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CA Gov. Newsom: ‘We’re Not Going Back to Normal’ After Pandemic Since ‘Normal Accepts Inequity’

CA Gov. Newsom: ‘We’re Not Going Back to Normal’ After Pandemic Since ‘Normal Accepts Inequity’

The State of the State address was dark, full of terrors, and rich in social justice blather.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered his State of the State in an empty Dodger Stadium instead of the California legislative chamber in Sacramento.

It may have been a very apt venue, as the speech was empty of both hope and solid plans for more sensible pandemic policies. The address was, however, dark, full of terrors, and rich in social justice blather.

Here are some “highlights“:

When this pandemic ends – and it will end soon – we’re not going back to normal. Normal was never good enough. Normal accepts inequity.

It’s why Latinos are dying from COVID at a higher rate than any other racial or ethnic group, why essential workers’ wages aren’t enough for them to afford the essentials, and why mothers have been leaving the workforce in staggering numbers.

Look, our eyes are wide open to what’s wrong.

So, our journey back must also be a path to close inequities. There is no economic recovery without economic justice.

With more compassion, empathy, and connection, we can write the next chapter in the California story.

Newsom filled the speech with progressive platitudes but with no hint that the state will lift restrictions in any effective manner soon. Perhaps Newsom feels continued pandemic limitations are appropriate punishment for his looming recall, which appears on track to be placed on the ballot after 1.95 million signatures have been collected with over a week left to gather even more.

Leaders of the ongoing effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom have amassed enough signatures to trigger a special election this year, they announced.

Speaking at a press conference across the street from the state Capitol in Sacramento on Sunday, leaders of the recall effort revealed that they had collected 1.95 million signatures with just under two weeks left before the March 17 deadline.

“That is more than enough to be able to have this initiative qualified for a special election later this year to let the people finally decide … what is going to happen with the fate and the future of California Gov. Gavin Newsom,” Randy Economy, a leader in the RecallGavin2020 effort, told reporters.

One potential gubernatorial hopeful is Kevin Faulconer, the former mayor of San Diego and a Republican. He was highly critical of the State-of-the-State.

“What we had, again, was more word salad and a lot of rhetoric,” Faulconer said of the address. “And really, unfortunately, in California, we have a governor that is botching the basics. That’s why you’re seeing this recall continue to grow with so much strength.”

Since that announcement, even more signatures have been added so that the total now exceeds the 2 million-signers goal of the organizers.

An informal poll of recall activists indicates that former National Security Director Ric Grenell is their first pick as a replacement for Newsom. The findings also show that those involved in the recall have little intention to vote for John Cox, the previous challenger to Newsom.

Although these poll results are not scientific, they do illustrate the thinking of a group of our state’s most dedicated activists, painting a picture of which campaigns are gaining traction and whose leadership is resonating, apart from a declared campaign. In all I polled 153 rally participants, posing the question, “If the election to replace Gavin Newson were tomorrow, who would you vote for?”

Former Ambassador Ric Grenell, who has recently set Twitter abuzz with speculation following his high profile CPAC speech, came in first, with 52 votes. The second place finish went to “Undecided,” indicating many activists are not yet satisfied with the options.

Major Williams, who spoke at the rally, came in third with 18 votes. Mayor Faulconer achieved a fourth place finish with nine votes, followed by a tie for fifth with eight votes each for Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, who is not a candidate at this time, and Mike Grover.

John Cox received six votes, for a sixth place finish.

Now that I have another election to look forward to, I can only hope both the signatures and votes are counted properly and legally.


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    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Ben Kent. | March 11, 2021 at 11:57 am

    The man who makes the more people poor, the poor poorer, and the rich fewer but richer in California, has the audacity to speak of “lack of equity.”

    What these guys complain about, they cause.

    At least he is able to enjoy fine dinning and get his hair blown out.

    But at least he talks about “equity,” which makes him morally superior to you, and therefore, empowered to tell you what to do, and not do.

    redc1c4 in reply to Ben Kent. | March 11, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    i called this a year ago, when all the ChiCom Crud over-reaction started:

    Gruesome, Garstasi, and all the other would be dictators throughout the US were ecstatic at their wet dream come true, namely, an excuse to be able to order the Deplorables around, close our businesses, destroy our lives, and, in general, lord it over us.

    there is no way they are going to relinquish the power they seized, willingly, and our best bet was to tell them to FOAD the first time they announced the idea.

    but the geberal population took a knee, and now it appears will be forced to stay there.

    ConradCA in reply to Ben Kent. | March 11, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    The progressive fascists never let a crisis go to waste!

Frank Hammond | March 11, 2021 at 11:06 am

Wonder if Gavin has regrets not running off with Kammy after she destroyed his marriage. Gavin would be Mr. VP now and soon would be First Husband.

Instead he will be a washed up Governor.

“Perhaps Newsom feels continued pandemic limitations are appropriate punishment for his looming recall, which appears on track to be placed on the ballot after 1.95 million signatures”

Now that’s some world-class strategy there.

“Preparing to recall me, are you? Now watch me REALLY piss you off.”

P.S.: Thanks for Return of The Comment Box — Now With Larger Font!

Remember how Ralph Northam beat back calls for his resignation by going even harder Left (in Northam’s case it was a full-scale assault on the Bill of Rights)? Same thing is going on here, as Newsom makes his case to the Communist satraps and power-brokers who will decide his fate.

If Newsom pleases his Communist masters he stays, and the recall will be ballot harvested out of existence or enough valid signatures will be tossed to render it moot.

Way to pander Gavin! But I guarantee that when people go to vote on the recall, the only “inequity” they will be concerned with is how Gavin gets to have a job and declare by fiat that lots of other people don’t.

Awesome campaign slogan: “We’re never returning to normal!”

What an asshat. He needs to go and he needs to go now.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Mojo56. | March 11, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Maybe we need to reset his normal to our normal, his losing ground on all fronts.

    A good place to start is to put an end to Affirmative crap.

      Sonnys Mom in reply to JusticeDelivered. | March 14, 2021 at 2:51 pm

      By voting without vetting, based on…
      • Good looks, pleasant voice, fashionable attire
      • Nice sounding blather on the campaign trail
      • Whether voter has shaken a particular candidate’s hand at some “visibility” (campaign event)
      • Whichever candidate has “the most experience” (longest tenure as a political hack)
      … to name but a few dumb reasons.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Mojo56. | March 11, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    How about this slogan for him: “Screw you! I have a dinner party to go too, and the plane is about to leave.”

I am reminded of a paraphrased quote: Economic justice is not justice.

Once you put your thumb down on the scale, you have gone from measurement to pre-determined outcomes which will not match your expectations, which makes you put your thumb down harder, etc…

off topic….. but DAMN… Law of Self Defense is using the hell out of Parler. He’s taken over my feed for the past day.

Ric Grenell is my pick for next POTUS candidate right now. He’s smart, savvy with press, and he can get things done. I may change my mind if I find out more I don’t like but right now, I really like him as a candidate if he is willing to run. I hope he does so we can get more info on his platform at the very least.

Comanche Voter | March 11, 2021 at 11:47 am

George Skelton the long time observer of the Sacramento scene for the Los Angeles Times was scathing in his criticism of Newsom’s stunt speech.

I dunno Gavin–I’m going to be very happy when I vote for your recall in November. I don’t know that it will happen, but it won’t be for lack of me voting to throw this bum out.

Goal posts: move by the left flank. Goal posts: move by the left flank. Goal posts: move by the left flank. Ad infinitum.

Sounds like what’s really going to be happening, Gavin is that you are going back *home*, relieved of a responsibility that you’ve clearly never been big enough to contemplate, let along actually handle.

We will never return to normal until we retire the class of crazy.people who have been elected to high office.

I enjoy being preached at by a career politician with a net worth somewhere between $10 and $20 million.

WE are going back to normal, regardless what Newsom does. Our California home goes on the market April 1, then off to Idaho.

    danvillemom in reply to jimincalif. | March 11, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    In my little town in rural AZ almost all the home sales are to people fleeing CA…a few from Washington. I only hope that they do not vote like they did in CA.

      henrybowman in reply to danvillemom. | March 11, 2021 at 5:11 pm

      As they move in, offer them each an AR-15 at wholesale prices. If they don’t jump at it, tell ’em their kind may be more comfortable elsewhere, like maybe New Mexico.

    This is a thought occurring to me more frequently of late. Maybe not going to Idaho, but perhaps another red state. I can’t take much more of this crap here in New York state. It’s like a dumpster fire set on top of a mountain of burning tires here.

The State of California is still testing for COVID-19, and still sending people home to self-quarantine, untreated. The predictable result is that, among people who don’t know better, early treatment is not used, and some people, mostly hispanics at this point, wind up in the hospital, or dead.

Failure to encourage the use of cheap, easily-available treatment for those who are infected increases both the rate of infection and hospitalization, and ultimately, death, from this disease.

Shame on him.

Lucifer Morningstar | March 11, 2021 at 12:54 pm

Normal accepts inequity. It’s why Latinos are dying from COVID at a higher rate than any other racial or ethnic group . . .

So Gov. Newsom, what have you done or what are you doing now to help the Latinos that were/are dying from COVID™ at a higher rate than any other racial or ethnic group. Please be specific. Thanks for your time.

Waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting . . . .

Cricket chirp . . . cricket chirp . . . cricket chirp . . .

Time to start translating the code words the Lefties are using into what they really mean.

Equity = Communism by stealth.

Equity means everyone should have the same income for the same ‘job’ regardless of merit, ability, and accomplishment. Because merit, ability, and accomplishment are structural racist tools used to promote white supremacy.

Also, the intersectional diversity of everyone with the same ‘job’ must, at a minimum, match the intersectional diversity of the general population.

With one exception. It’s okay if white males are underrepresented if the ‘job’ pays well. Actually, that’s a desirable and preferred state if affairs. Because of centuries of past white supremacist oppression and exploitation of others by white males.

The only exceptions allowed, of course, apply to the wealthy socialist ruling class.

    venril in reply to JHogan. | March 12, 2021 at 10:49 am

    I can hardly wait for when the NBA makes it’s roster look like the “intersectional diversity of the general population. ” That would be fun to watch.

Does “equity” mean everyone gets a free meal at The French Laundry?

And the exodus continues.

Why do we let the progressive fascists lie and cheat their way into power?

Well, at least the progressive tool stands by his convictions. In the face of a recall he doubles down on the Marxist nonsense and totalitarian fantasies.

This Wu Flu bullshit is creating a perfect environment for our Republic to demonstrate a competition for ideas. Let NY, MI, CA, et al run with their Marxist fever dream. Let Texas, Florida and others focus on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Let the chips fall where they may. And keep your ammo dry, just in case.

    Ben Kent in reply to Paul. | March 11, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Problem is that the regime in Wash DC is enabling the madness by bailing out the states that screw up b/c they are mismanaged by radical ideologues. There will be no accountability for so long as they can “socialize their incompetence”. Therefore, in the “competition for ideas”, Liberty is fighting with one hand tied behind its back.

The man who broke safety rules to go a up-scale French Laundry when people are out of work due to those same rules, has no idea what “equity” really is.

The new normal will be like the old normal, except we will leave Newsom behind.

Burn_the_Witch | March 11, 2021 at 4:17 pm

Well, Leslie, he is a member of your party.

Comanche Voter | March 11, 2021 at 9:16 pm

Biggest inequity going is that this jerkmeat can go to a fancy dinner with 20 or so people and run up a $12,000 wine bill–and that’s okay. But I can’t sit down inside a McDonalds and have a burger with a friend. His kids go to a private school with in class room instruction. . My neighbor’s kids go to a public school–which is shut down. The black and brown kids in South Los Angeles would have online instruction only–and only if they had a computer–which they don’t.

Retired in Chicago | March 11, 2021 at 11:17 pm

talk about a one-track mind, OMG, this guy is a lunatic.

barbiegirl ny | March 12, 2021 at 9:27 am

The title of this article alone should garner another 100,000 recall signatures to oust this POS. The million dollar question is……who will replace him?

Newsom promises to only use his jackboot on your neck instead of the hobnailed one if recall voided (just enough tossed signatures to miss threshold). Eric ShagWell is being preened for senate and then gov by Nancy. Newsom can’t go hard left eniugh now

The people in California need to prove they are not totally crazy and vote him out with the recall.