Gavin Newsom Declares California a ‘Nation-State’
April 10, 2020 at 8:42 PM - Views: 113 #301118L0oniXModerator
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California this week declared its independence from the federal government’s feeble efforts to fight Covid-19 — and perhaps from a bit more. The consequences for the fight against the pandemic are almost certainly positive. The implications for the brewing civil war between Trumpism and America’s budding 21st-century majority, embodied by California’s multiracial liberal electorate, are less clear.
Speaking on MSNBC, Governor Gavin Newsom said that he would use the bulk purchasing power of California “as a nation-state” to acquire the hospital supplies that the federal government has failed to provide. If all goes according to plan, Newsom said, California might even “export some of those supplies to states in need.”
Newsom is accomplishing a few things here, with what can only be a deliberate lack of subtlety. First and foremost, he is trying to relieve the shortage of personal protective equipment — a crisis the White House has proved incapable of remedying. Details are a little fuzzy, but Newsom, according to news reports, has organized multiple suppliers to deliver roughly 200 million masks monthly.
Second, Newsom is kicking sand in the face of President Donald Trump after Newsom’s previous flattery — the coin of the White House realm — failed to produce results. If Trump can’t manage to deliver supplies, there’s no point in Newsom continuing the charade.
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April 10, 2020 at 8:54 PM #301123Ohio BarbarianModerator
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If there is one state that can secede and get away with it, it’s California.
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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April 10, 2020 at 9:08 PM #301127
April 10, 2020 at 9:42 PM #301137doh1304Participant
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“He knows who owns him, but at least he doesn’t like it”. I’ll give him 1 thing – he knows how to seize the day. Just remember one thing, CA has restored the Personal Mandate after the corruptocrat leadership killed single payer over the objection of 90% of the people. (literally – no hyperbole, though it might have meant 90% of Democrats, but in CA the two are synonymous)
April 10, 2020 at 9:50 PM #301139mmonkParticipant
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they need their own currency and banking system.
Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of People walking on it. - RFK
April 10, 2020 at 9:50 PM #301140FasttenseParticipant
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The Trump administration is collecting and consolidating supplies, equipment, tax dollars and propaganda tools. Just like in the cold war with the USSR, out spending the opponent is a must. Like the trade sanctions against Russia, Trump is preventing supplies, money and accurate info from reaching the states and the American people.
The constant propaganda war against the American people with disinformation and lies is exactly how the cold war went. All the news was tainted with cold war ideology as is all the news out of the White House tainted with orange idiocy.
How many Americans will Trump allow to die before he declares victory? At least in the USSR cold war people were not allowed to die.
Trump is allowing an American to die every 47 seconds. Welcome to the cold war on Americans.
April 10, 2020 at 9:57 PM #301141ravensongParticipant
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Sign. Me. Up.
All the California Republicans who haven’t moved to Texas yet will leave the state and move to Texas also. Northeast CA will be mine!
Hell yeah, my lifelong dream is to live in a country with no fascists. Make it so!
“A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.” ~ Booker T. Washington
The truth is, there’s no such thing as being “anti-Fascist.” Either you are a decent human being with a conscience, or you are a fascist.
April 10, 2020 at 10:06 PM #301147BluesuedeshoesParticipant
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Sign me up.
Bernie Sanders for President of California!
April 10, 2020 at 10:18 PM #301153roodyParticipant
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but we can’t have single payer health care for all. What doh1304 said.
April 10, 2020 at 10:25 PM #301156
April 10, 2020 at 10:52 PM #301168EarthartistParticipant
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Oregon will go with California! Washington I used to think it would but it is the hot bed of capitalism and militarism and mostly right wing corpo dems
April 10, 2020 at 11:22 PM #301182
April 11, 2020 at 2:27 AM #301262bazukhovParticipant
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We moved from our home state, California, to Oregon in 1981. Then we moved to Washington in 1993 and are still here.
If California secedes we hope Washington will join the new nation. Maybe Canada will adopt us as Baja British Columbia.
Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites
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