I am a libertarian and have lived in Socal and San Fran. I feel like liberals are far too hypocritical when it comes to things like the environment, stereotyping white people as being racist "particularly southern" yet at the same time segregate cities and areas like Orange county from inner city LA, San Fran/Oakland, Manhattan/Bronx, send their kids to private schools etc. The want inclusion at the expense of communism far too often and need to move further right.
It would be very biased to claim that the two states that support one's political views represent the typical American ideologies because I think every state, every walk of life should be taken into consideration because America has such a diverse set of opinions and values, that's what our wonderful nation is built on. Now, with a Governor who is so biased that he thinks those with differing views should leave THEIR own state, then it's hard not to picture the NY ELITE being radically left. But NY is not all about the elite and downstate, it's about all sides of the spectrum and maybe the traditional conservative rural folk in Upstate should given the same amount of respect (no more, no less) than the city. So, yes, I think NY's highest ranks in power are accepting a far-left regime and California has seen some of the most progressive movements that it borders on a Weather Underground-esque mindset but all are entitled to their opinion.
I do not think California and New York are too liberal. They are anything but too liberal. They are just ahead of the curve, and more states will follow in what they are doing. This will only help but make the United States of America a more just and fair place.
California and New York are home to two of the most populated cities in America. I think it is safe to say that they represent the way America is headed as far political and social values. Americans are not as conservative as they used to be in these changing times. They want to try new things to improve their country.
New York and California may be viewed by some as being too Liberal, but this is not an accurate perception. Because the rest of the country is so becoming so radically conservative, moderate states like New York and California now seem Liberal by comparison. If the United States became more balanced overall, California and New York would seem nothing out of the ordinary.
California and New York aren't too liberal. And I'm glad to see they are two of the leading and most well known states in the United States. I wish we were all stereotyped as New Yorkers and people from California. Two amazing, progressive, innovates states with high quality of life.
No, California and New York are not too liberal. The non-discrimination policies on marriage and adoption do prove that the residents of these states are very liberal. But the adoption of these policies does not make them any more liberal than states like Rhode Island, a state that also allows gay couples to marry and adopt. Saying that California and New York are too liberal would mean that other states have less liberal policies. California and New York are on par with other states when it comes to liberal policies.