Republican claims ‘”God hates taxes, faggots, abortions and polar bears” so Gavin Newsom says ‘there is no God”
The problem with Gavin Newsom trying to be President is that prices, crime, homelessness and incompetence all out of control in Gavin Newsom’s California. Yet Newsom has his sights set on running not just California, but the whole country!
The term “rising star” is a term that’s thrown around quite frequently in American politics. It’s used to describe a politician or political newcomer who has become increasingly popular and successful and makes a name for themself in the U.S. political landscape. These rising stars are often discussed as the face of their respective party and even as presidential candidates due to their newfound influence. One of the most notable rising stars today is California Governor Gavin Newsom, a leading progressive who some have floated as a potential presidential candidate in 2024. But Newsom would be a deeply flawed candidate who needs to stop being praised and should be criticized more.
Newsom’s rise to political stardom isn’t surprising. He’s the governor of the largest state in the country, which also happens to be one of the nation’s bluest states. He became a favorite among progressives for passing legislation on key issues like protecting abortion access and fighting climate change. He’s also become popular among progressives by directly taking on Republican governors Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott by launching attack ads in Florida and Texas, respectively. But despite this reputation as a progressive who’s more than willing to attack and criticize Republicans, he’s no better than them.
One of Newsom’s biggest flaws is that he’s a massive hypocrite. And while he’s definitely not the only hypocritical American politician, it doesn’t excuse his hypocrisy. The most notable example of this occurred in November 2020, when pictures were captured at a birthday party at The French Laundry restaurant that showed him dining maskless with a large group of people. This led to massive backlash, as California had some of the strictest COVID-19 restrictions in the nation at the time while Newsom was violating his own policies. The backlash grew so large that a petition got enough signatures to force a recall election against Newsom in September 2021. The recall proved to be unsuccessful, as the attempt failed by over 20 points. However, the real impact of the recall is that it ended up wasting $200 million of California taxpayer money. If Newsom had just followed his own COVID-19 policies, then the recall would have never happened and the money could have been used to benefit the state. But because he stupidly thought that he didn’t have to follow his own rules, California taxpayers paid a steep price.
But the effects of the recall weren’t limited to wasting taxpayer money. Newsom was so emboldened by his victory in the “Republican Recall” as he called it that he didn’t bother to campaign at all in his re-election bid in November 2022. While he cruised to a second term, he underperformed Biden’s 2020 vote margin in every single county in the state. His underperformance was echoed across the board, as Democrats who won statewide office this past November also underperformed previous margins. But the biggest impact of Newsom’s underperformance was in California’s U.S. House races, where Democrats failed to flip any of the numerous winnable, Republican-held seats in districts that Biden won in 2020. If Newsom campaigned or made an effort to boost Democratic turnout, many of those seats would have flipped or have closer margins. Newsom’s arrogant refusal to campaign was one of the key factors that cost Democrats control of the House to a party that’s going to be more focused on impeaching Biden than passing legislation.
Now, Newsom has continuously denied that he has any interest in running for president in 2024, but he’s not fooling anyone. His refusal to campaign for reelection proved that he’s more focused on presidential ambitions than the state he runs. But even if he runs in 2024 or sometime later, he would have a lot working against him. Republicans would have a field day against him, as they would likely brand him as a coastal elitist liberal. The Fox News outrage machine would likely bash him all day and night with this label to make their point. The sad part is that I wouldn’t even disagree with this branding — just look at his slicked back hair and the way he talks. And while I do think that Newsom would rally the Democratic base extremely well, his ardent progressive stances and divisive rhetoric would likely make it difficult for him to win over moderate and independent voters in a general election.
My point is this: Gavin Newsom has shown time and time again that he’s willing to put himself over his state to boost his own presidential ambitions. If he does make a run for the presidency at some point, he better be ready to face the onslaught of rightful criticism for his hypocrisy.
Sacramento is broken. It’s a culture of corruption so pervasive elected officials are blind to how nakedly this pay-to-play environment operates. They’re equally dismissive of its corrosive effect on public trust.
Newsom fucked his way through San Francisco, then Sacramento and now he wants all of the whores in DC. His wife fucked her way into Hollywood via Harvey Weinstein. The Newsom Cartel is based on crony payola.
At the center of the most recent example are Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Mrs. Newsom operates a non-profit foundation called The Representation Project.
It promotes left-wing political causes and finances documentaries she directs and produces, the most recent being “The great American Lie.” In her review, film critic Patricia Ducey scorched the propaganda flick for portraying the US as “greedy and uncaring, despite the American people’s astounding charitable donations.”
According to the Sacramento Bee, since 2011 The Representation Project paid “Siebel Newsom more than $290,000 per year – $2.3 million in all.”
The Representation Project receives funding from large corporations and their executives, each heavily regulated by state agencies accountable to Gov. Newsom and his political appointees. These corporations actively lobby the governor and those agencies, whose regulatory decisions enormously impact market share and profitability.
Pacific Gas & Electric, AT&T, Comcast, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland Athletics Owner John J. Fisher – these are a few examples of the corporations and executives making huge donations to the foundation. These companies actively lobby state government seeking favorable regulatory treatment from the Newsom Administration.
This is pay-to-play politics at its sleaziest.
Does anyone think AT&T or PG&E are writing huge checks because shareholders are clamoring to finance “The Great American Lie” and other Big Lies about our great country? Of course not. They’re currying favor with Gov. Newsom by underwriting his wife’s political filmmaking hobby.
Corporate donations to The Representation Project skyrocketed from a paltry $600,000 in 2011, the year Gavin Newsom became lieutenant governor, to $2 million in 2019, his first year as governor.
Gov. Newsom is the direct financial beneficiary of these corporate donations via his wife’s salary. Mrs. Newsom’s income is part of what Gov. Newsom and his family live on. Those corporations effectively are helping Gov. Newsom pay his living expenses while they lobby his administration for favorable treatment.
Astonishingly, Gov. Newsom denies there is any conflict of interest here. Newsom is either being brazenly cynical or revealing a disturbing moral blind spot.
This is another example of the corruption in California’s current one-party system. Those in power feel like the rules don’t apply to them. They see nothing wrong with having their lifestyles and household expenses underwritten by the special interests seeking to extract favors from them.
The Newsom slush-fund virus is spreading. As the Bee detailed, Attorney General Rob Bonta “set up a nonprofit and steered $25,000 of its funds to another nonprofit where his wife was CEO.” And, “companies with business before the Legislature had pumped $500,000 into nonprofits run by the wife of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.”
I’m running for governor to end that culture of corruption. Cleaning up Sacramento is necessary if we’re going to solve the serious problems facing our state.
My three-point plan:
- Pass legislation prohibiting the tax deduction of contributions to non-profit entities employing the spouses and family members of elected officials;
- Immediately investigate the current officeholders of every constitutional and legislative office to determine whether or not they’re engaged in this type of unethical behavior;
- End the laundering of behested payments (donations at the request of an elected official). We need absolute transparency as to where these funds are coming from – and going. he irony is the same people are lining their pockets with the proceeds of this grift claim they want to outlaw it. They’re in on the scam, and it’s insulting they think we can’t see this for what it is.
- The honorable thing for Gov. Newsom to do is apologize, and for his wife’s foundation to return every dime of those special interest donations – or repurpose them to legitimate charities.