would be acceptable if you came to understand, embrace and love California and homosexuals, as a Caliphile or homophile.
Finally, as President Zero points out in the thread on the “stupidity” of drilling for oil, this theory presupposes stupidity on the part of those who refuse to accept 2012 Californication and militant butt-pokery.

It hurts thinking like a lefty, don’t it?


45 posted on 02/23/2012 2:07:33 PM PST by tumblindice (He walks, he talks, he crawls on his belly like a reptile--The Fake American President)
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To: redpoll

I have a lot of family members that lived there, one was a Mayor in 1853, most left.


46 posted on 02/23/2012 2:08:14 PM PST by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: ansel12

I saw the writing on the wall a long time ago. We left in ‘94.

I’m 3rd generation Californian, now living in Idaho (which is a really awful, horrible place to live. Well, at least that’s what I tell liberal Californians who might want to live here).


47 posted on 02/23/2012 2:08:14 PM PST by Disambiguator
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48 posted on 02/23/2012 2:11:07 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Morgana

I can think of different words to fit those initials.

The Peoples Republic of Kalipornia?


49 posted on 02/23/2012 2:11:20 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SmithL

Illinois and California used to be critical swing states much like Ohio and Florida are now. Slowly, but surely, more purple states have been turning blue as the country follows California and Illinois into financial hell


50 posted on 02/23/2012 2:12:25 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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