03/26/2013 04:04 pm ET Updated May 26, 2013

GOP's Dumb California-bashing -

Look, just face it: There's a reason why the song is "California Dreaming." It's the same reason tunes like "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "I Love L.A." became hits celebrating California, and songs like "Allentown" and "Atlantic City" only resonated because they lamented those non-California kind of places. It's the same reason California is a bigger tourist destination than, say, Missouri (even with Branson!). And it's the same reason why when many people retire or strike it rich, more of them move to California than to Nebraska. That unifying reason should be obvious: California, rightfully, has been - and remains - synonymous with awesomeness.