The vote in California was a seismic repudiation of conservative Steve Poizner and the male-dominated angry white voter mentality that has given us a stream of hate rhetoric for decades now.
Poizner won zero counties in California with his hard-ass, polarizing anti-immigrant ads. In a state where the minorities are the majority that takes some real political smarts.
The winning approach is softer and female. But no less vicious and deluded. It’s the GOP’s sex change, if you will. Why not? Steve Poizner in a dress couldn’t attract a winning margin with the LGBT vote.
The new archetype is in Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina. Meg and Carly: The angry white female. It’s the revenge of the dumped CEOs. The GOP’s new look. An enraged white guy like TomMcClintock is so yesterday, to borrow the phrase “Carly” used to dump on Babs’ retro hair-do the other day. Meanwhile, pull up a chair and hear what “Carly” thinks of your look.
Get used to such exchanges. Welcome to Cattyville 2010.
By the time it’s over, Jerry Brown will seem like the only adult in the room.