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Fifty Shades of Golden: California’s Election Year Masochism

Jim712 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 2:55 PM
I left California more than 30 years ago when it became obvious that I (as someone with a modest income) could never buy a house. Thanks to regulations, development was curtailed in the '70s and prices skyrocketed. I wouldn't go back there now if you BOUGHT me a house.

As the Golden State continues to transition into Greece-on-the-Pacific, this election year should have been an opportunity for its citizens to try to stop the madness. But it hasn’t worked out that way. Instead, this year Californians have embraced the model of Kevin Bacon in Animal House, figuratively assuming the position and repeating “Thank you, sir, may I have another?”

At the top of the ticket, Barack Obama is pummeling Mitt Romney by about 16 points in the polls, but that doesn’t mean he is ignoring the state. He’s using it like Charlie Sheen uses escorts. Every few weeks...