California Gov. Gavin Newsom beats back GOP-led recall (AP)

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      mrdmk
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      SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday emphatically defeated a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democrat framed as part of a national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and continued threats from “Trumpism.”

      Newsom bolted to a quick victory boosted by healthy turnout in the overwhelmingly Democratic state. He cast it as a win for science, women’s rights and other liberal issues, and it ensures the nation’s most populous state will remain in Democratic control as a laboratory for progressive policies.

      “‘No’ is not the only thing that was expressed tonight,” Newsom said. “I want to focus on what we said ‘yes’ to as a state: We said yes to science, we said yes to vaccines, we said yes to ending this pandemic.”

      With about 60% of ballots counted, “no” on the question of whether to recall Newsom was ahead by a 2-to-1 margin. That lead was built on votes cast by mail and in advance of Tuesday’s in-person balloting, with a strong showing by Democrats. While likely to shrink somewhat in the days ahead as votes cast at polling places are counted, Newsom’s lead couldn’t be overcome.

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      I do not like Democrats, but I like reactionary opportunist even less. The article talks about Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beating a recall effort. Yet the article does not mention Gray Davis in 2003. The real problem Davis had been with the White House providing cover for a scamming corporation. There is no doubt many people in California remember that event and did not buy it this time. Also, as usual, the media here was playing it for all of this worth it could. Why the Democrats have not fixed this stupid recall procedure is beyond reason. Further, since Newsom won, it is doubtful the Democrats are going to do anything.

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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      Snotty Walker was a much worse governor than Newsom was, and yet he managed to survive a recall. And Wisconsin didn’t have 666 candidates on the ballot, like California did in either of their recall fiascos. Snotty, being the idiot he was, misinterpreted the results, and thought the people loved him so much that he should be the Koch puppet candidate for President in 2016. He never made it to the first primary…. though ironically they ended up nominating somebody just as dumb & corrupt.

      The first California recall probably only succeeded because they found a “cool” celebrity that everybody liked from his movies. Not the first movie star governor of California either, of course. Larry Elder was never going to have that kind of appeal. I doubt even the Orange County Republicans are big fans of that wackjob.

      Now the real question here is… will Newsom learn anything from this, and try to be less of a Clinton wannabe Turd Way “centrist” douchebag?

      Yeah….. that will happen about the same time I open a ski resort on Beelzebub Mountain.

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        Since the answer is never, if learning anything means learning about their own failures and inadequacies, the answer to your question is an emphatic NO.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

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      Gray Davis tried to investigate the California Energy Crisis of the early 2000s, and for his efforts was subjected to a recall election that he couldn’t even run in. At a result, California voters got stuck with an action movie actor as governor, and the energy crisis was quietly swept under the rug. This time, since the Republicans couldn’t recruit a big-time Republican action movie star as an opponent, the results were different.

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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      They made the election a referendum on Elder. As soon as Californians learned who and what he was, he was doomed.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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      doh1304
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      Newsom withdraws in humiliation in 10… 9… 8…

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