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CA Gov. Newsom’s Panicky New Ad Says Recall Outcome Is ‘Matter of Life and Death’

CA Gov. Newsom’s Panicky New Ad Says Recall Outcome Is ‘Matter of Life and Death’

The media is also panicking as it shines the spotlight on a 29-year-old YouTube millionaire who is a….”centrist Democrat”.

Today, my family received our recall ballots in the mail, along with many other Californians. We decide Gov. Gavin Newsom’s political fate on September 14.

While I am chomping at the bit to vote, I plan to hold off as I would like to assess the potential replacement candidates a bit more. Given the current news and political environment, it’s best to see any “black swans” or “August surprises” before making a final determination.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Party is drawing cartoons to help their voters vote correctly.

Despite this “help,” it is clear that Newsom is worried that the recall effort will be successful. His newest ad asserts that recall election will be “a matter of life and death” amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The ad contrasted Newsom’s approach to implementing vaccine requirements with that of his top Republican challenger, the conservative radio host Larry Elder.

As numbers of new virus infections rose in California with the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, Newsom announced a vaccine mandate for health care workers and last week implemented a similar mandate for teachers and school staff as children began returning to their classrooms for in-person instruction. While Newsom’s Stop the Republican Recall campaign said in the ad the Democrat was “protecting California,” it said Elder was encouraging “deadly” conspiracy theories.

“What’s at stake in the September 14 recall? It’s a matter of life and death,” a narrator says at the beginning of the 30-second ad.

It seems the media regrets its decision to put all the eggs in the Newsom basket since they’re putting a spotlight on someone else. Several news outlets assert that YouTube millionaire and “centrist Democrat” Kevin Paffrath could be the candidate to beat.

Paffrath is a registered Democrat and self-declared centrist who voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. While he’s highly critical of Newsom and says he’s been a “failed leader,” Paffrath is equally concerned that the Democratic Party has no emergency plan.

Should more than half of California voters support the recall on their ballots, the next governor would be whichever of the 46 successor candidates gets the most votes, making it much easier for an outsider to win. Paffrath is one of the nine candidates listed as a Democrat, but party leaders are urging a “No” vote to the recall effort and saying voters should skip the second question asking who should be governor if the recall succeeds.

“It was mind-blowing to us that they didn’t put at least somebody in, so that way, worst case, they had a hail mary,” Paffrath said in an interview on Friday over a coffee, after attending a Newsom press event in San Francisco.

In an early August poll by Survey USA, Paffrath had the most votes in the field of replacements, with 27%. The next six candidates are all Republicans, including conservative talk show host Larry Elder and reality TV star and former Olympic athlete Caitlyn Jenner.

“We think in the last two weeks of this campaign if the recall looks more and more likely, the Democratic party will be forced to pick a Hail Mary back-up candidate,” Paffrath said. “Given that we’re No. 1 in the polls, we hope that’s us.”


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When the hell did we decide it was okay for the government to mandate anything?

How are they going to count the votes?
Dominion machines?
Will there be any plumbing accidents, pipe leaks, anything?

Governor is Panicky? That’s the kind of governor you don’t need in an emergency, or any other time for that matter.

Look over there! What’s that on the wall? Handwriting? Yes, handwriting on the wall: “You have been weighed in the balances and found wanting.”

2smartforlibs | August 17, 2021 at 11:29 am

It is if you’re living on the streets, forced to make a living in his states, live in an area when foresty mamangment isn’t practived. I can go on.

I keep asking folks what the difference is between Afghanistan and California and people keep shrugging their shoulders and saying there isn’t any.

filiusdextris | August 17, 2021 at 11:46 am

Leaving the second section unfilled seems like a blank check for the establishment Dems to fill out with their desired replacement.

    henrybowman in reply to filiusdextris. | August 17, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    I believe if you mark NO in the first part, your second part doesn’t matter. Correct me if I’m wrong.

      geronl in reply to henrybowman. | August 17, 2021 at 7:04 pm

      If you Mark No and it still passes, then your answer to the second question is your vote.

      Milhouse in reply to henrybowman. | August 18, 2021 at 10:59 am


      I believe if you mark NO in the first part, your second part doesn’t matter. Correct me if I’m wrong.

      You’re wrong. The second part doesn’t matter if “No” gets a majority on the first part. If “Yes” wins the first part, then all the second parts matter. Those who leave it blank are simply choosing not to have a say. To which I say “Good”.

    Milhouse in reply to filiusdextris. | August 18, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Leaving the second section unfilled seems like a blank check for the establishment Dems to fill out with their desired replacement.

    Huh? That makes no sense. It’s the exact opposite. Leaving the second section blank means that if Newsom is recalled you’re OK with whomever the other voters pick. If Dems leave it blank then by definition non-Dems will choose the replacement, assuming “Yes” passes.

      Pepsi_Freak in reply to Milhouse. | August 19, 2021 at 10:48 am

      You are assuming that those ballots picked up by the “ballot harvesters” will be mailed with the second section still blank. That may be assuming too much honesty on the part of the ballot harvesters and their employers.

        Milhouse in reply to Pepsi_Freak. | August 20, 2021 at 3:09 am

        Ballots picked up by harvesters are usually sealed in their envelopes. There was a case in New Jersey where they were steaming them open, changing them, and then resealing them, but I haven’t seen evidence that that’s common. And I don’t know whether it’s even possible in CA.

The recall is a matter of life and death for Newsom’s political career.

So Newsome holds the life and death of Californians in his hands. Let him stay in power and people will live. Vote him out and people will die.

Only the uneducated ignorant or the unthinking willfully ignorant couldn’t see through that sanctimonious megalomaniacal lie.

We shall see how well hypocritical Governor Hair Gel knows his constituency.

I wonder how many illegals will be voting.

The Friendly Grizzly | August 17, 2021 at 1:06 pm

I imagine that if he survives being recalled, he will screw things down so tight he will make Michigan’s governess seem like DeSantis.

Couple voters filed suit in federal court saying the recall is wrong. Just saw a headline didn’t click on the link.

Two voters have filed a federal lawsuit against the state of California over its upcoming recall election to oust Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom. Their argument? That California’s recall process violates the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution. The plaintiffs hope to stop — or at least change — the election to recall Newsom, which will conclude on September 14, 2021.

more at link