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July 16, 2021


Christopher Cooke

there are many people who support restrictions or bans on abortion after the fetus is viable but not before that point or who would permit abortion in the first trimester in cases of rape or incest. Elder supports a complete ban, as far as I know. I was trying to refer to people who hold the complete ban view by stating “extreme Pro Life”. Probably not the best phrase. My main point is that the Republican Party in California has become an perpetual minority party due to its support for unpopular views that the vast majority of voters reject. This election demonstrates this point nicely.

Paloma Ave

This was far from a landslide. Newsom won by a margin of 2 to 1.

A landslide would be when Reagan beat Mondale - 525 electoral votes to 13!


@Lorin - Thanks. I wish more Californians could see through the rhetoric on things that will not change (like the last few comments) and worry more about the ineptitude of this administration over things that could change. See Days 1- 7 above. Newsom dropped $100M on this campaign according to this morning's SF Comicle and spent zero of those dollars talking about anything he has done besides masks and lockdowns. "We get the government we deserve and we are going to get it good and hard".

P.S. About a quarter of California voters are independents. They are the ones that need to be convinced things could be better.




You could argue some house cleaning is in order, but look at this:

California’s top utility regulator is resigning from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration as the state struggles to rein in massive wildfires and ensure its electrical grid keeps power flowing to residents’ homes.

Marybel Batjer, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, announced Tuesday that she will leave her post at the end of December — a little more than two years after Newsom appointed her to the role and more than five years before her term ends. She is the latest top official to depart Newsom’s administration: Since August 2020, the governor has lost his director of public health, the head of the state prison system, the director of the state unemployment department, the leader of the state’s Department of General Services, his communications director (twice), his chief of staff and three top aides.

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