Yeah, couldn't be we took it in the shorts when real estate collapsed and we're so underwater we can't get out yet. That's how it is with me. I can't afford to take a $40K hit selling short.
And no, Arizona is NOT bluer than California. West Tucson is very blue, but the rest of the state is far from being like California.
You're right...I was looking at an early county map, it's since been updated. Sorry.
Just to let you know...we're not all bad. My county (Shasta) went 63%-33% Romney with about 53000 total votes cast.
I actually understand. I was stationed at Tehachapi, CA. That county has no effect on how California goes. It suffers because of the fools in SF & LA. Happily, as a military guy, I was able to move in 2004.
There are actually many good people in California who stay for a variety of reasons. I just get frustrated with those who come to Arizona and immediately try to infect Arizona with the same policies that have made a mess of California - which was once an incredible, fantastic state.