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(Politico)   Here we see the wild, endangered California Republican. This species used to be all over this state, roaming the countryside, but is now facing extinction by not mating with the Democraticus Hispania. But look at that beautiful plumage   (politico.com) divider line 54
    More: Interesting, California Republicans, California Republican Party, California GOP, Modesto, countryside, Rob Stutzman, Hispanic voters, species  
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2013-08-19 08:50:18 AM  
If Reagan hadn't given Amnesty to all those illegals, they wouldn't have to learn Spanish and eat Tacos.
 
2013-08-19 08:53:00 AM  
Many Republicans believe their only route to survival to find a way to connect with Latinos and Asians, who have doubled their turnout in general elections in the past dozen years.

"We don't like them, but we gotta appease them so they'll vote for us."
 
2013-08-19 08:54:11 AM  
Wouldn't it be funny if these new voter ID laws pissed enough people off that they made extra sure they had a valid ID and showed up en masse to vote in a way that was unpopular with whoever enacted said laws?
 
2013-08-19 08:56:49 AM  
California deserves all the misery that its bringing upon itself.  It's been well-earned.
 
2013-08-19 08:59:15 AM  
Trust me. The criminals in the government have made sure everyone has been had.
 
2013-08-19 08:59:45 AM  
No Republicans in California? Not likely. What about Fresno, the Inland Empire, etc etc
 
2013-08-19 09:00:40 AM  
Th policies of the last 50 years in CA have served only to ensconce the white minority and make it cheap and easy for them to keep a hold of what they have.

OLD PEOPLE SHOULD MOVE OUT OF THEIR 4/5 BEDROOM HOMES WHEN THEIR KIDS ARE GONE.

BUILDING AN OFFICE PARK ON AN ORCHARD SHOULD RAISE ITS TAX RATE.
 
2013-08-19 09:02:27 AM  

FarkfaceVonClownstick: Wouldn't it be funny if these new voter ID laws pissed enough people off that they made extra sure they had a valid ID and showed up en masse to vote in a way that was unpopular with whoever enacted said laws?


Yes, it was funny when that already happened in 2012, and will be hilarious when it happens again in 2014.
The GOP and the rest of the white racist right have literally f**ked themselves out of America. They just don't all know it yet - although more do every day, and the impotent rage is reaching a terrifying pitch. It's going to be a bad, dangerous time for America. These vile animals won't go peacefully when rejected at the polls.
 
2013-08-19 09:04:03 AM  
What I've found most interesting is the Asian vote. No party has really addressed Asians-Americans directly.

Asians have the highest educational attainment rate for any us demographic, have higher graduation rates, have higher median incomes, come from very work and family centered social backgrounds, etc. etc. etc.

They are largely highly educated professionals or small business people.

They would seem tailor made to be a strongly republican voting block.

Yet, apparently, almost 80% look at republicans and say, "I'm not voting for those racists."

Asians voted more consistently democratic than Jews.

The republicans have to consider that there's something they're putting out there if even an ethnic group they're ignoring find the GOP radioactive.
 
2013-08-19 09:06:21 AM  
The southern part of the state is highly R, while the northern part is highly D. The south is slowly moving D, causing the R's to complain about socialism etc.

 Just like the rest of the country, CA is disfunctional in its politics.
 
2013-08-19 09:07:54 AM  

wozzeck: What I've found most interesting is the Asian vote. No party has really addressed Asians-Americans directly.

Asians have the highest educational attainment rate for any us demographic, have higher graduation rates, have higher median incomes, come from very work and family centered social backgrounds, etc. etc. etc.

They are largely highly educated professionals or small business people.

They would seem tailor made to be a strongly republican voting block.

Yet, apparently, almost 80% look at republicans and say, "I'm not voting for those racists."

Asians voted more consistently democratic than Jews.

The republicans have to consider that there's something they're putting out there if even an ethnic group they're ignoring find the GOP radioactive.


They don't just reject the GOP because of it's obvious white supremacist leanings - they are also opposed to the Randian, sociopathic social model the GOP pushes - Asians tend to be mature, socialized people who come from ancient traditions formed by being civilized for a long time, as opposed to being three generations descended from cowboys and criminals, like so much of America's trailer trash.
 
2013-08-19 09:09:07 AM  

wozzeck: What I've found most interesting is the Asian vote. No party has really addressed Asians-Americans directly.

Asians have the highest educational attainment rate for any us demographic, have higher graduation rates, have higher median incomes, come from very work and family centered social backgrounds, etc. etc. etc.

They are largely highly educated professionals or small business people.

They would seem tailor made to be a strongly republican voting block.

Yet, apparently, almost 80% look at republicans and say, "I'm not voting for those racists."

Asians voted more consistently democratic than Jews.

The republicans have to consider that there's something they're putting out there if even an ethnic group they're ignoring find the GOP radioactive.


R's see a non-white group and say: If I do anything for them, my base will throw me under a bus. So they avoid any non-white group. Even in districts where the whites are the minority.
 
2013-08-19 09:12:13 AM  

farker99: Even in districts where the whites are the minority.


....but there wouldn't be a Republican in that district to begin with :-P
 
2013-08-19 09:15:59 AM  

VictoryCabal: No Republicans in California? Not likely. What about Fresno, the Inland Empire, etc etc


If I recall correctly, Fresno is home to the creator of FreeRepublic. I don't want to fact check that on their website because I'm at work at it will probably be filtered and flagged as hate speech.
 
2013-08-19 09:19:45 AM  

Outrageous Muff: If Reagan hadn't given Amnesty to all those illegals, they wouldn't have to learn Spanish and eat Tacos.


Zombie Reagan does it AGAIN!

Thank goodness he beat Time-machine Obama to it, before the partisan finger-pointing got out of hand.
 
2013-08-19 09:25:56 AM  
The problem with the GOP is their main strategy has been to build a boogeyman to rally their base through fear.  Now all of a sudden they are facing the problem that while the enemy list they created has increased, their base has shrunk.  Now they find themselves at the crossroads of irony as their survival depends on them courting one of their favorite boogeymen to exploit.   What I find pathetic is how the GOP wants to send one message regarding hispanics to primarily white GOP districts compared to districts with high hispanic populations.  The GOP actually thinks they can get away with by claiming "media bias" when called out on such tactics, and then wonders why the majority of hispanic voters do not trust them.
 
2013-08-19 09:26:38 AM  
The reason Republicans are facing extinction is that you can't get pregnant by playing bumper-cars with a mobility scooter.
 
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2013-08-19 09:32:03 AM  

jso2897: The GOP and the rest of the white racist right have literally f**ked themselves out of America. They just don't all know it yet - although more do every day, and the impotent rage is reaching a terrifying pitch. It's going to be a bad, dangerous time for America. These vile animals won't go peacefully when rejected at the polls.


No, but they will die off over time because they are mostly old.
 
2013-08-19 09:35:12 AM  
Hispanics know the Republicans are merely pandering to them and still won't vote for Republicans, so bye.
 
2013-08-19 09:41:09 AM  

farker99: wozzeck: What I've found most interesting is the Asian vote. No party has really addressed Asians-Americans directly.

Asians have the highest educational attainment rate for any us demographic, have higher graduation rates, have higher median incomes, come from very work and family centered social backgrounds, etc. etc. etc.

They are largely highly educated professionals or small business people.

They would seem tailor made to be a strongly republican voting block.

Yet, apparently, almost 80% look at republicans and say, "I'm not voting for those racists."

Asians voted more consistently democratic than Jews.

The republicans have to consider that there's something they're putting out there if even an ethnic group they're ignoring find the GOP radioactive.

R's see a non-white group and say: If I do anything for them, my base will throw me under a bus. So they avoid any non-white group. Even in districts where the whites are the minority.


The funny part is that this fear of being thrown under the bus comes from their history of doing that to other groups during what they consider to be "the good old days".  Thus through projection they automatically assume that the same will be done to them.  While always present, this fear has been especially strong since the election of President Obama.  Sad thing is that by looking at the examples of states that are majority Republican compared to those that are majority Democratic, its the Republicans who are the ones throwing the other side under the bus.  Its gotten to the point that if the GOP accuses the Democratic party of doing something underhanded, odds are the GOP haseither already done it or plan on doing it.
 
2013-08-19 09:44:20 AM  

heavymetal: Its gotten to the point that if the GOP accuses the Democratic party of doing something underhanded, odds are the GOP haseither already done it or plan on doing it.


That's why any Fark discussion of the GOP's voter suppression tactics will be illuminated by at least one picture of an old, drunk black guy with a stick.
 
2013-08-19 09:53:59 AM  

heavymetal: farker99: wozzeck: What I've found most interesting is the Asian vote. No party has really addressed Asians-Americans directly.

Asians have the highest educational attainment rate for any us demographic, have higher graduation rates, have higher median incomes, come from very work and family centered social backgrounds, etc. etc. etc.

They are largely highly educated professionals or small business people.

They would seem tailor made to be a strongly republican voting block.

Yet, apparently, almost 80% look at republicans and say, "I'm not voting for those racists."

Asians voted more consistently democratic than Jews.

The republicans have to consider that there's something they're putting out there if even an ethnic group they're ignoring find the GOP radioactive.

R's see a non-white group and say: If I do anything for them, my base will throw me under a bus. So they avoid any non-white group. Even in districts where the whites are the minority.

The funny part is that this fear of being thrown under the bus comes from their history of doing that to other groups during what they consider to be "the good old days".  Thus through projection they automatically assume that the same will be done to them.  While always present, this fear has been especially strong since the election of President Obama.  Sad thing is that by looking at the examples of states that are majority Republican compared to those that are majority Democratic, its the Republicans who are the ones throwing the other side under the bus.  Its gotten to the point that if the GOP accuses the Democratic party of doing something underhanded, odds are the GOP haseither already done it or plan on doing it.


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2013-08-19 09:57:41 AM  
Look over there, a California Republican is voting! Quick Gary, get some footage of this!

Oh, eh, um yikes.. It voted democrat. This species really does seem to be extinct.
 
2013-08-19 10:01:41 AM  

wozzeck: They are largely highly educated


There's your problem.
 
2013-08-19 10:05:24 AM  

VictoryCabal: No Republicans in California? Not likely. What about Fresno, the Inland Empire, etc etc


Orange County, San Diego County, San Bernardino County, etc.
 
2013-08-19 10:07:03 AM  
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2013-08-19 10:11:41 AM  
gentlemen! Gentlemen! We can't fight in here! This is a Fark thread!
 
2013-08-19 10:19:06 AM  
Californian: The plumage don't enter into it. It's stone dead.

GOP: Nononono, no, no! 'E's resting!

Californian: All right then, if he's restin', I'll wake him up!

(shouting at the cage)

'Ello, Mister Republican! I've got a lovely fresh tax cut for you if you show...

GOP: There, he moved!

Californian: No, he didn't, that was you hitting the cage!

GOP: I never!!
 
2013-08-19 10:25:04 AM  

Snarfangel: Californian: The plumage don't enter into it. It's stone dead.

GOP: Nononono, no, no! 'E's resting!

Californian: All right then, if he's restin', I'll wake him up!

(shouting at the cage)

'Ello, Mister Republican! I've got a lovely fresh tax cut for you if you show...

GOP: There, he moved!

Californian: No, he didn't, that was you hitting the cage!

GOP: I never!!


*slow clap* nicely done. I would've gone "hello? Ronnie? Ronnie Republican? I've got some lovely tax cuts here" but that's just me

+1
 
2013-08-19 10:27:22 AM  

jso2897: These vile animals won't go peacefully when rejected at the polls.


No, they won't...And unfortunately, they just keep getting further and further down the 'crazy' hole...The more they scream, the more they believe.

Our parents were right:  The empty can does indeed rattle the most...
 
2013-08-19 10:31:18 AM  
Dear California Republicans:
Given how your party is behaving in EVERY OTHER STATE IN THE US, plus how we know you will be forced to behave if you get elected into a Federal office from California, why the hell would any Hispanic in California vote for you?
 
2013-08-19 10:35:23 AM  

Neighborhood Watch: California deserves all the misery that its <sic> bringing upon itself.  It's been well-earned.


Thank you, we'll continue suffering here. Now, can we please have some of our 8th largest economy in the world federal tax dollars back from your welfare state? Also, when the second dust bowl hits, please consider migrating to a different state. Lastly, call us when the population of your entire state is bigger than one of our smaller cities and we'll talk.

L.A., California's California, will never talk to you even if you're New York City. Don't even try.
 
2013-08-19 10:38:58 AM  

wozzeck: What I've found most interesting is the Asian vote. No party has really addressed Asians-Americans directly.

Asians have the highest educational attainment rate for any us demographic, have higher graduation rates, have higher median incomes, come from very work and family centered social backgrounds, etc. etc. etc.

They are largely highly educated professionals or small business people.

They would seem tailor made to be a strongly republican voting block.

Yet, apparently, almost 80% look at republicans and say, "I'm not voting for those racists."

Asians voted more consistently democratic than Jews.

The republicans have to consider that there's something they're putting out there if even an ethnic group they're ignoring find the GOP radioactive.


It's not just Asians -- Hispanics should have been a perfect fit for the Republican platform with their social conservatism and strong beliefs in family; but the Republicans threw them away to appease their far-right white voter base.  Even Indian-Americans and Muslim-Americans could have been solid Republicans, once again because of social policies and entrepreneurial attitudes; but 9/11 came, and even though Bush himself seemed to try to appease the Republican base about Muslim-Americans, the rest of the party eagerly latched on this new scapegoat minority.  (I included Indian-Americans because they often catch whatever shiat gets thrown at Muslims -- e.g. the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin.)

At this point, unless you're a Christian white male, I don't really see the point of voting for a Republican in any position of power.
 
2013-08-19 11:02:14 AM  

Fart_Machine: VictoryCabal: No Republicans in California? Not likely. What about Fresno, the Inland Empire, etc etc

Orange County, San Diego County, San Bernardino County, etc.


Bakersfield, Barstow, most of the Central Valley, everything from the Siskyous south to the Bay Area...
 
2013-08-19 11:02:20 AM  
Everyone says Republicans would be the sure-fire choice for certain peoples based on their shared social policies and entrepreneurial attitudes, but is it even true that these peoples are influenced by such OR that they see Republicans' espousal of these values as genuine?
 
2013-08-19 11:03:02 AM  
Oh, and Palm Springs.
 
2013-08-19 11:04:50 AM  
I just hope Issa gets voted out.  That guy is a huge asshole.
 
2013-08-19 11:05:48 AM  

AeAe: I just hope Issa gets voted out.  That guy is a huge asshole.


Given his district it's doubtful.
 
2013-08-19 11:11:11 AM  

VictoryCabal: No Republicans in California? Not likely. What about Fresno, the Inland Empire, etc etc


Full of Messicans.
 
2013-08-19 11:15:05 AM  

wozzeck: Asians have the highest educational attainment rate for any us demographic, have higher graduation rates


IIRC, the higher your level of education the more likely you are to vote Democrat.
 
2013-08-19 11:21:38 AM  

jso2897: Asians tend to be mature, socialized people who come from ancient traditions formed by being civilized for a long time, as opposed to being three generations descended from cowboys and criminals, like so much of America's trailer trash.


As an Asian person, bwahahahahaha! Funniest thing I've ever read.

Most Chinese people in the US from the mainland (the largest group of East Asians) are maybe 2 or 3 generations out of peasantry and abject poverty from Mao. My mother told me about how she and her family were forced to eat bark and leaves during the famines around the time of the Cultural Revolution.

Your weird stereotypes about Asians being somehow this magical, enlightened people isn't really helping.
 
2013-08-19 11:22:14 AM  

Fart_Machine: AeAe: I just hope Issa gets voted out.  That guy is a huge asshole.

Given his district it's doubtful.


Maybe latinos will move in.
 
2013-08-19 11:49:53 AM  

VictoryCabal: No Republicans in California? Not likely. What about Fresno, the Inland Empire, etc etc


The Inland Empire is turning blue quickly.

Now, places like Temecula or the like are still Republican.  But the core San Bernardino/Riverside/Ontario/Fontana/Moreno Valley/Redlands/Corona area is, at the very least, purple.
 
2013-08-19 11:53:22 AM  

Gunther: wozzeck: Asians have the highest educational attainment rate for any us demographic, have higher graduation rates

IIRC, the higher your level of education the more likely you are to vote Democrat.


Like with income, it's an inverse bell curve.  That is to say, very highly educated (or very rich) and very uneducated (or very poor) people tend to vote Democratic; people in the middle ("some college") tend to vote Republican.
 
2013-08-19 12:51:18 PM  

Fart_Machine: VictoryCabal: No Republicans in California? Not likely. What about Fresno, the Inland Empire, etc etc

Orange County, San Diego County, San Bernardino County, etc.


Actually, San Diego county's gone blue. 3/5 Congressional districts held by Democrats, and the county went for Obama with about 55% of the vote. The eastern part of the county is still quite Republican, and the rural parts of the northern part, but that's about it.
 
2013-08-19 01:06:08 PM  
The Republicans did not do themselves any good by holding the state budget hostage for a couple of years. Their attitude was, "Screw you, the rules say you need a supermajority, so we're going to do what we like!"

They were much surprised when the voters saw that and said to themselves, "Gee, I guess we need a democratic supermajority to get anything done, then."
 
2013-08-19 02:38:09 PM  
Huh, I had thought they were endangered because of the high frequency of secrut gayness.
 
2013-08-19 02:49:19 PM  
no-treason.com
"Outreach".
 
2013-08-19 02:50:31 PM  

Neighborhood Watch: California deserves all the misery that its bringing upon itself.  It's been well-earned.


Yes, the balanced budget sure is agonizing. You need to update your talking points since the Governator left, things have been getting better month-by-month.

/just imagine how much BETTER they'd be without all those parasite states benefiting from our work!
 
2013-08-19 03:27:37 PM  

RexTalionis: jso2897: Asians tend to be mature, socialized people who come from ancient traditions formed by being civilized for a long time, as opposed to being three generations descended from cowboys and criminals, like so much of America's trailer trash.

As an Asian person, bwahahahahaha! Funniest thing I've ever read.

Most Chinese people in the US from the mainland (the largest group of East Asians) are maybe 2 or 3 generations out of peasantry and abject poverty from Mao. My mother told me about how she and her family were forced to eat bark and leaves during the famines around the time of the Cultural Revolution.

Your weird stereotypes about Asians being somehow this magical, enlightened people isn't really helping.


Relax, I was just kidding - I know you are actually a bunch of sly, sneaky, subtle savages.
That better?
 
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