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What Happened to California Republicans?

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Posted By: DanvilleBill, 11/14/2019 10:39:11 PM

From 1967 to 2019, Republicans controlled the California governorship for 31 of 52 years. So why is there currently not a single statewide Republican officeholder? California also has a Democratic governor and Democratic supermajorities in both houses of the state legislature. Only seven of California's 53 congressional seats are held by Republicans. In 1994, then-Gov. Pete Wilson backed Proposition 187, which denied state social services to undocumented immigrants. The spin goes that it backfired, alienated the Hispanic community and thus marked the road to Republican perdition.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross 11/14/2019 10:50:04 PM (No. 235450)
They got outnumbered by the freeloaders
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Janylou 11/14/2019 10:54:05 PM (No. 235452)
Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely! How can a republican get elected when dems control everything, including counting ballots? We are facing that danger here in AZ. We have a dem in charge of voting in Maricopa county.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 11/14/2019 11:02:23 PM (No. 235453)
Include the black influx that began to swell in the 1960s.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Videodrone 11/14/2019 11:58:33 PM (No. 235466)
Previously posted
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Italiano 11/15/2019 12:04:07 AM (No. 235469)
Simple. Demographics. Productive citizens are moving out, Democrat-dependent scum, legal and (mostly) illegal, are moving in, and voting for the incompetents that have destroyed our state.. It is that simple. VDH knows it. The fuse is lit, though, and when SHTF, there are more of us.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: SALady 11/15/2019 12:15:34 AM (No. 235473)
Most of them long ago read the proverbial writing on the wall, and escaped while they still could!!! Sort of like the lucky Jews in Germany that escaped in the early 1930's.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2 11/15/2019 12:53:03 AM (No. 235482)
What happened? CA was overtaken by illegals who love communism rule.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: George R. 11/15/2019 6:28:04 AM (No. 235561)
"Parasites and those who benefit from their vote" is the answer too the question.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog 11/15/2019 6:28:26 AM (No. 235562)
As one radio host often noted, 'Contracts keep honest people honest.' There are no contracts between political parties but there are laws on the books and there is a social contract (of sorts) with voters. 'The rule of law' sounds boring, old and dusty but it means what it says. If we're going to go through the vast expense and complex process to pass laws (many of which, admittedly, we don't want or need) then they should be enforced. In the spirit of the adage about 'for want of a nail...then the whole war was lost' corruption - the ideological and the financial kind - in government lead to person A letting person B slide who lets person C slide. Eventually groups get involved eg union members receive special treatment or a tax abatement zone is created etc. An optimist would say Republicans lost because they are too honest. A pessimist would say Republicans are naive. But in either case it's tough not to be stunned by leftist Democrats looting the public treasury, passing insane environmental laws that have nothing to do with the environment, throwing the borders open, etc. California literally has a government of men and not laws now and it is a disaster.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MDConservative 11/15/2019 9:37:44 AM (No. 235757)
FTA: "After three decades of radical progressivism, California residents are tiring of one-party straitjacket rule. The hard-liberal order normalized massive power blackouts, the nation's highest array of taxes, the forest mismanagement that fuels deadly fires, an epidemic of homelessness in major cities, eroding schools, ossified infrastructure and soaring energy costs." I've seen no evidence of this. At best, any viable California Republican would necessarily be a "moderate Democrat" in practice.
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