Tag: Newsom

Thoughts on the Recall Result or Why is This Man Smiling?

 

Newsom won by running from his record

It shouldn’t be forgotten that Gavin Newsom and the Democrat Party never addressed the problems of rampant crime, an enormous homeless population, some of poorest performing schools in the nation, the highest taxes in the nation, unscientific and inconsistent lockdown policies that resulted in thousands of small businesses closing, and poor forest management resulting in hundreds of square miles of the state going up in flames (yet dishonestly blaming the fires on global warming).

Newsom and the Democrats ran from his record and instead painted front-runner Larry Elder as a clone of Donald Trump, thus putting Trump on the ballot to raise the hackles of low-information Democrat voters, as in: “Hey, ignorant and gullible fellow Democrats, don’t look at my dismal record as governor which is essentially a sequel to my dismal record as mayor of San Francisco, instead vote against ‘Trump’ because he’s really wearing blackface and calling himself Larry Elder.”

Jim and Greg are fascinated to see public opinion catching up with the troubling performance of President Biden, especially among independents and women. They also groan as California voters overwhelmingly vote to keep Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrats are likely to see the results as proof of support for their radical agenda. And they hammer away at Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley following reports he told Chinese officials he would tip them off if President Trump ordered an attack against them.

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I watched Blinken’s testimony this morning and could just scream, but then I might wake up the cat. I decided to write instead. I don’t know about you, but every time I hear anyone from the administration speak, and I mean anyone (Blinken, Psaki, Austin, Biden (actually not Biden because he can’t), even Milley), they […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they react to Chinese state media open talking about flying jets over Taiwan, solidifying sovereignty, and warning other nations not to recognize Taiwan. They also groan as Secretary of State Antony Blinken keeps talking about his expectations that the Taliban will allow freedom of travel and right for women and girls – even though they aren’t doing those things and never will. And they react to Larry Elder’s website and a statement from President Trump alleging fraud in the results of today’s California recall.

Join Jim and Greg as they react to California Gov. Gavin Newsom urging Democrats to vote against the recall but not vote in the replacement race for governor on the same ballot. They also strongly reject President Biden’s contention that Andrew Cuomo has done “a hell of a job” as governor outside of his personal behavior. And they hammer Biden for his ridiculously naïve approach to Afghanistan, and that he reportedly believed the Taliban would behave better as the U.S. pulls out of the country.

Join Jim and Greg as they examine the political and media left now treating the Wuhan lab leak theory seriously after a year of calling such talk a baseless conspiracy, and even the Biden administration is joining the chorus. They also sigh as the Taliban threatens it’s neighbors not to host any military bases for U.S. forces following our withdrawal from Afghanistan this year. And they they’re stunned that California voters not only oppose recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom but strongly support his handling of the pandemic.

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Understand that to surrender even a tad of freedom, a touch of liberty, or a bit of property—whether to climate change, Covid, national security, the “common good” or “society’—based on the decree of a demented, illegitimate president, a narcissistic zealot like AOC, the descendant of a nepotistic lineage of privileged inbreds like Pelosi or Newsom, […]

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Where Is the Public Square in the COVID Era?

 

Lockdowns are coming back and blue-state authoritarians keep granting exemptions to their friends but not their struggling subjects. We all know the impact this has economically and on our dignity. But the hypocrisy of politicians and their buds enjoying lavish entertainment together despite their own restrictions opens a new gap: the social and intellectual stimulation of a public square is available to the few, but not to the masses.

I’m not in a situation to blow my savings at The French Laundry—“Maybe one day,” I sigh to myself. But what’s being withheld by not letting us go to The French Laundry or its more-affordable equivalents goes beyond just entertainment. But we don’t wine-and-dine only for the pleasure of it, and certainly not for survival. We often do so because it’s a manifestation of the public square—a place not in the home where ideas are exchanged, motivations are explained, and alliances are formed.

Join Jim and Greg for a very lively Friday podcast! First, they cheer the Supreme Court for telling the 9th Circuit to reconsider a case where churches face tighter restrictions than non-religious gatherings. They also hammer Los Angeles and California as their COVID restrictions even forbid “unnecessary walking” and effectively make people prisoners in their own homes. And they react to Joe Biden’s confusing comments about what would happen if he and Kamala Harris ever have a major disagreement over principle.

Join Jim and Greg as they credit Republicans for keeping a treasure trove of opposition research on Raphael Warnock quiet until the Georgia Senate runoff. Now  they are highlighting Warnock’s radical statements on many different issues. They also walk through a number of burdensome new COVID restrictions, including Pennsylvania’s requirement to wear masks in your own home if you have guests, and contrast that with politicians like California Gov. Gavin Newsom who don’t think the rules apply to them. And they get a kick out of watching Bernie Sanders supporters become deeply disappointed with Joe Biden as he names corporate figures to most positions in his inner circle.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to California Gov. Gavin Newsom greatly scaling back high-speed rail in the state, proving once again that the concept is not the dream solution that liberals think it is.  They also slam New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez for being outraged that people entering the U.S. illegally and illegal immigrants caught driving drunk are treated like criminals.  And they have fun with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker declaring that meat consumption is destroying the planet and that he wants to make the existing model of the food system obsolete.