|Ghost of Hugo Chavez is running our state|
We see the results of the left keeping anyone with a contrary point of view from being part of the solution. And now that the Republicans are in the same position we see they did not learn that lesson or practice it to the extent the democrats did. Republicans want to be viewed by the "press" as fair. So they add democrats to all the committees and listen to them in committees rail against the Republicans. I watch this stuff on CSPAN and see the democrats practicing their hate and obfuscation at every turn. And they are the minority! But of course the press is them so they know all their hate-filled speeches will be printed and passed around America.
And where did the national democrats learn all this? From California of course. We used to pride ourselves here as the leader in innovation, science and many new and exciting things of life. But the greatest export as practiced here is how to gain so much power you can do anything you want. Republicans used to have a voice in running the state. But over the last twenty years we see the exodus of many people and business most of them Republicans (Nevada is benefiting greatly). The state has just smothered people and those that could leave, left. All back-filled by what we call takers. California legislators have decided that things like transgenderism is more important than potholes. Those kids under the dome in Sacramento are obsessed with social issues and the stripping of power from "white" males. But in their zeal to do that, they forgot the basics of their responsibilities.
Inmates are pouring out of the jails and prisons as these lovelies pass bills to diminish the sentences and the terms issued for their crimes. So California's good citizens now see a rise in crime and violence. The prison populations are smaller as they turn these convicts loose but what about the taxpayers? I have never seen a analysis of the economic impacts of criminal's thefts and violence. How much damage do these people create in the populace? How much impact when they murder a taxpayer? Or destroy a business? The politicians and their Judges think "overcrowding" is a civil rights issue. I say you do the crime then do the time. But it is more important to the pinheads in charge of the state and the courts to protect the "rights" of those thieves and killers than you. The world is upside down. I say prepare the Farallon Islands for occupation and take all the violent criminals and drop them off there. The rest can do their time in state. Let those criminals on the islands fight it out. Oh we will airdrop food and patrol the waters so they can't escape. But wouldn't that be fair to us?
So rather than keep California as a First World Country/State, we see the place turning into a third world state. The biggest example is litter. We used to pride ourselves in keeping our outdoors as clean as the indoors. But now we see the trash everywhere. I have said for year if you don't instill the values of traditional America into those arriving here you will get what we see now. And potholes, and dams that fail and forest fires burning down our beautiful lands. But hey, the state is more concerned with which bathrooms are used by whom so we get this idiocy.
All this because when one party or ideology with intent to lord over all gets that "super majority". It is the same as a dictatorship but of the many. All thinking the same. And now California has exported this to other places. It was quite evident that Obama and his minions practiced this tyranny when hey had the power. Now we see the power in the hands of Republicans and they seem to be unaware of it. When Jerry Brown was the AG of the state and refused to defend Prop 8 I new we were in deep tyranny. That was then used as a example for the Feds under Obama to refuse to defend other things. Like going after the Lois Lerner IRS scandals.
Hopefully there will be a few moments where those in charge realize that they could be on the other side and making lifelong enemies is not that smart? Probably not. In order to pass the new five billion dollar a year road tax and increase in registration fees, the democrats were able to pick off one republican with bribes. And the poor guy, the one democrat that refused to vote their way was punished with removal from committees and probably his office space. Willie Brown used to punish fellow democrats with a office smaller than a closet if they did not vote with him.
There you have it. We have our own Hugo Chavez in Jerry Brown, and a state legislature of the same ilk. They corrupt every phase of government even the Supreme Court. When you have no ideological diversity you get this. Look at the college campus 's of the country. I went to Berkeley to take part in Free Speech" and watched as left-wing thugs sliced and diced and sprayed pepper spray in the faces of people simply wanting to speak their piece. And we saw the police ordered to stand down. Stand down? As we tried to speak the police let the thugs trash us. All because the democrats are in charge of the city.
California is a mess but it can be fixed i the people say enough! And if we get competent people in charge with vigor and energy and a good strategy for making our state what it once was. Alas I have little hope for that.