By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
alifornia is not as blue as everyone seems to think. Yes, the Democrats have a super-majority. Yes, the Golden State’s GOP tends to try and act like Democrat-lite. But, despite popular opinion, I do not believe conservative
s are in the minority. We just think we are. Remember, this is the State that voted in favor of Proposition 8, which established marriage as being between a man and a woman . . . later unconstitutionally overturned by a lone gay federal judge. Unfortunately, the leftist propaganda game has California Republicans so rattled that they have lost sight of the truth, or any sight of hope.
The legislature is essentially controlled by Democrats because of the big cities (population centers full of people who are dependent upon government gifts from the treasury, so they vote for the party that mostly promises a continuation of such soul-killing programs), and areas where the conservative
voters feel so defeated that they don’t even go to the polls during elections.
Reality is, California has more registered gun owners than any other State, other than Texas. Yet, in a State where the right to keep and bear arms is under constant attack, less than half of the registered gun owners in the Golden State are even registered to vote. Similarly, of the Christians eligible to vote, only 49% are registered, and of those registered, about half actually votes. That means only about a quarter of the Christians in the State who can vote are actually voting.
Could you imagine what would happen if the gun owners and Christians all voted, and voted their values? California would flip in one election.
The question is, how do we convinced those who have decided not to vote to believe they can make a difference and head to their polling place on election day?