The next wave of California Leftism makes Governor Jerry Brown look reasonable.
As if it wasn’t extreme enough already, California Leftism is about to accelerate in a frenzy of financial delusion, anti-Trump hysteria, pansexuality, and immigration insanity. They are basically doubling down on everything they have been doing, oblivious to the consequences that are already hurting the state.
The WaPo calls California a “lab” for the future of the Democrat’s national campaign. More likely, the state is a lab experiment in how Leftism turns a prosperous state into a sinkhole.
The Washington Post reports, “Think California politics is on the far-left fringe? Just wait for the next elections.
Here in the self-labeled “state of resistance,” the political debate is being pushed further left without any sign of a Republican renaissance to serve as a check on spending and social policy ambitions. Even some Republicans are concerned about the departure of Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who proved to be fiscally cautious after inheriting a state seven years ago in deep recession.
The race to succeed him, as well as contests for U.S. Senate and statewide offices, probably will feature a November ballot exclusively filled with Democrats. The top two primary finishers compete in the state’s general election regardless of party, setting up several races between the Democrats’ left and even-more-left wings in the nation’s most-populous state, races that could signal the direction of the party’s future.
In an off-presidential election year, California will serve as a campaign lab for many national issues, including taxes, immigration, health care, climate change, rural-urban income disparities and sexual harassment. The campaigns will test for national Democrats the most useful positions on issues important to the party’s base and will provide a preview for national Republicans of the popularity of those stands.
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