That's one thing that HASN'T worked here, Liberal media has tried to win over the people, but they aren't having any of it. They try and try, but no one is buying into it, even the tree-huggers.
When the issue of extending taxes came up, the Union slobs started their whole "the sky is falling" campaign if taxes were not extended. They protested, they threatened, they pouted, they insulted, but the voters would not budge. When it came time for the vote, they were voted DOWN by a better than 2 to 1 margin, in what is considered a pretty Democratic state. This meant massive cuts to education and social programs, and there is more of that to come.
The people have had enough, even left leaning tree-huggers. What seems to be happening, is that we here in Cali are now seeing the effects of a Left leaning agenda (global warming laws, high taxation, high social entitlement programs, poor schools, etc) and it seems that people are really fucking tired of it.
After the new districts take effect, more than a dozen incumbents are vulnerable, and we are going after them. There is a Conservative swing in California right now, our state legislature has a single digit approval rating, because so many jobs left the state from taxation and regulation. It seems the same folks screaming about Global Warming, are now more concerned with making their mortgage/rent payment for the month.
Also, with the new districts, California becomes less effective in Washington DC (a very good thing) because you don't want this level of Liberal bullshit anywhere near you.