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GOP's state losses hint at national fate
San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 10:39 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2012 | Carla Marinucci

Posted on 11/11/2012 1:50:24 AM PST by thecodont

Conservatives have long dismissed California, the nation's most-populous state and the world's ninth-largest economy, as the Left Coast, Wackyville and La-La Land.

But after Tuesday's election, there is one thing that Republicans across the nation can no longer do - ignore it.

The GOP failed to take the White House and lost an opportunity to reclaim control of the U.S. Senate, while trends that began in California - the burgeoning numbers of Latino, Asian American and young voters - are harbingers of what's ahead for Republican fortunes, Democratic consultant Garry South said.

"They can denigrate this state all they want," South said. "But the future of America is what you're seeing right now, laid out in California."

In the minority-majority state of California, the future isn't looking bright for the GOP, which has been reduced to rubble in the 2012 election cycle as its share of registered voters dropped below 30 percent.

The result: California Democrats hold every major statewide office, including governor, both U.S. Senate seats, nearly three-fourths of the congressional delegation, and the possibility of achieving a supermajority in both houses of the Legislature.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/GOP-s-state-losses-hint-at-national-fate-4027026.php#ixzz2BuDxoOEi

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


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2012election; gop

1 posted on 11/11/2012 1:50:33 AM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

And the US will economically and financially look like California soon, too.


2 posted on 11/11/2012 2:08:41 AM PST by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: thecodont

“California Attorney General Kamala Harris said the GOP needs to do some post-election soul searching about its hyper-partisan attitudes...for one party to say their goal is to obstruct the president, with a gang mentality - that can have a backlash.”

Says the woman who, as the SanFran DA, refused to even consider the state’s death penalty clause when a police officer was gunned down because she doesn’t believe in it. Talk about hyperpartisan and gang mentality!


3 posted on 11/11/2012 2:11:51 AM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

“And the US will economically and financially look like California soon, too.”

Take heart, our sex changes procedures are covered!


4 posted on 11/11/2012 2:13:02 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: thecodont
They sound like the Borg.

Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated'

5 posted on 11/11/2012 2:49:06 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: thecodont

Romney won a majority of the under 30 white vote
Obama had a13 point drop there


6 posted on 11/11/2012 3:00:55 AM PST by wardaddy (i want Santa to make Quentin Tarantini a negro for Christmas)
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To: thecodont

The ‘Rats have piloted the good ship California for quite
a long while. The ship is sinking and they gloat over their
victory. If the GOP goes the Dems will have to become the
GOP themselves in order to correct their own excesses.


7 posted on 11/11/2012 3:02:05 AM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38; thecodont
... the US will economically and financially look like California soon, too.

That argument may not work since all they'll say is that California is not only the 9th largest economy in the world (were it an independent country), but that it has the highest GDP of any state in the US. Latest figures have California at number 1 with US$1.94 Trillion and 13.3% of national GDP (no 2 is Texas with US$1.31 Trillion and 7.95%, no 3 is New York with US$1.16 Trillion and 7.68%, no 4 Florida at US$754 Billion and 5.2%, and Illinois wraps up no 5 with US$644 Billion and 4.4% of national GDP).

California's economy, good and bad, is one of the reasons they look down on much of the country - in particular what the West and East Coasts refer to as flyover country.

8 posted on 11/11/2012 3:51:41 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38; thecodont
... the US will economically and financially look like California soon, too.

That argument may not work since all they'll say is that California is not only the 9th largest economy in the world (were it an independent country), but that it has the highest GDP of any state in the US. Latest figures have California at number 1 with US$1.94 Trillion and 13.3% of national GDP (no 2 is Texas with US$1.31 Trillion and 7.95%, no 3 is New York with US$1.16 Trillion and 7.68%, no 4 Florida at US$754 Billion and 5.2%, and Illinois wraps up no 5 with US$644 Billion and 4.4% of national GDP).

California's economy, good and bad, is one of the reasons they look down on much of the country - in particular what the West and East Coasts refer to as flyover country.

9 posted on 11/11/2012 3:53:28 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Sivad

I actually read a Salon article where it and the comments underneath were basically, thank heaven the Dems have a supermajority, because the republicans have been singlehandedly DESTROYING CA, and it’s all their fault, and now the Dems are in control, and everything will be righted and wonderful from now on.

Delusional.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 3:54:10 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: thecodont

Delusional.


11 posted on 11/11/2012 4:04:55 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: I still care

We should point to California as a warning. This will show America what happens when the Dems get everything they want.

The Repiblican controlled House of Representitives should not act foolishly and give the Dems what they want. Otherwise it will be “ so goes California, so goes the nation.” Our federal system affords us the luxury of watching and benefitting from the unwise experiments of misguided states.

I would warn the surrounding states, especially Arizona, to be on the lookout for INFECTED/TAINTED fruits and nuts and stop them at the border.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 4:08:15 AM PST by nonsporting
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

amen!


13 posted on 11/11/2012 4:26:25 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: nonsporting

The Republicans do not control the House.

Yes: They have the majority, but they do not have a leader. Nancy Pelosi is still controlling the House.

Boehner is about as useful as the Statues in Statutory Hall there.


14 posted on 11/11/2012 4:26:42 AM PST by Venturer
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To: thecodont

Simple solution: Wall off all the RAT controlled areas of California and sign it over the the Chinese in return for a write-off of all our debt to them.


15 posted on 11/11/2012 4:58:05 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: thecodont

It isn’t looking good for the citizens of CA either. We now have the highest taxes in the nation and they are going to go after the old Prop 13 protections with their super majorities.

The state is a cess pool.
The wealthy that could leave have or will go.
The press and politicians in this state know they going to collapse this state but they don’t care.

The people voting Democrat are connected to government unions, the dole or are kids brainwashed by the teacher’s union.

I don’t see any good end regarding CA and soon after or before the rest of the country.

We are just Greece a little sooner.


16 posted on 11/11/2012 5:06:28 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: thecodont

It would be nice if the electoral votes were based on the number of LEGAL residents. Californicate would probably loose a few.


17 posted on 11/11/2012 5:20:23 AM PST by Boiling point (Socialism; Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: A CA Guy

It’s over kids. Obama Claus opened the candy store and the throng is rushing in to get candy. Soon the store will be empty and they will STILL blame the candy store owner for not having more candy.


18 posted on 11/11/2012 5:27:43 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: spetznaz

Here is the Democrat’s take on Illinois. Even they realize it is bankrupt. CA, and NY are not far behind. This will not end well.

http://www.statebudgetcrisis.org/wpcms/wp-content/images/2012-10-12-Illinois-Report-Final-2.pdf


19 posted on 11/11/2012 5:33:22 AM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: thecodont

No thanks, I still ignore Kalicommunista, and there is no way I give a hit to anything SF. Let the ninth largest economy go bankrupt.

America hates the Brady Bunch BTW.


20 posted on 11/11/2012 5:36:02 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: thecodont

“They can denigrate this state all they want,” South said. “But the future of America is what you’re seeing right now, laid out in California.”

Not much a future, then....


21 posted on 11/11/2012 6:00:32 AM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: GenXteacher

OF a future, I meant.


22 posted on 11/11/2012 6:01:31 AM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: spetznaz
That argument may not work since all they'll say is that California is not only the 9th largest economy in the world (were it an independent country), but that it has the highest GDP of any state in the US.

They won't be able to say that for long. Everybody that made that happen is streaming into Arizona, Nevada, and Texas.

At some point your inventory is just an indication of how long it will take to loot the place.

Jonah Goldberg slices this differently from the democrats: This was a family vs. government election. Families overwhelmingly broke for Romney. What is really going on is the government's war on families to create a larger constituency for itself. It has just been more successful with people who identify themselves by the color of their skin.

23 posted on 11/11/2012 6:21:34 AM PST by hopespringseternal
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To: Sivad

Exactly. The reason why we oppose leftist government isn’t to punish anyone, it’s because it will lead to disaster. (”Don’t vote for revenge, vote because you love your country.”)


24 posted on 11/11/2012 6:39:36 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: thecodont

California is my native state. My ancestors since the Gold Rush are buried there. I left it long ago and I am sad at what has happened to it.

This article is simply a case of whistling past the graveyard.


25 posted on 11/11/2012 7:37:24 AM PST by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: ez

We’ve been fighting Democrat Santa Clause government since The Great Society programs started, then the teacher’s union for decades has brainwashed the kids.
We have been rotted out from the inside.


26 posted on 11/11/2012 8:03:05 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Have you given that any more thought?

It would take a little over 1% of our populace moving back into California to flip the state into our column again.

Once that was done, our nation would be vastly improved.

It’s my take we need to be looking for fixes to California, because we have a number of places in the U. S. that have become like California. If we can’t fix California, we’re not going to fix them either.


27 posted on 11/11/2012 8:16:08 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 47 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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