Then we will have to build a wall all along CA border and that's not too smart. IT's better to sell it off to Japan, as they wanted to buy Baja CA in the 80's bc their islands are sinking 4"/year. We blocked Japan from buying Baja then. We can sell CA to Japan now. They'll be our competitive yet lucrative trade partners. And they will know how to handle the border.
Forgot to mention that without foreign immigration into CA that CA would be losing population. People moving out of CA to other states is more than people moving into CA from other states. High taxes/cost of living, real estate prices unbelievablay high, and disgust of the liberal politics are reasons. I am sure Republicans are moving out which helps explain the GOP decline in CA.
Soon California will only have very rich people and poor people who can never move up because the rich and powerful are all democrats and we all know they do not care about anyone but themselves. They only act as if they do. Just look at baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, etc. They are all run by Dems for 50 years now and they have gotten worst every year. Why don't the conservative advertise this in all the dem stronghold. Advertise a comparison between places run by dems compared to ones run by GOP.
Lex you are right, as a resident of California I am watching daily how the state is being organized with the rich liberal elite at the top and the lower class at the bottom and pushed down further. They have recently increased gas taxes and registration fees to make up money they wasted, these taxes hitting us on the low end even worse. When the self created water "drought" was going on, they were using water indiscriminantly and easily paing the hefty fines while the rest of us had to cut back lest we be penalized financially, cutting back meinging that we had to drop one shower a week. The problem is that there are to many of us low class "servents" using their roads and their beaches and they don't like it so they turn the thumscrews down harder. The most amusing thing is that the low class who are democrats are spoon fed lies that it is what is best for them so we all suffer.
It is to some extent but it isn't completely wrong. One key problem is that the Republican Party tended to represent the middle-class voter. Unfortunately, the housing shortage (too many people/too few houses in good areas), the destruction of middle class jobs (thank you Sacramento), the war on suburbia (bad roads, high gas prices), and bad public schools (thank you again Sacramento) have caused the middle class to leave the state in droves for a better quality of life (you can live in Texas for about 30% less income than in a California suburb). I was trying to move to Texas but at my age (too young to retire/too old to hire) I couldn't pull it off. This out-migration has likely eroded the Republican base as fast as immigration since the large population centers of the state have turned into areas with rich limosine liberals and poor people dependent on government services -- both of which vote for Democrat/Socalists. Rural California is still Conservative/Republican but don't have the numbers to effect change, especially with the party failing to be a viable alternative with a clear message.
I don't know about fake news. I do know that most of Southern Ca is blue, but I have very conservative friends in parts of Southern Ca and Northern Ca is primarily red. This is one State that should be split in two. Though I am not sure about the numbers.
Well sure it is!! What they leave out is California is becoming a non working state. People who don't want to work are migrating there! The state (Governor Moonbeam) is spending what wealth it has left buying the welfare vote. Soon the takers ( if it's not already to late) will outnumber the makers. After that it's pretty much over but the crying. But that's how democrats stay in power, keep that border open and keep those illegal votes pouring in...
"He told IJR that the GOP needs to pick a relevant issue and run to voters all over the state to tell them what their solutions are:"
Their only viable solution: Leave all the illegal immigrants alone (well, not really alone...they'll still take all the assistance the government hands out).
With Hispanics in the majority, CALEXIT looks like it will make it to the vote, and more importantly, its left leaning democratic majority will no doubt vote for succession. This would be the best thing to happen to the United States in many, many years.
Historically funny will be the watch word when the new republic of California's hispanic majority vote to REJOIN MEXICO, and allowing RECONQUESTIA to become reality. California will become a third world country overnight.
My advice to the Californians, is to start sucking up to the drug cartels now.
I will say it again. The wall between The USA and Mexico should be extended to put the wall between California and the rest of the states. It's already too late to save California, but when the wall is completed all the rest of the states can send ALL THEIR UNDESIRABLES TO CALIFORNIA, which will be a SANCTUARY STATE and we can say THANKS to California. I forgot NO MORE MONEY in Federail AID FOR ANYTHING IN CALIFORNIA. ENJOY YOURSELVES lefties.
Except you are forgetting a few things. . If California votes for CALEXIT and succeeds, The majority in the US will be conservative, even with New York. California's Hispanics will likely vote to Rejoin MEXICO and RECONQUESTIA will become complete.
Secondly, like it or not Liberals need Conservatives, whether they admit it or not. I realize that statement may be beyond you, but perhaps you should look to socialist Venezula's current situation. . .
wshy would anyone believe the LA Times. I see many, many people on social meds who are in CA and hate, hate thier representatives. I think that this is more misinformation. But. even if it is true, who cares? Calfornia does not dictate the rest of the country. Did they not learn that in November?
One reason is the Dems control the state as laws have been passed to help them be elected. Example: the election of US Senator has a primary and the top 2 vote getters then are on the ballot in November. If by some miracle aGOP canidate could amass enough votes would be on the ballot. This is in place of a canidate from each party to run as it done in other states.
Wanna see what a total Dem run state looks like? Hawaii : taxed to death. Rail project billions over budget. So raise more taxes. Welfare and homelessness abounds. Unions drive up the cost of everything. And don't forget what American cite run solely Dems look like.
Its the reason Geoff so many who were born and raised here are are leaving . The tax here is at least 13% (income tax) and now Moonbat Brown is pushing for higher gas tax to pay for a stupid bullet train. Moonbat Brown almost destroyed this state in 1978 along with his old dead crook daddy Edmund . He almost destroyed the city of Oakland as mayor. The ignorance and hypocrisy of the people of this state is an all time high . With illegal border jumpers voting and getting free money from taxpayers is enough . The conservatives and republicans need to come together and get rid of anti Americans who hate this country and the constitution. Like Nanny hag Nancy, Dianne Frankenstein, Kamala Harris, Adam Schiff, and every demon rat who says their Californian. Enough stop the madness . Time to tell the ignorant spiteful anti constitutional haters in Sacto times up. With President Trump I think they're running their mouths instead of their so called brains. We god given born and raised Californians will once again will side on the constitution and our country. If the ignorance of demon rats and illegal border jumpers don't like it they can go bac to every Latin country they came from . To dang bad go back were tired of supporting you we have enough born and raised Americans t take care of .
The reason they are losing Republcans is because they get it. Who wants to live in a place that taxes people so high only wealthy can afford shacks? How about a place where they treat movie "stars" like god, regulate every piece of your life and think Mexico is a state. Don't forget the first ladies of California Nancy Pelosi, Maine Waters, Diane Feinstein need I say more. You know what I'd be real Blue if I lived there too!
At this point in time, California is not worth saving. The Leftists in Hollywood and the wackos in San Francisco run the state. And from the looks of it, they've run the state into complete chaos and bankruptcy. Wait until they see the new "gas tax" that Gov. Brown has proposed.
I laugh when I hear about California wanting to secede from the Union (CALEXIT) and become an independent nation. If that were to actually happen the Federal government would walk in and overthrow the California Government and declare California a U.S. territory. There wouldn't even be a fight. Do you actually think the U.S. would be stupid enough to hand California back to Mexico? This would probably be a good thing as it could rid the state of its Liberal Government (depending on who is President at the time). California is too valuable of state to let go of. Strategically and economically.
One thing I don't get is that they take the opinions of immigrants whether they be legal or not. Who cares what they think? Our politics are not their business. If they want to wax politically they should do so on their own countries political situation.
These are the same people who said Hillary would win. Think about that for a moment, let it sink in and then reelavuate the situation. The only reason the Republicans in CA. are reducing in numbers is because the smart ones are leaving CA. for Red States like Texas.
Let us not forget that the illegal population of CA is illiterate and ignorant and easily brainwashed by the leftists in CA most of whom are exactly like the governments these stupid people just left. They are the low lifes who broke our laws to sneak into our country and have no respect for us, our country or our laws. Build that wall and stop the cancer that is spreading with the demoncrap party.
Don't listen to the Times, or MSNBC or CNN, get your message from being aware of what is going on around you. The wall will help to deter illegals, but the Governor and the Mayor of California need to get out, they are killing California. I wouldn't live in California if it were the last state. California is becoming more like Mexico then United States.
I live in California so what I say is observation ...not opinion. California is a One Party State and because they have been in power for so long they have purged their opposition. When a new Tax bill is written they only question now, is How Much and how fast the New Tax will come.
They just raised the State Sales Tax on Gas 12 cents a Gallon