A New York Times piece boasts the glory of California's one-party rule - as Republicans bend principles and blend in with the controlling Democrats in order to eliminate legislative gridlock in the State House.
Illinois voters are asking if California's peaceful co-existence example is the political strategy the Illinois Republican Party intends on emulating in the days ahead:
The turnaround from just 10 years ago — striking in tone, productivity and, at least on fiscal issues, moderation — is certainly a lesson in the power of one-party rule. Democrats hold an overwhelming majority in the Assembly and Senate and the governor, Jerry Brown, is a Democrat. The Republican Party, which just three years ago held the governor’s seat and a feisty minority in both houses, has diminished to the point of near irrelevance.
“You see Republicans voting for immigration reform, you see Democrats voting for streamlining environmental regulations,” said Dan Schnur, the director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California. “You never would have seen that before.”
The rest of the story is HERE.