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CA Voters went Republican on last nights election
Wednesday 20 May 2009, 06:50
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Not officially, but the mindset of no new taxes. Consider also the only one to pass was the one Republicans had to have on the ballot. There will be a huge amount of pain. The problem I saw was you said your broke, yet raised salaries of your workers.

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i believe this would be considered a landslide election result.

Comment by unanonymous

I don’t believe that many democrats voted for this one as well.

Comment by Anon

Cali voters went Republican? As you know the Governator who put these props on the ballot is a Republican – and the left stood in opposition as much as the right, so I’m not buying it. Face it, Republicans in California are a marginalized minority, but one with just enough votes in the legislature (1/3) to put the state into budget gridlock. And Republican leadership insisted on the compromises that led to the failed props. Did the voters react to the taxes or to the cuts in programs? Anyone who says they know the answer is guessing.

Comment by Bob

So, despite the Ca GOP on their website opposing all the props, your biasing it upon what the governor wanted? VS “the Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee endorses Props 1A, 1B, 1C and 1F. We took no position on 1D and 1E even though they were supported by majority, but not the 2/3 needed.” Which was basically yes on everything.

Comment by capdiamont

Cap, did you it through 5th grade?

Comment by Anon

The fact that the “Democratic Central Committee” supported some of the props means little. The key word in that phrase is “central” — centrists supported the hail Mary pass, those on the left and on the right did not.

Comment by Bob

The California Democratic Party made the following endorsements.

Proposition 1A: Neutral
State Budget. Changes California Budget Process. Limits State Spending. Increases “Rainy Day” Budget Stabilization Fund.

Proposition 1B: Support
Education Funding. Payment Plan.

Proposition 1C: Support
Lottery Modernization Act.

Proposition 1D: Neutral
Protects Children’s Services Funding. Helps Balance State Budget.

Proposition 1E: Neutral
Mental Health Services Funding. Temporary Reallocation. Helps Balance State Budget.

Proposition 1F: Support
Elected Officials’ Salaries. Prevents Pay Increases During Budget Deficit Years.

Earlier this month the State Republican Party opposed all six measures. For Democrats opposing the measures was not an option. The question put to delegates was to accept the Resolution Committee’s recommendation to support each initiative. A vote to not support the Committee’s recommendation was not a vote to oppose, but rather a vote to remain neutral. Some delegates seemed confused, and many were expecting an opportunity to oppose the measures.

The motion to support Prop. 1A was only narrowly defeated. The final tally showed 758 voting yes, 542 voting no. With 60% required, the support motion came up 2% – just 22 votes short.

Delegates were evenly split on Prop. 1E. With only a 4 vote difference — 623 yes, 619 no. However, being far short of the 60% required, the motion to support was defeated.

No “Central” in there. So lets look at this, on the face of it, 1/2 supported it, 1/2 was neutral with no ability to oppose any of the ballot measures. Two of the “neutral” votes were only narrowly, not supported.

Comment by capdiamont

You’re missing the point. It wasn’t like the state has suddenly turned red. No one cared what the politicians on either side thought about the props – and they most certainly did not follow the will of the Governor, who, like it or not, is the top Repub in the state. He couldn’t get his own party to fall in line, but he’s the one who thought up those props, not the Dems. Seeing this as some sort of victory for tea-baggers is just wishful thinking.
Not to change the subject, but how do you suppose they’re going to rebuild your beloved railroad if they don’t use tax money? You seem to be right in line with the old school Dems on that issue.

Comment by Bob




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