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Fifty Shades of Golden: California’s Election Year Masochism

Sharron13 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 12:17 PM
It is indeed depressing to be a Californian. We're as conservative as they get and vote that way consistently, but our votes don't count because we are considered "fly-over country" in the middle. Our conservative votes are overridden by the big liberal cities. California is a mess because we've had the same stupid party in power for umpteen years now. If we did not have small children who would be leaving their heartbroken grandparents, we'd move tomorrow. Have no idea where we'd go, but we'd leave tomorrow if we could. I hate it here. Please keep in mind that not all Californians are dolts. Most of us are just "stuck" in the state.
Thom48 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 1:34 PM
I'm with you. Grandkids and an upside down mortgage keep us here. Emailing elected officials is a waste of good electrons, they just send a canned response. Prop 32 is a step in the right direction, hopefully the voters are not deceived by the lies in the "No on" campaign commercials. Keep the faith, there are a lot of conservatives even here in the bay area!

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...