Leftists have managed to turn a west coast paradise into a dystopian wasteland.
These days many conservatives will tell you the best thing about California is that you can leave.
But now this blue state headache could soon become America’s national nightmare.
California Governor Gavin Newsom seems convinced he can walk on water after narrowly surviving a recall election last year.
And it looks like he’s determined to cash in on that national visibility.
It should come as no surprise that Nancy Pelosi’s nephew has big aspirations, but that doesn’t make the prospect any less terrifying.
As most Democrats look toward the fall Midterms with serious trepidation, Gavin Newsom is as cool as a cucumber.
A little over six months ago he was sweating bullets in the face of a major recall campaign, but today he’s sitting pretty with $25 million in campaign cash and no serious opponents at this stage in the game.
Meanwhile, his biggest critics are still reeling from the failed recall effort.
“The lingering effects of the circus that unfolded toward the end of last year’s recall make it extremely difficult to relaunch the type of campaign I would want to run,” Kevin Faulconer said in an Associated Press report.
But others caution that Newsom’s pride could put him on the fast track to a painful wakeup call.
“Even if the challenger in November isn’t very compelling or strong, a lot of people will vote for that person to express their displeasure with the incumbent,” political scientist Jack Pitney said. “And there might be a lot of displeasure this November.”
We can only hope voters will pull the rug out from under Newsom’s feet, but if they don’t, there’s a good chance the whole nation will soon find out why conservatives are basically evacuating their families out of the Golden State.
With Joe Biden fading into senility fast – and Kamala Harris apparently incapable of most Presidential tasks – there’s plenty of chatter that Newsom might be aiming to get on the 2024 Presidential ticket.
Unfortunately, the bar is so low Newsom would be a serious upgrade for Democrats.
After all, he’s able to talk in complete sentences.
But he’s also the guy blowing taxpayer money by the billions on big priorities like electric car charging stations in poor neighborhoods.
Not to mention forcing children to get the jab, pushing lockdown strategies that put a huge portion of the state’s restaurants out of business, and refusing to shut down legislation that would take owner operator truckers off the road.
In other words, a Gavin Newsom Presidency would be an unmitigated disaster for America wrapped up in a slightly less embarrassing package for Democrats.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.