Word is slower on my computer, and usually more annoying than either wordpad or notepad, (my computer is 8 years old now, and it’s age is starting to show a bit more) so I usually choose notepad over word to reduce the strain. But considering the length of the replies, and the tedium of spellchecking on notepad, yeah, I’ll use word for now.
Whether or not they can put a persuasive argument together right now is definitely in doubt, but he’s definitely getting better at making his divisions and arguments over time. It would give the democrats an extra seat alongside the republicans, and said seat would be yet another rather blue state overall, even if it could swing, so making the argument that it would remove supermajorities isn’t as false as it seems. California’s red voters are leaving it, meaning what’s left is going to be bluer overall. Yes, draper wants more red, but that’s called playing the long game, the plan, as well as I can see it, seems to be split the states, rework one of the three, leave the other to swing for the time being, and let the third collapse under the weight of its own altruism, rebirthing it from the ashes as either a swing state, or a completely red state. A good plan in theory, but terribly executed, because he’s not working hard enough on the most important part of it, aka, the division itself. No, giving a message to persuade democrats is the best option, because republicans, no matter how little they like the plan initially, already have more than enough motivation to move out. This provides a solution to said plan of moving that allows them to remain home, or at least move a shorter distance, and actually support the conservative candidates from their home state. The end game is similar, but has far more upsides for the conservative voter, and it still allows the liberal voter to do as they please, it simply prevents said desires from affecting as large a swath of people as it currently does. Even if it’s broken up, it’s still California.
Even though it’s a republican based proposal, you only really need to win over the democrats, winning over the republicans is a bonus.
I agree, properly revising his arguments is key to winning, alongside lowering his biased lines. It’s necessary to cut into the state in a brand new way, and it’s fine to give more room to what would become ‘center California’, and he needs to realize this if he intends to succeed. My estimate is that it’ll take at least one more failed draft for him to figure it out though. Why he can’t understand such basic things, I don’t know.
It is perfectly fine to leave said rules up to the new governments, and kicking that stone down the road is understandable. That said, it’s definitely something he shouldn’t be doing. Not without at least putting down a framework to kick that can towards. He’s splitting the state into three new forms, the legal work needed to do that is immense, and I can understand why he wouldn’t want to go through it. That said, a framework covering what he would advise for each state would definitely go leagues in making the idea more palatable for both sides of the fence. Again though, leaving it open allows for each state to reform in their own self-image. A nice thought, if nothing else.
It isn’t though, there’s quite a few reasons to do so, but yeah, he hasn’t fully outlined them.
I agree. It affects the state heavily, but it’s too massive of a topic to actually keep within the current reply thread.
Losing said stronghold is nothing compared to collapsing it by hand. Reluctance to downsize when the state needs to break cleanly is no less reckless than the current proposal. The break may need work, but the fact that it needs to make said break sometime soon, is definitely a fact. They run the risk of destroying all 55 electoral votes they possess if they keep down the road they’re on now.
You don’t see why republicans leaving are a problem? Alright, first up, the republicans are still taxpayers, combine the taxpayers leaving with the current rules making California a sanctuary state, and you should understand why the numbers of people leaving matters. California is running off its funds in favor of the illegal sponges. It’s more than just losing votes, it’s losing people who are willing to work and pay taxes, in favor of those who work under the table, and cost far more money to keep than to remove. Republicans (and by extension democrats) leaving, is extremely damaging, when California’s entire sanctuary system runs off of the fuel that its legal, tax paying workers provide.
I believe I said it earlier, but the republicans are leaving in droves, the democrats outnumber them 4-1, convincing whomever will get it done is the most important part, the rest all comes later. You can consolidate the conservative faction in one state after you get the plan off the ground, and only democratic support will allow that to happen. It’s called playing the long game.