The following article, Longtime Liberal Strongholds in Cali Going Conservative , was first published on Flag And Cross.
Now that our nation’s population lives a large percentage of their lives in the digital dimension, an information revolution is afoot.
We can now communicate with each other in realtime these days, sharing ideas and ideologies to millions of our fellow Americans in an instant. And, of course, this is rapidly changing the way in which we look at the world around us.
Now, as we continue to find ourselves educated by our colleagues, (as opposed to indoctrinated by the establishment), it appears as though a conservative awakening is nigh…and in some of the darnedest places.
Two of America’s most famously progressive cities may take right turns Tuesday, when California and six other states hold primary elections.
This year’s sixth round of primary elections will feature no major Senate or gubernatorial battles. But primaries will determine who may end up representing millions of Americans in California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota.
Yes, even in Los Angeles.
In Los Angeles, long-simmering frustrations with issues like homelessness and crime have made an ex-Republican billionaire the unlikely front-runner to be the next mayor of the heavily Democratic megacity.
Rick Caruso, a major real estate developer who only recently joined the Democratic Party and received a rare endorsement from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has spent more than $34 million on his campaign — nearly 10 times more than his main opponent, six-term Democratic Rep. Karen Bass.
While the money helps, Caruso has tapped into growing resentment about the state of the city and the perception that its Democratic leaders have been unable to do much about it.
It’s a similar story in San Francisco, another famously progressive city that has been suffering from familiar urban plights — it had an even bigger exodus recently than L.A. on a per-capita basis. But crime has become the central flashpoint here, as polls suggest voters are poised to fire their reformist district attorney in a recall election Tuesday.
The news comes as political experts continue to predict a “red wave” crashing into Congress come the midterms.
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