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LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the future happens first in California, the Republican Party has a problem.

The nation's most populous state — home to 1 in 8 Americans — has entered a period of Democratic political control so far-reaching that the dwindling number of Republicans in the Legislature are in danger of becoming mere spectators at the statehouse.

Democrats hold the governorship and every other statewide office. They gained even more ground in Tuesday's elections, picking up at least three congressional seats while votes continue to be counted in two other tight races — in one upset, Democrat Raul Ruiz, a Harvard-educated physician who mobilized a district's growing swath of Hispanic voters, pushed out longtime Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack.

The party also secured a supermajority in one, and possibly both, chambers in the Legislature.

"Republican leaders should look at California and shudder," says Steve Schmidt, who managed John McCain's 2008 campaign and anchored former Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's re-election team in 2006. "The two-party system has collapsed."

Republican voter registration has dipped so low — less than 30 percent — that the party's future state candidates will be hobbled from the start.
The Republican's need to divorce the Tea Party and reshape their brand.

GOP showing in Calif. worries party strategists
 

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the future happens first in California, the Republican Party has a problem.

The nation's most populous state — home to 1 in 8 Americans — has entered a period of Democratic political control so far-reaching that the dwindling number of Republicans in the Legislature are in danger of becoming mere spectators at the statehouse.

Democrats hold the governorship and every other statewide office. They gained even more ground in Tuesday's elections, picking up at least three congressional seats while votes continue to be counted in two other tight races — in one upset, Democrat Raul Ruiz, a Harvard-educated physician who mobilized a district's growing swath of Hispanic voters, pushed out longtime Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack.

The party also secured a supermajority in one, and possibly both, chambers in the Legislature.

"Republican leaders should look at California and shudder," says Steve Schmidt, who managed John McCain's 2008 campaign and anchored former Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's re-election team in 2006. "The two-party system has collapsed."

Republican voter registration has dipped so low — less than 30 percent — that the party's future state candidates will be hobbled from the start.
The Republican's need to divorce the Tea Party and reshape their brand.

GOP showing in Calif. worries party strategists
Being the party responsible for the trainwreck known as California is a good thing?
 

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And what does this tell us???

That the democrat controlled state of California is bankrupt, regulations are stifling, and as Diya said, a trainwreck?

All this in the state that has the most millionaires in it paying all those huge taxes?

Let California become even more of a socialist state than it already is and when it all comes crashing down, maybe some will wake up.
 

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Mary Bono Mack is not a Tea Partier. She is an amazing Congresswoman. While there were many upsets on election night, I agree with DIYASUB. Let the left be responsible for the train wreck that is about to happen in California.
 

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Just read in the Sunday Pittsburgh paper where a city in California just passed a resolution for "meatless mondays", yep that is really getting to the core of their debt problems.
 
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