The reason why republicans continue to fail in california is because they think it's a liberal state, so they must appeal to liberal voters. In reality it's a conservative state once you leave the cities and the republicans have done nothing but engage in republican voter suppression efforts since the mid 1990's. The problem is, that won't last, most of the productive classes are packing up their businesses, families, and leaving. I know, as that's exactly what I'm in the process of doing. At that point it's going to be nothing but movie stars smelling their own farts in clouds of righteous indignation surrounded by miles of barrio.