A mindset exists that is incapable of shifting to "OMG, we've gone too far!" One need only look at Detroit or read Paul Krugman to know that for some people, the only response to failure is to double down on the precise policy choices that caused the failure in the first place. To quote Joe Biden, “Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’ The answer is yes, that's what I’m telling you.”Argentina shows something similar. Despite the failure of Justicialism, the Peron-Obama fascism in support of economic redistribution, the people of Argentina continue to elect Peronists. Sometimes even spanking doesn't work as an instructional tool.
The Self-Immolation Syndrome is not going to get cured at the ballot box in California anytime in the foreseeable future.
The second reason to vote for Meg is this: if we elect Jerry Brown and vote yes on Prop 25, people are going to lose their houses in droves. Proposition 13 is the only thing keeping the state from endlessly raising property taxes, which used to be their favorite way to soak the rich and fund the parasites in Sacramento. That's just too high of a price to pay in exchange for a probable failure to instruct the childish progressives of California.