It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: SleeperHasAwakened
As for retaining Newsome, I guess voters in the Great State of California are perfectly fine with authoritarianism.
Seems like they are fine with having their businesses shuttered.
They don't mind being told to essentially F off as a "non-essential worker" while their colleagues in the film industry (!!!) are deemed "essential workers" and permitted to continue traveling and working.
Most importantly, as the fabric of their economy is in turmoil, as they huddle in their homes during lockdown, their fearless leader was raising his glass for toasts at an extremely ritzy restaurant, in a large group, sans masks, as the ravages of the pandemic take their toll around them. He surely must be fearless to have been eating and drinking, with no mask! in an eating establishment. while many other eateries were shut down because of the scourge of "super spreading".
Californians are apparently "A OK" with the concept of "rules for thee but not for me" that their leaders to quote-unquote "model". I always laugh thinking about Newsom's lukewarm apology after the French Laundry Affair, "I modeled bad behavior".
You "modeled" bad behavior?!? That's how you explain away stripping jobs from the citizens in your state and banishing them to lockdown in their homes, while you're out partying at a very expensive restaurant?
And Californians are fine with that.
originally posted by: tamusan
I'm a little disappointed, but not surprised. I was hoping that Californians would get a reprieve from any future covid restrictions and mask/vaccine mandates.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
California's population skews significantly Democrat.
Not a single poll done in the run up to this election had Newsom being recalled.
A week before the election, Newsom's approval rating sat at 56% (and has actually gone up since)
California has only recalled one governor, Gray Davis in 2003.
Prior to the 2003 recall election Davis had a Disapproval rating of 71%.
Despite his Disapproval rating Davis was recalled with only 55% voting in favor of the recall.
So in the case of Newsom, we have a governor in a state that is heavily Democrat, has a positive approval rating, and led in every poll. Why did you guys think Elder would win/why did you think Newsom could only win by cheating?
Looks like 'The FOUR Families' will keep control of Californica!
CA deserves what they get... With Newsom winning there is no excuse for them moving forward. Newsom actually spent like 65 million on this and people were saying that they would see 50 commercials a day with Obama supporting him.
originally posted by: olaru12
The GOP could raise a lot of corporate money as well if they would quit scaring the CEOs with jan6 violence and talk of revolution. Just a thought....
Capitalism thrives in a peaceful environment.
originally posted by: SourGrapes
originally posted by: Oldcarpy2
originally posted by: VierEyes
I see the Democrats cheated again. What a surprise. 🙄
I have never heard such whining in all my life.
He won. Deal with it.
Only reason Newsom is still in office, is because Democrats and California are both very racist.
originally posted by: SleeperHasAwakened
I find it very interesting that, in the most populated state in the union, with the most voters, California always seems to race through ballot counting in state/federal level elections.
On the eve of last year's presidential election, probably around midnight, as Eastern states hung in the balance and started "shutting down counting" over night (never heard of that before in my life), California had already wrapped 'er up, counted all they needed to, and projected Biden the winner.
How is it that a state with many more ballots to count than its Eastern peer states, and lagging behind by a number of hours in the PST zone, always seems to settle the counting in way suitable to make projections, so much earlier than even some states in EST?
Do they throw more resources at the ballot counting?
Are they just more efficient, procedurally?
How long has voting by mail been prevalent in California? Since before COVID?
What is their secret to always projecting winners so quickly?
I'm not alleging anything sinister per se, but how the state with presumably the most ballots to count, and in the PST time zone, seems to consistently wrap up voting projections, many times faster than counterparts in EST, is a curious and counter-intuitive outcome in my mind.