Keep in mind that as California loses its mind, the exodus will ramp up. I remember people in Bend, OR talking about this. In small cities, it doesn't take much to tip the scales into mini Cali. This is what turned me off of Boise. Perhaps I was looking for it, but many of the young families I met had moved from Cali, and were quick to tell me that, "We aren't like the other Californians". Yet there they all were, hanging out together, overpaying on real estate, and telling everyone who would listen that they "aren't like other Californians". But that rot seems so deep, that I bet they still can't help but vote progressive on all things.
Exactly. They californicate everything they touch. A buddy of mine moved away from Boise about two years ago, fed up with it. He suggested that the only way to keep a state conservative is to make it completely inhospitable to those who will change it. Apparently in Boise some people were destroying any cars that they saw Cali plates on, but even that wasn't keeping them out.