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October 17, 2012
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Jerry's Ink


WHY CALIFORNIA TELLS US THE FAT LADY WILL SING FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY


Stick a fork in us – we're done.

Yes, I know Romney won the first debate because Barack looked like he had been smoking whatever it was he used to smoke, back in the days when his name was Barry.

And yes, in the vice presidential debate Joe Biden acted like my former wife Barbara's Uncle Johnny at a wedding, after Uncle Johnny had chug-a-lugged God knows how many glasses of wine and was totally out of control.

Drunken Uncle Johnny would be laughing like a maniac -- pushing young girls aside when he was trying to catch the bride's garter . . . grabbing the band's microphone and insisting on singing "Come Back to Sorrento" in Italian -- off-key -- and basically making no sense.

Uncle Johnny and Joe Biden, separated at birth.

But when you listened to the "unbiased" television commentators and read the liberal-leaning newspapers the day after the Biden-Ryan debate, they all gleefully reported that Biden, with his boorish behavior, had "re-energized" the Democratic Party.

Democrats felt that Biden's acting like an ass was fine. It gave them an excuse to vote for Obama.

Now it starts. From this point forward Democrats will revert to being Democrats.

This Wednesday morning, you'll hear how well Obama did in the second debate. Here's the headline:

"ENERGIZED OBAMA EASILY WINS THE DEBATE OVER WHAT'S-HIS-NAME"

Now we start to slide.

Democrats will go into second gear and we will have four more years of Obama.

The economy? Jobs? Dead! Forget about it. Democrats don't care, they're voting for Obama.

Israel? Forget it, it's gone. Democrats don't care, they're voting for Obama.

The Middle East? Forget it, it's gone. Democrats don't care, they're voting for Obama.

Iran? They have the bomb. Forget it. Democrats don't care, they're voting for Obama.

Watch this country turn into California.

Is that bad? Let me put it this way: Democrats in California will vote for Jerry Sandusky if he runs as a Democrat.

How do I know this? Because all one has to do is look to the state of California and you'll see how many intelligent Democrats ignore reality.

California has 10.6 percent unemployment. Jerry Brown, a liberal's liberal, is looking to hike taxes on Californians making over $250,000 a year, to bring their tax rate up to 13.3 percent. This is the kind of thinking that has already caused the cities of Stockton, San Bernardino and Mammoth Lakes to go broke.

Californians still will overwhelmingly vote for Obama.

The number of homeless in San Francisco has turned this beautiful city into a dingy, sad place. The country's most beautiful city is rotting. San Francisco is the city that keeps electing that train wreck, Nancy Pelosi, who jammed Obamacare down our throats.

San Francisco still will overwhelmingly vote for Obama.

Look at the disaster of California and you'll see what will happen to the United States in the next four years.

An article by Troy Senik for the Center For Individual Freedom titled "California: First in Liberalism, Last in Everything Else," tells how "Every year, CEO magazine – a publication targeted at the nation's captains of industry – ranks the 50 states based on how friendly their respective economic climates are for business. In 2012 – for the eighth straight year – California finished dead last.

"Perhaps no other state more clearly illustrates the direct impact of excessive litigation on job creation and the ability of businesses to survive and thrive. As a result of these and other factors, the state's unemployment rate is 10.7 percent, third highest in the nation."

California does lead in something. The state has the highest number of public employees in the country (nearly 2.5 million, according to a 2011 report by MarketWatch).

In an article JP Donlon succinctly says it all: "Once the most attractive business environment, the Golden State appears to slip deeper into the ninth circle of business hell."

A column by the Hoover Institution says: "Without a renewed focus on economic growth, limited government and a lean, effective public sector, the state's tailspin will continue unabated – and the 'California Dream' will increasingly come to resemble a nightmare."

California and the United States, separated at birth.

By 2016, the United States will be Greece or Spain. So Obama and his fellow Democrats will once again need to fire up Democrats to mindlessly vote again.

If the country is in as bad a place as I believe it will be, Democrats will search for someone to blame.

Who's to blame? May I suggest they look at that old cartoon strip Pogo, where one of my favorites was the character in the swamp who said, "We have met the enemy and they is us."

If you wish to comment on "Jerry's Ink" please send your message to jerry@dfjp.com.

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    Arnold
    October 17, 2012 | 12:39 PM

    Californians also voted for Arnold. I'm not making that mistake again.

    Michael Horowicz
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    Oct 17th "Jerry's Ink"
    October 18, 2012 | 04:06 PM

    Fantastic. Thank you.

    Jim Lang
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    Jerry Sandusky
    October 18, 2012 | 10:29 PM

    > Let me put it this way: Democrats in California
    > will vote for Jerry Sandusky if he runs as a Democrat.

    I'd vote for an admitted pedophile before I'd vote for a modern-day Democrat.

    The difference is that the pedophile is honest about what he wants to do to the next generation of young people.


    jms
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    A very well thought out and written article
    October 23, 2012 | 11:40 AM

    Jerry,

    This is one of your best columns I have read, with the analytical view on what is really happening in our electorate. Thank you for a very interesting article.

    Karl
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