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Date Posted: 18:22:04 11/07/04 Sun
Author: Shane
Subject: Re: Blue states seceding
In reply to: Joe 's message, "Blue states seceding" on 17:10:53 11/07/04 Sun

Yes, there is a group that wants California to split into north and south. The north resents the south taking its water and the South resents its tax money being used to build roads in the rural north. I guess it evens out.

Politically the South would become more conservative with San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties dominating the state. And the North would become more liberal with Oakland and San Francisco dominating. But as it is now with 'gerrymandering' the Democrats are firmly in control of the state legislature. But its still an interesting idea


>>I was watching the McLauglin Group and disappointed
>>liberal Lawrence O Donell actually talked about
>>California and New York and other blue states LEAVING
>>the United States!
>>In California, which has the reputation of being a
>>very liberal blue state, George Bush got 45% of the
>There's a lot of voter inertia in both "blue"
>(democrat-leaning) and "red" (republican-leaning)
>states. People vote democrat because their parents and
>their parents' parents voted democrat, and so on. It
>would take a really special presidential candidate to
>break these kinds of inertia. George Bush was not one
>of these special presidential candidates, but he came
>awfully close.
>I think a better idea than California seceding would
>be California splitting up into North California and
>South California or something to that effect. 55
>electoral votes is just a ridiculous number of votes
>for any one state to have. Plus, one state's economic
>woes should not drag down a whole country by itself as
>has happened with California after the tech bubble
>burst. If the Big One (earthquake) happened in CA as
>predicted, the whole nation could sink into a deep

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