it’s tempting to just say to CA “Don’t let the door hit you on the butt on the way out,” but realistically the best option is to divide the state. It is way too big to govern now. The truth is that it should be divided. There simply is no good reason to have it as it is. Liberals will squeal like a stuck pig, but we should give them what they want–good and hard. Look, they want it and I want to give it to them. Let’s do this.
Plus, that would have a HUGE salutary effect on the rest of the country. Politicians (national ones) would have to hew far more to the middle. People in CA would actually have a voice. It would greatly reduce the political divide in this country. It would be a painful transition, but one that would be good for virtually everyone after a generation or so.
I say do it! If you love representative government, do it.
New York is next–upstate is FAR different than NYC, yet is dominated by it.