Webster666 saidDemocratic Governor Jerry Brown
Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi
These people are the reason why people are leaving the state in droves. They represent BIG GOVERNMENT AND CRIPPLING TAXES. You couldn't pay me anything to live in California. If you want to know what liberals do to an economy just look to California.
Absolutely right. I live in California and see the entitlement mentality has all but ruined the state. A good lesson what not to do elsewhere.
But look beyond California to keep things in perspective:
Dems in control of Senate is actually a good for 2012.
Major Republican gains in the governors - will help redistricting for Republicans.
FL Senator and NM Governor will help get Latino vote to Republican.
The Obama charisma that was key in 2008 has been permanently debunked. The Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Illinois Republican sweep has repudiated him. He visited those states many times.
Yes, let's "keep things in perspective".
The Democrats control the White House and the Senate.
The Repubs only control the House.
The Repubs can pass whatever legislation they want.
It will die or be changed in the Senate, or be vetoed by the President.
However -now that the Repubs control the House, they're required to actually produce legislation.
They have to put forth bills and proposals and budgets.
They can't just sit on the sidelines and criticize and say "no".
They've promised to make deep spending cuts.
Promising to cut spending is a great way to become popular.
ACTUALLY MAKING deep spending cuts is a great way to become UNpopular.
When the Repubs put forward their proposed deep spending cuts,
the Dems will criticize them for cutting too much, and the Teabaggers will criticize them for cutting too little.
It will be IMPOSSIBLE for them to craft a package of spending cuts that will please everyone.
Large blocks of voters will oppose whatever they try to do.
The Repubs have taken on the job of deciding what to cut and what not to cut and how much to cut - which is a a NO-WIN job.