By now, pretty much everyone but Biden and Co. appear to be less than enthusiastic about a Biden-Harris 2024 ticket, which is precisely why the rumor mill on the DNC’s end has gone into veritable overdrive, contemplating which lucky Dem might decide to shine for the nation.
Unfortunately for many, one of the most rumored names includes none other than Governor Gavin Newsom of California, who is probably most well known for being subjected to a recall election over his overtly draconian measures during the pandemic, including his own disregard of them.
As Biden departed for an ill-fated trip overseas, chiefly as it involved begging Saudi Arabia for oil, Fox News contributor Clay Travis observed that Newsom made a rather intriguing visit to the East Coast.
“Gavin Newsom showing up to visit the White House the day after Joe Biden leaves for Israel is so next level diabolical I can’t help but respect it,” Travis chortled.
That visit is quite interesting indeed.
After all, the White House isn’t the most convenient location in the world for a Californian to visit, especially a politician like Newsom and all his accompanying fanfare.
It’s even more interesting that Newsom decided to visit the White House after Biden had left, as one would think that a visit to the White House would go hand in hand with a visit to the president.
Unless, of course, Newsom is gunning to be president instead of Biden, which he may well be angling for after improbably surviving the recall election in his own state.
Democrats certainly aren’t pulling out all the stops for protecting Biden, with several of them irate over Biden’s apparent “fist bump” with the prince.
Representative Adam Schiff was one such Democrat, and he was clearly less than thrilled with Biden’s ill-advised antics.
“If we ever needed a visual reminder of the continuing grip oil-rich autocrats have on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, we got it today … One fist bump is worth a thousand words,” Schiff remarked.
Even if Democrats are starting to have few issues criticizing Biden, it is clear they can’t choose someone who is remotely moderate.
After all, Newsom has predominantly made headlines for being recalled, especially since he was all too eager to dine out and do literally everything he told his constituents they couldn’t do.
Newsom has also achieved the dubious honor of $6 per gallon of gasoline or more, rapidly transforming California in one of the most expensive places to live.
Oh, and he’s enjoying constant smears of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who achieved a vastly more balanced approach to the pandemic.
DeSantis also swiped a big chunk of Newsom’s Disney employees in California given Florida’s more “business friendly” climate.
This swipe drew a sharp rebuke from Newsom on Twitter, especially after Florida succeeded in passing a bill blocking educators from discussing LGBTQ+ matters with children in kindergarten through third grades.
“THIS is what ‘business friendly’ means? We protect free speech in California. We help our businesses grow, thrive, and invent the future,” Newsom tweeted angrily.
California doesn’t seem to believe much in free speech when conservative speakers come to campus, or if anyone conservative speaks period, but everyone knows that liberals have mastered double speak.
Along with too much speaking in general, as Newsom continued to rant on his Twitter page against Florida.
“But go ahead and keep telling us about ‘fiscal responsibility’ and your ‘business-friendly climate,’” Newsom snarled.
Thanks, Newsom, DeSantis will probably do just that.
Meanwhile, the editorial board at Wall Street Journal provided readers with quite a bit to reflect on as far as Mr. Newsom’s record with businesses and constituents is concerned.
Just consider the rather inconvenient facts below.
“So why are so many companies – Hewlett Packard, Enterprise, Oracle, Palantir,
Charles Schwab, Toyota, to name a few – moving their headquarters and jobs out of California? And why is California still short 296,000 jobs from pre-pandemic levels while Florida has added 156,000? And why did California lose 261,902 people between 2020 and 2021 while Florida gained 211,196?” the editors queried.
Why indeed …
It’s even more mysterious why Dems would consider anyone with a track record this bad to run for the presidency.
Author: Jane Jones