There are a lot of red state voters who wouldn’t mind cutting California loose. People hate California because it’s big, it wields a massive share of electoral votes (55), and the loudest voices in the Golden State are pro-gay, pro-choice, and pro-Obama. Californians, meanwhile, get tired of being vilified. They point to the state’s enormous if sometimes embattled economy—one of the largest in the world, with a GSP (gross state product) in 2012 of two trillion dollars, or 12.9% of the U.S. GDP. They point to its productivity: California doesn’t just make a lot of computers and do a lot of stem cell research and come up with a lot of cool ideas; it also produces nearly half of US-grown fruits, nuts, and vegetables, not to mention massive quantities of milk.