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.
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.