The Water Cooler – Are You Happy With The Election Results?

November 7, 2018 12:00 pm · 111 comments


The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon.

Today’s question:

Are you happy with the election results?

Talk about it….

S November 7, 2018 at 12:07 PM

Was hoping 6 would pass……..

Rumplestiltskin November 7, 2018 at 4:39 PM

Yes, especially the part that would require any future increases be put to a public vote! Shame people put that much trust in CA government to decide for them what is best.

Sign from Above November 8, 2018 at 7:26 AM

“Shame people put that much trust in CA government to decide for them what is best.”

Especially our CA government that has shown over and over that they will not do what’s right with this money!

Barbie Girl November 8, 2018 at 8:35 AM

Californians are so stupid and naive. They’ll blindly follow their governor and pay for his overpriced train to nowhere.

ManBearPig November 7, 2018 at 12:15 PM


Newsome was elected and Becerra stays as State Attorney General. Both of which will be a detriment to the state.

Jerry Mander November 7, 2018 at 1:28 PM

No kidding! This state is going to the dogs.

Sick of it November 7, 2018 at 2:06 PM

I am right there with you. They will drive the final nail into this states coffin. I am surprised that the Not me movement never said anything about Newsom. His fidelity record is not good

NoMoreFreeRide November 7, 2018 at 2:27 PM

Just get Newsome to talk about the pension liability that the State of California has he’ll never talk about it or how to fix it.

AnonZ November 7, 2018 at 12:21 PM

I wish Dems would have won the Senate, but this is a start. WATCH OUT 45: WE ARE COMING FOR YOUR CORRUPT, INGNORANT a$$!!

Elwood November 7, 2018 at 1:07 PM

Blue wave? More like a blue ripple.

jon s November 7, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Donkeys fly,also.

Badge1104 November 7, 2018 at 8:43 PM

That’s right, let’s get rid of trump so we can flood the country with a hundred million for from other countries,and take back the Tex breaks and start texting the s*** out of everyone to pay for the new third world USA.
And while we’re at it let’s let all the criminals out of jail

grandmato3 November 8, 2018 at 6:56 AM

Very happy except for the Senate and glad trump is sweating and agitated, he should be.

Rob November 7, 2018 at 12:26 PM

Yes. I am not a big fan of Single Party Control of DC (regardless of Party).

Let’s see what Trump has hidden his taxes…

He promised voters he would release them – then once elected went back on his word – in Real America, we call that Lying.

Looks like Maxine Waters will be the head of the Finance Committee with the power to get his tax and business records – Priceless.

Elwood November 7, 2018 at 1:23 PM

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the records.

What are a liberal’s most dreaded words?

When Ruth Bader Ginsberg says “I don’t feel so good.”

amieollie November 7, 2018 at 7:55 PM

Yes, Rob, karma’s such a b*tch! Will be spending an hour or so in the local wine shop selecting goodies for the follies to come. As viewing pleasure goes, should be right up there with “The Outlander.”

Barbie Girl November 8, 2018 at 8:39 AM

Who cares what’s in his tax records? There are a lot more things to be concerned about. In the meantime the circus goes on to take your attention away from real issues. You might as well waste your life watching the Kardashians.

Not here November 8, 2018 at 2:02 PM

I’m curious what POTUS releasing his taxes is supposed to do for this country?

Rollo Tomasi November 7, 2018 at 12:27 PM

Locally, no – but I didn’t expect to be. Nationally, yes.

Anon November 7, 2018 at 12:28 PM

It’s just amazing that people fell for the “Stop the attack of our Bridges” No on Prop 6 garbage. The Bridge tolls ALREADY pay for the Bridges and more.

But this is what you get from people who don’t know history nor do they bother to learn, instead they depend on bumper stickers and audio clips. Pathetic.

mtzman November 7, 2018 at 1:29 PM

What’s amazing is that you don’t realize that not every bridge has a toll to support it. Pathetic is right.

Nopety Nope November 7, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Actually tolls don’t even begin to cover all the maintenance costs. I urge everyone who supported 6 to learn more about SB1. The gas tax is now protected. It’s not diverted, it’s not paying for a bullet train, it’s not a blank check. We’ve all been sold a lot of hype and lies about just about everything by both parties. Take time to ask honest questions, and your blood pressure may just improve. (Personally I cant believe we’ll be borrowing money to pay for construction of private hospitals, but I guess I, too, need to learn more?).

Anon November 7, 2018 at 2:59 PM

Wrong. Go to the MTC website, $720 MILLION revenue annually is not enough?? You’re smoking and LYING.

Nopety Nope November 7, 2018 at 9:12 PM

No, it’s not enough. And no I am not lying (why would I need or want to lie?). The gas tax generates $5.2 B, and a bunch of that is used as a required match to federal grant money. There is a backlog of $130B worth of work over the next 10 years (state and local streets and roads – unincorporated CoCo alone is $80M). BTW – why should only the bridge users pay for everyone else? We in CoCo would take most of that on.

Hope Johnson November 7, 2018 at 10:15 PM

The so-called “backlog” of road work has nothing to do with there not being enough money. It’s because the money collected for the roads was diverted to the general fund and used for entirely different purposes.

And it continues on and on. Electeds even did some contortionist actions to remove taxes from fuels that were legally required to be used for roads and then impose different taxes on the fuels that could then be diverted into the general fund for other purposes. Anyone who doesn’t think your gas tax money won’t be diverted is living in a fantasy land.

Here is an explanation from a recent UCLA study of what was done to create the “backlog” by stealing the money:
In early 2010, California faced another of its seemingly routine budget crises, this time mostly the result of outstanding debt due on state general obligation (GO) highway and rail bonds. For several years, the Legislature had been “diverting” gasoline sales tax revenues that had been earmarked for mass transportation purposes to pay debt service on those highway and rail bonds and for other transportation-related purposes to relieve the fiscal pressures on the state’s General Fund. That practice was, however, ruled invalid in the case of Shaw v. Chiang. In response, Governor Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal emergency and called the state Legislature into special session to propose a novel solution. To close a roughly $1 billion deficit, he recommended that the State exempt 6 percent of the sales taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel and replace foregone revenues with the proceeds of an increase in the motor fuel excise tax, that could legally be used to reimburse the state treasury for past and future transportation bond payments. As adopted, the legislation eliminated 6 percent of the gasoline
sales tax, and substituted—or swapped—for it a variable per-gallon excise tax that would generate the same amount of revenue. At the same time, the legislation raised the sales tax on diesel fuel by 1.75
percentage points and lowered the diesel excise tax, which was also adjusted annually to maintain revenue neutrality. While this “Fuel Tax Swap” legislation was originally devised to relieve the General
Fund by allowing fuel tax revenues to make payments due for general obligation bonds and other transportation-related costs, voter opposition forced the Legislature to revise and readopt these
measures using an alternative source of transportation revenues—truck weight fees rather than fuel taxes—to meet the state’s debt obligations. Still, the new fuel tax provisions remain in effect and are
having unexpected but significant repercussions on state transportation programs, particularly funding for mass transportation, such that Governor Brown recently proposed ending the “swap” altogether, raising the gasoline excise tax to 36 cents per gallon, and indexing it to the rate of inflation.

nopety nope November 7, 2018 at 10:47 PM

You’re right, Hope. But that money is now constitutionally protected and cannot be diverted. I’d be mad, too, if that were not the case.
“No funding from SB 1 goes into the General Fund. Revenues go directly into transportation accounts and are constitutionally protected. Article XIX of the California Constitution already protects the gasoline excise tax, vehicle registration fees, and a portion of the sales tax on diesel, and dedicates them to transportation purposes. This accounts for about 60% of the revenues generated by SB 1.
Prop 69, a constitutional ballot measure which will go before the voters in June 2018, extends these same constitutional protections to the remaining 40% of new revenues generated by SB 1. It’s also important to remember, all gas tax moneys that were loaned in
prior decades to the General Fund will have been repaid under SB 1.”

Hope Johnson November 8, 2018 at 2:37 AM

@ Nopety Nope – You are far more trusting than past behavior of the legislature warrants. You are missing the point here. The tax money continues to be diverted as the legislature creates ways to work around the protections you are trusting. For example, even with Prop 22, the vehicle weight tax added on to your current vehicle registration fee is exempt from the “protection” and is diverted away from transportation costs to other uses. Why should we pay more to cover what is now continuing to be diverted? You’re reassuring taxpayers without letting them know the funds are covering monies going elsewhere already. How long before they come up with other ways to divert more?

Rollo Tomasi November 8, 2018 at 6:56 AM

Again, I have no idea where this trust in government comes from. My right to bear arms is constitutionally protected, yet government at every level continues to search for ways to infringe on that right.

Nopety nope November 8, 2018 at 8:37 AM

I’m not trusting, not by a long shot. But I also don’t think everything is a conspiracy. Working in an area that has dealt w the gas tax for decades has given me a different perspective. I’m just trying to dispel the myths out there. We’re all really angry these days. It would be healthier and more effective if we targeted our anger at things that are truly messed up, not those that are made up. Now… off to figure out why folks thought it important to screw EMTs of their breaks instead of simply hiring more people since so much money is trickling down these days and hiring is at an all-time high.

Hope Johnson November 8, 2018 at 10:15 AM

@ Nopety Nope
Save your propaganda rhetoric. Not one post here advocated a conspiracy theory. I clearly pointed out specific areas where the legislature is diverting the road and transportation funds – currently as we are posting here – and I don’t think taxpayers should be responsible for making up the difference. The diverted money needs to be stopped. The only one propagating myths about the gas tax is you.

Nopety nope November 8, 2018 at 10:40 AM

It’s not being diverted anymore.
I didn’t accuse you of conspiracy theories. You didn’t start this particular one. Would you like the list of legislation that prevents diversion of the gas tax?

wave November 7, 2018 at 12:43 PM

No, wanted Prop 6 to pass and also wanted more Democrats to win nationwide.

Concorejet November 7, 2018 at 12:44 PM

yes I am

Noj November 7, 2018 at 12:49 PM

What is it with Californians voting more taxes (ie: gas tax) on themselves?

Trump picked up 2 Senate seats and Sessions quit.

Grab your popcorn bowl.

Huh November 8, 2018 at 2:51 AM

Quit ?? Fired ?? Did he quit?

T-Rex November 7, 2018 at 12:51 PM

No. I am not happy with the results, but I am a citizen with the right to vote so I will accept the results as the majority voted for until next time.

Chicken Little November 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM

I’m happy with some, and disappointed with others. Overall, though, I’d say it went well.

Will November 7, 2018 at 1:06 PM

Yep. Provided the final straw on this camel’s back to leave Kommiefornia.

Not a Trump Fan November 7, 2018 at 4:41 PM

Good riddance!! All of you who hate CA so much, there are 49 other states for you to choose from.

Will November 8, 2018 at 5:41 AM

Enjoy the decline, Not a Trump fan. Also see someone for your TDS.

Randy November 7, 2018 at 1:16 PM

Surprise Prop 3 water didn’t pass.

WC November 7, 2018 at 1:21 PM

The people have spoken, so what if I like or don’t like it. I’m happy the people have spoken. 375M spent to twist stories on the propositions, unbelievable.

Some won, some lost, the sun will come out tomorrow and the ‘drama casts’ new name for ‘news casts’ will continue with name calling, fact twisting etc. Some much available to ignore IMO.

I’m just one vote not a lobbyist, company paying a lobbyist or part of a special interest group.

Barney R November 7, 2018 at 1:21 PM

Luckily I’m Canadian so don’t deal with the crap here in the USA.
Love making tax free money here, but sure wouldn’t wanna call this home.

Chicken Little November 7, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Don’t feel too special. We have millions of people here that just come for the freebies, but remain loyal to their old country.

larue November 7, 2018 at 1:31 PM

Here you go folks, Gavin Nuisance

mtzman November 7, 2018 at 1:32 PM

Mostly pleased with the results. Won a lot more than I lost, and very happy to see Jeff Belle and Ron Leone lose and Lynn Mackey win.

Atticus Thraxx November 7, 2018 at 2:12 PM


DD November 7, 2018 at 1:34 PM

Maybe Newsom can do for California what he did for San Francisco.
Watch where you step.

Atticus Thraxx November 7, 2018 at 1:39 PM
Nature Lover November 7, 2018 at 3:17 PM

Funny one Atticus. Except, I though the Speaker of the House swears in the new members of the House. (?)

Silva November 7, 2018 at 3:44 PM


Atticus Thraxx November 7, 2018 at 4:12 PM

I hate when facts get in the way of a good joke. 🙂

The Mamba November 7, 2018 at 1:51 PM

No, I’m pretty discouraged, to be honest. The people in this state continually vote to tax themselves, and then don’t hold anyone accountable when Sacramento comes back with their hand out 6 months later. Couple that with Prop C in California, and I’m genuinely concerned that my company and others like it will finally pull up stakes and leave. Newsom concerns me as Governor, to be honest, if he delivers on some of the truly insane threats he’s made like giving illegal aliens free healthcare. He seems more focused on making headlines than looking after the interests of the citizens of this state.

Just me November 7, 2018 at 8:48 PM

The Mamba I feel the same way. Didn’t really want to vote for a republican who would support Trump’s agenda – but wanted Newsom even less. You are right in that he is focused more on headlines and not the citizens. Brown has been bad enough. Newsom will be worse.

Original G November 7, 2018 at 10:13 PM

The Mamba … You are correct to be concerned, both for companies leaving and for the disasters which the Newsom cabal will force upon CA.

“About 130,000 more residents left California for other states last year than came here from them, …”

Worth looking at and saving for future reference.

momto12 November 7, 2018 at 1:56 PM

More or Less. I don’t vote in Cali, but the candidates I voted for in my state won, as did the ballot measures I voted for. 🙂

Kathy Smith November 7, 2018 at 1:56 PM

No, I am not happy with the results. I just don’t get it! I researched everything, and sent in my mail in ballot about a month ago. Are voters not taking the time to really research what they are voting for?

Why would people vote to keep the gas tax? Why are voting to tax ourselves more?

Can someone who voted for that explain why they thought that was a good plan?

Foonman November 7, 2018 at 2:47 PM

How can you do any research when you are staring down at your phone?
Very disappointed at the outcome. I must not understand ..common sense is not in play here.

Rollo Tomasi November 7, 2018 at 2:07 PM

On second thought, I’m putting a hoodie and a mask on and heading for Sacramento to trash the place in protest of the lawfully elected Governor-elect. Who’s with me?!?!?!?

Nevermind, I have a job…

Bob November 7, 2018 at 2:15 PM

No significant surprises at the state level.

Federally, I’d call it a draw. An interim AG should make for some very interesting TV.

I still say another SCOTUS vacancy will open up in the very near future.

TaxMeMore November 7, 2018 at 2:23 PM

yay more taxes! more free stuff!
more generations of kids are debt slaves! wooowhooo!!
good talk..

GetReal November 7, 2018 at 2:23 PM

Calif is a one party state very corrupt sadly

Ricardoh November 7, 2018 at 2:25 PM

I am very disappointed that 70% of our fellow Contra Costa County residents get sucked in the by the flim flam democrats. Four years from now they will use last weeks speeches and 70% of us will believe them again as the Gospels. Cost of living will not go down, you will not be on a cheap medicare, housing will be just as tight, your daily commute to work will be worse, and your taxes will be higher. To top it off you will probably have a new neighbor.

Not here November 8, 2018 at 5:58 PM

I again wish for a “like” comment or “up vote” button! I agree! I’m Very disappointed in the vote!

GetReal November 7, 2018 at 2:27 PM

And no

Billy November 7, 2018 at 2:32 PM

It’s a shame that in Clayton we couldn’t quite replace Shuey after all these years. 30 votes! No doubt that Brian Buddell’s angry and combative tone did him in, and almost certainly cost his ally Jeff Wan (who seems like a decent chap) the win.

Moneypenny November 7, 2018 at 2:40 PM

I’m happy that Dem’s took back the house but the senate is still filled with corrupt politicians who are willing to lie, cheat and steal to retain power. The two party system is a joke.

Not a Trump Fan November 7, 2018 at 4:57 PM

Agreed! You can add the electoral college is a joke too! But in the House can’t believe GOP re-elected two currently indicted congressmen and in NV state elected one DEAD guy (who just happens to be a pimp).

Cellophane November 7, 2018 at 3:03 PM

I’ve never been happy with an election. This one included.

The voters are incredibly… astounding.

Mountainside Jay November 7, 2018 at 3:14 PM

It’s a good start! Lots more Republican Senate seats up for grabs in two years and then we can start restoring sanity to this great nation. Make America Democratic Again!

Rollo Tomasi November 7, 2018 at 5:05 PM

You going accomplish that by accosting politicians in restaurants and trying to ruin a man with no proof of wrongdoing? The Dems sure have a head start on that.

John Doe November 7, 2018 at 3:17 PM

We kick and scream “no more handouts.” So why did we turn around and vote in more handouts—at our expense? 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♀️ Slap yourself immediately!

"Shoe"less Joe November 7, 2018 at 3:37 PM

Not happy about Newsom getting elected. I feel that he can not be trusted, especially to help California and it’s many great and diverse citizens.

The passing of Measure R is a only going to create more of a black market. I feel that we should be encouraging the positive growth of the hopefully soon to be federally legal cannabis industry.

Also, very disappointed locally in Clayton. Being a longtime resident of Clayton I’m still waiting for “Shoe” and “CW” to actually do something good for our great little town. I personally feel that “Shoe” is an especially dishonest person and a great disappointment.

Boomer November 7, 2018 at 3:47 PM

No! But I was expecting the worst anyway from a this one party controlled State and that is what happened no real surprise.

Bobohead November 7, 2018 at 3:57 PM

Wait… There was an election????!!! That explains sooo much.

Original G November 7, 2018 at 4:03 PM

Well did this election once again give proof ones who spend the most on TV and radio ads win ? ? ? . . . .

Prop 2 amount spent in favor of $4,146,498.30
Prop 4 amount spent in favor of $11,340,432.96
Prop 8 amount spent against $91,822,653.65
Prop 12 amount spent in favor of $10,083,756.78

As to Congress Senate will be a yawn, while House of Representatives could end up being an adventure for Democrats of embarrassing bombast and repeated displays of borderline cognitive impairment, culminating in 2020 Congressional election losses.

Old-school guy November 8, 2018 at 7:51 AM

It’s looks like the real winners of the election are the TV stations and printers of the candidate mailers.

Martin November 9, 2018 at 4:45 AM

Old-School, you’ve nailed it. My household got MANY duplicates of all of the mailings. I heard the same ads over and over on the radio (and still did my research, rather than listening to them). It’s like the gold rush all over again for the advertisers.

Nunya November 7, 2018 at 4:06 PM

so the super majority pass a tax increase via the Gas Tax and VLF increase, and don’t tell anyone, then announce just before a mid-term election, after loosing at the previous election, announce they are going to fix the roads. how gullible are you people? they do this every time they look like they care. they don’t, just like the guy in Florida. his staffer said it exactly right, “we’ll never get this stuff done”. so enjoy whatever happens with the road repairs because we all here in Kalifornia have another 4 years until they’ll pretend to do anything real.

Tim November 7, 2018 at 4:58 PM

Depressing. All my votes were contrary to the ballot measures. Waisted my time voting. Fed up with the system and see no hope. Dropping out next time because it doesn’t matter what I think.

RT November 7, 2018 at 7:26 PM

No man, at least it shows them that not everyone buys their BS, for what it’s worth anyway…

Atticus Thraxx November 7, 2018 at 9:21 PM

Don’t get discouraged Tim. If you take politics personally, it’s gonna wear you down. Stick to your principals, find others that share them and try to find the humor when it presents itself. Laughing is always better than crying. But don’t quit. The bastids win that way.

Nunya November 8, 2018 at 5:35 PM

well said @AT!!

Dorothy November 7, 2018 at 5:01 PM

Not really, now there are even more bonds on my property tax bill.

Anonymous November 7, 2018 at 5:47 PM

Brother Atticus revealed, or maybe made up the term”Big Egg” . They lost .I.guess giving chickens a little more room is OK , and they can raise their rent .

Prop 8 the dialysis thing : totally confused if it was good or bad. Mrs Anonymous and I split our vote , as we saw different commercials.

Don’t much like Newsome. Pretty boy and rich kid. Reminds me of another rich guy , Dont much like him either.

Atticus Thraxx November 7, 2018 at 9:31 PM

Big Egg. That was a good one. 🙂

Remember that Indian parable from back when we were young?
A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at battle.

One is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery, and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred, and fear.

The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”

The grandfather quietly replies, “The one you feed.”

Let’s just keep feeding right one and things will settle themselves as they must.

Bluebird November 7, 2018 at 6:06 PM

As usual not happy with the results on some and happy about others. And as predicted, the sun rose in the east and set in the west. Life goes on.

Dr. Jellyfinger November 7, 2018 at 7:47 PM

No…. but not surprised either.

Cautiously Informed November 7, 2018 at 8:29 PM

The majority of Californians sure like to give away their money to politicians. They especially like to give away their money to politicians who are deceitful and who lie and deceive citizens, and who squander and spend the money on their own personal agendas.

Willis November 7, 2018 at 8:38 PM

Only a moron would stay in CA at this point. The same morons who caused this mess.

RT November 7, 2018 at 9:24 PM

No man, at least it shows them that not everyone buys their BS, for what it’s worth anyway…

Cyn November 7, 2018 at 9:35 PM

Not one bit. The voters in this state are so stupid.

Not here November 8, 2018 at 6:10 PM

You are not kidding!!

KAD November 7, 2018 at 11:25 PM

Went mostly the way I voted except for Prop 10. You can’t let the ads on TV determine how you vote. You have to read the propositions and see who supports in the Props and Cons.

Hope Johnson November 8, 2018 at 2:47 AM

Some of the State ballot measures that passed seemed dangerous. Prop 11 passed and requires first responders to be on call during breaks. This sounds like a labor issue that needs to be resolved based on needs known to people in that field. Do we really want first responders who haven’t had an appropriate break to be speeding along to emergency situations? Was this a way for private ambulance companies to avoid hiring the appropriate amount of workers to cover breaks? The prop used scare tactics to make people think there might not be someone there to help in time. Response times are something city and county governments can be involved with keeping at safe levels. Now we have a situation where people who are tired may have to respond because a company won’t pay to have back up teams to cover breaks. Doesn’t seem safe to have the public deciding what labor practices are necessary here.

Anonymous November 8, 2018 at 8:33 AM

Hope is exactly right.

Smith November 8, 2018 at 10:16 PM

The whole Proposition and Ballot Measure system has been hijacked by groups pushing some special interest agenda seemingly to circumvent or re-write existing law that is unfavorable to them. I believe many of these Propositions and Measures should never have made it to the ballot. The EMT, the Kidney dialysis, and the farming protections for veal, pork, and chickens either should have not been on the ballot, or been handled by existing branches of government devoted to regulating those industries. In the case of the farming issues, voters had already mandated rules governing these areas and it was not really necessary to weaken them. It served no useful purpose except for those constrained by law who wished to remove the restraints.

JazzMan November 8, 2018 at 5:30 AM

For the most part, except disappointed in Marshall Tuck getting in as School superintendent. First Betsy Devoss, now him. Entire state will be low scoring, backwater charter schools. Too many people believed his Trump learned lies.

Hal November 8, 2018 at 6:04 AM

It’s a mixed bag for me. I’m glad we now have checks and balances, but I lament the dwindling number of moderates. We continue to get more polarized with little hope for compromise and common sense.

Forever DEM November 8, 2018 at 6:48 AM

I wish we could raise taxes hire because I want all those poor people from Central America to be allowed in . I love them.

Change November 8, 2018 at 7:22 AM

I’m so happy Newsom won! I cant imagine having a trump drone like cox in office running California

Asking for a friend November 8, 2018 at 9:29 AM

Can you please enlighten us with a list of Newsom’s accomplishments as former Mayor of SF and in his current roll? Thank you in advance.

TOB November 8, 2018 at 11:08 AM

Now we can be like you all. NOT MY GOVERNOR! Like Newsome has morals, please.. SMH Left his wife after affair in office.

prairiegirl November 8, 2018 at 7:49 AM

I haven’t seen a good word about deSaulnier posted here ever, as far as I can recall. Yet he keeps getting elected. I guess owning a bar/restaurant and cultivating a lot of buddies is what got him elected and keeps him there.

Nopety nope November 8, 2018 at 8:49 AM

Look what ran against him… how did THAT even get past the primaries?!

Old-school guy November 8, 2018 at 8:02 AM

Democrats, What have you done for me lately?. All I see is, San Francisco is the smash-and-grab capital of the state, children are graduating high school with the bear minimum scores, and I pay more taxes than anyone I know, and don’t see much for it. How’s all of this going to change by those newly elected?

Martin November 9, 2018 at 4:51 AM

How long have you been around, Old-School? I’ve been here for decades now, and every time the vote comes around, I see a recycling of the same crises that the last election supposedly fixed. I think if they actually fixed anything they would have nothing to run on the next time.

Randy November 8, 2018 at 9:41 AM

Problem is the sound bites never go away.

Sam November 8, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Nope. That why California is in the mess that it is . Keep voting with the left.

Love My City November 8, 2018 at 1:03 PM

The interesting thing about a two-party system is that none of us are ever really happy with the results it would seem. For this election cycle, I am generally pleased with how things turned out. We have a strong group of leaders elected for the next four years here in California. More women than ever before will be helping to shape legislation in the House. I think most of the propositions went the way I expected. And for local elections…I can’t wait to see how the district structure in our city council plays out. We have four very capable returning council members in Concord and one somewhat unknown new member. There are a lot of important issues ahead in both the state and our city and personally, I feel we have the right people in place to make progress on all of them.

Rollo Tomasi November 9, 2018 at 2:11 AM

“More women than ever before will be helping to shape legislation in the House.”

Wouldn’t it be better if that sentence read “more qualified leaders…”? Identity politics is one of many threats to our constitutional republic.

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