California Gov. Gavin Newsom has anointed himself as the avenging angel who will rain down righteous – or self-righteous – punishment on ideological heretics in red states such as Florida, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi.
“All across the country rights are being rolled back in real-time by Republicans,” Newsom warned in a fundraising text message last week, just hours after it was revealed that former President Donald Trump was being indicted in New York. “They cry ‘freedom’ but work overtime to dismantle our democracy to protect their power to dictate the choices people are allowed to make.
“I am going to flip that narrative on its head,” Newsom promised.
Two days later, having created a new political organization to finance assaults on prominent Republicans, he embarked on a tour of four red states to rally Democratic opposition to their GOP governors.
Newsom’s message is that those governors and other prominent Republicans, such as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, are “authoritarian threats,” citing such actions as banning books and subverting abortion access, gay rights and gender-affirming care for transgender youths.
The website of Newsom’s new organization, the Campaign for Democracy, singles out McCarthy, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott as “threats” to democracy. In a video, Newsom declares, “What’s happening in those red states, that’s not who we are. It’s un-American, it’s undemocratic. All it takes to fight back is a willingness to stand toe-to-toe and say ‘enough.’”
….Was Newsom being an authoritarian when he declared an emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic, suspended dozens of laws, closed public schools and ordered much of the state’s economy to be shut down, erasing nearly 3 million jobs overnight and pushing the state into a severe recession?
Newsom would say that he was just exercising his executive powers for the greater good.
Was Newsom an authoritarian when he unilaterally stopped executions in 2019, even though the death penalty was and still is state law, and won voter support the last time the issue was placed on the ballot?
Meanwhile, he has signed a number of new laws aimed at restricting or eliminating behavior he and his fellow Democrats consider to be wrong, such as owning guns or resisting construction of new housing. And how about those decrees banning the sale of gasoline-powered cars after 2035?…
Full story at Cal Matters
Hair Newsom complains about “authoritarians”? He must look in a mirror once in a while to keep his ‘do in shape. Has he no self-awareness?
That’s “rich.” Newsom calls fellow Catholic governors (Abbott and DeSantis) authoritarians and threats to democracy, while he uses “emergency” powers for years to bypass the state legislature (unlike Abbott and DeSantis) and control and micro-manage our once-great state.
He should talk with a good psychologist about projection.
What did he learn while at “Catholic” University of Santa Clara?
Governor Abbott has worked with his state’s elected representatives to protect babies & mothers and offer school choice for all, including low-income families.
And, in Texas, they know which bathrooms and locker rooms to use. (Like we did here, until recently.)
These “thumbs” don’t work! Anyway– I tried to give you a big “thumbs up” for an excellent post! Gavin Newsom is a hopelessly demented, immature, immoral, badly-educated, corrupt, spoiled brat, from a wealthy family– with no moral conscience at all. He wants diabolic, false “freedoms” and privileges for a “free pass” to commit every sin in the book. He has never lived one day In his life, as a mature man, with maturity, integrity and morality.
Crooked lawyer, media-savvy, Satanic leader of the debauched,
degenerate, lost Left Coast.
who does this stiff think he is?
This from the guy who wants to tell me how I can cook my scrambled eggs? This two-bit totalitarian needs to be sent packing, yesterday. Keep the government out of my kitchen!
It’s Herr Newsom,
I’m attempting a pun. Happy Easter!
What does it mean he toured those states?
Who paid for it?
He banned CA for paying for trips to those states, right?
So he forms an organization and then they pay for it?
Maybe he paid for it himself?
Those states aren’t as expensive to travel to as California.
The roads of full of potholes and the gas tax is the highest in the USA but yeah, you have great hair Gavin.
It is unamerican for a governor to attack other governors. We vote for who we want. If we don’t like them, we will vote them out. MYOB
You understand that Democrats are unAmerican. Democrats think they should be in charge of everything and everyone. They are trying to tell other countries how to run their governments.
Except in California, we donate seem to be able to vote them out — try as we do!
He wants to be president someday. He hopes these forays into the national scene will establish his bona fides.
Dan, good point.
And, may God spare us from another fake Catholic president (and Speaker of the House).
Sweet Home 2.0
“….Well, I heard Mister Newsom talk about her
Well, I heard ol’ Gavin put her down
Well, I hope Gavin Newsom will remember
A southern man don’t need him around, anyhow….”
Newsom has now mandated that
ALL men in California Must sport
“the Gavin” hairdo.
And since Gavin can’t tell the difference;
that means EVERYBODY !!!
Ba ha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha haha ha ha… best comment on this site in months
You wanna man with Hair?
Give me Ed “Kookie” Burns!