Even if you're not comparing Texas to California, which I highly doubt in the context of that quote though I suppose it could still be true, you're still judging California by claiming that they are not becoming more centrist. Thus you must still operationalize it if you're going to demand the same of me. By your own words:
Why are you insulting me by implying I am changing the meaning of my words? I know what I meant when I said it, you do not.
You have a point about the center, however.
Regardless, I will establish the center as neither liberal nor conservative. Liberal will, for convenience, be taken to mean similarity to the positions of the largest liberal force in American society, the Democratic Party, while Conservative will be taken to mean the similarity to positions of likewise the largest conservative force in American society, the Republican Party. Actions will, in all cases, be taken over words, except where action is unintended (as determined by mutual agreement). Note that we are not judging the actions by similarity to the actions of the parties but to the rhetoric and claims of the parties.
Now, then, if you want proof of California being liberal and acting in many ways similar to Democratic Party ideals, I can provide that easily. Since California is therefore liberal, and acting against Texas (a conservative state), unless a similar reaction can be shown against Democratic ideals then it is obviously moving towards them if we accept that politics is a continuum between the positions of the two parties. If it is moving towards Democratic ideals from an already Democratic starting point, it is not centrist.
There, that wasn't so hard was it?
p.s. All I really wanted from you was a little bit of information about what California is doing that's so egregious.
What do you mean by this? When did I claim California was doing something 'so egregious'? I don't think either side is doing something particularly egregious. I do believe both sides are putting political pressure on education and so on, in order to fit their view. Not even maliciously or, in some cases, consciously. But that's always been and probably always will be. Is that what you're challenging?