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Tabakian Pols 1 Fall/Spring 2014 Power 13

  1. 1. Dr. Tabakian’s Political Science 1 US Government – Spring/Fall 2014 Power Point Presentation #13
  2. 2. COURSE LECTURE TOPICS – 1 • • • • • Foundation Of California Politics California Republican Party Democratic Party Of California Power Structure Of Both Major Parties Interest Groups In The Golden State • Aerospace • Environmental and “Green” Companies • Media – Music, Film, Television • Agriculture • Healthcare • Computer Technology • Transportation
  3. 3. COURSE LECTURE TOPICS – 2 • • • • Campaign 2008 Review • • Presidential Primary Presidential General Election California Proposition 8 Campaign Yes On Proposition 8 “Protect Marriage Initiative” No On Proposition 8 “Separate But Equal Is Not Equal”
  4. 4. “GREEN” COMPANIES – TESLA California influences the nation. If the state were its own country it would be the 6th most economically powerful. The Golden State also influences national as well as world opinion. Californians are known to be proconservationist. “Green” policy is also profitable. Tesla is a relatively new car company located in San Carlos, California. They are leading the rebirth of the electric car. This is a “Nightline” report of the Tesla Roadster that aired May 25, 2007.
  5. 5. TESLA
  6. 6. CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE Agriculture is a major industry for the Golden State. With 88,000 farms and ranches, California agriculture is nearly a $32 billion dollar industry that generates $100 billion in related economic activity. This enormous achievement is possible through a combination of tradition and innovation that has secured California's status as the most productive agricultural state for more than 50 years. Farmers and ranchers blend old-fashioned notions of patience and perseverance with cutting-edge technologies and advanced agricultural practices. The result is a highly adaptable and diverse industry encompassing more than 350 plant and animal commodities. (Source: California Department of Food & Agriculture)
  7. 7. MAINSTREAM MEDIA • Mainstream media generates over $60 billion in related economic activity • Some put the estimate at over $80 billion • Various aspects apply making this estimate to
  8. 8. XXX Direct sales of pornography in the state of California exceeds $20,000,000,000! • Over 52% of all sales go to women • Over half of all hotel guests purchase adult videos in their room
  9. 9. PARTISANSHIP Variables can help determine partisanship like the religion, social status and place of residence of the individual. For example, Catholics tend to be Democrats and Protestants tend to be Republicans. Those individuals having a low social status tended to associate with the Democrats and those holding high social status tended to be Republican. Rural citizens tend to be more closely associated with the Republican Party and those residing in the urban areas tended to lean towards the Democratic Party. A conglomeration of variables or even a particular characteristic can assist us in determining individual behavior. Though this is true, it is the degree of partisanship one holds that remains the best predictor for determining how one may vote on Election Day.
  10. 10. CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY There are three conservative factions within the Republican Party. Individuals may identify themselves with more than one. These are: 1. Financial Conservatives 2. Social Conservatives 3. Moral Conservatives Moral Conservatives are the most partisan and ideological who impact statewide office seekers during a primary.
  11. 11. CRP - MORAL CONSERVATIVE IMPACT Governor Davis faced considerable opposition during his re-election campaign for governor. Richard Riordan was viewed as the most formidable opponent if he were to be the Republican nominee. Gray Davis’s strategy was to attack Richard Riordan during the primary so the more conservative opponent, Bill Simon acquires the nomination. These campaign commercials from Gray Davis were directed towards moral conservatives to nominate Bill Simon.
  12. 12. DAVIS STRATEGY
  13. 13. DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF CALIFORNIA The Democratic Party Of California is not split into three distinct factions. It is known as the “Big Tent” or “Big Umbrella” Party. Though the party consists of various interest groups that are in a constant pursuit for power, it does not have the same problem as the California Republican Party.
  14. 14. MAJOR PARTY POWER DISTRIBUTION Even though the national parties have become weaker and less active, that the same cannot be said of state and local party organizations. Parties at the sub-national level are stronger and more active than they were in the 1950s, which was at the peak of partisanship. It was discovered that as partisanship continued to erode that they shifted gears in order to bolster their membership base. National Party State Party Local City / County Party Local City / County Party Local City / County Party Local City / County Party Local City / County Party Local City / County Party
  15. 15. AMERICA’S TWO PARTY SYSTEM Our system maintains a process where unsuccessful parties are discarded or forced to join with other minor parties, which in this case has resulted in the formation of two major parties. Many of the rules pertaining to elections in the United States have been designed to weed out nuisance candidates. Only those candidates who have demonstrated a good deal of public support are allowed access. America continues to enjoy a stable political system that is maintained with its two party system. Enjoy this video of Frank Grimes, the 2004 nominee of the American Fascist Union for the Presidency!
  16. 16. THIRD PARTY
  17. 17. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2008 – PRIMARY
  18. 18. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2008 – PRIMARY
  19. 19. BLAST FROM THE PAST! This is a video compilation of campaign commercials from the 1994 California Governor’s Race! Are the topics addressed identical to those concerns held today? What similarities, if any, are there to the 2006 governor’s election? Are the issues addressed pertinent to 2009?
  20. 20. WILSON VERSUS BROWN
  21. 21. BUSH IN 30 EXAMPLE OF PLURALISM
  22. 22. BUSH IN 30 EXAMPLE OF PLURALISM
  23. 23. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2008 – GENERAL (1) America remains a two party system. The reasons for this being are: 1. Tradition of the two party system 2. Winner Take All Elections 3. Each State Maintains different rules pertaining to ballot access Campaign rhetoric is based on one or more of the following with the first two remaining the most prevalent: 1. National Security 2. National Economy 3. Social / Nuisances Issues This video presentation is a compilation of 2008 Presidential Candidate Commercials made during the general phase. Are there any key differences between these commercials geared towards general election voters in comparison to those made during the Primary Election?
  24. 24. OBAMA VERSUS MCCAIN
  25. 25. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2008 – GENERAL (2) America remains a two party system. The reasons for this being are: 1. Tradition of the two party system 2. Winner Take All Elections 3. Each State Maintains different rules pertaining to ballot access Campaign rhetoric is based on one or more of the following with the first two remaining the most prevalent: 1. National Security 2. National Economy 3. Social / Nuisances Issues This is the famous Obama/Biden Infomercial. The Obama campaign bought 30 minutes on two major television networks to make one last pitch to the American People on October 29, 2008. Many questioned the effectiveness of this method considering that Ross Perot used the same tactic and failed.
  26. 26. 2008 OBAMA INFOMERCIAL
  27. 27. PROPOSITION 8 – YES ON 8 The debate over gay marriage is an issue of great concern. Various forces are in play not only in California, but also across the nation over how we as a society should define marriage. Californians faced a wide multitude of ballot propositions on November 4, 2008. One issue of particular interest is the anti-gay measure that will amend California’s Constitution, defining marriage or the recognition of such as being between a man and a woman. Proposition 8 passed with 52.1% of the vote. This video is a compilation of advertisements produced by “Yes On Proposition 8”. What were the significant points made by these advertisements?
  28. 28. PROPOSITION 8 – YES ON 8
  29. 29. PROPOSITION 8 – NO ON 8 The debate over gay marriage is an issue of great concern. Various forces are in play not only in California, but also across the nation over how we as a society should define marriage. Californians faced a wide multitude of ballot propositions on November 4, 2008. One issue of particular interest is the anti-gay measure that will amend California’s Constitution, defining marriage or the recognition of such as being between a man and a woman. Proposition 8 passed with 52.1% of the vote. This video is a compilation of advertisements produced by “No On Proposition 8”. What were the significant points made by these advertisements?
  30. 30. PROPOSITION 8 – NO ON 8

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