It has been at least 20 years since the Republican party presidential nominee contested to win the state of California in a general election. So general election after general election, California languishes, it’s 55 electoral votes going the the Democrats by default.
Our in-state Republican party leadership won’t support Conservative candidates in-state (or out for that matter).
So what we have is a state with one functioning political party. Each election it gets worse. Each election California is denigrated more.
Folks in states back East are happy as can be to have the candidates fight for their votes. We hiss and moan about states with 4, 7, 19 electoral votes. The candidate shows up there ten times, and we lose the state anyway.
It just doesn’t dawn on them, that if you appeal to the people of California on sound principles, you can affect a number of things positively, in addition to the chances of the national candidate.
Pretty funny joke to folks back East, until you begin to think about what things are impacted by this.
California’s Republicans might just as well not show up at the polls. The guy at the top of the ticket that is supposed to fire them up, doesn’t. Countless Republicans stay home on election day. Vile initiative after vile initiative gets voted on by Democrats whose candidate does come to the state.
Our gubernatorial candidates get no national help. The Democrats pull out all the stops for their candidates. Top names come to the state. They make great sounding defenses for Liberal’s policy. Our guy can’t get television air-time because there are no big names here.
So California is blamed for abandoning Conservatism, and the fact that no Conservatives from outside the state come here, is lost on folks who think they know everything there is to know about the state.
Wait until the Republicans stop going to Ohio, South Carolina, Florida... begin to get the picture folks? When the main national candidate takes a pass on your state for twenty years, we’ll see if Conservatism is flourishing in your state.
You know what the outcome will be there though, don’t you.
So go ahead and blame California. You cut it loose decades ago, when we tried to tell you what illegal immigration was going to result in. I guess we shouldn’t expect you to listen now either.
And so it goes, until the next general election, when the national party will ignore Hispanics and the rest of us in-state, and then bitch about how goodies won the day.
No, ignorance, and abandonment won the day. Again!
“So California is blamed for abandoning Conservatism, and the fact that no Conservatives from outside the state come here, is lost on folks...”
Conservatives write off California because it IS a lost cause. This election proves the people of California are stupid beyond belief. See tagline.