THOMAS ELIAS For the last 11 years, Democrats have controlled every statewide office in California, while gradually building their majorities in both houses of the state Legislature to levels significantly above the two-thirds needed to make Republicans irrelevant. But the instant the recall election against Gov. Gavin Newsom qualified for a vote this fall, things changed for the state’s Democrats.

I mean, as long as they’re getting paid, would the workers in the trenches really object that strongly to installing a windmill or solar panel…