Gavin Newsom Invites Floridians to California—Seriously?

 

When I read this headline, I had to make a double-take. Gavin Newsom could not be this delusional, thinking that he could lure Floridians to California. But I was wrong. He’s running a 30-second TV ad starting Monday on Fox News, and he should be able to hear the guffaws all the way to California. In part, the ad says:

‘I urge all of you live in Florida to join the fight, or join us in California, where we still believe in freedom, freedom of speech, freedom to choose, freedom from hate and the freedom to love,’ Newsom added. ‘Don’t let them take your freedom.’  

But then maybe he’s trying to boost his population numbers:

Last year, there was a net domestic out-migration of 367,000 Californians. Normally, it would take a famine or a city-destroying cataclysm to cause that kind of depopulation. Even New Orleans, half of it underwater, lost ‘only’ 240,000 people in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I have done extensive research and discovered that the only disaster to hit California recently is a decade of one-party Democratic rule.

In fact, in the same year Newsom’s California was losing the population equivalent of Cleveland, Ohio, Florida gained 221,000 net residents — the population equivalent of San Bernardino. Florida has been under one-party Republican rule for 24 years now. So I guess people are just naturally attracted to fascism.

Or maybe he’s not aware of how Gov. DeSantis has preserved our freedoms in FL: letting parents choose how they wish to educate their children, keeping schools open during the pandemic, prohibiting political propaganda in place of history to be taught in the schools; preventing transgender education for young students, or refusing to cave-in to demands that businesses close and vaccines be mandatory.

Nah, Newsom had to know all about those decisions.

Some people are saying this is part of Newsom’s effort to begin a run for President.

Good luck with that, Gavin.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
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    Creepy Guy with Televangelist Hair: ‘I urge all of you live in Florida to join the fight, or join us in California, where we still believe in freedom, freedom of speech, freedom to choose, freedom from hate and the freedom to love . . . Don’t let them take your freedom.’  

    Don’t forget freedom to crap on the streets!

    That he has any support at all must be due to mass formation psychosis.

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  2. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    As mentioned in today’s Three Martini Lunch, anyone who thinks they’d be better off in the People’s Republic of California than in Florida, should definitely move (back) there.

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  3. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    This feels literally like something out of Orwell: “Freedom is Slavery.”

    They’re turning all the defintions upside down. “Democracy” in the language of the left, means “Totalitarianism.”

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  4. kedavis Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    This feels literally like something out of Orwell: “Freedom is Slavery.”

    They’re turning all the defintions upside down. “Democracy” in the language of the left, means “Totalitarianism.”

    Their “Democracy” is the majority of other people telling you how to live your life.

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  5. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    This feels literally like something out of Orwell: “Freedom is Slavery.”

    They’re turning all the defintions upside down. “Democracy” in the language of the left, means “Totalitarianism.”

    Their “Democracy” is the majority of other people telling you how to live your life.

    Maybe a minority of people. When more than three-quarters of the nation believe the country is on the wrong track, and the ruling class declares that preservation of “Our Democracy” means staying the course . . .

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  6. kedavis Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    This feels literally like something out of Orwell: “Freedom is Slavery.”

    They’re turning all the defintions upside down. “Democracy” in the language of the left, means “Totalitarianism.”

    Their “Democracy” is the majority of other people telling you how to live your life.

    Maybe a minority of people. When more than three-quarters of the nation believe the country is on the wrong track, and the ruling class declares that preservation of “Our Democracy” means staying the course . . .

    But remember, when leftists believe the country is on the wrong track, they mean the solution is MORE LEFTISM.

     

    https://ricochet.com/1271298/when-faced-with-the-failures-of-leftism-leftists-want-more-leftism-but-with-different-leftists/

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  7. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @SusanQuinn

    I spoke to my Progressive friend in CA today, and when I told her the news, she burst out laughing for several seconds! Something we could agree on!

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  8. Rodin Member
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    You are forgetting that Newsom is the real life “O’Brien” from George Orwell’s 1984. He is a Party apparatchik destined to “cure” the defectives who engage in thoughtcrime and fail to embrace newspeak: “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” The guffaws of your fellow Floridians, particularly the California expatriates, is a form of echolocation to Newsom.

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  9. EB Thatcher
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    If only the weeny Dims who move down here for lower taxes and bigger homes would take Newsom’s advice and move to California!

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  10. BDB Coolidge
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    You are forgetting that Newsom is the real life “O’Brien” from George Orwell’s 1984. He is a Party apparatchik destined to “cure” the defectives who engage in thoughtcrime and fail to embrace newspeak: “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” The guffaws of your fellow Floridians, particularly the California expatriates, is a form of echolocation to Newsom.

    I agree with everything you said except the “forgetting” part.  This is strictly a rhetoric critique of mine.  Carry on sir!

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  11. navyjag Coolidge
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    Susan, you got the gist of it. This guy is not Sleepy Joe level dumb. Can’t think of any person I know who is. But a guy with Obama type luck.  Dad, a very respected California Court of Appeal Judge, was best pals with Gordon Getty at St. Ignatius HS in San Fran. Then retired from the bench and ran Gordon’s trusts, investments, etc.  Then Gov French Laundry is mayor and makes gay marriage his benchmark.  Off to the races.  Then dumps (or maybe she dumped him) the Fox gal now engaged to Trump junior (what a turn of events). And marries a Siebel heiress and sitting on tens of millions.  Can’t wait to see what happens when he advertises in Texas. 

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  12. kedavis Coolidge
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    navyjag (View Comment):

    Susan, you got the gist of it. This guy is not Sleepy Joe level dumb. Can’t think of any person I know who is. But a guy with Obama type luck. Dad, a very respected California Court of Appeal Judge, was best pals with Gordon Getty at St. Ignatius HS in San Fran. Then retired from the bench and ran Gordon’s trusts, investments, etc. Then Gov French Laundry is mayor and makes gay marriage his benchmark. Off to the races. Then dumps (or maybe she dumped him) the Fox gal now engaged to Trump junior (what a turn of events). And marries a Siebel heiress and sitting on tens of millions. Can’t wait to see what happens when he advertises in Texas.

    Sounds like John Kerry Jr.  Except for only marrying one rich widow, so far.

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  13. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    navyjag (View Comment):
    Can’t wait to see what happens when he advertises in Texas. 

    Me too!

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  14. Hang On Member
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    You want to bet the media group doing the advertising in Florida at taxpayers’ expense is the same media group doing the advertising for Newsome’s reelection campaign.

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  15. Seawriter Contributor
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    navyjag (View Comment):
    Can’t wait to see what happens when he advertises in Texas.

    Me too!

    We’ll take his money and laugh at him. Not with him, at him, bless his heart.

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  16. Hang On Member
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    De Santis has also answered him.

     

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  17. Percival Thatcher
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    When you think of the fake ads the original SNL crew could have constructed to “help” Gavin …

     

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  18. kedavis Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    When you think of the fake ads the original SNL crew could have constructed to “help” Gavin …

     

    Like the Change Bank?

    “We lose money on every California resident!  How do we make it up?  Volume!”

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  19. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
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  20. Full Size Tabby Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    This feels literally like something out of Orwell: “Freedom is Slavery.”

    They’re turning all the defintions upside down. “Democracy” in the language of the left, means “Totalitarianism.”

    The left does have definitions that people on the right consider upside down, and they genuinely believe them.

    In the case of a couple of the items Gov. Newsom mentions, “freedom” means freedom of the individual from having to live with the consequences of the individual’s choices and actions. We have seen this elsewhere in politics. During the Obamacare debate Nancy Pelosi insisted mandatory insurance with subsidized premiums was pro-freedom because it would allow individuals to pursue their passions without being concerned with whether any employer or customer had any interest in paying for the product of that passion.

    As one of the comments above noted, the “freedom ” of the left includes removing some social behavior constraints such as not pooping on the sidewalk or not distributing pornography to children.  But to the left, “freedom” also means freedom from having to tolerate other people’s freedoms (“freedom from hate” means the government will protect you from hearing an opinion with which you disagree). How they decide who gets which freedom and who gets their freedoms curtailed to protect the “freedom ” of the other is a mystery to most of the population, so nobody really knows what freedoms they are supposed to have.

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  21. Django Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    This feels literally like something out of Orwell: “Freedom is Slavery.”

    They’re turning all the defintions upside down. “Democracy” in the language of the left, means “Totalitarianism.”

    Their “Democracy” is the majority of other people telling you how to live your life.

    Maybe a minority of people. When more than three-quarters of the nation believe the country is on the wrong track, and the ruling class declares that preservation of “Our Democracy” means staying the course . . .

    It worse than that. In one of his videos Bill Whittle said that somewhere between four and five million people agree with conservatives but won’t register to vote because they think that makes it more likely they will get called for jury duty.

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  22. Django Member
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    navyjag (View Comment):

    Susan, you got the gist of it. This guy is not Sleepy Joe level dumb. Can’t think of any person I know who is. But a guy with Obama type luck. Dad, a very respected California Court of Appeal Judge, was best pals with Gordon Getty at St. Ignatius HS in San Fran. Then retired from the bench and ran Gordon’s trusts, investments, etc. Then Gov French Laundry is mayor and makes gay marriage his benchmark. Off to the races. Then dumps (or maybe she dumped him) the Fox gal now engaged to Trump junior (what a turn of events). And marries a Siebel heiress and sitting on tens of millions. Can’t wait to see what happens when he advertises in Texas.

    As I mentioned elsewhere, this morning Armstrong & Getty said that Newsom thinks he has the chops to be a national candidate but doesn’t. 

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  23. Steven Seward Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    I spoke to my Progressive friend in CA today, and when I told her the news, she burst out laughing for several seconds! Something we could agree on!

    My first reaction was laughter, too!  This is hilarious.

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  24. BDB Coolidge
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    This feels literally like something out of Orwell: “Freedom is Slavery.”

    They’re turning all the defintions upside down. “Democracy” in the language of the left, means “Totalitarianism.”

    The left does have definitions that people on the right consider upside down, and they genuinely believe them.

    In the case of a couple of the items Gov. Newsom mentions, “freedom” means freedom of the individual from having to live with the consequences of the individual’s choices and actions. We have seen this elsewhere in politics. During the Obamacare debate Nancy Pelosi insisted mandatory insurance with subsidized premiums was pro-freedom because it would allow individuals to pursue their passions without being concerned with whether any employer or customer had any interest in paying for the product of that passion.

    As one of the comments above noted, the “freedom ” of the left includes removing some social behavior constraints such as not pooping on the sidewalk or not distributing pornography to children. But to the left, “freedom” also means freedom from having to tolerate other people’s freedoms (“freedom from hate” means the government will protect you from hearing an opinion with which you disagree). How they decide who gets which freedom and who gets their freedoms curtailed to protect the “freedom ” of the other is a mystery to most of the population, so nobody really knows what freedoms they are supposed to have.

    This is where the libertarians are in their element.  Describing the “negative” rights and “positive” rights.   “Freedom from” imposes a duty on others.  “Freedom to” does not.  

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  25. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    This feels literally like something out of Orwell: “Freedom is Slavery.”

    They’re turning all the defintions upside down. “Democracy” in the language of the left, means “Totalitarianism.”

    The left does have definitions that people on the right consider upside down, and they genuinely believe them.

    In the case of a couple of the items Gov. Newsom mentions, “freedom” means freedom of the individual from having to live with the consequences of the individual’s choices and actions. We have seen this elsewhere in politics. During the Obamacare debate Nancy Pelosi insisted mandatory insurance with subsidized premiums was pro-freedom because it would allow individuals to pursue their passions without being concerned with whether any employer or customer had any interest in paying for the product of that passion.

    As one of the comments above noted, the “freedom ” of the left includes removing some social behavior constraints such as not pooping on the sidewalk or not distributing pornography to children. But to the left, “freedom” also means freedom from having to tolerate other people’s freedoms (“freedom from hate” means the government will protect you from hearing an opinion with which you disagree). How they decide who gets which freedom and who gets their freedoms curtailed to protect the “freedom ” of the other is a mystery to most of the population, so nobody really knows what freedoms they are supposed to have.

    That’s a feature to them, not a bug.  By having no definite concepts or definitions, they can be changed to whatever is convenient at any given moment.

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  26. kedavis Coolidge
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    BDB (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    This feels literally like something out of Orwell: “Freedom is Slavery.”

    They’re turning all the defintions upside down. “Democracy” in the language of the left, means “Totalitarianism.”

    The left does have definitions that people on the right consider upside down, and they genuinely believe them.

    In the case of a couple of the items Gov. Newsom mentions, “freedom” means freedom of the individual from having to live with the consequences of the individual’s choices and actions. We have seen this elsewhere in politics. During the Obamacare debate Nancy Pelosi insisted mandatory insurance with subsidized premiums was pro-freedom because it would allow individuals to pursue their passions without being concerned with whether any employer or customer had any interest in paying for the product of that passion.

    As one of the comments above noted, the “freedom ” of the left includes removing some social behavior constraints such as not pooping on the sidewalk or not distributing pornography to children. But to the left, “freedom” also means freedom from having to tolerate other people’s freedoms (“freedom from hate” means the government will protect you from hearing an opinion with which you disagree). How they decide who gets which freedom and who gets their freedoms curtailed to protect the “freedom ” of the other is a mystery to most of the population, so nobody really knows what freedoms they are supposed to have.

    This is where the libertarians are in their element. Describing the “negative” rights and “positive” rights. “Freedom from” imposes a duty on others. “Freedom to” does not.

    Oh ye of little imagination.  What good is “freedom of speech” if you can’t force other people to listen to you, or to read what you wrote?  The left is all up in that.  Which is why “freedom to choose” means someone else has to pay for it.

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  27. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    I wonder how many of the Disney wokesters will be moving to Anaheim. 

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  28. kedavis Coolidge
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    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    I wonder how many of the Disney wokesters will be moving to Anaheim.

    They probably haven’t given up on converting Florida, yet.

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  29. Cassandro Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    Susan Quinn: California, where we still believe in freedom — freedom of speech, freedom to choose, freedom from hate and the freedom to love

    This is certainly a new take on the Declaration of Independence.

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  30. Cassandro Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    You know, lately I’ve been catching a whiff of fresh air.  The biggest problem with secession is logistical: millions of people live in progressive cities within conservative states.  But if the Dems keep driving out conservatives, and advertising for progressives, maybe the red states will get redder, and the blue states will get bluer, until a preliminary de facto secession by population is already achieved.

    I can dream, can’t I?

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