Drive to Recall Governor Gavin Newsom Gaining Steam
The campaign to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom is gaining support and donations from citizens across the state and Newsom himself is starting to take the effort seriously. He has beefed up his political and governor’s staff with veterans of California and national politics as he appears to see a recall election as more than a possibility.
Newsom is a failure, a hypocrite, and has acted stupidly during the pandemic. And California voters may have wearied of his incompetent management.
The hypocrisy of locking down the state while going out for a night of partying with his rich friends would probably have been a minor political embarrassment except for the absolute futility of the lockdown. Los Angeles hospitals are overflowing with patients despite the severe lockdowns. It’s a bad sign when citizens simply stop listening to directions and go off on their own.
It’s not just Trump supporters, as Fox Nation host Tammy Bruce points out. Bruce helped lead the recall of Governor Gray Davis in 2003 and has seen the signs before.
The incompetent management of the state includes an eye-popping $2 billion in fraudulent unemployment checks sent to prison inmates in a state hard hit by pandemic job losses. The state unemployment office is still adding up the losses.
But it’s the Newsom lockdowns that have supplied most of the ammunition for recall supporters.
It’s a daunting task to collect 1.5 million signatures during a pandemic, which a judge recognized—he granted a 120-day extension to recall organizers. But Newsom didn’t become governor by accident. He will be a formidable campaigner with the media on his side and opponents being portrayed as anti-science ignoramuses.
At this point, the odds of a successful recall are long but not impossible. People will not soon forget the insult of being locked down while the man who ordered the restrictions blatantly disregarded them and dined out with his lobbyist pals.
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