To some extent Trump is right, California is a bankrupt disaster.
LOL $8Bn budget surplus. https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-go ... 03954.html
The fires in Northern California are in more conservative areas. For some reason, Republicans have been led to believe that ALL of California is a liberal cesspool. Every state has cesspools, so no point in talking about that. However, California is one of the most diverse states in the Union. Ultra conservative in the northeast and along the foothills, moderate in the Central Valley, liberal in the largest cities. IMO, the only reason politics comes into this thread is misinformation being parroted by Republicans.
It's important to understand that California Conservative is very different from, say, Alabama Conservative. Most of our Conservatives aren't evangelicals. Catholicism is the largest denomination in California and many of our Conservatives aren't even particularly religious. Most of them are fine with LGBT rights. Their conservatism is mostly based around gun rights, fiscal policy, and environmental policy. Not only that, but many of them are ethnic and racial minorities (Latino, Asian, etc.). In many of our state's crises, (droughts, fires), our liberals and conservatives have been able to work together very productively to get good results that respects the needs of the various demographics in the state. Right now, there's a massive push from people in the deep blue parts of the states to get supplies, donations, everything to people in the fire region, which is a pretty cherry red part of the state. People are offering to put up displaced families, they're shipping huge amounts of diapers and baby formula, all that.
We're all Californians, and we are #NorCalStrong. We stand together way more than we stand apart.