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  •  We shall see what happens. (5+ / 0-)

    Before, the GOP's saving grace was the ongoing tax revolt and the something for nothing mindset (i.e.: public utilities and excellent mass transit, but I don't wanna pay more for it; also, all hail Prop 13!).  Last year, the boogeyman of taxes had no effect.  The CA GOP tried to warn everyone that 2/3rd Democratic majority=tax-heavy dystopian future and the initiative to raise tax money for education was just a trojan horse, but it was for naught.  The CA GOP even lost an Assembly district that Democrats and Republicans had written off as likely Republican (AD-36, where ex-Republican Steve Fox defeated a Republican candidate who was already in the process of prepping his office when the election was finally called).  I guess it was a combination of it being 2012 and a changing mindset in California.  Reminds me of some upstate NY races.  In the Senate race of Amedore vs. Tkazcyk and the CD-18 race of Hayworth vs. Maloney, the Republicans would play the "New York City " card ab nauseum hoping that tying their opponent to NYC pols and money would save them (upstate NY has traditionally been Republican in part because since Democrats dominated all of NYC for the longest time, Republicans could sell themselves as a balance to downstate interests and prevent NYC from ruling the whole state).

    "It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    by KingofSpades on Mon May 06, 2013 at 01:01:15 PM PDT

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