Hope for the GOP in CA?
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  • ojfl

    The same problems also affect Democrats at the national level. And they use the same tactics of identity politics.

  • thrasymachus02

    Republicans will always be there to save the day for Democrats by coming in to temporarily restore sanity when they go too far. This allows liberalism to survive and always have somebody to blame for things not being perfect, which is why I will never vote Republican again.

  • Anthony

    Yeah right. The part about supposed Democratic problems in the next election reminds me of Romney’s “Jacksonian pivot,” and all those other pieces making 2012 look closer than it really was.

    That said, Mead makes good points in this article. California needs more good paying jobs for the middle class, and environmental fanaticism impedes that goal.

  • Identity politics, the future of a Balkanized America. You need to write more about this possibility and how it connects to the proposed immigration reform. Talk about a long-term issue.

    Meanwhile here’s an old quote in the comments to a piece in Yahoo. Read all the comments and draw your own conclusions. Is this really the path we want to go down? Do we have a choice? Come on, Walter. Have some courage:

  • People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous.
    Edmund Burke

    All that is necessary for the triumph of [naive shortsighted foolishness] is that good men [who are not naive, short-sighted or foolish] do nothing.
    Edmund Burke up-dated for the 21st century

  • Anthony

    “If this is a sign of a broader trend….” WRM, can we transfer local/regional issues nationally to sway general electorate one way or other?

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