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SoCal and The Future Of Red

We live in a two party democracy. If the GOP goes the way of the Whigs, where is the new party to come from? Where is the 21st Century version of the upstart Republicans back in the 19th? 

A good guess is that it will come from the same place all new things come from nowadays: California. Ahead of the trend once again, the California GOP is nearly dead. 


The California Assembly and Senate are supermajority Democrat.

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And the highest ranking car thief in Congress, Republican Darrell Issa, sent out this mailer last election:

Issa For Congress

Issa For Congress

Issa's district includes parts of Orange County and San Diego. It's the heart of the part of California that made Ronald Reagan Governor. Issa barely won.

His next move, as reported in NYMag:

Republican congressman Darrell Issa is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the possible connections between Trump officials and Russia. Appearing on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night, the California Republican said that it would be inappropriate for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to handle the investigation...

Another place I've suggested as a jurisdiction that will always be Red, but may want to break away from the increasingly Neo-Confederate GOP? Kansas. Guess who else is breaking with party leadership to endorse an investigation of Trump's Russia Connection?

Kevin Yoder of Johnson County, Kansas. Per the Kansas City Star:

“I want the truth to come forward. If the administration has nothing to hide, then it shouldn’t be something they should fear,” Yoder said. “I don’t want to see a political witch hunt where we are trying to misconstrue facts, but a fair and honest assessment. Congress needs to do its oversight duties. I think that’s appropriate.”


Thinner Skin Than Trump? Academia.

Give Them The God Damn Fish, Part LI