HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » GOP showing in Calif. wor...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:09 AM

GOP showing in Calif. worries party strategists

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by Rhiannon12866 (a host of the Latest Breaking News forum).

Source: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) If the future happens first in California, the Republican Party has a problem.

The nation's most populous state home to 1 in 8 Americans has entered a period of Democratic political control so far-reaching that the dwindling number of Republicans in the Legislature are in danger of becoming mere spectators at the statehouse.

Democrats hold the governorship and every other statewide office. They gained even more ground in Tuesday's elections, picking up at least three congressional seats while votes continue to be counted in two other tight races in one upset, Democrat Raul Ruiz, a Harvard-educated physician who mobilized a district's growing swath of Hispanic voters, pushed out longtime Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack.

The party also secured a supermajority in one, and possibly both, chambers in the Legislature.


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/gop-showing-calif-worries-party-strategists-185749953--election.html



I think California could show a path of how Democrats can do things right and how Republicans can do things wrong in a manner that leads to Republicans essentially driving themselves into distinction. Long before President Obama was elected, California Republicans in a blue state that was the home of both Nixon and Reagan became increasingly more and more extreme. Before Boehner embraced the idea of flirting with default, Republicans in the CA Legislature adopted the approach of complete obstructionism by using California 2/3 supermajority requirement to render Califoria virtually ungovernable for the past decade. Well, it took over a decade, but Califorians finally got tired of this ubstructionism.

The question is how long will it take before the rest of the Nation figures out that obstructionism is not governing. Of course, the media will prolong it by playing the false equivalency narrative. Plus, you have Fox News maintaining this parallel universe where Democrats are the ones supressing the vote, President Obama is a godless Muslim who was born in Kenya, and climate change is as much a myth as withcraft.

11 replies, 1860 views

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:14 AM

1. Excellent observation! K&R

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:20 AM

2. Democrats gained control in MN too

In both legislative chambers, while we already had a Dem. Governor, Mark Dayton.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:22 AM

3. Daddy, what were "Republicans?"

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NBachers (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:50 AM

8. From your lips to my future grankids ears. n/t

 

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:27 AM

4. Perhaps a woolly mammoth would be a more fitting symbol for their party. n/t

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Contrary1 (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:54 AM

9. No, a Woolly Mammoth had intelligence and compassion - I know, I used to be one.

 

Before the "backhairdectomy". I also tired a genital waxing once. Once being the operative word in that sentence.

What can I say - I'm directly related to neanderthals!

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:37 AM

5. They won supermajority in BOTH houses:

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:41 AM

6. And in San Diego, once so "red" that they held a national GOP convention there....

They just elected a liberal Democrat as Mayor (Congressman Bob Filner) as well as a majority democratic City Council! The party registration in both city and county is now a majority Democratic, too. http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/11653

Republicans also failed in nearly every ballot initiative that they supported, including a measure aimed at destroying the power of unions. Instead, it motivated all those union folks to get out, walk precincts and vote. We also passed a statewide measures to raise taxes in order to restore cuts in education.

Mayor Bob Filner:


Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:08 AM

10. It wasn't just raising taxes, it was raising taxes on corpoations to pay for clean energy.

Then there was another tax on the rich.

All the measures Jerry Brown wanted were passed.

Remembering him from long ago...



California Governor Jerry Brown and singer Linda Ronstadt flew off to Africa yesterday, traveling openly as a couple. Asked If he thought such conduct could affect the 1980 nominations, Brown said, "No, the Grammy Awards people don't care who she travels with."

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:49 AM

7. Mary Bono was such a mistake

 

Sonny was too, but Mary got office on the memory of Sonny, nothing else. And she was even worse that Sonny (bless his soul).

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:10 AM

11. Locking, sorry, this is political analysis, not breaking news.

Please consider reposting in Politics 2012 or GD. Thanks!

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink