Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The California Banana Republic

Bill Clinton turned California into a one party state through immigration policies.

One party rule is a form of the centralization of power.  In California, there has essentially been one party rule in the legislature for two decades.  Part of that is the fault of Republicans, for not providing a vibrant enough alternative and reaching enough voters.  The Democrat lock on the legislature, however, reflects to a greater degree on the voters of California and the California Media.

As I have pointed out before, California is in trouble. The publication 24/7 Wall Street has rated California the worst run state in the country for three years in a row.  Despite the state being number one in poverty in America, among the worst in education and job creation, horrific state debt and unfunded pension problems that some believe exceed $500 billion if not more, voters regularly return huge Democrat majorities to Sacramento.
Democrat voters in this state simply don’t hold their politicians accountable. However, that is not completely their fault.  The California Media is to blame as well.
Despite California’s deep problems, the major media rarely takes California officials to task.  For instance, in his last State of the State address, Jerry Brown did not mention the word poverty once and the word jobs only once.  When he did, he claimed that a million new jobs had been created since 2010 – a number that is no more truthful than the number of ObamaCare enrollees. Instead of being forthright, Brown touted California’s supposed big comeback.
What was the media response to Brown’s Pollyannaish speech?  Not much more than parroting Brown’s spin.  Indeed, few bothered to seriously report on the throes of California’s poverty, education, jobs – and they don’t seriously question Brown on the issues.  Indeed, they haven’t even raised a roe about their reduced access to this Brown administration.
As a result of the lack of serious coverage, voters don’t truly understand just how bad it is in many parts of California.  In short, the California major Media is not informing California’s busy voters about the true state of California – and that has consequences – Lord Acton type consequences.
The most impoverished part of the United States is in the Central Valley, but that would come as a surprise to most Californians.

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