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 un