And to my mind, the most fascinating development of the last two decades has been the conversion of freedom-loving California from a Republican stronghold to a Democratic bastion. Reagan's home became Clinton's base. Tells you something about where Reagan conservatism now lingers, I think.
-Andrew Sullivan, "Blue-State Britain; Red-State Iran?"
I suppose he is insinuating that the Democrats are more like Reagan conservatives than the Republicans, or somethign to that effect.
In any case, his interpretation of California's conversion is daft. Actually, the reason California has become Democratic is because there are so many Latinos immigrating there, and so many conservative whites moving out. California has changed, it's not simply the same state responding to different politicians.
That is all.