It's GOTV weekend in Los Angeles! I'm off to go walk a precinct. Enjoy the thread!
- This is a milestone: today marks the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Woman Suffrage March on Washington.
- A recent poll in California finds that 61% of voters now approve of marriage equality. And the Field Poll is one of the state's most reliable.
Support for same-sex marriage in California has moved beyond 60 percent, with approval from voters in virtually every category growing substantially over the past three years.Ayup, that it is. With Republicans on the wrong side of history once again.
A new Field Poll found that Golden State registered voters favor same-sex marriage by 61 percent to 32 percent. Support has grown significantly in all age groups and regions of the state and among all ethnic groups.
A majority of Republicans continue to oppose gay marriage, but support among the GOP has grown from 26 percent to 39 percent since 2010.
"The dynamic that has occurred in the last three years kind of spans all populations," said Mark DiCamillo, the poll director. "It's almost as if it's a societal change."
- Mitt Romney, still being a dick:
ROMNEY: We did very well with the majority population, but not with minority populations, and that was a failing, that was a real mistake.Yeah. No, Mitt, it's the fact that your Republican Party has systematically despised black and Latino people for decades But yeah, helping make health insurance more affordable might have been a contributing factor.
CHRIS WALLACE: Why do you think that was?
ROMNEY: Well, I think the Obamacare attractiveness and feature was something we underestimated, particularly among lower incomes. And, uh, just didn’t do as good a job in connecting with that audience as we should have.
- Think the labor movement is assault here? We've got nothing on Colombia.
- The current state of the California Republican Party, as described by Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee:
State party conventions are typically about accentuating the positive and promising more gains in the future. But this weekend's state GOP convention in Sacramento has been about acknowledging the party's sad condition – among other things, it's broke and deeply in debt – and exploring ways to rebuild itself.Really hard to do that, though, if the people hate your ideas. Good luck!
"I don't think we can get any lower, so the only way is up," Congressman Kevin McCarthy, the House GOP whip, said during an appearance Friday before the Sacramento Press Club.
"Losing has one great benefit to it," GOP guru Karl Rove told delegates. "It gives you the chance to start fresh, to look everything anew and start rebuilding from the ground up in innovative and thoughtful ways that will expand our reach and expand our members."
"Get off your ass," Rove added. "Get back in the game."
- According to a new poll, the race for Mayor of Los Angeles is proceeding along the lines that most people are expecting, with City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel poised to advance to a runoff on May 21. That said, the electorate is still very volatile. The election is on Tuesday.