CA state Assembly and Senate districts are critical in this election State, National, International, posted by jimf01, a resident of another community, on Sep 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm jimf01 is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Do you know who your CA Senator and Assembly member even are? Do you know your NEW Senate and Assembly district numbers? These elections are often an afterthought at best for voters in CA. But this year, folks had best be payin’ attention.
The race for Californias Presidential electoral votes is a foregone conclusion. The race for Dianne Feinstein's US Senate Seat is as well.
We are at a critical point with regard to the legislature in Sacramento . The Democrats need two additional votes in the Senate and two in the Assembly for a super-majority. If they gain those seats in the November election, they will be able to vote to pass any budget increase, any regulation, any TAX, and Republicans will be utterly powerless to stop them. Governor Brown will be utterly powerless to stop them.
Forget about Proposition 30, the Democrats will just pass their own tax increase. And the voters will have no say.
Did you know that the Governor doesn't even have to sign in order for a bill passed by the legislature to become law? In California, a bill becomes law automatically after 30 days.
Get informed about the new Senate and Assembly districts, and know who is running in your district, and VOTE. Vote the Democrats out in November, or California will continue down the path of tax and spend, we WILL become Greece here in the US.
Posted by jimf01, a resident of another community, on Sep 28, 2012 at 3:12 pm jimf01 is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
The Democratic Party has partisan control of the California State Senate 25-15 heading into the 2012 elections. They need to gain two seats in order to achieve a 2/3 supermajority. There is a similar scenario in the Assembly, where the Democrats have an uphill struggle to achieve the net gain of the two seats they need there. With all 80 seats in the Assembly up for re-election, anything could happen, but the Democrats have 17 of the 22 members who have termed out and cannot run.
Posted by Kendal, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 28, 2012 at 8:41 pm
It's an interesting point, that the fight over true legislation will be done at the lower levels seats in government. You know, that doesn't have a bad ring to it, regardless which side of the isle you're on.
Posted by jimf01, a resident of another community, on Sep 29, 2012 at 10:23 am jimf01 is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Here is a good example of what happens if the Democrats gain a bigger majority in Sacramento. The truth is, many of them are ultra left wing, and common sense reform, like a law to get teachers who are on trial for sex crimes against minors, did not see the light of day, could not even be voted on in the Assembly.
Posted by jimf01, a resident of another community, on Oct 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm jimf01 is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
San Diego UT, no big supporter of Gov Brown in it's editorial pages, comes out today with some praise for the Governor.
It's not high praise, not at all. But it does illustrate a reason why the Senate and Assembly races are CRITICAL this election. With a 2/3 majority, the CA legislature will have total control over the Republicans and the Governor, no bill could be vetoed if the legislature can simply override the veto with a 2/3 vote.
Posted by Mississippi Clem, a resident of another community, on Oct 2, 2012 at 2:32 pm
Have no fear, Jim. You no longer have to start up this thread and then have only yourself to respond to yourself. (Good job on that, by the way!) I am here to rescue you from your isolation and loneliness.
Appropo your previous posts on other threads, Jim, I conclude that it is of no import whether we vote for local pols or not. Obama the tyrannical Kenyan muslim demon, with the help of the Democrat Party which is indistinguishable from the Communist Party (I KID YOU NOT!), is going to be re-elected by the communist-indoctrinated American sheeple. At which point the world will end as we know it. We all will become Greece, and you know what the Greeks are famous for, right? We'll be screwed, and no small-time local pol is going to be able to save us. Folks, the tsunami has arrived!
Posted by jimf01, a resident of another community, on Oct 9, 2012 at 10:33 am jimf01 is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
LA Times offers info on the state Senate battleground races.
Expectations are, in the conventional wisdom, that the 2/3 threshold is not achievable by the Democrats. All 80 CA state assembly districts have been reshaped, and with district boundary changes, term limits, and the top two process, I wouldn't rely on polling results or conventional wisdom. This is a critical election year.