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Advice to California's GOP: Leave Or Better Yet, Change [Not A Chance!]
LA Times ^ | November 12, 2012 | Steve Lopez

Posted on 11/12/2012 6:15:14 PM PST by Steelfish

Advice to California's GOP: Leave — Or Better Yet, Change California needs Republicans' fiscal prudence, but the election shows there's no political future for them without a major makeover.

By Steve Lopez November 10, 2012

Memo to the California GOP:

Rough couple of weeks, huh?

First you found out that the number of registered Republicans in California has dipped below 30%, which means we are fast approaching the day when the entire state membership can fit into two golf carts.

To make matters worse, of the 1 million people who used a new online voter registration system this election cycle, only 20% registered as Republicans. And 60% of those who registered were under 35, which means your future's not looking great.

Then the dominoes really started to fall.

Gov. Brown's Proposition 30, the first general, statewide tax hike in two decades, passed so easily that the ghost of Howard Jarvis threw himself in front of a truck.

Proposition 32, an all-out attempt to defang public employee unions, got pummeled despite an infusion of last-minute anti-labor cash from Arizona.

What could be worse? I'll tell you what. In the state Legislature, Democrats won supermajorities in both houses. Do you know what that means? It's like handing your teenager a credit card, a checkbook and the car keys so he can drive to an all-night orgy.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
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1 posted on 11/12/2012 6:15:24 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Simple solution ~ two states ~ East and West California. East gets all the water rights. West gets all the welfare cases and the public debt.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 6:20:14 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Steelfish

It’s pretty bizarre to see someone crowing about the accelerating decline of a once great state.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 6:20:22 PM PST by Will88
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To: Steelfish

This is a GOLDEN opportunity for a judo throw using their momentum against them. GOP should utterly close shop and let California be a one party state. (it is anyway)
They GOP should fight like the third monkey to prevent ANY federal bailouts.

Then nationally highlight the failure of California as the object lesson for the nation.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 6:21:05 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Steelfish

California is beyond bankrupt.

The democrats think increasing taxes and spending is going to solve the problem.

California is a state with a state income tax of over 13%.

More and more productive people and business will leave.

At some point in the not too distance future - California is going to DEMAND a federal bailout.

But no one in the media will blame the democrats and liberalism....


5 posted on 11/12/2012 6:22:35 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: DesertRhino

California today = USA in 20 years


6 posted on 11/12/2012 6:24:00 PM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Steelfish

California has decided their own fate. You just need to either leave or accept their solution.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 6:25:16 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: 2banana

Unfortunately with Baraq in charge, Ca, Il, and NY will likely be able to issue state bonds with federal guarantees.

Illinois governor (surprise!) has already started talking about having the fed taxpayers guarantee their catastrophically underfunded state pensions.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/piigs-america-illinois-preparing-request-federal-bailout


8 posted on 11/12/2012 6:28:34 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: 2banana

It’s going to possibly bankrupt faster when it taxes the heck out of itself with the healthcare costs and the carbon tax.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 6:29:26 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: DesertRhino

“Then nationally highlight the failure of California as the object lesson for the nation.”

Sounds nice but it would be a total failure.

The ‘rats would claim that California’s collapse was due to the evil Republicans and greedy capitalists — and more than half of the rest of the country would buy the argument!


10 posted on 11/12/2012 6:29:53 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Steelfish

Why any Republican would live in that state is beyond me.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 6:29:53 PM PST by LiddysFlame
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To: comebacknewt

My entire life, Cal was always in the vanguard.
Hot rods, sports, space program, many others.
So you’re right, they are a precursor for our federal budget implosion.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 6:30:22 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: Steelfish

Republicans in Californicate should switch over to Spanish for everything. Change their name to Nationale Republica Party of California. Only use Spanish in paperwork and in the media. Promise everyone two tacos and a couple of tamales in every pot, low riders with boom boxes for every family, and green cards for everyone in the extended family ... in essence, just out lie and out promise the Democrats. You can do what ever you want after you get elected because you can blame it on Moonbeam and his butt buddies and fellow junkies.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 6:32:37 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Steelfish

You’re dead-assed broke, California. You’re the poster child for the Democrat Party’s idiotic policies at the State level (Obama, of course, at the Federal level). You’ve reduced a once-great state into a pathetic, bankrupt, shell of its former self.

F**k you and the pink horses you rode in on. Good riddance to bad rubbish.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 6:59:31 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Steelfish

not a problem I will be long by May


15 posted on 11/12/2012 7:09:07 PM PST by Nifster
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To: muawiyah

West Californians escaping over-taxation and regulation that they created would just migrate and pollute East California. A border fence and STRICT immigration policies would be needed.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 7:12:54 PM PST by yadent
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To: yadent
Simply prohibit camping overnight and prohibit all new construction ~ add to it a need to have a water access license.

I think locals could come up with even more invisible fences to keep those people out.

17 posted on 11/12/2012 7:16:07 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
I guess leave...the only thing that will change if the rats continue, and the illegals win power over the govt unions....

not caring much anymore.....

may all their dreams come true....

solid people trying to make it are just going to leave...

18 posted on 11/12/2012 8:41:59 PM PST by cherry
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To: muawiyah

I just want to know where the dividing line is?


19 posted on 11/12/2012 9:30:16 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: Steelfish

Steve Lopez. If I remember your name for no other reason it will be the day you get laid off as the LA Times struggles to remain relevent.

I will also have a healthy gloat if all the wonderful things that are happening in California ever come to bite you, personally or fiscally, in the ass.

FUSL


20 posted on 11/13/2012 4:08:23 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Conservative4Ever

50 miles inland from Oregon to Mexico (Sorry San Diego)


21 posted on 11/13/2012 4:12:22 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Conservative4Ever

There have been a number of proposals to divide California. If a division matched against Puerto Rican statehood is not possible maybe we could arrange a match with an Illinois/Chicagosplit.


22 posted on 11/13/2012 5:50:49 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: hattend

Whew....that puts me on the east side. :-)


23 posted on 11/13/2012 8:11:24 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: hattend

They get Dan Diego...we get Sacramento.....ummmmm...got to think about that one


24 posted on 11/13/2012 8:15:32 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: Conservative4Ever
They get San Diego...we get Sacramento.....ummmmm...got to think about that one

East California would already have the capital set up. Our legislature would instantly become right of center as would our Governor. Very little expense involved unless the lefties blow up the town before they leave.

There are a few towns (notably San Diego) who would be screwed (being on the west side of the 50 mile zone) but the east side would get screwed as well (those few Blue Counties up near Tahoe).

25 posted on 11/13/2012 9:15:53 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend
It might just work. Would we get the San Joaquin valley? Or most of it.
26 posted on 11/13/2012 8:34:36 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: Will88

California is just the canary in the coalmine. Expect it to spread. Everywhere.


27 posted on 11/13/2012 8:37:20 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: WeatherGuy; Will88
California is just the canary in the coalmine. Expect it to spread. Everywhere.

The other day I passed a sign in Berkeley (posted next to a vacant lot or demolished building): a picture of a dead canary in a cage, with the caption "Wake the f*ck up."

28 posted on 11/13/2012 8:48:16 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Conservative4Ever
San Diego both City and County went Obama. The city council has trended Dem, the congressional delegation is set to flip 3-2 GOP to 3-2 DEM, the mayor-elect, Bob Filner, is an elderly retiring registered Socialist, a Democrat congressman union stooge who is the son of a Communist Party USA activist.

It's over.

29 posted on 11/14/2012 12:15:23 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

After reading your post....yep...it’s over.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 12:22:54 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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