A few years ago, when I voted for the majority vote budget idea, because I thought it would be better for Republicans if Democrats owned the budget, I was told I was hurting Republicans, because “a two thirds vote was the only way for Republicans to have a voice in the budget.” (we never had one, anyway).
Later, when I opposed the formation of the “Citizens” Redistricting Commission, I was told I was hurting Republicans because the Commission was the only way Republicans could get a majority in the Legislature.
In the midst of those efforts, I proposed the “Adopt a District” program, in which sitting Republican elected officials would go into neighboring Democrat districts and develop Republican election infrastructure well in advance of an election. Too much work, I was told, we will be saved by the “Citizens” Redistricting Commission (oops, we were wrong on that).
I proposed changing the rule on how the California Republican Party chose its delegates for President in the Republican National Convention. It would hurt our influence in the Presidential primary, I was told (as if we had any).
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