….Newsom and his political allies are painting a bleak picture of abortion rights under a potential ascendant Republican. According to Politico, abortion advocates are “phone banking, knocking on doors, posting digital ads and social media messages and holding events with Newsom and other lawmakers as ballots are mailed to voters.” Planned Parenthood, Politico reports, now fears that California voters have “become a little complacent about” what it means to support the violence of abortion.
The governor, for his part, hasn’t been complacent about granting the abortion industry its wish list items. After the Trump administration cut off funding that went to abortion businesses, Newsom doubled the state’s payments for abortion, signed a bill forcing public universities to dispense chemical abortion pills and proclaimed California a haven for out-of-state women seeking abortions.
While Newsom plays pied piper for abortion enthusiasts, his supporters are busy accusing his most threatening challenger, Larry Elder, of making overtures to “white supremacist” voters. The LA Times stooped so low as to call Elder “the Black face of white supremacy.” This despite the fact that Elder has spent decades advocating for policies to improve life for minority Americans. Newsom’s hope appears to rest on abortion driving voters to the polls and Californians buying the claim that his Black opponent is a secret white supremacist.
Planned Parenthood et al. are assuring voters that Newsom’s gubernatorial powers are what keep California’s extreme pro-abortion status quo secure. In many ways, that’s true. Although many observers posit that pro-life politics have virtually no chance under the state’s Democratic supermajority, Newsom’s backers argue that the governor’s line-item veto and appointment power drive California’s abortion regime. Newsom told the Los Angeles FOX affiliate that he can “veto everything” passed by the legislature. “You can appoint judges without any oversight and consideration.” He also warned of Republican plans to “take out” Nancy Pelosi in the 2022 midterm election, saying “the consequences are pretty extraordinary.”
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California CEO Jodi Hicks endorsed Newsom in an interview with Sacramento’s FOX affiliate. She cited his gubernatorial powers to protect California’s cushy abortion budget, but appeared to lack any enthusiasm for Newsom himself. Planned Parenthood’s overwhelming concern is that Republicans stay out of the governor’s mansion….
Hicks wasn’t shy about the fact that Planned Parenthood’s interest in Newsom is financial. “Our governor in charge has things like line-item veto capabilities,” she said. “They oversee the budget. They have appointment-making authority for… leaders that are in charge of things like our Medicaid funding [and] people that make decisions about how that’s funded.” Hicks warned that Republicans will restrict abortion “through the budget….”
The above comes from an Aug. 30 opinion piece in Newsweek by Kristan Hawkins and Jordan Brittain of Students for Life of America.
Wish it was the case that abortion was the central issue, but it is not. it’s about Covid, crime, statewide homeless explosion, wasteful spending and hypocrisy from elected officials. We have had enough and Newsom can go the way of Cuomo. Bye Bye.
Don’t get your hopes up. The last recall election was close. Each year for over a decade, hundreds of thousands who would vote “Yes” voted with their feet. Then there’s the universal mail-in ballots which, like 2020, guarantees the fix is in.
This week a man was found in Torrance passed out in his car. Besides the drugs, gun, and licenses and credit cards of others, were 300 mail-in ballots.
Larry Elder, we hardly knew ye.
The Left do ballot fixing really well. Do not mail in your ballot, or “drop it in a box”. Go to the voting booth and vote in person — it makes it harder (although not impossible) for the Democrats to cheat.
Agreed, though I drop my mail-in At the voting booth. But those 300 purloined ballots had not yet reached their intended voter. They were snatched somewhere between one’s holy and inviolate county Election Office and our sacred cow government monopoly Post Office.
Now multiply 300 by every . . .
For once, I totally agree with a responder here. As much as many readers here might desire that abortion is the de facto issue that will decide the recall vote, it is really COVID and the economy that will pull voters in the end. Just FYI: Every governor can veto everything, so Newscomm saying it does not make it unique or new. Yes, besides Planned Parenthood, etc., trying to drum up votes, others for and against Newscomm are working just as vehemently. I realize that for many readers here the Planned Parenthood is evil personified, but painting it as doing anything legal and otherwise demeans your argument. If one’s cause is right and just, in time it will not matter what one’s opponents do. Scandalizing usually means the one doing the scandalizing will be come themselves part of the scandal (or do I need to point out pedophile priests). My point to all my friends is simple: no matter your point of view, vote!
Planned Parenthood sells dead baby body parts, which is illegal. They perform abortions on sex trafficked victims and underage girls without reporting the abuse, which is also illegal. Their work demeans them and all who use their evil services.
You have been deceived into supporting their hellacious cause. You are not my friend if you are ok with killing babies. Time to change.
“The LA Times stooped so low as to call Elder “the Black face of white supremacy.” That sentiment is beyond stupid and any voter with a working brain recognizes it for what it is. It’s a vote for Elder.
Remember; it’s the liberal white media that determines how black people should think and act. When conservative black people don’t fit mold, they don’t consider them black. After all, the liberal media doesn’t care about blacks, just their Marxist ideologies.
The fires in conservative South Lake Tahoe are an effort to suppress the vote to recall Gavin.
Elder has never run for anything and he has a controversial past. .
No controversy over Guv Gavin’s past:
he’s a clear-cut sleezeball.