(This is a guest post by George Lakoff. We will have more to say here on the special election results — we think that this is bigger than just complaints about spending or taxes or politicians. What the people are crying out for is reform of the broken system of governance in California. George says the results of this election present the Democrats with an opportunity to accomplish that.)
Hooray! The outrageous propositions 1 A-E have been crushed by voters who just can’t take any more.
California voters have rejected the nonfunctional minority-rule government that has bankrupted the state, along with the governor who led the state into bankruptcy.
The voters want a functional democracy, and that means majority rule. No more blackmail by a 1/3 plus 1 Republican minority.
In short, the voters have given the Democrats a new freedom – if they will only take it.