Sunday, February 26, 2012

The California Republican Party's Alleged Demise

Reason Magazine online has a fascinating story about Ron Paul supporters in California. What's fascinating about it is that it says...
...local party officials note that the California Republican Party does not have the infrastructure to run a statewide campaign...
...the Paul rally briefly injected exuberance into a funereal convention being held by a failed and dying state party...
Why is the Republican Party a "failed and dying party" in California? I did some searches, and found an amazing coincidance! The majority of people (assorted writers, pundits and political commentators) who are writing about the "demise" of the Republican Party in California are...Democrats and Libertarians!

Now don't get me wrong, it's just that I seem to remember a California that elected uber-Republican Ronald Reagan to the governorship of California, and wasn't ex-governor Schwarzenegger also a Republican? Perhaps these two governors were the reason why the Republican Party in California is allegedly dying out. But I doubt it. Arnold was really a liberal Democrat in Republican disguise-and Reagan's policies in the sixties were supported by a lot of people in the state. As a matter of fact, since 1900-112 years of California's history-there have been 15 Republican governors, and 5 Democrats. One of those Democrats, Gray Davis, was recalled from office by popular referendum. I repeat: for 112 years of California history, 75% (three quarters) of all the governors elected by the people were Republican. Since 1900, there have been 13 Republican senators in Congress, and 10 Democrats. If the Republican Party is dying in California, it must be a recent phenomenon, for it is obvious that throughout most of California's history since the turn of the 20th century, the Republican Party has been strong and vibrant.

An obvious question to ask: since it is so clear that liberal policies have failed in California, why then is the Republican Party dying in California?

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