The GOP Parallel Between CA and NC

Jebification. Enthusiasm gap. Hot mess.

Pick one.

Yesterday on Carolina Plotthound:


Now read the PJ Media article, GOP Voter Registration Tanking in California:

The Jebification continues…

“Republicans’ voter registration ranks continue to slip, with no-party preference voters now outnumbering Republicans in 13 counties and more than a third of the state’s cities, state numbers released this week show.

Since last fall, independent voters have overtaken Republicans in Humboldt County and in Burbank, Dublin and several other cities. No-party preference voters outnumber GOP registrants in 172 cities, according to Monday’s report from the Secretary of State’s Office.

Independent voters outnumber Democrats in 14 cities, but not in any county, the records show.”

The dirty little secret that the rest of the country doesn’t understand is that the California GOP doesn’t need to be a hot mess, it chooses to be. For the last couple of years, Republicans have held more than half of the elected positions in the state, despite the party’s leadership constantly whining about shifting demographics. So the notion that people in the state won’t vote for Republicans is simply false.

The big problem with the California Republican Party comes in the bigger elections, where it has been embracing moderate, “electable” and largely self-funded candidates for two decades now.

None of whom have won elections, by the way.

This line from the PJ Media piece is applicable somewhere in almost every state, “The dirty little secret that the rest of the country doesn’t understand is that the California GOP doesn’t need to be a hot mess, it chooses to be.”

This hot mess is what is reaped from electing establishment squishes.

Follow the PJ media article with this PoliticsNC’s article, Census Bureau: Metro Areas Still Driving NC Growth:

The U.S. Census Bureaureleased their 2014 county population estimates today.They reveal that the trends from past years continue and that the metropolitan counties continue to drive the state’s growth. Following are the ten counties in the state with the highest growth rate in terms of percentage, followed by a brief description of the county, the percentage of the vote Kay Hagan received there in 2014, and the political implications of such growth:


Go see the list, number one is Wake County where Wake GOP pretty much blew off the critical Wake County Commissioners race.

Voter Statistics for North Carolina as of 3/29/15:

Democrats: 2,626,558
Republicans: 1,931,335
Libertarians: 25,899
Unaffiliated: 1,736,584

For Wake County as of 3/29/15:

Democrats: 246,540
Republicans: 177,664
Libertarians: 3,402
Unaffiliated: 201,621


About A.P. Dillon

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