Dr. Tabakian’s Political Science 1 US Government – Spring 2013 Power Point Presentation #13
COURSE LECTURE TOPICS – 1• Foundation Of California Politics• California Republican Party• Democratic Party Of Ca...
COURSE LECTURE TOPICS – 2• Campaign 2008 Review • Presidential Primary • Presidential General Elec...
“GREEN” COMPANIES – TESLACalifornia influences the nation. If thestate were its own country it would bethe 6th most econom...
CALIFORNIA AGRICULTUREAgriculture is a major industry for the Golden State. With 88,000farms and ranches, California agric...
MAINSTREAM MEDIA• Mainstream media generates over $60 billion in related economic activity• Some put the estimate at ov...
PARTISANSHIPVariables can help determine partisanship like the religion, socialstatus and place of residence of the indivi...
CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTYThere are three conservative factions within theRepublican Party. Individuals may identify them...
CRP - MORAL CONSERVATIVE IMPACTGovernor Davis faced considerableopposition during his re-electioncampaign for gove...
DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF CALIFORNIAThe Democratic Party Of California is not split into three distinctfactions. It is known as ...
MAJOR PARTY POWER DISTRIBUTIONEven though the nationalparties have become weaker National Partyand...
AMERICA’S TWO PARTY SYSTEMOur system maintains a process whereunsuccessful parties are discarded orforced to join with oth...
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2008 – PRIMARY
BLAST FROM THE PAST!This is a video compilation ofcampaign commercials fromthe 1994 California Governor’sRace! Are ...
BUSH IN 30EXAMPLE OF PLURALISM
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2008 – GENERAL (1)America remains a two party system. Thereasons for this being are:1. Tradition of ...
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2008 – GENERAL (2)America remains a two party system. Thereasons for this being are:1. Tradition of ...
PROPOSITION 8 – YES ON 8The debate over gay marriage is an issueof great concern. Various forces are in playnot only in Ca...
PROPOSITION 8 – NO ON 8The debate over gay marriage is an issueof great concern. Various forces are in playnot only in Cal...
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Political Science 1 - Introduction To Political Science - Power Point #13

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  • 1. Dr. Tabakian’s Political Science 1 US Government – Spring 2013 Power Point Presentation #13
  • 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. 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. “GREEN” COMPANIES – TESLACalifornia influences the nation. If thestate were its own country it would bethe 6th most economically powerful.The Golden State also influencesnational as well as world opinion.Californians are known to be pro-conservationist. “Green” policy is alsoprofitable. Tesla is a relatively new carcompany located in San Carlos,California. They are leading therebirth of the electric car. This is a“Nightline” report of the TeslaRoadster that aired May 25, 2007.
  • 5. CALIFORNIA AGRICULTUREAgriculture is a major industry for the Golden State. With 88,000farms and ranches, California agriculture is nearly a $32 billiondollar industry that generates $100 billion in related economicactivity. This enormous achievement is possible through acombination of tradition and innovation that has securedCalifornias status as the most productive agricultural state formore than 50 years. Farmers and ranchers blend old-fashionednotions of patience and perseverance with cutting-edgetechnologies and advanced agricultural practices. The result is ahighly adaptable and diverse industry encompassing more than350 plant and animal commodities. (Source: California Department of Food & Agriculture)
  • 6. MAINSTREAM MEDIA• Mainstream media generates over $60 billion in related economic activity• Some put the estimate at over $80 billion• Various aspects apply to making this estimate
  • 7. PARTISANSHIPVariables can help determine partisanship like the religion, socialstatus and place of residence of the individual. For example,Catholics tend to be Democrats and Protestants tend to beRepublicans. Those individuals having a low social status tendedto associate with the Democrats and those holding high socialstatus tended to be Republican. Rural citizens tend to be moreclosely associated with the Republican Party and those residing inthe urban areas tended to lean towards the Democratic Party. Aconglomeration of variables or even a particular characteristic canassist us in determining individual behavior. Though this is true, itis the degree of partisanship one holds that remains the bestpredictor for determining how one may vote on Election Day.
  • 8. CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTYThere are three conservative factions within theRepublican Party. Individuals may identify themselveswith more than one. These are:1. Financial Conservatives2. Social Conservatives3. Moral Conservatives Moral Conservatives are the most partisan and ideological who impact statewide office seekers during a primary.
  • 9. CRP - MORAL CONSERVATIVE IMPACTGovernor Davis faced considerableopposition during his re-electioncampaign for governor. Richard Riordanwas viewed as the most formidableopponent if he were to be theRepublican nominee. Gray Davis’sstrategy was to attack Richard Riordanduring the primary so the moreconservative opponent, Bill Simonacquires the nomination. Thesecampaign commercials from Gray Daviswere directed towards moralconservatives to nominate Bill Simon.
  • 10. DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF CALIFORNIAThe Democratic Party Of California is not split into three distinctfactions. It is known as the “Big Tent” or “Big Umbrella” Party.Though the party consists of various interest groups that are in aconstant pursuit for power, it does not have the same problem asthe California Republican Party.
  • 11. MAJOR PARTY POWER DISTRIBUTIONEven though the nationalparties have become weaker National Partyand less active, that thesame cannot be said of state State Partyand local partyorganizations. Parties at the Local City / County Party Local City / County Partysub-national level arestronger and more active Local City / County Party Local City / County Partythan they were in the 1950s,which was at the peak of Local City / County Party Local City / County Partypartisanship. It wasdiscovered that aspartisanship continued toerode that they shifted gearsin order to bolster theirmembership base.
  • 12. AMERICA’S TWO PARTY SYSTEMOur system maintains a process whereunsuccessful parties are discarded orforced to join with other minor parties,which in this case has resulted in theformation of two major parties. Many of therules pertaining to elections in the UnitedStates have been designed to weed outnuisance candidates. Only thosecandidates who have demonstrated agood deal of public support are allowedaccess. America continues to enjoy astable political system that is maintainedwith its two party system. Enjoy this videoof Frank Grimes, the 2004 nominee of theAmerican Fascist Union for thePresidency!
  • 13. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2008 – PRIMARY
  • 14. BLAST FROM THE PAST!This is a video compilation ofcampaign commercials fromthe 1994 California Governor’sRace! Are the topicsaddressed identical to thoseconcerns held today? Whatsimilarities, if any, are there tothe 2006 governor’s election?Are the issues addressedpertinent to 2009?
  • 15. BUSH IN 30EXAMPLE OF PLURALISM
  • 16. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2008 – GENERAL (1)America remains a two party system. Thereasons for this being are:1. Tradition of the two party system2. Winner Take All Elections3. Each State Maintains different rules pertaining to ballot accessCampaign rhetoric is based on one or moreof the following with the first two remainingthe most prevalent:1. National Security2. National Economy3. Social / Nuisances IssuesThis video presentation is a compilation of 2008 Presidential CandidateCommercials made during the general phase. Are there any key differencesbetween these commercials geared towards general election voters incomparison to those made during the Primary Election?
  • 17. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2008 – GENERAL (2)America remains a two party system. Thereasons for this being are:1. Tradition of the two party system2. Winner Take All Elections3. Each State Maintains different rules pertaining to ballot accessCampaign rhetoric is based on one or moreof the following with the first two remainingthe most prevalent:1. National Security2. National Economy3. Social / Nuisances IssuesThis is the famous Obama/Biden Infomercial. The Obama campaign bought 30minutes on two major television networks to make one last pitch to theAmerican People on October 29, 2008. Many questioned the effectiveness ofthis method considering that Ross Perot used the same tactic and failed.
  • 18. PROPOSITION 8 – YES ON 8The debate over gay marriage is an issueof great concern. Various forces are in playnot only in California, but also across thenation over how we as a society shoulddefine marriage. Californians faced a widemultitude of ballot propositions onNovember 4, 2008. One issue of particularinterest is the anti-gay measure that willamend California’s Constitution, definingmarriage or the recognition of such asbeing between a man and a woman.Proposition 8 passed with 52.1% of thevote. This video is a compilation ofadvertisements produced by “Yes OnProposition 8”. What were the significantpoints made by these advertisements?
  • 19. PROPOSITION 8 – NO ON 8The debate over gay marriage is an issueof great concern. Various forces are in playnot only in California, but also across thenation over how we as a society shoulddefine marriage. Californians faced a widemultitude of ballot propositions onNovember 4, 2008. One issue of particularinterest is the anti-gay measure that willamend California’s Constitution, definingmarriage or the recognition of such asbeing between a man and a woman.Proposition 8 passed with 52.1% of thevote. This video is a compilation ofadvertisements produced by “No OnProposition 8”. What were the significantpoints made by these advertisements?