California Democrats' historic victory reverberates across West

For the last decade Idaho Republicans have contrasted their fiscal austerity to California’s chaos.

They and Republicans nationwide have suggested California, with the eighth largest economy in the world, was largely ungovernable. But the once and future governor, Jerry Brown, has led an amazing political turnaround Tuesday that changes the equation.

He got voters to pass an initiative to raise taxes. Democrats also won a super majority in the Legislature.

Interior westerners have often dismissed the coastal West as some other place they can ignore. Only when someone like Ronald Reagan emerges from California do they embrace it as a western state.

The Republican model of federalism, moving more power to the states for experimentation on governance, was forwarded with GOP gains nationwide for governors. But now California can continue its own form of experimentation on Democrat’s terms.

Look out Idaho

More right wingers will be escaping from California and moving to Idaho!

More Evidence

The Rock writes, "The Republican model of federalism, moving more power to the states for experimentation on governance,"

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What does that mean?

The :Republican model: of federalism?

So there must be a Democrat model of federalism too? And what would that be?
Is it, "moving power UP to the federal government for 'experimentation' on governance"?

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Rock, I don't expect you to know much about US History, Civics, or US Government.
You don't know how to use a comma. Why would anyone expect you to know the meaning of Federalism?

So here is a quote from someone much more educated about it:

"Bill Clinton stressed “devolution.” This meant having programs that were run by the federal government shifted over to the states. In 1996, he succeeded in having a federal program (Aid to Families With Dependent Children) shifted over to the states so that now it is the states and localities that handle this welfare function.

Clinton saw states as “laboratories” where new ideas and policies could be tested."

Is your hero, Bill Clinton, wrong?

Leave them poor Californians alone, they'll survive anyway.

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Finally, someone was willing to tax the rich!

The rich are going to have to pay a little more! Thank God (and more so Jerry Brown)!

Historic election is true, because the financial

meltdown will be very historic....

Did you invest in a bankrupt ice company?

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Jerry F Brown

What will the Right say if in three years or so, California turns around? Will be fascinating to see how this works out. Brown is a force of nature. Total rejection of Republicans. I think he will succeed. Unlike the intransigent R's at the Federal level, Brown is using a balanced plan of cuts and targeted tax increases with expiration dates. He's investing in big projects ( high speed rail ), unlike the R's who want to hunker down, help the rich get richer and wait for the fabled "job creators" to come to the rescue. Go Jerry go!

At least he and Linda Ronstadt recovered from each other...

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Hey Rocky! Let's watch you pull your own story out of a hat!

You wouldn't even know these Democrats unless McClatchy hadn't sent you the story.

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