California GOP hits rock bottom

“The last time California Democrats held this many Assembly seats, their victory lap was on horseback,” as the Mercury News is reporting.

“They’re on track to win at least 60 of 80 Assembly districts – their most since 1883, two years before the first gas-powered automobile – and 29 of 40 state Senate districts en route to another supermajority that marginalizes Sacramento Republicans.

“No GOP candidate for statewide office broke 40 percent of the vote in November, and no Republican has held statewide office since 2006. A Bush – the first one, 30 years ago – was the most recent Republican presidential nominee to win California’s electoral votes.

“The midterms cut California’s House GOP delegation in half to just seven of 53 seats. Orange County, where former president and conservative icon Ronald Reagan said good Republicans go to die, won’t have a GOP member of Congress following a triumphant Democratic effort to flip Republican-held districts won by Hillary Clinton in 2016.

“Former state GOP vice chair Kristin Olsen, who led Assembly Republicans two years ago, pronounced the California Republican Party dead “partly because it has failed to separate itself from today’s toxic, national brand of Republican politics” in a post-election commentary that pondered the creation of a third party.”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

10 thoughts on “California GOP hits rock bottom”

    1. So true! At least a large majority of Californians have acute political vision, easily seeing through modern Republican hateful rhetoric and undemocratic behavior, such as now being institutionalized in the Walker-less state of Wisconsin. The depths of ‘How low can they go’ I’m sure, is yet to be realized. And by the ignorant vitriol still being broadcast by entrenched right wing zealots locally and nationally, I don’t doubt they will continue to dig deeper graves of ignominy for themselves. Bravo!

      1. Yes, Rebane and his “Merry Pranksters” are getting restless again! And the “baker’s half dozen” of them! (him, Russ, “fish,” “Tozer,” Todd, George Boardman, Walt, Scott O., ;), Gregory, and their foil, Paul Emery). Even in our small county, that’s nobody! What a hoot! You get off my lawn! Meanwhile, we’re going blue.

    2. And how about those Republicans in Wisconsin and North Carolina, what a rotten bunch of scoundrels and thieves.

  1. Where did “fish” go to college, or grammar school for that matter? “Well look who’s mail order …” I think he meant whose. What a dunce! ROFLOL. (For the record, “fish” has never shared his “education” with us; no wonder).

    1. Now Walt confides that he is too dumb to figure out how to log in to Facebook. Imagine our PhD. Rebane and his “class.”

      1. This post from “Tozer” on Rebane’s blog sums up the group. Hard to believe KVMR invites Rebane onto its “News Hour”:
        “Picture of the Year: My Gal ain’t none too happy and she can’t tell Barrack to call off the dogs.

        Posted by: Bill Tozer | 05 December 2018 at 09:55 PM”

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