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Gov. Newsom Proposes $600 California Stimulus Checks While Facing Surging Recall Effort

Gov. Newsom Proposes $600 California Stimulus Checks While Facing Surging Recall Effort

The infamous “French Laundry” incident ignited grassroots recall efforts.

I have noted that California’s Governor Gavin Newsom is being targeted for recall in the wake of increasingly unpopular and ineffective pandemic lockdown efforts.

The recall organizers have now hit the 1 million signature mark.

A grassroots recall effort against controversial California Gov. Gavin Newsom has collected more than 1 million signatures. Just nine weeks remain to get the final 500,000 signatures needed to force a Special Recall election, campaign leaders said.

“The people are being heard loud and clear, and it is not a matter of IF we are going to reach our goal necessary that will trigger a recall election of Newsom, it is just when we cross the finish line,” said Orrin Heatlie, the Lead Proponent of the official

Heatlie called the effort a “literal steamroller and Gavin Newsom’s failed policies are being run over and flattened by the People of California who will no longer be held hostage to his dictatorial failed policies.”

Perhaps this development explains Newsom’s proposal to send stimulus checks to some Californians?

California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled plans to send additional $600 stimulus checks to low-income households in the state earlier this week, as a petition pushing for him to be recalled rallied to 1 million signatures.

Releasing a statement on Wednesday as the nation’s attention was drawn to the Capitol riots, Newsom said roughly 4 million Californians would receive $600 in state stimulus funds—in addition to the $600 federal relief funds being distributed by the Internal Revenue Service.

The Democratic governor also said he would extend state eviction protections and ensure federal rental assistance funds were sent to local families in need.

“Through the Golden State Stimulus, Californians who have been impacted by this pandemic will get help to provide for their families and keep a roof over their heads,” Newsom said.

According to one analysis, the incident at the French Laundry led to a surge of recall signatures.

The French Laundry is a very expensive, fancy restaurant in the Napa Valley wine country where Newsom attended a lobbyist friend’s birthday dinner with several other unmasked couples. It was the kind of potential virus exposure the governor had lectured Californians to avoid.

fter news coverage of the event, Newsom apologized, but said it was held outdoors. Then leaked photos showed that the dinner was held largely inside.

After that, the recall signatures barreled in.

“We call it ‘the French Laundry surge,’” says Republican consultant Dave Gilliard, a recall strategist.

“It was just the arrogance of telling people what they have to do and then not following your own rules. People don’t like it when politicians don’t play by the same rules they’re told to. It was a huge mistake.”

I do not think a $600 check will make up for shuttered businesses, months of social isolation, or anger at political hypocrisy. However, effective vaccine distribution and a robust plan for reopening and normalcy, enacted soon, might.

The new deadline for gathering the 500,000 additional signatures needed for the recall is March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. We will see if the luck of the Irish is with Newsom or the recall activists.


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Trying to buy people’s consciences at 600 a pop. With their own money, not his, of course.
Slimy, slimy creature.

    LeftWingLock in reply to Exiliado. | January 12, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Exiliano– I don’t think he’s trying to buy their conscience since so few people have one anymore. I think he’s just trying to buy their vote.

      he doesn’t have to buy their votes, the democrats have them locked up, if you were to get a list of all the voters in CA, and ask 1 out of every 1000, I would not be surprised if the didn’t know whom they voted and some of them might be surprised they voted

    Idonttweet in reply to Exiliado. | January 12, 2021 at 9:23 am

    So now he’s going to try to buy off the people of California with their own tax dollars and try to distract them from the lost jobs and ruined businesses and change their minds on the recall? And this after his administration paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in unemployment benefits to prison inmates?

      amwick in reply to Idonttweet. | January 12, 2021 at 6:13 pm

      Their own tax money? I am kinda wondering if some of the money for this will come from federal funds… That means me and you…

      IDK… this is all sickening.

      randian in reply to Idonttweet. | January 13, 2021 at 12:51 am

      Not their own tax dollars. Given the size of the population I’d say this is a strongly means-tested bribe. I guarantee they didn’t pay the tax dollars they’re getting.

    How is this not a bribe?

    (Which is why the gov’t has no business in giving money or goods to anyone.)

The “King” of California with the IQ of a gnat finally see how little support he has from the people and like all good liberals instead of fixing or at least adjusting his insane policies he throws money. Hope the greed of the people distracts them from his stupidity.

Please let recall happen!

Where in the world is California supposed to get $600 per low income person in the state? They are obviously going to need massive aid from the feds as it is.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to MattJ. | January 12, 2021 at 8:31 am

    The Harris administration will be only too happy to saddle the taxpayers of solvent or near-solvent states in order to accomplish this.

Loathsome odious figure. Recall him, with extreme prejudice.

$600 is far too little. CA stimulus should be $2000 for EVERY person in CA (except millionaires) as well as every Mexican or Central American who files an affidavit saying they intend to move to CA in the next 24 months.

I’m surprised that Newsom hasn’t insisted on voter ID, sworn affidavits, and a note from Mom to qualify someone to sign the recall petition. As we all know, there are two sets of rules–what’s the use of being a Democrat if you can’t manipulate the vote to get the “right answer.”

Sadly, he would be replaced with someone else with the same idiotic ideas about governing.

Remember when Californa was the Land of Dreams?

Recall petitions will have no effect. Newsom will only be replaced if the California Communist Party decides it is in their best interest to do so. And anyone who replaces him will be no better and likely worse.

The proles do not pass judgement on the Communist Party mandarins.

As someone actually stuck in Cal, and with an 84 year old in our household who will be waiting until at least February for the c19 vaccine, this is infuriating. Instead of spending time talking about shoveling out checks and buying votes, Gav should be spending 18 hours a day trying to figure out how to get Cal’s vaccine use rate to 100%. Right now, fewer than 30% of our doses have gotten into people’s arms, and were down with states like Alabama and Mississippi in our immunizations.

He should be finding nurses, getting refrigerators, setting up thousands of immunization centers, and eliminating roadblocks and red tape.

Nope. He’s smiling for the cameras and making sure his pomade is smoothly combed. Useless.

Speaking of Banana Republic, CA is fast approaching that mark.

Mr Newsom should have kept selling wine in SF. He is a handsome bimbo of a man.

He sure does dress nice, however. Clothes do not make the man.