Three states form the base of Democratic political power in the United States: California, New York and Illinois. All three states are locked in an accelerating economic, demographic and social decline; all three hope that they can stave off looming disaster at home by exporting the policies that have ruined them to the rest of the country. (News from Obama’s Home State)
I hear that. Here in Colorado, liberal Californians swarm in like a plague of locusts, escaping the mess they've made. But they haven't learned. They insist we do everything here that wrecked California. It's a brain disease.
Not only are liberal states in decline and in peril of collapse, liberalism itself is decrepit and tottering.
American liberalism today is in an advanced stage of intellectual decline. Cynical and short sighted interests wrap themselves in the increasingly tattered mantles of sacred ideas. Liberals are right to feel that social justice matters, that the poor should have greater opportunity and that government in a democratic society cannot remain indifferent to the existence of great social evils.
But where liberals in America have the freest hand—in states like New York, California and Illinois—we see incontrovertible evidence that the policies they choose don’t have the consequences they predict. (News from Obama’s Home State)
Democrats, like the insane, trot out the same old failed policies over and over, insisting we just need more of it and harder. Ask California and Illinois how that's workin' out...