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Go Ahead, Gavin Newsom—Make Our Day

Posted on Monday, October 2, 2023
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Governor Gavin Newsom speaking at a Gun Safety Legislation Press Conference

A date has officially been set for the Gavin Newsom-Ron DeSantis debate – a spectacle that some political observers believe is another effort by Newsom to position himself as a better alternative to Biden for Democrats in 2024. But as the buzz around Newsom continues to build, it’s worth asking if he would really be a more attractive option for Democrats next year.

Ostensibly, the upcoming debate between Newsom and DeSantis, which will take place on November 30 in Georgia, is a chance for the two governors to make their case for why their model of governance works best.

But Newsom’s real motivation for seeking a nationally televised event may be far more ambitious. The 55-year-old career politician raised eyebrows within both the Democrat Party establishment and political media last year when he launched an ad blitz in Florida and Texas targeting the actions of those states’ conservative governors.

It seems increasingly likely that Newsom views himself as, if not an outright challenger, an insurance policy for a historically weak incumbent president. With so many questions swirling about Biden’s electability and declining health, Newsom has ample reason to believe the party might need a viable alternative to take his place before next November.

Vice President Kamala Harris, the logical next choice, is polling even worse than Biden. Her public appearances are equally gaffe-filled, and her own staff have slammed her leadership style.

That leaves Newsom in a potentially advantageous position. Last week, Democrat strategist Michael Tarr Hopkins told NewsNation that the governor has “prepared a campaign that’s plug-and-play ready.”

“I think that’s one of his strengths,” Hopkins continued. “It’s why you’ve seen him do things like being willing to debate Gov. DeSantis and go on these tours around the South. It’s so that he could prepare himself should President Biden not run.”

Other articles have noted that Newsom has spent much of the last year gathering email lists, high-dollar donors, and even campaign advisors for his potential run.

But Newsom’s record as governor reveals few successes that he could point to as evidence that he would make a good president. Despite campaigning heavily on addressing California’s homelessness problem, the crisis has only gotten worse. People are fleeing the state in record numbers, and crime is out of control.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Newsom regime became infamous for enacting some of the harshest lockdown measures in the country. California was among the first states to enter lockdown, with everything from schools to churches to salons shut down indefinitely. Even as other states began to slowly ease measures, he kept Californians under lock and key.

Newsom even threatened to “defund” his own cities if they refused to comply with his agenda. Yet at the height of the pandemic he was caught breaking his own lockdown policies to attend a dinner party at one of the most exclusive restaurants in the state.

Newsom’s COVID-19 policies were so egregious that even NBC’s Chuck Todd blasted the governor for “allow[ing] the motion picture industry and the movie industry to get back to work, but you didn’t allow people to grieve together at funerals or at churches.”

Following the death of George Floyd, Newsom decided to permit citizens to gather in public, but only to engage in the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and riots. Whereas church attendance was still prohibited by the state, Newsom permitted thousands of protesters to gather in massive groups that terrorized much of the state. He then enacted new legislation hampering the ability of police to do their jobs. Less than a year later, he flip-flopped on this legislation amid public backlash over rising crime.

Newsom has also effectively turned governance of his state over to the woke mob – hardly a ringing endorsement for voters throughout the country who are weary of the left’s constant lecturing and identity politics.

Just this year, Newsom’s “reparations committee” outlined a plan to give every black Californian $5 million in addition to an annual stipend, free healthcare, and other benefits that would cost the state billions of dollars – despite the fact that California was never a slave state.

Newsom has also signed off on a slate of radical anti-parents’ rights bills, including one that makes California a “sanctuary state” for minors who believe they are transgender – in other words effectively allowing the state to take custody of confused children if their parents refuse to “affirm” them.

California has also become a sanctuary state for illegal immigration under Newsom, directly exacerbating the country’s border crisis. Soon after taking office, Newsom signed a slate of bills encouraging more illegal immigrants to come to the state and funneled state tax dollars toward preventing their deportation.

Newsom’s tenure as governor has been such a disaster, in fact, that a full 40 percent of the state’s residents voted to recall in him 2021. Although the recall fell short, it’s clear that even a sizable portion of California’s liberal voters think Newsom has been a failure.

Given all of these glaring flaws, one has to wonder if Newsom’s elevated status as a prospective replacement for Biden is really reflective of his potential, or merely of a desperate party with no other viable options.

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Paul
Paul
6 months ago

Remember Garvin is Nancy Pelosi’s
Nephew! He’s learned from the Biggest Criminal other than the Bidens.
Everyone knows California is a sesspool.

Rik
Rik
6 months ago

DeSantis will CLEAN HIS CLOCK!

COMPARE Florida’s Gasoline, Food,, Housing and Utility prices to California’s and it’s NOT EVEN CLOSE!
And I ought to know because I live in California!

Donald
Donald
6 months ago

It’s jokers like this idiot as to why my family and I left CA 12 years ago and like some who did the same as years have gone by, it seems they have brought their liberal ideologies with them. AZ and TX are both on the cusp of turning blue. It would seem that as the droves leave CA they would want to wipe themselves of liberal politics that simply don’t work to the benefit of the populace. If this joker actually got in as pres. we could kiss our country good-bye!! I would think that with joe people would have had enough of the crap from the socialist/communist/demorats!

P2burner
P2burner
6 months ago

With so many Californians, myself included, leaving that once-great state specifically BECAUSE of Gruesome and his failed policies, I’m wondering where in the wide world we can move when he manages to f-up an entire country?

Griffin
Griffin
6 months ago

I think it’s beneath DeSantis to debate Newsom. Why give any attention to Newsom. You know the media as well as big tech will spin it and make Newsom out to be a hero. It doesn’t matter what is said. Just ignore him. Maybe he’ll go away — for the sake of California and our nation.

norma
norma
6 months ago

The guy is a dimwitted Donkey. He believes in legalized shop lifting. Driving small businesses out of business and destroying their bank accounts. He has not a clue what it means to meet a payroll and he does not understand what unalienable rights are in the Declaration of Independence. He has never run a business and he is a low-class politician who does not follow his own rules and feels that those who allowed him the opportunity to serve are beneath him. During the Communist Chinese Virus, he did not stay home working, he chose NOT to wear a stupid mask and he went out to expensive restaurants just like his aunt (by marriage) pelosi went to get her hair done while thinking that Americans need to stay at home while SHE was privileged to get her hair done.
He has allowed tons of druggies into beautiful California, thugs, criminals, believes in the open boarder, destroying the USA but certainly not for the Ukraine, human trafficking, and druggies who are using the sidewalks for toilets.

Lieutenant Beale
Lieutenant Beale
6 months ago

I don’t know who would be worse. Newscum or Michelle/Michael Obama.

DenvilleSr
DenvilleSr
6 months ago

Spreading metropolitan demise, lawlessness, high taxes, state authority over children’s health and high costs from California to the rest of the US: Newsom can do that!

NIcholas Elder
NIcholas Elder
6 months ago

He’s a legend in his own mind! It is hard to imagine him being a candidate for the US presidency!

Sharon McNatt
Sharon McNatt
6 months ago

Gruesome Newsom, the unholy terror. The USA would be under Satan’s rule if he ever became president.

jocko
jocko
6 months ago

HOPEFULLY, SOME illegal WILL KILL him

Morbious
Morbious
6 months ago

I dont dismiss any dem, given the robotic nature of their voters. Newsome is handsome and glib and will promise utopia. Remember also that dem robots watch only msnbc or cnn and if they can read, read only leftist scribbles like the nyt and the wapo. Why does this matter? These robots know nothing of the situation in Ca. They dont know about the 950$ threshold for arrest for theft. They dont know about the states fiscal condition. In short, we shouldve learned by now not to laugh at any dem candidate after 2008.

Gary
Gary
6 months ago

The only thing Newsom has going for himself is his good looks . He’s actually a lousy governor . He was a lousy Mayor of San Francisco . He’s 100 % superficial .
DeSantis involvement in the ‘debate’ is obvious . He knows the Leftist media would broadcast the ‘debate’ and , he may even think that he could cut into the democrat and the Trump audiences . By debating Newsom , DeSantis is giving Newsom national exposure and helping to secure Newsom on the national stage . Newsom is not yet an actual candidate for the Democrat nomination nor , for the presidency . DeSantis’ participation in the debate could present Trump with a stronger candidate than Biden . This makes me wonder about and question DeSantis’ judgement . Newsom should shit or get off the pot . And if he doesn’t shit , well , then he’s full of it .

Amacer
Amacer
6 months ago

I question the wisdom of Ron DeSantis in accepting the debate challenge from Gavin Newsom; DeSantis is giving Gavin the publicity he needs to poise himself for the 2024 presidential election. Gavin is a known demagogue who knows talk is cheap and will capitalize on any and every false promise he knows he can’t deliver to make himself look good to people too ignorant to see through him.

Pat R
Pat R
6 months ago

Hmmm. Let’s see: he’s good looking, wants to control everything, thinks he is god, and many (likely delusioned Dems) like him. Sounds like the antichrist whom most will see as their ‘savior’, who will rule one day by force, but only for a short period of time.
We may see soon, especially if it’s God’s timing, he gets in the WH and orchestrates a 7-year peace treaty with Israel.

Jackie
Jackie
6 months ago

Now we know what’s happened in California over the past year – nothing because Newsom was busy gathering for his campaign so California got nothing from him, he’s too busy on personal business!! His state is a mess and he’s absent from his office!! The country is in bad enough shape after four years of Biden, we don’t need another criminal in the White House!!

David Nelson
David Nelson
6 months ago

Just look at the state of San Francisco. This guy is pure Slime!

Melinda
Melinda
6 months ago

I disagree that he’s good looking. His superior attitude ruins his looks, which are skin deep, after all. There’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance .

anna hubert
anna hubert
6 months ago

What is very disturbing is the assurance with which he acts Sure that he will achieve what he is set to achieve Counting on the malaise of the electorate and support of the brain dead

Bobbie
Bobbie
6 months ago

if you want the country to be like CA, let that rich spoiled bas–rd run!

Steve McCluskey
Steve McCluskey
6 months ago

From a political strategy perspective its a great move for the Dems since there’s alot of folks that might otherwise decide to sit it out if it’s a Biden vs Trump II.
A strategy that factors in Alot of anti-Trump sentiment being pushed/indoctrinated daily by the MSM that would prevent the “Reagan Democrat” vote from going in Trump’s direction.
Newsom’s camp knows that those folks will vote for anybody other than Trump or Biden & he might very well squeak out enough of those votes to put him across the finish line.
They prey on an uninformed, brainwashed electorate, as well as life long Democrats that would vote for Adolf Hitler as long as he was Democrat, (& of course some requisite cheating), which is why the facts quite frankly don’t matter that California is a disaster & literal woke paradise.
Newsom would be a younger & even more dangerous version of Crooked Joe if he should God forbid get the Dem nomination & dare I say beat Pres Trump in the GE.
#Trump2024

David Millikan
David Millikan
6 months ago

Newsom = LOSER.
Which includes anyone he picks to replace Feinstein will also be a LOSER.
Remember, Feinstein had close ties to Communist China which means her replacement will also have to Bow down to Communist China to fill her vacant seat.
Just watch and see.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
6 months ago

The EPA should declare Newsome’s hair an federal environmental super fund site to help defray the $100 billion cost overrun on California’s high speed rail.

Thinking
Thinking
6 months ago

Newsom has been in the running since he was at the White House last year measuring the drapes. In my opinion he is the fake candidate and Michelle O will be the candidate. 4th term for O. Our president forever. Or should I say our dictator du jour.

Carl S.
Carl S.
6 months ago

The likes of Gavin is why California was ruined. Now they want someone like him in DC to finish the whole country off. Perhaps he can advocate for oral sex demonstrations in grade school written into national law or some other WOKE perversion.

phoenix
phoenix
6 months ago

Makes no difference.
The next president has been chosen.
Both parties and whomever they answer to have selected the guys who are going to run,
Work on yourself and families, and ignore this.
You literally have no control and do not matter one little bit.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
6 months ago

Chose GIGO for Di Fi seat, No change

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
6 months ago

They’re holding the debate in Georgia because Dems are worried flash mobs will steal the microphones. The cameras. The podiums. People’s shoes…

Skeet
Skeet
6 months ago

If you haven’t heard there’s always Whitless, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, of MI who wants to be president so the people say. She locked up MI for Covid and then flew to FL and was caught eating at some fancy restaurant. Nothing official that i know of but keep your eyes and ears open for this one.

TommyD
TommyD
6 months ago

DeSantis is making a mistake and he’s doing Newsom a favor by bringing him into the national forefront. Yes, most people know him, but outside of CA, most people don’t like him. DeSantis has more broad appeal and may end up as the republican nominee for POTUS, Newsom is a socialist that will attract the unknowing youth that have been indoctrinated in modern colleges, and old hippies. Those are two of the loudest, squeaky wheels and some of those hippies have money and contacts. This is reminiscent of President Trump meeting with Kim Jung Un, it only gave credence to Un, it really didn’t do anything for Trump. As a matter of fact, many people try to use that meeting against Trump. DeSantis shouldn’t give Newsom the time of day. The media will just make a case as to why Newsom came out on top, etc.. Big mistake for DeSantis, let Newsom drown in the sewer he created.

Sue
Sue
6 months ago

Wonder how blind the residents of CA are? Why do they actually think that Newsome’s governance is good for the state? Maybe they all have very deep pockets and the politico leadership doesn’t affect them. But how many have left the state already?

teresa
teresa
6 months ago

what a joke! he screws up Calif big time and now wants to screw up American even further. don’t let this happen.

Ed J
Ed J
6 months ago

Ah, yes! Here in ☭alifornia on the Left Coast, our very own Governor Gruesome steps in it so often that he will never be able to get his boots clean. Furthermore, he has actually become quite accustom to the “aromatic bouquet” emanating from his new “shoe shine” and even declares it does, in fact, smell like roses.

Yep, Governor Nuisance is also a Charter Member of the “180º Club” (i.e., whatever position he espouses or embraces, the exact opposite is usually true or an eminently more optimal, reasonable, efficacious and productive solution).  The flip side of this coin is his being a King Midas in reverse – everything he touches turns instantly to crap! That about sums it up!

Darrel
Darrel
6 months ago

Leninist-Stalinist. That is what I think of when I think of Nuisance.

Mary Channell
Mary Channell
6 months ago

His record of destruction in California speaks for itself! No, thank you!! America doesn’t need any more of that!

Enuf Said
Enuf Said
6 months ago

If we could buy him for what we KNOW he is worth and sell him for what he ASSumes he is worth- there would be no deficit!

Bwyman
Bwyman
3 months ago

THE US IS NOT A DEMOCRACY
THAT IS THE REASON WHY WE HAVE AN ( ELECTORAL COLLEGE ) SO THAT THE MAJORITY DOESN’T RULE —–OTHERWISE —- JUST 1 STATE WITH THE LARGEST POPULATION WOULD RULE WHO WINS THE WHOLE ELECTIONS.
PASSING MORE BILLS TO TURN THE US INTO A DICTATORSHIP & STARTED WITH BILL CLINTON ADDING SOME AMENDMENTS TO DIFFERENT BILLS TO THE US.CONSTITUTION.
AMERICA IS A CONSTITUTIONAL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS — THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONSTITUTION RIGHTS & MAJORITY RULES.
PROVIDED THE POLLS ARE” NOT” THE SAME AS IN 2020 — THIS COULD PROVE INTERESTING 2024 ELECTION.
PLEASE, REMEMBER THE SOROS FOUNDATION HAS PELOSI & NEWSOM IN THEIR POCKET AMONG MANY OTHERS & INCLUDING ANTIFA & BLM. SO WE KNOW HOW HE WILL PERFORM IF ELECTED.
IN CONGRESS IT HAS MANY ATTORNEY, & WHAT DO THEY DO BEST(?) WHY THEY MAKE THEMSELVES A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY, EVEN IF THEY WIN YOUR CASE. PASSING ALL THOSE MAGA TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS BILLs SINCE BIDEN BEEN IN OFFICE IS PROOF OF THE PUDDING.
I’M IN MY 80s AND WAY BACK WHEN IT SEEMS TO ME THE CONGRESS USED TO HAVE TO SHOW THE PUBLIC WHERE THE MONEYS WERE BEING SPENT– ANYONE RECALL THIS? FOLKS WONDER WHY A TOILET SEAT COSTS SO MUCH IN US SPENDING BUT REGULAR TOILET SEATS COST JUST A FEW BUCKS.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2024 IT’s BEST NOT TO WATCH TOO MUCH NEWS. CHEERS!
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JPop
JPop
4 months ago

This guy is the typical bottom-feeder politicial. He could not answer on freaking question asked of him. Always deflecting, which is political-nese for : I can’t defend one policy I enacted.

Marie Langley
Marie Langley
6 months ago

Newsom is a legend in his own mind. Anyone that would ever vote for him for any political office is very mentally disturbed. He needs to go away and start doing commercials for hair products. He ran San Francisco into the ground when he was mayor, now he has destroyed the whole state. Shame on voters for electing him for governor! You get what you vote for!!!!!

A Voter
A Voter
6 months ago

Don’t underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups to to elect someone like Biden, um I meant Newsom. What the heck take your pick

Grandpaw5000
Grandpaw5000
6 months ago

Newsome is a poison, a poison that we cannot allow to fester. Make no mistake, Newsome hates us all, even his allies. Never forget what he put the people of California through, the lies he told, his hypocrisy! He kept his own people under lock and key, scared to death of the big, bad COVID monster that would kill them all if the “common folk” dared to disobey his every whim. Meanwhile, he was free. Free to shop and party like it was 1999! People! Learn to recognize evil in all its forms! There are very few more evil than Newsome!

Will
Will
6 months ago

I will never ever vote for a democrackhead, especially now all they do is lie about everything and steal all that you earned they do not care about our country everytime they come in to office they take the country back further instead of bringing the country forward so sick of the romper room soap opera, they are a disgrace and embarrassment to this country.

Rick
Rick
6 months ago

Newsom is one of the worst governors of all time! Absolute worst policies!! He is trying to tax the state and people into a better life. All it has resulted in is poverty, homelessness, thousands fleeing for the exits!! Terrible school policy, and has driven the major cities into bankruptcy. The San Francisco area is a shadow of its former self. Crime is out of control, and soooo many buisnesses have packed up and left the state!! How can people live when the closest shopping and food is hours away?? Los Angeles is following Frisco right into the sh*tter!! Crime out of control and the politicians have tied the law’s hands as far as prosecuting criminals. State prosecution is not present except for the everyday working man!!

Myrna
Myrna
6 months ago

Voters will not elect Biden, Harris, or Newsom if they analyze the probable result for the nation.

Gail
Gail
6 months ago

Newsom is a professional poser. Remember when he went to the White House while Joey was gone? He had multiple pictures taken of himself pretending to be president. He is a male meghan markle. Both are sociopaths-to get what they want no matter who it destroys! Desantis will chew him up and spit him out, with little effort.

invictus
invictus
6 months ago

It should be known that Gavin Newsom dressed himself up with blackface paint some time ago, ridiculing and mocking those who don’t look like him. Same goes with Ted Danson, Joy BigBehind Behar, Joni Mitchell, Janie TheKrakHead Krakowski, Tom Hanks, Julianne Hough, Jimmy Kimmel, Shane Dawson, Kylie Jenner, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Trudeau (yeah THAT guy) and numerous others. Today thse lefty lame lib-lobes only pretend to like people of color.

David Millikan
David Millikan
6 months ago

Newsom betrays even his own state by picking an out of stater. Problem is that he has to pick someone from his own state to replace Feinstein under the California Constitution and U.S. Constitution.
Talk about playing politics and violating constitutional law just like his buddy Dictator Beijing Biden.
And they whine that no one is above the law. Such two faced hypocrites.

Edward A Posuniak
Edward A Posuniak
6 months ago

I live in California and have been since 1997. I have voted for conservatives every election but tis is a Communist State and the Citizens love Government because they live off of the Tax Payers. The problem they are going to have is that they have lost thousands of residents who left CA for good. This decreases their tax payer base and the number of Representatives in Congress so Government Handouts will dwindle eventually. Second, the Communist run Major Cities here have become cesspools of lawlessness and Big Box Stores are closing for good. Streets are dangerous for anyone and Police are leaving these Big City in search of communities where the people want Law and Order. That is not San Francisco or Los Angeles or Sacramento. We thank Gavin Newson, Nancy Pelosi, and all of the Communist Dems and spineless RINO’s for destroying California. Like New York City, nothing will change until it gets bad enough. We are not there yet.
At 78 all I can do is Pray for God’s help and vote to get these Communists and RINO’s out of office and replace them with Constitutional Statesmen who will correct the Lawlessness and restore Law and Order. We must also have a Society that returns to God and Family.

BAE
BAE
6 months ago

Gavin Newsom is soooo awful, he probably will be our next President. A total liar and self-serving person. He cares nothing for the American taxpayer and their needs. Nothing!

Paul A. Barnes
Paul A. Barnes
6 months ago

Please take Newsom. CA is tired of him!

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