On Tuesday, California (and other states, but we’ll just focus on CA) held their primaries to determine what two candidates will be facing each other in the midterm elections this November. The results don’t look too good for Democrats.
John Fund wrote an article for Fox News explaining the results of these primaries.
He tells us that “Democrats see their path to control of the House running through two dozen districts across the country that sent a Republican to Congress in 2016, but voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. A full seven of those districts are in California.”
Now, California’s primary election system works differently from most other states. They have what is called the “top-two” system, in which the top two vote-getters in the primaries face off against each other in the general election regardless of political party. While it is strange and quirky, it usually offers solid data on the strength of the parties. Fund explains that “the total primary vote for all Republicans versus the total primary vote for all Democrats has almost always been within a couple points of the November result.”
In other words, the results of these elections offer some accurate insight into what the general election results will be. Frankly, they are more accurate polling methods than the polls the fake news media tend to run.
And it is for this very reason that the likelihood of a blue wave, at least in California, is not very high.
Fund then goes over each of the seven districts in California that Democrats were hoping to take over.
“Of their seven targeted GOP seats carried by Hillary Clinton in 2016, the combined total of all Democratic candidates exceeded those of all Republican candidates in only one – the 49th District, vacated by Republican Representative Darryl Issa. And in that district, Democrats currently have only 50.2 percent of the total vote.”
So even in the one district where they got the majority vote, it is still a slim margin. Still, I won’t get my hopes up about this. Despite the polls in Alabama, I fully expected Roy Moore to win in 2017, particularly since the polls had Doug Jones winning by a slim margin of victory. Usually, if it’s that close, I tend to assume the Republican is the one in the lead and the fake news media is simply trying to discourage conservatives. Well, they turned out to be right and it was a close race, but the Democrat won, so I expect the Democrat to win in that district as well. We’ll see what happens.
Fund then goes over the rest of the districts:
“The 10th District, which includes Modesto, backed Hillary Clinton by 49 percent to 46 percent. But Republican incumbent Jeff Denham and another Republican won a combined total of 52 percent of the vote. That’s a good sign Denham can hold his seat.”
“Republican David Valadao represents the Hispanic 21st District near Fresno. Hillary Clinton trounced Donald Trump there by 55 percent to 40 percent. But Valadao took a stunning 63 percent of the primary vote, putting him in solid shape to win in November.”
“In the 25th District, which includes the Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles, Hillary Clinton won by 50 percent to 43 percent in 2016. But GOP incumbent Steve Knight won 53 percent of the primary vote on Tuesday.”
“In the Orange County’s 39th District seat held by the retiring Republican Ed Royce, Hillary Clinton won 51 percent to 43 percent. But the Fullerton area seat is now heavily Asian and former Royce aide Young Kim won an impressive 22 percent to outpoll all other candidates and secure a spot on the November ballot.”
“The Orange County-based 45th District, which includes Irvine, was carried by 50 percent to 44 percent by Hillary Clinton in 2016. But this year freshman GOP Rep. Mimi Walters won 53 percent of the primary vote, while all Democrats only carried 44 percent.”
“Democrats can be pleased that they avoided being boxed out of the November ballot in the Huntington Beach-based 48th District, which voted 48 percent to 46 percent for Clinton. They had worried that incumbent Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and his estranged protégé Scott Baugh would secure the top two places on the ballot. But Democratic leaders in Washington spent money to ensure a Democrat would face Rohrabacher in the fall. Their problem is that 2018 primary voters gave a total of 53 percent of their primary ballots to GOP candidates and only 47 percent to Democrats.”
“Finally, the suburban San Diego 49th District is the most vulnerable to a Democratic takeover in November, having voted 51 percent to 43 percent for Hillary Clinton just two years ago. But even here Democrats captured just 50.8 percent of the total vote despite having a more energetic primary than Republicans who captured 48 percent of the vote.”
“Together, all the Republicans running won 53 percent of the vote, Democrats won 45 percent and other parties won 2 percent.”
This means trouble for Democrats in California. And it only gets worse.
“Significantly, Republicans won a major victory in this part of Orange County. They easily recalled from office Democratic state Senator Josh Newman, who had provided a crucial vote to raise the state’s gasoline tax last year.”
“… Newman’s recall shows the anti-tax fervor that Orange County is famous for is alive and well.”
Despite the constant negative press about Trump and Republicans, despite the constant attacks on the GOP tax cuts by Democrats and the media, the Democrats can’t escape the fact that they are nowhere near as popular as they would want to be.
While each of these races is relatively close (except for one of them), you really have to remember that this is California that we are talking about. Despite the fact that all of these districts sent Republicans to Congress in 2016, the assumption is always that Democrats will win, close or landslide. And the assumption, if you only watch the MSM, is that Republicans are cowering in their boots and are about to be kicked out of office. That Democrats everywhere will defeat the GOP candidates and will win a supermajority and impeach Trump.
But reality always sets in eventually. Here’s the reality: the Trump administration is keeping each of its promises. America is being made great again. It’s being made rich again. It’s being made safe again. The economy is booming, unemployment is tumbling, there are more jobs available than there are workers (according to The Hill), wages are going up even for minimum wage workers, ISIS has largely been obliterated off the face of the Earth, North Korea is willing to negotiate for peace, we are no longer in a stupid deal with Iran to give them nukes (although I fear a lot of damage has already been done by Obama and his administration), and plenty of people can safely say that they are living better off today than at any point during the Obama presidency.
The reality is that California is one of the only states that essentially still lives in the Obama years. They have a very socialist governor who has essentially made California a socialist state. This unrestrained socialism is taking its toll on the people of California and many of them have had enough of it. That much is clear if we are even talking about the possibility of Democrats being crushed in November in the worst state to live in.
The reality is that socialism has failed everywhere it’s tried and everywhere it will be tried. Point to any socialist nation in the world and I will show you a nation that has deprived its citizens of some of the most basic human rights, let alone Constitutional rights. Point to any country that features a huge government influence and I will show you a government that oppresses its people. You need only look at Venezuela, where their best hope for survival is having enough pets to eat in rations and finding the occasional brand-name bread in desolate markets. Look at North Korea, where you and your family can literally be imprisoned for three generations simply for not cleaning up the dust off of a portrait of Kim Il-Sung.
Look at China where the government tells its people how many children they are allowed to have and that they should abort daughters.
Look at England where freedom of speech is nonexistent for anyone the government doesn’t like or agree with. Sure, England may not be considered an official socialist country, but it might as well be. That’s certainly the direction it’s going (until it becomes an Islamic country, at least). The same could be said about many countries in Europe.
And if California were its own sovereign nation, you could bet any amount of money that they would consider themselves a socialist country. As it stands, it’s a socialist hellhole and many people are tired of it. They’ve seen what socialism brings: equal sharing in misery.
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
In recent time, I’ve been surprisingly speaking positively about California, or at least the citizens of California. About a week ago, I had spoken about the possibility of California being split up into three different states with their own governing bodies.
And more good news keep coming from one of the least likely places.
A survey, surprisingly conducted by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (by the name alone, you can tell how Leftist they are), showed that there was strong support for some of Trump’s immigration agenda in even the state’s most left-leaning areas.
“About 24 percent of the survey’s participants said it’s ‘very important’ for the U.S. to increase deportations of undocumented immigrants, while 35 percent said it’s ‘somewhat important,’ according to the poll. That viewpoint even held true in the Bay Area, were 25 percent of those surveyed said increasing deportations is very important and 35 percent said it’s somewhat important.”
“And about 49 percent of Californians support temporarily banning people from Muslim-majority countries, according to the poll. In the Bay Area, 44 percent of residents support the ban, the least out of any region in California.”
When you put together the number of people who think it’s very or somewhat important to increase deportations, that number equals 59%, meaning 59% of the people surveyed wanted an increase in deportations.
Need I remind you that this is CALIFORNIA?!
And like I mentioned in the title, that’s not all. The report says that 49% of Californians support the travel ban on Muslim-majority countries.
58% said that increasing taxes on corporations would hurt or make no difference to the California economy.
54% said the government should play a minor role or no roll at all in reducing income inequality.
Only 54% of Californians have a positive view of Muslims (I say only because, again, this is California. You’d think that number would be at least decently higher).
“73% of Californians hold positive views toward Asian Americans; 73% say that members of the group are intelligent”, which is honestly kind of funny and kind of racist when you think about it. One major stereotype of Asian people is that they are super smart or at least very good at math. So for this number to come out is actually kind of funny.
They also have numbers about views on Latinos (75% positive) and their intelligence (57% think they’re intelligent), as well as African Americans (70% positive) and 51% think they’re intelligent, and white people (69% positive, which is not surprising that it’s lower than the others, but still decently high) with 59% saying they think white people are intelligent.
Now, it’s not all fantastic news. 79% support a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers, 66% reject the idea of a wall as a priority, and 68% say big businesses and corporations aren’t paying their fair share of taxes (and yes, I, as well as UC Berekely, recognize the paradox with that and the statistic saying 58% think raising taxes on corporations hurts or doesn’t affect the state economy).
But all of these things were already expected out of California. With the way the media and the Democrats paint DREAMers, I’m not surprised at the support for them.
It’s all the other numbers that are the real story here. They’re absolutely mind-blowingly in support of things that Trump is looking to do or at least what conservatives want. Let me remind you that Trump lost California by 29 points. So it’s really fantastic to see these numbers.
But we’re not done sharing good news.
“Nearly half of Californians (45%) report that being Christian is an important part of being American”, “73% think that blending into larger society is an important part of being American” and “88% think speaking English is important”.
Let me remind you also that California is the nation’s only sanctuary state. A state that happily welcomes illegal immigrants and shields them from the Trump administration seeking to impart justice upon them.
I’m particularly surprised at the number of people who think being Christian is important to being an American. I have all but given up on the state in terms of Christianity. I believe I’ve even gone so far as to say that it’s a sort of Sodom 2.0.
That certainly was my view, at the very least.
Now, I’m not saying that things will immediately improve for the state. If they hope things will improve, they will first have to get rid of Gov. Jerry Brown. Thankfully, this is Brown’s assured final term as Governor because he’s ineligible to run for re-election this November thanks to term limits in the California Constitution (Brown has been Governor of California since 2011 and was also Governor from 1975 to 1983).
But that won’t really matter if California elects another socialist Democrat, so conservatives in California will have to vote either for a conservative candidate (say, Travis Allen, who boasts about having voted for Trump, according to the LA Times) or will have to vote to split up the state in three ways.
Regardless, that will be left for Californians to deal with in the Fall. It’s up to them to decide what kind of future they will have.
But all things considered, I’m actually pretty happy to see some of those numbers. For as far-Left as the media, Hollywood, and the California government paint the state, the people there are seemingly a good deal more conservative than we give them credit for.
I’m reminded of jokes people would make at California’s expense, such as when Trump says we should build a wall, we should also build it along California’s national border, not just the international border; or when Kim Jong-un would threaten to blow up the country, people would joke that California should be target practice for him.
When making those jokes, obviously, people would think about the Hollywood liberals and the Leftists running the state into the ground. It’s easy to forget that there are plenty of conservatives there as well, at least living outside of the big cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and others.
Even I had forgotten about them, when I believed California had long reached a point of no return. But all is seemingly not lost. Yes, the Left has a stronghold in California, but the people there are seemingly waking up.
Which is honestly not a surprise, really. The Left’s policies are always detrimental for everyday people. You can put as much sugar on crap as you want, but at the end of the day, it’s still crap.
I think people are beginning to realize this, given these numbers. Don’t misunderstand, they are still very Left-leaning in other areas. I didn’t see anything about abortion or “sexual identity” in the survey, and even in some things, most people still responded with Left-leaning answers.
But considering how far gone I had naively come to believe California was, I’d say these are pretty good news. I’m just hoping that this trend away from socialism continues to grow and people can Make California Great Again.
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
If only you could see the look of shock I have on my face. California ranks dead last in “quality of life” according to a new study by U.S. News & World Report. Really? California? I don’t believe it. It must be fake news.
California is a liberal’s paradise! A corrupt government, high taxes, highest numbers of homelessness recorded since January of 2017, 1-bedroom apartments that cost north of $2000 a month on rent (and that’s just for apartments that aren’t total crap), tons and tons of scattered used needles as well as feces littering San Francisco. What’s not to like?
Oh, you mean to tell me you’re not braindead? You don’t like any of this stuff? You’re a logical person with morals and a basic set of standards?
Right, I think I’ve run that joke into the ground by now. Why am I not surprised to see that California SUCKS in terms of quality of life?
The U.S. News wrote in their report: “The ignominious honor reflects California’s low marks in the sub-categories of environmental quality and social engagement. The latter category measures voting participation and community bonds.”
“Californians scored poorly in part because they’re simply insufferable, U.S. News suggested.” You know, I tend not to try to attack the people of a state or political party. I try not to insult them because that would simply not help in trying to make some of these people understand how illogical liberal philosophy is. At the same time, I don’t think I could agree more with that last statement.
I won’t ignore the fact that part of the reason California is in the gigantic mess it is in is because of the people they elect and the culture they live in. People like Gov. Brown make California a “s**thole” because the people of California elect insufferable ignoramuses like Gov. Brown and the Oakland mayor who is hell-bent on breaking the law to help illegals avoid ICE agents, knowing she will likely not be impeached despite the fact that she’s obstructing justice and assisting in the escape of criminals.
Frankly, these kind of people would never get close to a political seat if it weren’t for the fact that the culture of California is inherently socialist. California lawmakers are looking to add a constitutional amendment to “add a 7 percent corporate tax surcharge for any profit over $1 million,” according to Breitbart. In essence, they’re looking to take any money California businesses make from Trump’s tax cuts.
The report continues: “’In addition to a healthy environment, a person’s quality of life is largely a result of their interactions with those around them,’ the magazine wrote in a blurb accompanying the results”.
“One way to measure quality life is whether residents can even afford to have a roof over their heads, and by that standard, California is failing.”
Again, I’m not really surprised by that. As I mentioned earlier, they have insanely high taxes and rent for a decent 1-bedroom apartment. Financially, it’s almost a death sentence to work in California.
And it’s such a shame, too. California is one of the richest states when it comes to natural beauty. Sandy beaches in Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, San Diego, etc.; jaw-dropping beauty in Lake Tahoe, and the ever-stunning Yosemite National Park, to name a few.
If California weren’t the socialist hub that it is, I would love to live there. If California were conservative like Texas, Alabama, Georgia or any conservative state, it would likely be the richest state in the country. It’s already rich in terms of natural beauty, as I just said. But I also mean rich in terms of financial and constitutional rights appeals.
Part of the reason I love living in southern states is because they’re extremely conservative. Most people are solid Christians where I live. We love our Lord, we love our country, we love our guns and we love our freedoms. You’ll be pressed to find very many people like that in California, at least in the coastal cities.
If California were a red state and as conservative as any southern state, there’d be little reason for anyone not to live there. Sure, you’d have your occasional forest fire, which is bad, no doubt. But otherwise, California would be the single best place to live in in the whole world. Great natural beauty, blessed by the warm sun and the host state of a couple of the greatest basketball teams in NBA history in the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors.
The Left has utterly destroyed California with their socialist policies that benefit only those within the government and those who are friends with people in the government. Really, the same goes for New York City. NYC, if it weren’t for the crime rate and for the Leftist culture, would be another great place to live in. Manhattan should be celebrated as a staple of capitalism, but is being run by socialists.
But returning to California, it’s really a shame that it’s as horrible to live in as it is. It had so much potential to be a great American state, but the Left has utterly ruined it with next to no hope of return. Normalcy in California is abnormality anywhere else. Transgenders are celebrated rather than psychologically helped. The LGBT community has no shame in parading their junk and shoving their literally sinful lifestyles down everyone else’s throats.
Christianity is nothing but a religion to be mocked and ridiculed and not to be defended at the risk of becoming a social pariah. Islam is a “religion” to be celebrated as the best one available despite it being a culture of death and despair. At the end of the day, really any religion other than Christianity or Judaism is to be celebrated or accepted in their culture.
In terms of illegal immigrants, they treat them like they’re simply down-trodden people that deserve a chance here in this country. To Californians, they’re not criminals, despite the fact that they literally broke the law to get here and continuously break the law by their mere presence in this country.
In terms of race, there’s almost nothing that matters more. Your race is the only thing that should be considered when applying for a job or applying to college. If you’re black, you should be considered for the job simply in the name of “diversity”. If you’re white, you have already been privileged enough in your life and shouldn’t be considered for the job ahead of a minority. This is literally the opposite of what MLK wanted and the Left is unapologetic about it. They opposed him then, they oppose him now, all-the-while pretending to support him and his message.
And in terms of abortion, that’s really the most important thing out there. You want to kill your baby? Fine and dandy. You’re literally minutes away from giving birth but you want to end its life on a mere whim? Great! And let’s force everyone to pay for it to boot. You think life is sacred? Screw you! My body, my choice! Even though it’s not their body that they’re affecting. It’s the body of a child that they’re desecrating. And they do it with a smile on their face.
The culture of California is utterly abhorrent. It’s a modern-day Sodom. Due to this, the state is the single worst place to live in in the entire country. I can’t say I’m surprised. But I am disappointed. So much potential utterly wasted thanks entirely to the Left and their destructive policies.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
When you think about the creation of this country, we often think about the first settlers and the Revolutionary War. But we often overlook the fact that people had to travel and expand in order to found what would now be the rest of the United States.
These people expanded south to push back against the Conquistadors of Spain and expanded West to beat out everyone else. The Louisiana territory belonged to France until 1803 when it was purchased by the established nation of the United States. As a result, America began to expand westward, while continuing to fight the Spaniards as well.
California was founded after being seceded to the U.S. from Mexico in 1848. And was made into a state in 1850 mostly because of the Gold Rush (1848-1855).
So as you can see, California’s very foundational origin is that of GREED.
California is perhaps the most liberal state in the entire country. I say perhaps because Hawaii is also incredibly liberal, but California often makes the most noise due to the fact that they have Hollywood. And since it’s arguably the most liberal state of all, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that its very origin is that of one of the seven deadly sins.
Now, California has had some good times in the eyes of the Lord. The latest documented religious revival in America actually originates from San Francisco, one of the most liberal cities in the country.
That’s where the “Jesus Movement” originated as a result to the hippie era that was flooding the country. (I just hope we’ll have something similar to respond to the millennial era.)
California was also Ronald Reagan’s state as governor, and thus helped him win both elections (1980 and 1984).
So it’s clear that California has done right in the eyes of God, but that is well in the past. Today’s California is very nearly the exact opposite of Yesterday’s California. San Francisco, the birthplace of the Jesus Movement, is largely known for being the city with the largest gay population in the country as of 2015, with 6.2% of the population of the San Francisco Metro area identifying as gay. Homosexuality and, generally speaking fornication, are sins. If you don't like this truth, don't tell me, take it to God...
And let’s not forget the damage Hollywood often does. What with having two Disney movies in the last two years having a gay character. (Finding Dory: had a lesbian couple. Beauty and the Beast: Gaston’s sidekick is gay - although there’s only one scene just before the credits roll that shows him dancing with another man).
That’s tame compared to what other filmmakers are doing, what with whole movies being promoted for including a gay black man plot. (Moonlight (2016)).
Let’s look at California as a whole. In 2012, 43.7% of registered voters were Democrats and 29.4% were Republicans. This means that nearly half of an entire state was Democrat in 2012. I’m also accounting for the fact that there are people that are not registered to vote either because of age or because they’re foreigners or because they just don’t want to register to vote.
Now, the thing is that, when looking at the 2016 electoral map, we see that California is flooded with red counties, but the most populated places (the coastal cities for the most part) are blue. These are the Los Angeles, San Francisco cities of the state. So even though it’s still largely red, since it’s run by Democrats and the largest places are run by Democrats in and out of office, this state wound up voting for Hillary.
2012 was no different. Most counties in California voted for Romney, but the state went to Obama. Same with 2004. Most of the state was painted red, but the state went to John Kerry. So due to the fact that most of the population lives in the blue areas of the state and that population is largely liberal, a seemingly red state often goes to the Democrat party.
With all of these Democrats, it’s no wonder the state is as insane as it is. It was founded on greed and has moved on to the other deadly sins, mainly lust and pride.
The state was founded on one of the icons of evil in the eyes of God, so it’s no surprise it is so far from God as it is.
And unless there’s a RADICAL change in its political system or there’s another religious revival, this state will continue to go further down into sin.
“My people have become lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray. They have made them turn aside on the mountains; they have gone along from mountain to hill and have forgotten their resting place.”
Author: Freddie M.
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