When far-Left policies are implemented it’s a surefire way to economic ruin.
Gavin Newsom is finding that out.
But instead of reversing course he’s trying to redefine freedom again.
Large blue states have been losing population in favor of states that largely elect conservatives to power and offer better opportunity.
And California Governor Gavin “Hair Gel” Newsom’s state is bleeding jobs because of leftism, but now he’s trying to shame them back.
The California Democrat and 2024 hopeful is trying to shame Hollywood bigwigs into filming their movies and TV shows in California, instead of red states like Georgia.
Newsom wants the Hollywood production money to boost the appearance of his state’s economic performance, after his policies and those of his Democrat predecessors have chased people and businesses away.
Disney and Netflix haven’t taken the bait yet, but in a nod to insufferable corporate leftism that is all too pervasive these days, both companies promised to pay for employees to travel to other states to have abortions, or as they put it, “to obtain access to reproductive care.”
Newsom’s Super PAC funded an advertisement that begged Hollywood to “choose freedom,” and said that “California is a freedom state.”
But it’s hard to see how California has been a “freedom state.”
Certainly it hasn’t been on COVID.
Gavin aggressively sought the separation of church and churchgoers, embraced lockdowns and vaccine mandates.
Confiscatory business taxes and the highest gasoline tax in the nation don’t scream “freedom” either – and clearly the people have noticed.
Newsom says, “California offers freedom to access the health services you need, including abortion care. There’s freedom to love who you love. And there’s freedom from repressive state governments that want to tell you what to believe and threaten you with felonies if you don’t toe their line.”
This is utter ridiculousness given the restrictions on the Second Amendment and the propaganda being forced on kindergartners in the form of critical race theory and gender indoctrination.
Newsom ranted in a Tweet to Hollywood, saying, “You can protect your workers, or continue to support anti-abortion states that rule with hatred. Anti-abortion states have waged a cruel assault on essential rights and it’s only worsened since the ‘abhorrent’ Supreme Court decision. They are carrying out these attacks brazenly and with the intent to cause pain in the communities they target – many of whom are essential to the success of your industry. Today more than ever, you have a responsibility to take stock of your values – and those of your employees – when doing business in those states.”
In the eyes of the radical Left, abortion is never cruel or not in keeping with “equity” or “inclusion.”
Newsom is just angry because Hollywood is nothing but a bunch of nihilists, he knows it, and that’s why he expects his pleas to be persuasive.
If you feel as though you should have the freedom to eliminate any consequences from your actions then Newsom wants you in California.
And if these are the people Newsom deems so important to woo it’s only going to turn off everyday Americans.
No wonder he is desperately trying to make up for the mass exodus.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.