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(Politico)   Gavin Newsom is carving out his political future   (politico.com) divider line
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2022-10-01 2:19:14 PM  
I like that someone is pushing back on all the "hurr CA bad" propaganda that has been unchallenged for way too long
 
2022-10-01 2:21:02 PM  
"Where are we?" Newsom asked, and in the darkened theater, Democrats in the audience nodded along with him. "Where are we organizing, bottom-up, a compelling alternative narrative? Where are we going on the offense every single day?"
Republicans, he fumed, are "winning right now." From voting and civil rights to abortion access, he said - "everything we've held dear in the last half-century ... the entire rights agenda" - is in question. He reminded the audience of Michelle Obama's aspirational mantra from the 2016 campaign that "when they go low, we go high," and he said, "I get it."
But he added, "That's not the moment we're living in right now."


Bloody goddamn right. And intellectually underdeveloped morons will call him Eeyore.
 
2022-10-01 2:21:45 PM  
fREnCh LAunDRY
 
2022-10-01 2:22:26 PM  

Karma Chameleon: fREnCh LAunDRY


Trump.
 
2022-10-01 2:25:30 PM  
The alternative is the Nazi party. They've embraced Q, Nazis and even taken to calling themselves domestic terrorists. They'll be openly worshipping Trump and calling Timothy McVeigh a hero soon.
 
2022-10-01 2:32:33 PM  
This headline will make sense on Thanksgiving.
 
2022-10-01 2:35:41 PM  
Good.  I hope more Dems are paying attention.
 
2022-10-01 2:40:38 PM  
President, maybe not.

But a lot of his actions are gearing up for pulling CA away from the rest of the country if it becomes necessary.
 
2022-10-01 2:41:11 PM  
Biden needs to step aside after the primaries and in 2023 announce he is not running for reelection and let the Dem party start to sort out our next generation of leaders and quit with grandma and grandpa candidates.
 
2022-10-01 2:43:47 PM  
If he ran in 2024, which Republican could beat him? Be honest, now.

He might not be perfect, but he doesn't have to be. He just has to beat the other party's guy.
 
2022-10-01 2:45:57 PM  

novalord2: I like that someone is pushing back on all the "hurr CA bad" propaganda that has been unchallenged for way too long


It's exactly this. This is why I don't think Newsom is not going to run for president until at least 2028. The anti-CA propaganda was just getting out of hand and who is better to counter the lies than the leader of the state?
 
2022-10-01 2:46:12 PM  
"Where are we?" Newsom asked, and in the darkened theater, Democrats in the audience nodded along with him.

Why does this seem so perfectly symbolic of the Democratic Party today? A bunch of people nodding away in a dark room, each thinking "yeah! Someone else should go do something about this!"
 
2022-10-01 2:48:03 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: "Where are we?" Newsom asked, and in the darkened theater, Democrats in the audience nodded along with him. "Where are we organizing, bottom-up, a compelling alternative narrative? Where are we going on the offense every single day?"
Republicans, he fumed, are "winning right now." From voting and civil rights to abortion access, he said - "everything we've held dear in the last half-century ... the entire rights agenda" - is in question. He reminded the audience of Michelle Obama's aspirational mantra from the 2016 campaign that "when they go low, we go high," and he said, "I get it."
But he added, "That's not the moment we're living in right now."

Bloody goddamn right. And intellectually underdeveloped morons will call him Eeyore.


If you interpret that as equivalent to "ain't nothing gonna happen" that's your problem
 
2022-10-01 2:49:27 PM  

Animatronik: This headline will make sense on Thanksgiving.


Good god.  Animatronik actually made a funny.

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2022-10-01 2:58:40 PM  

TotallyHeadless: novalord2: I like that someone is pushing back on all the "hurr CA bad" propaganda that has been unchallenged for way too long

It's exactly this. This is why I don't think Newsom is not going to run for president until at least 2028. The anti-CA propaganda was just getting out of hand and who is better to counter the lies than the leader of the state?


I think he will run in 2024

In fact let's wager. If I'm right I get to kick you in the nuts as hard as I can. If you're right you get to kick me in the nuts as hard as you can
 
2022-10-01 3:13:13 PM  
Leadership fellaters want to keep pushing this guy on us because he has shown willingness to veto any legislation opposed by corporations in a majority Democratic voting state.
It really is pathetic.
 
2022-10-01 3:16:50 PM  
We need him as President, Katie Porter as AG and Elizabeth Warren as Treasury Secretary.
 
2022-10-01 3:17:12 PM  
We've lived with him long enough, it's time for the rest of you to suffer along with us.
 
2022-10-01 3:17:46 PM  
He's doing the smart thing - preparing the ground before he does anything. This should create better conditions to bring up new progressive candidates that are not going to roll over to the more corporate Dems. I would love to see Stacy run in 2024 but I think Georgia needs her more right now. Joe is OK now but the liability of his age  for 2024 will be beaten to death by his opposition. Dems have strong young voices that they need to start listening to because the Republican hate machine will fade against anyone speaking the truth. Would love to see a ticket of Kamala and Stacy but not sure the nation is quite ready. Maybe Kamala and Fetterman?
 
2022-10-01 3:24:15 PM  
I thought Newsom was not progressive enough for the purists.

Don't agree with all the stances -- how about making sure PG&E and So Cal Edison are up to snuff before the EV mandate; try easing it with hybrids thrown in and making sure I can go from LA to Vegas on a single charge with traffic jams and the AC and WiFi/radio on first -- but he's done well enough, and unusually aggressive for the Dems, which is something the party needs.

The GOP national strategy is to prevent any young Democrats from prospering to the big stage. Newsom fits that bill, plus he's the current CA poster boy.

Nor is Newsom as shady as Kevin DeLeon, who has been chomping at every prestigious seat in the state and has a Tulsi/Sinema-esque odor to his "I'm a lefty -- psych!" votes when he had a position. Will admit I voted for him over Feinstein because RETIREMENT SIGN IS FLASHING. Not every oldster politician is Shimon Peres or Winston Churchill when it comes to the age challenge. Hopefully Newsom can coerce and find an apt replacement for Feinstein soon.

/read DeLeon is the CA Dems version of Ted Cruz when it comes to likability among colleagues
 
2022-10-01 3:25:57 PM  

Gyrfalcon: President, maybe not.

But a lot of his actions are gearing up for pulling CA away from the rest of the country if it becomes necessary.


Interesting statement considering a lot of FARKers love to point out to the mouthbreaters that we "settled this in 1865" when it comes to session.  IMHO, the US probably shoud break up.  I have challenged one such individual on the premise that "The South don't need the North" when I laught and said "You'd be BEGGING to rejoin within a year, if not sooner".  He reluctantly conceded my point.
 
2022-10-01 3:27:11 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: Gyrfalcon: President, maybe not.

But a lot of his actions are gearing up for pulling CA away from the rest of the country if it becomes necessary.

Interesting statement considering a lot of FARKers love to point out to the mouthbreaters that we "settled this in 1865" when it comes to session.  IMHO, the US probably shoud break up.  I have challenged one such individual on the premise that "The South don't need the North" when I laught and said "You'd be BEGGING to rejoin within a year, if not sooner".  He reluctantly conceded my point.


There would be so much violence.
 
2022-10-01 3:27:57 PM  

mistahtom: We need him as President, Katie Porter as AG and Elizabeth Warren as Treasury Secretary.


I prefer Katie Porter stay in her current position.  Nothing is more entertaining than when she pulls out her whiteboard and promptly spanks one or more Full of Themselves corporate types.
 
2022-10-01 3:33:27 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: mistahtom: We need him as President, Katie Porter as AG and Elizabeth Warren as Treasury Secretary.

I prefer Katie Porter stay in her current position.  Nothing is more entertaining than when she pulls out her whiteboard and promptly spanks one or more Full of Themselves corporate types.


That is always the talking point with a popular progressive. When people were calling for Warren to be President and then VP ,conservative Democrats said the same.
 
2022-10-01 3:56:56 PM  

novalord2: I like that someone is pushing back on all the "hurr CA bad" propaganda that has been unchallenged for way too long


I live in Texas but work for a company that is based in southern California and have daughter in school there, so I travel to CA on a fairly regular basis. California is a fricking utopia compared to my dumpster fire of a state. It used to be that you could say "well, cost of living is so much less". Not so much anymore. My house has more than doubled in value in the last 10 years so it is now about 80% of the cost of a similar house in Cali provided you are not in a beach community.

So I'm looking at it and I'm like "meh, after my son graduates HS I can probably afford it with less of a house and get an improvement of my overall quality of life"
 
2022-10-01 3:57:47 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: mistahtom: We need him as President, Katie Porter as AG and Elizabeth Warren as Treasury Secretary.

I prefer Katie Porter stay in her current position.  Nothing is more entertaining than when she pulls out her whiteboard and promptly spanks one or more Full of Themselves corporate types.


Did...did you forget the /s?
 
2022-10-01 4:20:58 PM  

jjorsett: We've lived with him long enough, it's time for the rest of you to suffer along with us.


Do you even have a complaint, or is this something about mask mandates?
 
2022-10-01 4:22:53 PM  
If the Demis run with a polished media-savvy businesstician from Libbylibsville you can bet the Repubbles will go with an illiterate moonshiner from Cousinfukee. Not sure I like those odds.

/ damn, this is good "medicine"
 
2022-10-01 4:33:13 PM  
Given all the red-farkied posts I see in this thread, Newsom absolutely needs to run in 2024.
 
2022-10-01 4:37:22 PM  

jjorsett: We've lived with him long enough, it's time for the rest of you to suffer along with us.


Leave then. Need a map with routes to some of your favorite shiathole red states? Let me know. I'd be happy to help out!
 
2022-10-01 5:05:53 PM  

Animatronik: This headline will make sense on Thanksgiving.


I didn't think Chinese folks did Thanksgiving. Huh...
 
2022-10-01 5:08:26 PM  

sinner4ever: Leadership fellaters want to keep pushing this guy on us because he has shown willingness to veto any legislation opposed by corporations in a majority Democratic voting state.
It really is pathetic.


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We've seen leadership before that "could not give a rap" about corporations and their desires.
 
2022-10-01 5:34:22 PM  

sinner4ever: Chief Superintendent Lookout: mistahtom: We need him as President, Katie Porter as AG and Elizabeth Warren as Treasury Secretary.

I prefer Katie Porter stay in her current position.  Nothing is more entertaining than when she pulls out her whiteboard and promptly spanks one or more Full of Themselves corporate types.

That is always the talking point with a popular progressive. When people were calling for Warren to be President and then VP ,conservative Democrats said the same.


I would've liked nothing better than to see Elizabeth Warren as VP. But with the Republican governor in MA, that would mean another Republican senator, and fark that all the way off.
No, you got a Democratic governor there, and I'm all in.  Love me some Liz.
 
2022-10-01 6:51:42 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: mistahtom: We need him as President, Katie Porter as AG and Elizabeth Warren as Treasury Secretary.

I prefer Katie Porter stay in her current position.  Nothing is more entertaining than when she pulls out her whiteboard and promptly spanks one or more Full of Themselves corporate types.


Porter isn't AG material. She's a numbers person. (Warren was her professor.) I think mistahtom was thinking of Adam Schiff for AG, which makes better sense. Porter can be Treasury Sec'y, although Commerce or Ag Sec'y might be even better.
 
2022-10-01 6:56:20 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: Gyrfalcon: President, maybe not.

But a lot of his actions are gearing up for pulling CA away from the rest of the country if it becomes necessary.

Interesting statement considering a lot of FARKers love to point out to the mouthbreaters that we "settled this in 1865" when it comes to session.  IMHO, the US probably shoud break up.  I have challenged one such individual on the premise that "The South don't need the North" when I laught and said "You'd be BEGGING to rejoin within a year, if not sooner".  He reluctantly conceded my point.


If the South left, they would not be knocking on the North's door, begging to rejoin. They will invite Russia and China to make life hell for the North. It's the stigginit mantra "I don't mind getting hurt, so long as you get hurt just as much." Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer. And that is the policy to hold with the South.
 
2022-10-02 9:34:12 PM  
FTA: On the sidelines of the festival in Austin, Asa Hutchinson, the Republican governor of Arkansas who is considering running for president in 2024, told me that "everywhere Newsom goes and makes his case, it makes the Republican message stronger."

What "Republican message?" Oh yeah, it must be, "Fark you, I've got mine."
 
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