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Yesterday voters sent a message to Washington:  “Change course, or the price will be worse next time.”

Sure, the slaughter could have been worse…indeed many wished it had been…but the reality is the change was historic.  I’ll cover the post-mortem over at JuicyMaters.com later today, but here and now I’d like to make one point:

It’s time to cut California loose and let the self-destruction be theirs to deal with.

Californians, with skyrocketing unemployment, home foreclosure rates far above the national average, and a border war with Mexico being sabotaged by sanctuary city after sanctuary city, had a choice.  They could continue with the single most partisan senator in congress, Barbara Boxer, a woman who is more concerned with being called “senator” instead of “M’am”, a woman who considers feeding at the government trough high cuisine, a woman who has never had to make a payroll or create a job, or…

They could choose Carly Fiorina, a proven CEO of a major tech company, who actually created jobs (despite lies told by the Boxer campaign) and who understands living within a budget and not spending money you don’t have.

They could choose “Governor Moonbeam”, a governor from the history books whose failed policies in the past were a large part of the start of the state’s present woes, a classic tax and spend big government liberal, or…

They could choose Meg Whitman, another female former big company CEO whose business background would serve California well these days.

In both cases, Californians chose the big government, big tit to suck, alternative.  Fine. Let them rely on the nanny state…but let their nanny state be their own, not the rest of the country.

Republicans now control the purse strings in congress.  When California comes begging for the inevitable bail out, congress should tell them “folks deserve help when they first help themselves, and you didn’t, California.”

“You are on your own.  Tell Jerry and Babs to fix it.”

Bob@HayleStorm Interactive

Bob comes to us with a skeptical attitude and a full cup of Cantankerousness. He also writes about homesteading and yurts over at JuicyMaters.com and rants about politics at Common-Sense-Conversation.com Most of the time, though, you'll find him at HayleStorm.net, cranking out great websites for clients OR writing tutorials teaching them to build their own sites.

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  4 Responses to “Let California fail”

  1. Bob,
    The Kool Aid drinkers in the banana republic of California are too busy leading to notice where they are going.Denial is a way of life here in California. When the last non-subsidized business leaves the state they won’t have to turn out the lights because there won’t be any electricity.

  2. Honestly, I think that similar could be said of most of the world now. Of the Western world at least.

    Priorities got skewed somewhere, but in order to not look silly or fake or whatever other word you choose to describe it (ineffectual?), we continue on regardless and pretend it was a great idea. As a result, it’d surprise me greatly if anyone respected their ‘local’ governments or the government as a whole any more.

    That’s not for ‘normal’ people now. Since apparently ‘normal’ people can’t lead. Go figure.

    • We just had an election here and it seemed to me that many of the choices on the ballot were not for who you thought would do better, but who would be least likely to screw over the city. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to be in government these days of micro scrutiny and mud slinging. If I ran they may bring up the fact that I failed biology and algebra one semester back in 8th grade and how could you vote for someone who couldn’t make his grades 21 years ago. Don’t look at the rest of junior high or high school or even college, just focus one one minor negative detail. Or that speeding ticket I got back in ’93….

  3. Ah, so basically you Are like everyone else then?

    Over here we had our elections just before the summer; a decent portion of the population voted for a certain party. Then said certain party formed a coalition with the one party and person we Didn’t want in power. We spend most of our time voting against people now and it sucks.

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