I used to live in Tuolumne County, California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. T. C. is considered a ‘depressed county, meaning most people are below the poverty line, job unemployment is high, and a lot are on food-stamps. They are highly prejudiced, are highly Un-educated, either they have never been out of their County, or only visited other Counties in the same state. This is where people like Issa thrive. . Toulumne always voted GOP, this never ceases to amaze me. I remember when my husband was stationed in Georgia, when people learned I was from California, they would say, “We know you think of us as red-necks,” I would answer, "No one could be more red-neck than where I’m from". They would answer, “But, you’re from California!”, I’d answer, “Small rural towns are all alike”. So yes, I agree with Robert Landers, California is like a miniature United STates, Thank the heavens above I’m one of the Progressive ones.