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How Many Californians Are About to Take the Red Pill?

How Many Californians Are About to Take the Red Pill?

Newsom’s bad week includes another robbery at his San Francisco wine shop…and losing the pot grower vote.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qlQs2gyYpM

While I have always stressed that the chance that the recall of California Gov. Gavin Newsom was much higher than the elite media suppose, I may have missed the mark.

It may be much worse than I had even considered.

One of the clues that the situation may be dire is that Newsom is now trying to attract the attention of the national party, saying his election may be a mid-term bellwether.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom asserted on Thursday that his fellow Democrats underestimate the importance of what his recall election means for them.

Newsom said his fate and his party’s are one, offering a warning about the consequences Democrats could face for “many, many years” at the hands of Republicans in the event that he loses in September.

“I don’t think the national Democratic Party’s asking themselves that question,” Newsom told a group of journalists with California’s McClatchy-owned newspapers. “If this was a successful recall, I think it would have profound consequences nationwide and go to not just politics, but to policy and policymaking.”

Another hint is that 538, hardly a conservative-supporting site, outright says Newsom has reason to worry. As I noted in my previous posts, Newsom’s pandemic handling isn’t the only target for voter ire.

…Newsom’s handling of the pandemic might not be his biggest liability. A slightly greater share of likely voters in the Berkeley poll agreed with the statement that Newsom should be recalled “because he has failed to adequately address many of the state’s longstanding problems,” such as homelessness, income inequality and wildfires (48 percent), than agreed with the statement that he should be recalled “because he greatly overstepped his authority as governor when responding to the COVID-19 pandemic” (44 percent).1

In other words, California voters may be displeased with conditions related to COVID-19, but other problems in the state are troubling them, too. Thus, the pandemic may not be solely responsible for what we’ve seen in the polls.

Finally, Evan V. Symon, the Senior Editor for the California Globe, notes that Newsom is losing constituencies that are usually die-hard Democrats.

“If you asked me ten years ago if I’d vote Republican I would have laughed in your face,” said Johnny “Treemaine” Thompson, a cannabis farmer in Humboldt County who represents several nearby farms, in a Globe interview on Thursday. “Now me and other farmers, we’re starting to think that we need to recall this guy. The feeling is is that he doesn’t care about farmers.”

“We know he’s not to blame for COVID or for the wildfires and other natural things like that. But when a government he leads releases water into the ocean instead of giving it to farms that grow food or economically valuable crops like cannabis, or even to folks in cities and towns, then he becomes a problem.”

Truly, it seems that Newsom is having a bad patch. In addition to all the new recall challenges, Newsom’s San Francisco wine shop has been robbed . . . once again.

San Francisco police responded to an alarm on the 3200 block of Fillmore Street early Tuesday morning to find a broken window, the police department said.

While police did not identify what shop was broken into, a spokesperson confirmed to the San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday that PlumpJack Wine and Spirits, the wine shop owned by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, was the target…

Gavin Newsom’s wine shop in the Cow Hollow neighborhood has been subject to multiple break-ins over the course of the pandemic, including three other attempts this year alone, SFPD spokesman Adam Lobsinger told the Chronicle.

Maybe Newsom is beginning to understand why some Californians are beginning to look seriously at taking the red pill.

For those of you interested, please give a listen to the Canto Talk episode in which I review the current recall news with Dawn Wildman, Director of the Coalition for Policy Reform and California citizen activist.

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Comments

Colonel Travis | July 31, 2021 at 6:08 pm

I’ll believe it when I see it

I live in CA. Charles Manson (D, Dead) wins statewide. In fairness, only by ten points.

Having said that, I think Larry Elder entering the race took Newsom from a sure thing to survive the recall to a very much maybe. I was going to vote for Caitlyn Jenner as a protest–or just stay home. Now, I send a few bucks to Elder.

JusticeDelivered | July 31, 2021 at 6:17 pm

Lets hope that all of Newsom’s fears come home to roost.

Halcyon Daze | July 31, 2021 at 6:22 pm

Burglary≠robbery.

Any campaign that doesn’t know how to ballot harvest is doomed.

Maybe less red pill than taking the opportunity to vote out one of the political class that perpetuate all these crisis?

Leslie, I hope millions will swallow that ‘red pill’. And vote.

The recall vote is merely asking voters if they want Hair Gel to stay in office. He is not running against anyone but himself so he can’t play the “I’m not as bad as the other guy” card. I know lots of people who months ago were Trump-obsessed with their hate but having no Trump to blame are seeing more clearly. It has become very clear that their own team really, really sucks.

I wish I was sure Hair Gel was a goner but I am expecting him to lose. Elder is now polling at 18% and that should be plenty to win. He is sure to bring more voters into the fight and combined to the Dems who have flipped, that will be a tough nut to crack with a rigged vote count.

No matter what issue you bring up, Hair Gel is on the wrong side and people not only know it but they are afraid of what’s coming if he isn’t recalled. He has become a Dem liability for 2022 and 2024 and must go. They know they can survive 2 years of Larry Elder and voters have such short memories. Trump is coming fast and 2022 may change everything. I hope he campaigns in CA where he is much more popular than people believe.

It would sure help if “our side” were so afraid to include Trump in our discussions. He is the key to everything. The Republicans just keep getting worse and worse and worse. Without Trump, DeSantis has no chance.

    Correction: “It would sure help if “our side” were [NOT] so afraid….”

    lichau in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 31, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    I think the next poll will have Elder way north of 18 percent. He is running against a standard issue RINO (Faulkner) and a carpetbagger RINO (Cox). Elder will absolutely clean both their clocks. The issue is whether or not >50 percent vote to recall Hair Gel. Elder is a REAL alternative, I think his entering the race dropped Newsom’s polls by about half. From 90+ percent to close to a toss up.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to Pasadena Phil. | August 3, 2021 at 9:48 am

    If Hair Gel loses, can he simply resign before he vote is certified to make the Lt. Gov the Governor and keep it in the Party?

Recent events highlight the difference between Newsom and a Nuisance. And it turns out they’re one and the same. Newsom is a Nuisance and he needs to be recalled.

Just wait a couple of weeks until the California Hispanics wake up one morning and find out there is no more pork on the supermercado shelves because of the new law passed by the Democrats. We just may see red pilling taken to a previously unthought of level of highness.

    lichau in reply to jack burton. | July 31, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    When CA (and elsewhere) Hispanics wake up, the Left is in deep doo-doo. Note, I said “when”, not “if”. I grew up on the border, most of my friends were Mexican. Not because I was any great Lefty groupie, but for the simple reason most of the kids in school were Mexican.

    They are people, like any else. But if you think they want their daughters having some dude swinging his junk at them in the locker room, you have another think coming. To cite one example of many.

      CommoChief in reply to lichau. | July 31, 2021 at 9:51 pm

      That, cultural issues, and the political spoils system. If group x and group y are in the same political coalition but neither is the Sr partner, reserved for white leftist then each group is competing for second fiddle within that coalition.

      The tension about the ethnicity of VP Harris replacement in the Sen demonstrates this. IMO, the d/progressive coalition is fragile and breaking.

    Milhouse in reply to jack burton. | August 1, 2021 at 9:34 am

    A couple of weeks? The new law doesn’t cut in until January. That will be too late for those voters.

      danvillemom in reply to Milhouse. | August 1, 2021 at 1:55 pm

      They are actually starting to write about the issue in the media. The CA politicians are stunned that Iowa pork farmers do not want to modify their farms to reduce the number of animals allowed to comply with the CA law (from 300 to 250 pigs in the same space).

henrybowman | July 31, 2021 at 9:55 pm

“Newsom said his fate and his party’s are one, offering a warning about the consequences Democrats could face for “many, many years” at the hands of Republicans in the event that he loses in September.”

I get the vision of a disheveled and disoriented HairGel stumbling around the public square, screaming to all at large, “Is there no help for the widow’s son?”

(Google the phrase if you’re not already familiar with it.)

I think for Californians it ought to be a red suppository.

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“If you asked me ten years ago if I’d vote Republican I would have laughed in your face,” said Johnny “Treemaine” Thompson, a cannabis farmer in Humboldt County who represents several nearby farms, in a Globe interview on Thursday. “Now me and other farmers, we’re starting to think that we need to recall this guy. The feeling is is that he doesn’t care about farmers.”

“We know he’s not to blame for COVID or for the wildfires and other natural things like that. But when a government he leads releases water into the ocean instead of giving it to farms that grow food or economically valuable crops like cannabis, or even to folks in cities and towns, then he becomes a problem.”

Um, how long has this person been a farmer? What was he doing before he started semi-legally growing cannabis? California Democrats have been taking vital water from farmers and pouring it down the drain for a lot longer than ten years! More like 30 years if I recall correctly. And yet he’s only just woken up to it?!

    lichau in reply to Milhouse. | August 1, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Milhouse, Humboldt County is far North. Redwoods. The water wars basically don’t affect them. Humboldt has the total population of a medium sized LA suburb. About as much in common with the Central Valley as Laramie has with Cape Cod.
    Hippie, counter culture.
    The only “farming ” of note is pot. Some dairy.
    With legalization, now they are having to deal with planning and zoning.

    lichau in reply to Milhouse. | August 1, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Humboldt pop 132k, plus or minus. Small LA suburb. 33 people per square mile.

    Barry in reply to Milhouse. | August 1, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    “semi-legally”

    You got a definition handy for that?

    Is it the same as semi-illegally?

      Jack Klompus in reply to Barry. | August 1, 2021 at 1:49 pm

      You dare question the intellectual superiority of MENSA Man MIllhouse, the most brilliant LARP-ing fake attorney in comments section history?!

      Barry – Perhaps it’s the same in the sense that while legal at the state level it’s still illegal at the fed level? The feds have sabre rattled WA growers a few times, which only makes them more paranoid. 😉

      Milhouse in reply to Barry. | August 1, 2021 at 11:43 pm

      What else do you call it? Marijuana farming is still illegal, since it’s against federal law, but that law isn’t being enforced, and the state has no law against it. That’s semi-legal.

All the red pills in the world won’t overcome the margin of fraud.

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