Quote of the Day: California Elections

 

California continually elects the kind of people who want to change the world but can’t even change a tire. – Bryan Preston

And they did it again this Tuesday, retaining rather than recalling Gavin Newsom. What do I take from that? That California is doomed. The four horsemen of socialism, environmentalism, tribalism, and wokeness will continue riding over California ravaging the productive and rewarding the rent-seekers and takers. They are going to have to hit bottom before sanity returns.

I am not sure that will happen anytime soon. A few years ago I thought Californians would recognize where their folly was taking them. I thought Newsom’s recall was the tipping point. But having failed, and having Californians vote to retain Newsom in landslide numbers has changed my opinion. I don’t think California hits bottom until it hits Venezuela levels. Even then I think it more likely they will demand the rest of the country subsidize their folly and bail them out than make any substantive correction.

As for me? I am going to be doing my best to see that those fleeing California do not Californicate Texas. I would advise the rest of you in the still-healthy states to do the same. Get involved in local and state politics and drive the influence of the parasite class out of your state.

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  1. Stina Member
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    California is #47 in average IQ, so I suppose it’s to be expected that they can’t figure out cause and effect.

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  2. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    The climate and the beautiful landscapes and seascapes will keep people in California for a long time to come.  Even while wildfires scorch much of the state, those who are burned out of their homes and towns almost always rebuild.  Californians will put up with a lot before they give up.  They continually elect the D’s who give them endless homeless camps, filthy streets, the highest gas prices anywhere, high and increasing taxes, onerous regulations of all aspects of life, and failing public schools.  They deserve to face the consequences of their elections.

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  3. Seawriter Contributor
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):
    They deserve to face the consequences of their elections.

    They will. But none of the rest of us deserve to face the consequences of their elections. We will probably have to fight to do so.

     

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  4. Postmodern Hoplite Coolidge
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    As an ex-pat Californian, seeing what is happening to the state where I grew up is heartbreaking. It’s akin to watching a beloved family member succumb to the ravages of drug addiction while I insisting that everything is fine and screaming “leave me alone, it’s my life, I’ll live it like I want!”

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  5. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    Seawriter: I don’t think California hits bottom until it hits Venezuela levels.

    I don’t think California will see that as a bottom.  I left Cali a long time ago, because I saw the state has being very hostile to the middle class.  That trend has continued since then.  The elites along the coast, that run the state, have lots of money and servants.  I don’t think it is sustainable, eventually there will not be enough money left to pay off the public sector unions.

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  6. kedavis Member
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    This seems like a good place for…

     

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  7. kedavis Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    The climate and the beautiful landscapes and seascapes will keep people in California for a long time to come. Even while wildfires scorch much of the state, those who are burned out of their homes and towns almost always rebuild. Californians will put up with a lot before they give up. They continually elect the D’s who give them endless homeless camps, filthy streets, the highest gas prices anywhere, high and increasing taxes, onerous regulations of all aspects of life, and failing public schools. They deserve to face the consequences of their elections.

    Cuba and Venezuela are said to be “beautiful” too, maybe that’s the inevitable fate of “beautiful” places.

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  8. Doctor Robert Member
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    I’ve been traveling in SoCal this week.  From a tourist’s perspective, life is good.  Restaurants are full, malls are busy, etc.  The recall came too late.  It no longer surprises me that the Boy King was retained.

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  9. kedavis Member
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    I’ve been traveling in SoCal this week. From a tourist’s perspective, life is good. Restaurants are full, malls are busy, etc. The recall came too late. It no longer surprises me that the Boy King was retained.

    Of course, to the extent things are getting better, that’s DESPITE Newsom, not BECAUSE OF Newsom.  Although I have no doubt that most people in the People’s Republic of California wouldn’t see or understand that.

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  10. Stad Coolidge
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    Seawriter: They are going to have to hit bottom before sanity returns.

    My goodness, aren’t they well beyond that point now?

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  11. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher
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    As long as the legislature has a Democrat super majority it doesn’t matter who the governor is. 

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  12. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    Newsom also signed into law a permanent Cheat by Mail Vote by Mail scheme today. And the GOP announced it’s giving up entirely on contesting statewide races in California.

    The result is that the Republican Party in the nation’s most populous state is poised to focus not on statewide races, but on the red and purple pockets of California where it holds congressional districts or could flip them. It’s now less a statewide operation than a regional one. “Listen, we play in the fights that we can win,” said Jessica Millan Patterson, the chair of the state party.

    Which means the California Democrats can focus all of their resources on crushing the last pockets of resistance.

    California became a one-party state mainly as a result of mass immigration. >25% of Californians were born outside the USA. And the national GOP is bent on suicide by aiding and abetting unregulated mass immigration.

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  13. Seawriter Contributor
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Seawriter: They are going to have to hit bottom before sanity returns.

    My goodness, aren’t they well beyond that point now?

    Not by a long chalk. They are just going to keep digging deeper.

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  14. Bishop Wash Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    This seems like a good place for…

     

    I saw this New Mexico vanity plate last week, ADIOSCA. I’m hoping the driver understood why he fled California and won’t vote for it here instead of being one of the locusts leaving after destroying the host.

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  15. kedavis Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    This seems like a good place for…

     

    I saw this New Mexico vanity plate last week, ADIOSCA. I’m hoping the driver understood why he fled California and won’t vote for it here instead of being one of the locusts leaving after destroying the host.

    Well considering that New Mexico voted for Biden, my guess is not.

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  16. Postmodern Hoplite Coolidge
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Newsom also signed into law a permanent Cheat by Mail Vote by Mail scheme today. And the GOP announced it’s giving up entirely on contesting statewide races in California.

    The result is that the Republican Party in the nation’s most populous state is poised to focus not on statewide races, but on the red and purple pockets of California where it holds congressional districts or could flip them. It’s now less a statewide operation than a regional one. “Listen, we play in the fights that we can win,” said Jessica Millan Patterson, the chair of the state party.

    Which means the California Democrats can focus all of their resources on crushing the last pockets of resistance.

    California became a one-party state mainly as a result of mass immigration. >25% of Californians were born outside the USA. And the national GOP is bent on suicide by aiding and abetting unregulated mass immigration.

    First thought: “How is this any different than any other Deep Blue state: Illinois, New York, Washington? It’s not like the GOP is going to “flip” Seattle, or Chicago…”

    Second thought: “Why is it that there are no real “Deep Red” states? The Democrats always have the resources to threaten states like Texas and Florida, at least to make them competitive, anyway…”

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  17. Bishop Wash Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    This seems like a good place for…

     

    I saw this New Mexico vanity plate last week, ADIOSCA. I’m hoping the driver understood why he fled California and won’t vote for it here instead of being one of the locusts leaving after destroying the host.

    Well considering that New Mexico voted for Biden, my guess is not.

    Yeah, but one can hope he wants to fight the Dems. We had a new couple at church last year who was fleeing Orange County. They understood why California was failing and voted for Trump. Not sure why they chose Albuquerque.

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  18. Michael Minnott Member
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    Postmodern Hoplite (View Comment):

    As an ex-pat Californian, seeing what is happening to the state where I grew up is heartbreaking. It’s akin to watching a beloved family member succumb to the ravages of drug addiction while I insisting that everything is fine and screaming “leave me alone, it’s my life, I’ll live it like I want!”

    I’m a native, still living in California.  Sadly, your analogy is accurate.

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