Republicans Propose New State: Southern California

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It's like Arizona and San Francisco in one
One Southern California pol is sick and tired of the Democrats in Sacramento -- tired of the "pillaging" of local governments and, worse, the left-wing policies that dominate the blue state. That's why he's dusted off that tired proposal to let Southern California become its own state.

Yep, that historically failed attempt to break the state into two is being floated again, but this time by a riled-up Republican from the state's inland area. According to the Los Angeles Times, Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone has rolled out a plan for the 13 inland -- and strongly conservative -- counties to break away from the rest of the state and form their own union, called Southern California.

"We know it's going to be a challenge to form a second state, but it's not a impossible," he tells the newspaper.  So far, it has proven to be short of impossible. Groups have tried to divided the state up more than 200 times since the 1850s. But Stone is unrelenting. He's laid out a blueprint for how this could happen -- quickly. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on the issue tomorrow.

For real.

If the board signs off on this, leaders will host a statewide summit to get the ball rolling. It's a long shot, but if it were to happen, we in San Francisco can say goodbye to our military-loving, suburban-living, border-fencing friends in Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Tulare.

Nobody asked us, but we think that while they are at it, supervisors might as well continue north and swallow up Stanislaus County,Tuolumne, and San Joaquin counties, where life isn't much different than another day in Texas.   

After rolling in laughter, Governor Jerry Brown did issue this blunt response to his conservative constituents: Move to the South.

"It's a supremely ridiculous waste of everybody's time," Brown's spokesman, Gil Duran, told the L.A. Times. "If you want to live in a Republican state with very conservative right-wing laws, then there's a place called Arizona."

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Payton_vege
Payton_vege

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califcowgirl
califcowgirl

Stanislaus and Tuolumne County would fit better in Southern California.

sdbaby
sdbaby

NBC Bay Area Business & Tech Analyst Scott McGrew says this deal would probably benefit Northern California more. "...we have smaller numbers of people in entitlement programs."

Doesn't McGrew realize when the conservatives scale back on entitlement programs then those who were once beneficiaries will head North to the 'home' of the entitlement creators.

kEN
kEN

its about time action like this is  taken.. Then the border will be secure in the south,  So. Cal. will grow really fast and attract lots of business and they will become and example to show the complete and total failure of Obama and his left wing commies and radicals.   Take a poll.   I am sure most of America will support this move.     Next step is replacing Moonbeam with  someone with a brain !!

califcowgirl
califcowgirl

Absolutely!  This proposal is the best thing that could happen for the south end.  

Skyloaf
Skyloaf

Oh, and there's a reason why nobody asked you: Tuolumne County holds all of San Francisco's water. That would be a supremely dumb move (as is your ignorant statement about the county itself).

Skyloaf
Skyloaf

It's not a bad idea. North and South are very different places. The state is very unwieldy and would function better -- particularly for rural areas -- if it were split. NorCal would be far better off.

Pug
Pug

BTW, there is no Modesto county.  Modesto is in Stanislaus County.

califcowgirl
califcowgirl

That is the first thing I noticed in this article too.  Erin Sherbert might consider taking a geography class...or at least buy a map :)

Pug
Pug

Wonder what genius boy from Riverside plans to do for water?

If they can't steal it from the north, they might have to pay for it.  Mmmm....interesting proposition.  I think an initiative to carve off the poorest counties in the state from the richest counties in the state has some merit.  This would pass overwhelmingly in the north.

Chris Mitchell
Chris Mitchell

This is idiotic. Gee, I wonder why LA isn't included in "Southern California?"The whole thing is silly. You don't create states for partisan reasons. Even more, this state will be blue in a decade, so there was no point in the first place. Even more, you cannot complain when a state of 40 million is larger than all but 7 others on earth. Being that India and China moving up has brought us down a couple notches is no big deal as we cannot expect to compete with nations of over a billion. Even more, we were never 4th largest, maybe 5th, most likely 6th.

Jeff
Jeff

"You don't create states for partisan reasons"... W. Virginia?

califcowgirl
califcowgirl

Because LA is very much like the Bay area...very far left.  You can have them.

internet
internet

Great idea! Let's GERRYMANDER America even more so politicians become EVEN MORE extremist in their ideologies with no obligation to be moderate!

neutral_corner
neutral_corner

Actually, California needs to become three states: Northern Califonia, Southern California, and Eastern California. 

PALEO599
PALEO599

THAT  is  correct.     Only the easten parts of California will survive the giant earthquakes and tsunamis that hit in the next 3 years

milkcluber
milkcluber

The actual plan is to add two Republican senators and take control of the senate regardless of the outcome of the 2012 election. Thank you, Karl Rove.

Casey Hargarther
Casey Hargarther

Were this to happen, the deal would be that Puerto Rico would become a state to cancel each other out politically. Puerto Rican voters would have to approve it, which makes S. California dead for now. This happened with Alaska was to be a blue state and Hawaii was to be a red state which today it is reversed. That is the only way that it can pass out of Congress. Puerto Rico would most likely elect 2 Democratic senators unless if the current governor runs then it would be 1 of each.

Quill
Quill

My mom (who grew up in N. Cal.) has been advocating this for years--so that South California would have to PAY North California for all the water it uses. 

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

Nah, that seems mean.  Instead, let's make Orange County into a separate country.

njudah
njudah

Such a state would be very poor and have a lot of people on welfare. We could stop subsidizing poor counties and keep more  tax money in North California. Let 'em go.

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