Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Golden State's Schaden

Ha ha ha, sensitive snowflakes. (The usual gang of idiots: Andrew Klavan, Roger L. Simon, Dinesh D'Souza, et al.)
In liberal Hollywood, a conservative minority faces backlash in the age of Trump
Two words: Black. List. Two more: Ass. Holes.

A few more, from The Sacramento Bee: The party's over, no one likes you stupid jerks anymore, give it up already.
Except for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s offbeat governorship, Republicans haven’t been viable for major statewide office for two decades and haven’t won the state’s presidential votes in nearly three decades – after dominating presidential elections during the post-World War II era.

Next year’s elections don’t offer a realistic hope for a Republican resurgence, especially since the GOP will carry a very unpopular President Donald Trump as baggage.

It’s entirely possible that under the top-two primary system, contests for governor and other statewide offices will be Democrat vs. Democrat affairs, and half of the state’s 14 GOP-held congressional seats are potentially at risk. The GOP would be lucky to hold its less than a third of legislative seats, but even so, is totally frozen out of any meaningful voice.
Wasn't merely "Pito" Pete Wilson alienating immigrants. No, it's that nobody likes your retrograde social ideas either, Grand Old Party.
But the GOP also lost ground in middle-class suburbs as rising environmental consciousness and hot-button issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion turned baby boomers, Gen Xers and millennials against the party.

In addition to these megatrends, the shift to a post-industrial economy played a role. When the Southern California aerospace industry collapsed after the end of the Cold War in the 1990s, for instance, the region experienced a massive out-migration of skilled workers who may have been registered Democrats but often voted as “Reagan Democrats.”

Coupled with continued in-migration from other countries, the outflow shifted Los Angeles County, with a quarter of the state’s population, from roughly neutral in top-of-the-ticket elections to overwhelmingly Democratic.

Republicans continue to dominate the state’s rural regions and do fairly well in local governments – even in otherwise blue communities. But the decline in registration indicates that they haven’t hit bottom yet.
These young, vital faces certainly inspire me. Winning!!

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