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diogenes.jpgSo Southern California moneybags Howard Ahmanson, the Christian Reconstructionist supporter of the Discovery Institute and Proposition 8, has withdrawn the hem of his garment from the Republican Party and joined the Democrats. “The Democratic Party in California,” he writes, “is now so big and diverse
and all-inclusive that it has ABSOLUTELY NO PRINCIPLES WHATSOEVER.” Dismissing the GOP because of its single-minded opposition to taxes, insisting that he has changed none of his opinions, Ahmanson is, like Diogenes, in search of a few like-minded Democrats to support. This strikes me as an exercise in Orange County idiosyncrasy, signifying very little beyond the continuing implosion of California Republicanism.