Since I read this by Tom Scocca in Slate over the weekend, I've thought that I should comment on it.
But in truth, I couldn't think of anything to say.
If you live in California, this sad development is simply obvious. We went over this hump back in the late 1990s and we know we aren't going back. The local Republican Party has become a strange, distorted white rump faction, unable to attract more than a third of the electorate. The rest of us are trying to figure out how to restore the state they broke on the way out the door. I tend to believe we'll get there, though it is going to be tough. We need to restore the democratic power to tax by simple majorities, rebuild our once great infrastructure and educational system, and turn from fear to hope. We're trying -- in particular, note that even today's hobbled California has launched several initiatives to recognize and combat with the threat of climate change, more than we can say for much of the nation.
Let's give Chris Rock the last word on this:
H/t Digby for the cartoon. H/t to Annie Laurie at Balloon Juice for Chris.