This is a two part ballot, so even if you’re voting NO on the recall, it’s still essential that you vote for the candidate of your choice IN CASE Newsom does get recalled. If the recall is successful, the candidate with the most votes becomes governor, so if you don’t vote, we could end up with a repug.
California Democrats, please be careful when you vote in the recall election…
|by Anonymous||reply 259||August 29, 2021 1:34 AM|
You're why this recall is happening.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||August 17, 2021 2:24 AM|
Interesting comment…why is that?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||August 17, 2021 2:36 AM|
Look around you. Look at the artificially inflated gas prices. Look at all the homeless people sleeping in the streets and under overpasses. Look at the cost of living go up and up and up out of proportion to what things are actually worth. If you think this is doing a good job, then I would really hate to see what a bad one looks like.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||August 17, 2021 2:39 AM|
Newsom’s replacement will fix the problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||August 17, 2021 2:41 AM|
You also need to clean house in the house and the senate to make any substantive changes.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||August 17, 2021 2:42 AM|
I eat piles of shit!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||August 17, 2021 2:43 AM|
We've been to this rodeo before and we get it. DL posters are pretty smart cookies (excepting r3). This is the sort of advice elderly Aunt Edna and newly registered or low information/low literacy voters need.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||August 17, 2021 2:47 AM|
And you believe Newsom is responsible for all that, R3?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||August 17, 2021 2:49 AM|
R6 is not R3.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||August 17, 2021 2:49 AM|
[quote] And you believe Newsom is responsible for all that, [R3]?
He did nothing to stop it and in many ways made it worse. I have lived in California since before he was governor and he is the absolute worst of the worst. The man is an oligarch.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||August 17, 2021 2:50 AM|
It's going to be very tough. Repugs want him out and the homeless situation has made many Dems want him out as well. I don't think it will be close. He's toast.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||August 17, 2021 2:51 AM|
I voted for Angelyne.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||August 17, 2021 2:56 AM|
I live in California, and I hate it. Just looking at the jokers in the list of candidates and knowing how much this recall will cost us pisses me off. Last time we got Swartzenegger, and it took Jerry Brown three terms to bring things back. I'm sick and tired of Trump people just making messes of everything. And no, I'm not voting for Angelyne. Or Caitlynn or the black preacher from Hemet or the guy with goggles on.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||August 17, 2021 2:58 AM|
Vote for Keving Falconer. He was the only moderate republican to support gay marriage. He's the best of the candidates and was quasi-endorsed by the LA Times.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||August 17, 2021 3:06 AM|
If he supports the T it doesn't count.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||August 17, 2021 3:07 AM|
[Quote]I voted for Angelyne.
Sadly, perennial hopeful porn babe Mary Carey did not make the ballot this time around.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||August 17, 2021 6:55 AM|
[quote]You also need to clean house in the house and the senate to make any substantive changes.
California does not have a "house."
|by Anonymous||reply 17||August 17, 2021 2:35 PM|
Some facts about how this once fine state works...
|by Anonymous||reply 18||August 17, 2021 8:36 PM|
Just vote NO! Leave the second part blank. Every vote for one of the 24 candidates lends legitimacy to this obvious power grab. The Trump trolls are all over this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||August 17, 2021 8:42 PM|
Goddamed fucking Larry Elder is going to be Governor.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||August 17, 2021 8:42 PM|
R20...No he isn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||August 17, 2021 8:44 PM|
Or throw caution to the wind when you vote. Control this, plan that. Fuck it! See what happens!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||August 17, 2021 8:51 PM|
June 7, 2022 is the date of the California primary, which will include the governor's office. If you are unhappy with Newsom, you can wait until then to replace him, why give it to a traitorous Republican who will pick the replacement for the 88 year old Feinstein if she dies between now and then and send the US Senate into the hands of Moscow Mitch. Don't screw the entire country because you are unhappy with Newsom.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||August 17, 2021 11:12 PM|
I hold DiFi totally responsible. She should have resigned years ago. Newsom recall is not the cause of a Mitch takeover.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||August 17, 2021 11:16 PM|
I agree. Whoever she is, she's gotta go.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||August 17, 2021 11:35 PM|
[quote]I hold DiFi totally responsible. She should have resigned years ago. Newsom recall is not the cause of a Mitch takeover.
Why are you blaming her and why should she have resigned? Blame the morons who reelected her in 2018.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||August 17, 2021 11:44 PM|
Yep, you’re right as usual. We Californians should have chosen the Republican candidate over the old, senile Democrat candidate that was forced on us instead of a vibrant, young progressive that the Democrats could have run. That even though DiFi should have voluntarily taken her rancid old doddering self out of the campaign, it’s our fault. My bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||August 18, 2021 12:00 AM|
R11, no real Dem would rather have Larry Elder as a governor. Nice concern trolling
|by Anonymous||reply 28||August 18, 2021 12:05 AM|
And she's planning to run again.
Term limits, folks. These old buggers can't quit you.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||August 18, 2021 12:05 AM|
[quote] no real Dem would rather have Larry Elder as a governor
Are some of his views problematic?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||August 18, 2021 1:00 AM|
R13 you live in California and you don’t know how many terms Brown served as governor after Arnold left?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||August 18, 2021 1:04 AM|
All these trump trolls can go eat a big pile of shit
|by Anonymous||reply 32||August 18, 2021 1:17 AM|
[quote] We Californians should have chosen the Republican candidate over the old, senile Democrat candidate that was forced on us instead of a vibrant, young progressive that the Democrats could have run
It’s exactly what happened ! No Republican made the run off that year. Di-Fi beat one of the best politicians in the state Kevin De Leon (D) to win re-election. Every news media said it was imperative for Di-Fi to be re-elected because Di-Fi’s experience was important to Democrats who needed to win back the Senate. Newsom and the California Democratic Party endorsed De Leon.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||August 18, 2021 1:23 AM|
I think people really underestimate how fed up Californians are about the homeless issue. While it is definitely a complex issue, this has become the new "the criminals (homeless) have all the rights". The dems like Newsom, Garcetti and Bonin are all viewed as being soft on the issue and when Bonin said he was once homeless, you knew many people simply stopped listening because some interpreted as having greater empathy with the homeless than homeowners.
Newsom has no chance of being retained because the majority of his voting base has been negatively galvanized by this one issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||August 18, 2021 2:17 AM|
Putting the above points aside for a moment: who should we vote for in Part 2 to take over in case the recall does succeed? I think it should be a Dem because the new Gov would have to appoint Feinstein's replacement in the U.S. Senate if she were to die or retire. There are only 2 Dems on the ballot:
1/ Kevin Paffrath, 29, who gives financial advice to his 1.7 million YouTube subscribers. The Democrat says his lack of "political baggage" is a good thing. His proposals include building underground tunnels for new roadways and cutting income taxes;
2/ Joel Ventresca, 69, is a Democrat though says he's further to the left than Newsom, whom he called a "corporate, establishment, insider Democrat." Ventresca's main campaign platform is providing free health care and education "cradle to grave" for everyone in California. He retired in 2018 from the San Francisco International Airport, where he held multiple roles.
The replacement Gov's term would last only until after the regular election of Nov 2022 (when Newsom could be re-elected or the replacement Gov could be elected, or someone new could be elected), but he could do a lot of damage (or good) in that short period of time. So who's better, or at least less bad: Paffrath or Ventresca?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||August 18, 2021 2:48 AM|
r27 apparently knows nothing about how California's elections work. There WAS no Republican candidate in the final election.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||August 18, 2021 1:54 PM|
I was wrong at R35 -- there aren't only 2 Dem candidates on the Calif ballot. There are actually 7 more, though none of them strikes me as capable of being taken seriously (and none of them seems to be garnering much support so far):
Holly Baade -- self-described mother/business owner
John Drake -- self-described college student
Armando Perez-Serrato -- no info given by candidate
Daniel Watts -- self-described free speech lawyer
Patrick Kilpatrick -- self-described actor/screenwriter/producer
Brandon Ross -- self-described physician/attorney
Jacqueline McGowan -- self-described cannabis policy advisor
I'm not at all sure that Paffrath or Ventresca discussed at R35 is any more qualified, but at least they're exciting some interest among voters. So which one should I vote for after voting against recall?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||August 18, 2021 8:42 PM|
r27 If you voted in November 2018, the general election for Senate was between two Democrats. The younger progressive Dem fucked up by opening his mouth on Israel....sent a lot of Jewish Dems and $$ to Feinstein that might have stayed neutral or gone to him otherwise. He lost 55-45.
CA has a jungle primary, two dems were top votegetters in primary
|by Anonymous||reply 38||August 19, 2021 2:14 AM|
[quote]I have lived in California since before he was governor and he is the absolute worst of the worst. The man is an oligarch.
I was born here and have lived here all my life - and you are completely, utterly full of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||August 19, 2021 5:05 PM|
He should have been removed when he was caught being at that restaurant.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||August 19, 2021 6:18 PM|
Thank you for posting this on DL, OP. Because we all know California is the center of the fucking universe.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||August 19, 2021 6:21 PM|
The latest poll of likely voters has the 'no' vote slightly ahead.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||August 19, 2021 6:30 PM|
I've seen absolutely ZERO advertising about the election.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||August 19, 2021 6:46 PM|
I have to say I’m pretty shocked at how fucking lazy the Democratic Party seems to be in California. For a state full of old hippies and social activists, they seem totally incompetent at political organizing. Like with Prop 8, they see their side far ahead in early polling and just decide they have it in the bag. By the time the polls tighten, it’s to late for them to get organized and push back.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||August 20, 2021 12:38 AM|
BREAKING: The fiancée of Larry Elder, the Republican recall Candidate trying to unseat California Governor Gavin Newsom, reveals that she broke off her engagement with Elder after he threatened her with a loaded gun during a heated argument. RT IF YOU SUPPORT NEWSOM OVER ELDER!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||August 20, 2021 2:07 PM|
[quote]Because we all know California is the center of the fucking universe.
It's the most important state in the USA, the economic engine of the country, the fifth largest economy IN THE WORLD, and has long been viewed as the bellwether of the US in various ways. So maybe not the center of the universe, but of tremendous importance, yes. Deal with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||August 21, 2021 1:35 PM|
R46 is Gavin Newsome.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||August 21, 2021 3:57 PM|
It’s a trap!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||August 21, 2021 3:59 PM|
Faulconer is a great in-between until the midterms.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||August 21, 2021 4:24 PM|
r11, the homeless problem started in the 80s with Reagan's presidential policies. It was happening LONG before Newsom became governor.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||August 21, 2021 10:22 PM|
R47, come back when your spelling has improved.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||August 22, 2021 1:14 PM|
[quote] It's the most important state in the USA
Also is the source for over 90% of the country's douchebags.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||August 22, 2021 3:48 PM|
[quote] Vote for Keving Falconer. He was the only moderate republican to support gay marriage. He's the best of the candidates and was quasi-endorsed by the LA Times.
Voted NO on the recall, of course, but voted for Falconer. A strategic vote, though he doesn't sound horrifying. I'd rather have him than a minority vote in some Trumpy loon like Larry Elder.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||August 22, 2021 3:50 PM|
[quote] He should have been removed when he was caught being at that restaurant.
He was there with exactly two too many people. When we know lots of Trumpers and antimask/antivax types were ignoring the rulings and going to car races and the like.
Sorry, this was and remains an extreme mountain made out of a molehill.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||August 22, 2021 3:53 PM|
[quote]Sorry, this was and remains an extreme mountain made out of a molehill.
Newsom attracts blue Deplorables so…get rid.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||August 22, 2021 3:55 PM|
The problem with Kevin Faulconer is that he's not a Dem. If Feinstein retires or dies, the successor to her Senate seat will be appointed by the Calif Gov -- if that's a Republican, no matter how moderate, he's likely to appoint a Republican as Senator -- that would give the GOP control of the Senate and return Mitch McConnell to the leadership.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||August 22, 2021 4:01 PM|
R56 given how Democratic control of the government for just six months has driven the U.S. into the ditch (inflation, unemployment, Delta, Afghanistan, etc.) maybe we should try divided government.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||August 22, 2021 5:42 PM|
Kevin Faulconer is not far-right. He’s pro choice, pro-gay rights, pro-environment, pro-vaccine. I trust him.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||August 22, 2021 6:13 PM|
And if he turns out not to be trustworthy then you get rid.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||August 22, 2021 6:14 PM|
I hope I don't regret my Faulconer vote.
It was simply out of trying to be strategic with the math, because any vote not for Elder or the nutters helps keep Elder away.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||August 23, 2021 4:32 AM|
Your choice was basically Elder or Newsom. Elder leads. You tried, in the end.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||August 23, 2021 4:34 AM|
The oldsters on Next Door are all voting Elder.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||August 23, 2021 4:57 AM|
[quote]Kevin Faulconer is not far-right. He’s pro choice, pro-gay rights, pro-environment, pro-vaccine. I trust him.
Then you need to ask yourself why someone with those views remains a member of the white supremacist GOP.
Trust no Republican. Ever. Especially the ones that like to espouse how not like other Republicans they are.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||August 23, 2021 11:07 AM|
Vote NO (on the first question.
Leve the second question blank. Gavin Newsom is extremely qualified for this office. The rest are psychos. We have to keep Gavin Newsom in office.
We need all dems. We need san republican and independents too.
Vote NO (on the first question). This ends this nightmare. We keep a good, hard working and extremely qualified person in office. We need Gavin Newsom.
Here is a voting resource by stop the republican (fascists arm of republican party) to help you, it's good.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||August 23, 2021 11:28 AM|
You’re full of hyperbole, R63.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||August 23, 2021 1:45 PM|
I FF’d R63.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||August 23, 2021 1:45 PM|
Someone is earning her pay from the CDP.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||August 23, 2021 2:50 PM|
That’s so Trump-like. That’s conspiracy theory shit. Democrats are not above that kookiness.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||August 23, 2021 2:55 PM|
[quote]You’re full of hyperbole, [R63].
Answer the question, then. Why does someone who holds all those positions remain aligned with a white supremacist political party?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||August 23, 2021 3:12 PM|
Why are Democrats so anti-Semitic? The far left—YOU.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||August 23, 2021 3:16 PM|
Since Larry Elder is poised to take over as there's no runoff, I'm not so sure leaving the second part blank is a good idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||August 23, 2021 3:21 PM|
This recall thing makes California even more of a laughing stock. An action hero as a governor? What an amazing system.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||August 23, 2021 3:37 PM|
My vote goes to the classy and ever-qualified Mary Carey!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||August 23, 2021 4:07 PM|
She's dropped out, R73.
Unless I can write in Mr. Cox' bear (whose name I don't know), none of those candidates appeal to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||August 23, 2021 7:07 PM|
This is a disaster. Planned and orchestrated disaster
|by Anonymous||reply 75||August 23, 2021 7:10 PM|
I had such high hopes for Newsom as a presidential candidate, but it looks like he's finished.
Enjoy Larry Elder as your new Gov. Maybe things won't be as bad as you think.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||August 23, 2021 7:13 PM|
Why? He has always had that smarmy slick back cosmopolitan socialite Persona that will go nowhere in Middle America and purple states
|by Anonymous||reply 77||August 23, 2021 7:17 PM|
Now that Fox News and media have made California the geographic epicenter for the nation’s cultural resentment, Democrats need to be reluctant to nominate anyone from California to head the ticket. Sorry Kamala
|by Anonymous||reply 78||August 23, 2021 7:19 PM|
R14. Kevin Faulconor was a shitty mayor of San Diego.
Vote NO on the recall.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||August 23, 2021 7:46 PM|
Larry Elder is a piece of shit.
Vote NO on the recall.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||August 23, 2021 7:47 PM|
He wasn’t R79.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||August 23, 2021 8:09 PM|
To stop the recall and stop larry elder (a total psycho) from taking over, you do this:
VOTE NO, on the first question.
You have to VOTE. You have to VOTE NO.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||August 23, 2021 9:11 PM|
Kamala flying in to save the day for Gavin.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||August 24, 2021 2:19 AM|
Remember to vote "yes" on the recall, but then write Gavin's name in. That way, no matter what happens, he will still be governor!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 84||August 24, 2021 2:26 AM|
Faulconer is a good, middle of the road choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||August 24, 2021 2:28 AM|
VOTE NO ( on the first question). This stops the recall and Gavin Newsom stays.
Leave the second question blank. The rest are psychos, not sane. This is why.
Join Stop the Republican Recall. Click the link for a very good voting resource from them too.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||August 24, 2021 2:30 AM|
R86 you are wrong. The recall was organized from Moscow! Wake up SHEEPLE! Good resources here.
see offsite link to gofuckyourself.org
|by Anonymous||reply 87||August 24, 2021 2:31 AM|
Crazy extremist Larry Elder is winning because dems are not voting. All Dems we need you to vote. This is how:
-Vote NO (on the first question). This mean you are against the recall and Gavin Newsom stays in office.
-Leave the second question blank.
Click the link for the voting resource by stop the republican recall.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||August 24, 2021 3:06 AM|
ALL DEMS, please need you to vote.
Vote NO (on first question of your ballot.)
Please SANE Republicans and Independents we need you too.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||August 24, 2021 3:15 AM|
The problem is that if Elder gets in, school choice will get in because many dumb as dirt Dems support it, and then we'll never get rid of it and our population will gradually dumb down to the level of Texas. It is failed social engineering which causes crime and violence, deprives hundreds of thousands of decent education while enriching scammers and bigots, and destroys communities.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||August 24, 2021 3:19 AM|
Why didn’t Democrats provide a competent backup candidate to vote for in the second part just in case Newsom was recalled in question number one?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||August 24, 2021 3:22 AM|
it is not a real election. This is a recall. Gavin Newsom is the governor. He is from the Democratic Party. The fascists arm of the republican party are behind this recall. This is not a normal scheduled election, it is a recall. It is already costing a shit ton of money (over $276 million). Now, we have a serious pandemic too.
Vote NO (on the first question of your ballot). This means you vote against the recall and we keep Gavin Newsom. He is also working his ass of for us.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||August 24, 2021 3:30 AM|
why didn't the republican provide a sane and responsible back-up? The republican are the doing the recall. The Democratic Party wants Gavin Newsom to stay.
Californians gets some crazy person. We have no idea who it could be? This is want the republicans are doing.
Please we need everyone to Vote, Here is how:
Vote NO (on the first question of your ballot)
Leave second blank. They are crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||August 24, 2021 3:35 AM|
Because Newsom's legal case is that whatever the vote total anti-recall is, will be more than the highest vote-getter for Round 1 and THEREFORE, the recall should be thrown out since he is still the governor and letting someone who gets just 20% of the vote serve is unconstitutional. Unfortunately, that is the scenario under which Schwarzenegger served and the US Supreme Court is not about to stop Elder because the Governor's lawyers are pursuing a failed strategy.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||August 24, 2021 3:35 AM|
For round 2 I mean. See if the Democrats had a legit single alternative everyone voted for, Newsom couldn't make that claim in court. He is a selfish bastard who cares nothing for California.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||August 24, 2021 3:36 AM|
there is no round two you dumb ass.
This is a recall election. Vote no. Just keep gavin newsom.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||August 24, 2021 3:38 AM|
That won't work R96. It didn't work for Grey Davis and it won't work for Newsom. Why are dems so stupid?
|by Anonymous||reply 97||August 24, 2021 3:52 AM|
Shockingly and unbelievably, "Vote no on 1, leave 2 blank" is, in fact, the official position of California's Democratic Party. And IMHO, it's completely, suicidally, fucking INSANE.
Their rationale: if they encourage voters to pick a "Plan B" Democrat, Newsom might lose a few votes if Democrats vote 'yes' for the recall in the hope that their preferred Democrat will replace him.
The obvious danger: If Newsom loses by even a single vote, and California's Democrats take the Party's official advice and leave question #2 blank, California's next governor will almost CERTAINLY be a Republican. Possibly even Larry Elder.
Do the sane thing: vote 'no' for question #1 (indicating your preference for keeping Newsom), then fuck the Party Line, and vote for a reasonable Democrat for question #2. Paffrath is a Democrat, and is apparently just slightly behind Elder in the polls. So, vote for him, and hope that vote ultimately ends up being unnecessary. But for the love of God, Xenu, and everything ever alleged to be holy, don't leave question #2 blank unless you want to risk electing Larry Elder as Governor by virtue of your own inaction.
Leaving question #2 blank is NO DIFFERENT than boycotting an election and handing victory to the Republicans unopposed. And make no mistake... the likelihood that Newsom might lose the recall election and cause whomever wins the most votes from question #2 to become the next governor is real. Take it seriously. Encourage your friends to vote 'no' on question 1... then be sane & hedge their bets on a Democrat for question #2 (preferably, one with a realistic chance of beating Larry Elder, like Paffrath).
|by Anonymous||reply 98||August 24, 2021 7:23 AM|
... and after this election is over, change that idiotic recall law to automatically include the incumbent governor on the "replacement" list. That way, in future recall elections, the Party can tell people, "vote no on #1, and vote for the governor for #2, so that even if he loses #1, the recall will prevail unless someone ELSE is able to muster more votes via question #2". The current recall rules are STUPID, precisely because there are so many ways they can result in an outcome the majority of voters are likely to find objectionable REGARDLESS of outcome.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||August 24, 2021 7:33 AM|
All Californians we need you. This recall election is dangerous. We need to stop this. We need our hard-working Governor to stay in office. All Dems we need you to vote (VOTE NO). We need sane Republicans and Independents too. T
-Vote No (on first question of ballot).
-Leave second blank.
We need to stop this. We need our hard-working Governor to stay in office.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||August 24, 2021 7:35 AM|
^^^ argh, typo... r99 should read, "... even if he loses #1, the recalled governor will prevail and remain as the governor unless someone ELSE is able to muster more votes via question #2."
|by Anonymous||reply 101||August 24, 2021 7:35 AM|
Hardworking Californians who have to deal with homelessness, hypocrisy, and the strictest COVID restrictions in the country, destroying small business vote the following:
-Vote YES (on first question of ballot).
-Select Kevin Faulconer for the second spot
We actually get the chance to trial run of a governor and then we can vote him out next year of he doesn't work out. What do we have to lose????
We need to stop this. We need a hard-working Governor in office and the current one is not that person. Give someone else a chance.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||August 24, 2021 8:20 AM|
VOTE NO (on first question).
Keep Gavin Newsom in office. This is a very dangerous recall effort. All hands on deck and VOTE NO!
|by Anonymous||reply 103||August 24, 2021 8:39 AM|
[quote] after this election is over, change that idiotic recall law to automatically include the incumbent governor on the "replacement" list.
That’s nonsensical. The incumbent is already on the ballot in the first question.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||August 24, 2021 11:22 AM|
r104, the fundamental problem with the current recall law is that the incumbent can be kicked out by a 49.999% 'no' vote, then replaced by someone who only got 8% of votes (in a contest with dozens or hundreds of candidates splitting the vote) since part 2 requires only a first-past-the-post plurality.
In other words, a minority of voters can game the system to unseat a governor who lacks an absolute majority of supporters, but still has WAY more supporters than whomever gets the most votes as their replacement.
The proper solution would be for recall & replacement elections to be independent of each other, and for replacement elections to be run like normal ones (ie, primary, then election, then runoff if necessary)... but that would be too slow, expensive, and impractical.
Allowing the incumbent to re-run as his/her own replacement would ensure that a governor's replacement had to win at least as many votes as the voters who wanted to keep them (assuming they voted for them as their fallback choice).
Another possibility would be to dispense with the second part altogether, and simply replace a recalled governor with the Lieutenant Governor and replace the LG via the usual process.
Another possibility would be to pick the replacement via a Condorcet method. This is arguably the best way to pick a replacement for a removed Governor, but trying to explain Condorcet rules to normal people is damn-near impossible... and in an election with potentially hundreds of candidates and millions of voters, the cloud computing resources (like Amazon AWS) necessary to determine the winner within a day or two could cost hundreds of millions of dollars & approach the computational complexity of Bitcoin mining (because you have to calculate every conceivable permutation of votes for every voter & candidate to basically determine who's the least-disliked compromise if nobody has an actual majority). It's very hard to explain to normal people why somebody who was the first choice of almost nobody (but the second, third, or fourth choice of a narrow majority who grudgingly viewed them as 'tolerable') should beat two candidates who got 45 and 39% of first-choice votes (but were the last choice of the other's supporters.
Basically, Condorcet rules punish polarizing candidates, while giving centrist candidates nobody is really *enthused* about, but views as the lesser-evil, a huge boost. So, in a hypothetical election between Trump, Romney, Biden, Bernie, and AOC, Trump & AOC would have almost zero chances of winning because more people despise them than prefer them. Out of the remaining 3, the winner would probably be Biden, since he'd have been almost everyone's second or third choice in a race with a roughly 50-50 split between Republicans & Democrats. HOWEVER, if Republicans tried to game it by only voting for Romney and/or Trump, Condorcet rules would treat votes for "nobody else" as ambivalent, equal votes FOR "everybody else", potentially giving Bernie an edge. It's a great scheme for picking least-opposed consensus candidates, but almost impossible to explain to normal people. In theory, it SHOULD produce outcomes similar to a "Jungle Primary" to pick 2 candidates followed by run-off elections if necessary in a state where two parties are strong & disciplined... but in reality, Condorcet rules encourage more marginal candidates to run, making things a bit more "unpredictable"
Condorcet rules also make accurate polling damn-near impossible in a race with dozens or hundreds of candidates, because even a subtle selection bias could be massively amplified & completely throw the poll's results.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||August 24, 2021 4:46 PM|
[quote] In other words, a minority of voters can game the system to unseat a governor who lacks an absolute majority of supporters, but still has WAY more supporters than whomever gets the most votes as their replacement.
You’re glossing over that it requires a majority vote to unseat the governor. So it’s not a minority of voters gaming the system to unseat him. It’s a majority vote unseating him. Also, once the majority has indicated they don’t want the incumbent, it makes no sense to allow him to be on the replacement list where he could be returned by only a plurality (and be subject to another recall).
|by Anonymous||reply 106||August 24, 2021 4:57 PM|
R102 is correct.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||August 24, 2021 5:03 PM|
r106, you're not wrong... and this mostly illustrates why conceptually "simple" solutions often create complex problems.
Ultimately, the present Recall law is a badly-flawed mechanism that can be easily exploited by a noisy, active minority to harass a candidate who gets elected by a majority that later becomes semi-ambivalent about them, and result in the election of people who wouldn't have a chance in HELL of getting elected to the same position in a "normal" election.
IMHO, a better solution would be to make the rules a little more complex:
1. A recall election is a single-issue ballot: should the present governor be retained, or should they be removed? If the 'yes' votes prevail with a majority, the Governor is removed from office and replaced by the Lieutenant Governor. A new LG is appointed via the normal mechanism.
2. The new Governor's term (held by the former Lieutenant Governor) is truncated to coincide with the present 2-year election cycle for the House of Representatives. If the term is truncated, it does NOT count against the term limit.
If these rules applied to the present situation, that would mean that if Newsom were successfully recalled, the Lieutenant Governor would have to run again in the normal Fall 2022 election... but for term limit purposes, THAT would be considered their first term. If whomever won for Governor in 2022 were recalled in 2023, the schedule of future Governor elections would be shifted forward by 2 years, so the next Gubernatorial election would be held in 2024 instead of 2026.
Basically, the Lieutenant Governor would always replace the recalled governor until the next major 2-year election, and if a recall happened during the first 2 years of a Governor's term, the remainder of that term would be truncated to the next major election cycle.
This way, you still have a clean, fair way for voters to remove a governor who pisses too many people off... but you reduce the incentive for a grumpy polarized minority to throw monkey wrenches at the majority winner by ensuring that whomever replaces them will still be from the same party.
The replacement will probably think long and hard about blindly following in the recalled governor's exact footsteps if they want to have any chance of winning the next "real" election in a year or two, but they're also unlikely to give the other party's voters much or any of what they're clamoring for. Likewise, by getting gubernatorial terms rapidly back on track with the semi-annual major election cycle (dictated by the House of Representatives), California could avoid turning recalls into a never-ending circus with expensive special election after expensive special election.
This also gives the party of a recalled governor a year or two to take a breath, do some hard soul-searching, and decide whether it wants to stand behind the new (former-LG) Governor as its official candidate in the next "real" election, or stand back and make them compete in the Primary election cycle like everyone else. It takes the immediate 'crisis' pressure off of them to get any warm body from the same party elected as a preferential option to anyone from the other party (by putting the Lieutenant Governor into the role), and then gives them a few months to gauge public sentiment over the new (former LG) Governor's performance and policies (and their likelihood of winning a real, competitive election against strong opponents) before blindly throwing the Party's weight behind them.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||August 24, 2021 6:59 PM|
We have to keep Gavin Newsom in OFFICE. He is intelligent, compassionate and extremely hard working.
Vote NO (on first question of your ballot). A NO vote mean you are against the recall, and this keep Gavin Newsom in office.
Second question leave BLANK. This is because the rest are psychos.
PLEASE VOTE and VOTE NO.
ALL HANDS ON DECK! We need all Dems. Also, we need sane Republicans and Independents.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||August 24, 2021 7:16 PM|
[quote] [R106], you're not wrong
That’s a given.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||August 24, 2021 9:11 PM|
Keep in mind, r109, that if a person wanted to recall Newsom they would need to vote Yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||August 24, 2021 9:13 PM|
If you want to KEEP Newsom make sure to vote YES. They try to confuse you on the ballot like they did for Prop 8. Vote YES, YES, YES to keep Newsom and then choose a back up just in case.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||August 25, 2021 4:12 AM|
To Keep Gavin Newsom in Office and stop the any of the rest, you do this:
Vote NO ( on first question of the ballot).
Leave Second Question Blank.
Go to Stop the Republican Recall dot org for more information and to volunteer.
Go to California Action for more information.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||August 25, 2021 4:16 AM|
California Democrats, please open your hole for a man.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||August 25, 2021 6:56 AM|
OP is calling out to be fucked by a man.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||August 25, 2021 6:56 AM|
Remeber bvote ye sfor freedom
Then scrach you eyes ourt.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||August 25, 2021 6:59 AM|
r112 is a troll. Google it. A "no" vote for question 1 is a vote to KEEP Newsom (you're saying "no" to the recall). Any reputable source (CNN, LA Times, etc) will confirm this.
That said, ignore the California Democratic Party's recklessly insane advice to "keep the message simple" and "leave question 2 blank". The risk Newsom might lose is low... but real. If you leave #2 blank, it's like sitting out the metaphorical followup election and leaving the choice of his successor to the Republicans. Vote 'no' for #1, then pick a mostly-harmless Democrat (say, Paffrath) as a fallback in case the 'yes' votes prevail.
California's Democrats are playing Russian Roulette by telling people to leave question 2 blank. There is NO strategic advantage to Newsom, as long as you vote 'no' for #1.
If 'no' prevails, question 2 is MOOT. If 'yes' prevails, whomever gets the most votes in question 2 will be California's next governor. For god's sake, make sure it's a Democrat & don't hand victory to the Republicans by leaving question 2 blank. Smug overconfidence made Hillary lose. Learn from her goddamn mistake & don't let it happen again!
|by Anonymous||reply 117||August 25, 2021 7:03 AM|
While many people are debating his political future right now, we’re going to tell you about something he did outside the world of politics.
Our politician is a smart and charismatic guy, so women have always been more than happy to date or marry him.
However, you may not know that our man has been known to engage s*x workers to take care of his needs. He did this regularly.
He had a rotating lineup of girls he would use. Most of the girls did not last long in the rotation.
They would always come back with stories about how drunk/ high/ crazy/ scary he was.
One night he requested [Woman] for an outcall.
When she got there he was already totally wasted. She knew that he got weird when he was drunk or high, but this particular night he was whacked out of his mind and angry about something.
There was a fireplace in the room. At some point he grabbed the fireplace poker and ran around the room butt n*ked, chasing her with the poker. He was yelling, “I’m going to jam this fire poker through your eye!”
Yikes! What did she do?
She screamed and ran out of the room. She got away without getting hurt. He kept requesting her after that, but she refused to ever do a call with him again.
Was this a unique situation?
No, he went through tons of girls and they all have stories about how crazy he is. He can be scary.
We know that our politician had/has designs on being President of The United States some day. However, could you imagine the kind of scrutiny he would face if he ran for President?
He doesn’t even have the luxury of claiming that this happened before he became a politician. Or that it was an isolated incident. He was definitely an elected public official at the time of this story. And there are lots of these women out there.
Again, this is a very famous politician. Even if you don’t follow politics, you absolutely KNOW HIM..
He has been the subject of some controversy lately, so we don’t know exactly what his future holds.
However, when we see him on TV now, we can’t get that picture out of our head of him running around with a fire poker… no clothes… whacked out of his mind… and threatening to jam someone’s eye out!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||August 25, 2021 7:40 AM|
Remember to avoid the AIDS up your pooper Larry Charles Hollywood.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||August 25, 2021 8:55 AM|
Embrace change and reject the status quo.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||August 25, 2021 5:10 PM|
Without a compelling reason, change for change's sake is stupid and risky.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||August 25, 2021 5:22 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 122||August 25, 2021 6:23 PM|
I eat piles and piles and piles AND PILES! of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||August 25, 2021 7:56 PM|
How could many people in California be so unaware of this election? Are they burying their heads in their shitholes? Mind-boggling!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 124||August 25, 2021 8:08 PM|
R121: California cannot continue on this trajectory indefinitely. We don't just need a new governor. We need new representatives in the house and senate. We need new judges. We need to clean house from top to bottom.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||August 25, 2021 8:09 PM|
WE need ALL Registered Voters to VOTE NO (on the first question of your ballot.) This means you are against this dangerous recall effort and this keeps Gavin Newsom in office.
He is a Great Governor too. He is working his ass off for us. Oh and the rest are complete psychos. This is dangerous.
ALL HANDS ON DECK!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 126||August 25, 2021 9:25 PM|
R126 is a paid shill using ableist hate speech to defend the oligarchy.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||August 25, 2021 9:27 PM|
HI Californians, Here is a good voting resource by Stop the Republican Recall. Please circulate to friendly and family in California too.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||August 25, 2021 9:28 PM|
You can stop acting like you're automatically entitled to Black and Brown votes.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||August 25, 2021 9:28 PM|
Stop the Republican BASHING.
The GOP is not your enemy.
Gavin Newsom is.
He is a racist and a supporter of the buckbreaking TQ+ cult.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||August 25, 2021 9:29 PM|
Gavin's gotta go. You better hope he loses this recall because otherwise he will be prosecuted for crimes against humanity before the next general election.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||August 25, 2021 9:30 PM|
Gavin Newsom in a GREAT Governor. Do not let dangerous people take over California, during an pandemic.
Vote NO (on first question on your Ballot.)
Here is a good voting resources too: click the pic
|by Anonymous||reply 132||August 25, 2021 9:34 PM|
Gavin is a disaster as governor. Gas only went down in price because of Trump. It went back up again with no end in sight almost as soon as he was gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||August 25, 2021 9:36 PM|
Homophobic Black woman calls a Black man a white supremacist for daring to challenge a white liberal governor. It's like y'all still want your slaves back.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||August 25, 2021 9:37 PM|
What is it they say about the company you keep?
|by Anonymous||reply 135||August 25, 2021 9:37 PM|
Heels-Up Harris is rappin' for the white man again:
|by Anonymous||reply 136||August 25, 2021 9:39 PM|
I have seen the decline with my own two eyes. Keep the status quo in power and it will keep getting worse and worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||August 25, 2021 9:41 PM|
This is karma for not doing more to distance yourself from [italic]Full fucking House[/italic].
|by Anonymous||reply 138||August 25, 2021 9:43 PM|
The people defending Newsom are anti-gay. Do not be fooled.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||August 25, 2021 9:45 PM|
Voting No is voting Yes to the status quo.
Voting No is voting Yes to increased income inequality.
Voting No is voting No on California's economic recovery.
Voting No is voting No on California itself.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||August 25, 2021 9:48 PM|
Voting No is voting Yes for more shit in the streets.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||August 25, 2021 9:48 PM|
Voting No is voting Yes to continuing to get ripped off at the pump:
|by Anonymous||reply 142||August 25, 2021 9:49 PM|
Gavin is so hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||August 25, 2021 9:50 PM|
THE TERRORISTS WIN IF YOU VOTE FOR BUSH!
|by Anonymous||reply 144||August 25, 2021 9:51 PM|
I didn't know you were attracted to turkey necks, R143.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||August 25, 2021 9:51 PM|
I MEAN KERRY!
|by Anonymous||reply 146||August 25, 2021 9:51 PM|
Recalling a great governor, gavin newsom and replacing him with who knows? This is a very bad way of thinking. BTW, the rest have a proven track record of crazy. This is not a normally scheduled election, this is a dangerous recall effort. They are trying to recall a great governor, during a pandemic. This has to be stopped.
The people behind this recall effort want to turn us into Texas and Florida., or worse. They hate Americans. They want there to be sick and dying children from Covid. This is want these people are actually saying. This is the fascists arm of the Republican Party, not the sane arm.
We need all democratic voters to VOTE NO, against the recall, thus keeping Gavin Newsom in office. This is what stops any of these crazies from getting into that office.
We need sane Republicans and Independents too.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||August 25, 2021 10:00 PM|
Newsom is finished!
Over 50% of Latinos in FAVOR of the recall.
People seem to think they lived through 4 years of Trump, they can live with Elder for a year.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||August 25, 2021 10:01 PM|
I hope they’re smart and vote Faulconer.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||August 25, 2021 10:02 PM|
We don’t need any more white men in positions of power. Even the gay ones are dragging down gays of color.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||August 25, 2021 10:08 PM|
[R149] Tell that to the dying children in Texas and Florida. Gavin Newsom is the one that was preventing a hellscape.
We need all Californians to VOTE NO (on the first question of your ballot). All dems need to Vote NO. We also need sane Republicans and Independents too.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||August 25, 2021 10:09 PM|
What about the children living under bridges because their parents cannot afford a place to live?
|by Anonymous||reply 152||August 25, 2021 10:10 PM|
Shame on the Californians that sign the recall petition. This is not funny. We are having a serious pandemic. Not only is this dangerous, but is is costing us a fortune. This money was needed to deal with Covid.
You need to make this right and VOTE NO, on first question.
This is DANGEROUS.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||August 25, 2021 10:11 PM|
[quote]We don’t need any more white men in positions of power. Even the gay ones are dragging down gays of color.
Fuck you. Really, just FUCK YOU.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||August 25, 2021 10:12 PM|
Voting no on the recall is voting yes to more homelessness.
Voting no on the recall is voting yes on continuing the tq+ assault on the sex-based rights of women and gay people.
Voting no on the recall is voting yes to more neoliberal scaremongering on behalf of the oligarchy.
The recall is necessary and should’ve happened already. Gavin Newsom was a lousy mayor and an even worse governor. He will never be president. The days of everybody else letting white liberals push them around is over.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||August 25, 2021 10:12 PM|
Voting no on the recall is voting yes to white supremacy.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||August 25, 2021 10:14 PM|
[quote]The days of everybody else letting white liberals push them around is over.
Unlike all the blacks who supported prop 8.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||August 25, 2021 10:15 PM|
Gavin Newsom is a GREAT Governor. I am impressed by him. I will vote for him again, during the next normally scheduled election.
I am voting NO against the recall effort leading by very dangerous people. This keeps Gavin Newsom in office. Plus, it stops VERY DANGEROUS PEOPLE.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||August 25, 2021 10:16 PM|
Where were they when Gary Coleman ran for governor?
|by Anonymous||reply 159||August 25, 2021 10:16 PM|
The woke and BLM wasn’t around for Gary.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||August 25, 2021 10:17 PM|
Stop the Republican bashing. This is your fault. This is nobody else’s fault but yours. Gavin Newsom is responsible for this mess. It is even worse than it was under his predecessor. Not that he was any great shakes, but everything wrong with him has been worse under this administration.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||August 25, 2021 10:18 PM|
[quote] The woke and BLM wasn’t around for Gary.
His TV show was woke before woke was even a thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||August 25, 2021 10:18 PM|
The blacks who voted for proposition eight also voted for Obama. Don’t you fucking deny it.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||August 25, 2021 10:19 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 164||August 25, 2021 10:19 PM|
Both R162 and R163 are correct.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||August 25, 2021 10:20 PM|
Either he leaves office this way or he leaves office in chains.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||August 25, 2021 10:20 PM|
It was white liberals like Dan Savage who tried to exaggerate the percentage of black voters who voted for proposition eight.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||August 25, 2021 10:22 PM|
Fuck you, r166. Your post just encouraged me to donate more $$$.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||August 25, 2021 10:24 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 169||August 25, 2021 10:24 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 170||August 25, 2021 10:25 PM|
You are giving money to this oligarch while some people cannot even make ends meet? You are an enabler of everything that is wrong with this state today. If he doesn’t get recalled, he’s going to jail.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||August 25, 2021 10:26 PM|
Please Vote NO. This is a very dangerous recall effort. This is not a normally scheduled election. They are pulling funds from Californians for Californians, during a dangerous pandemic. These recall effort people do not care about you.
VOTE NO (against the recall). Keep a great governor in office.
I like Gavin Newsom. I will be voting for him again during the normally scheduled election cycle. I will not be voting for Republicans in California because of this. We needed this money to deal with COVID, a pandemic. If you want to be elected to office, you need to debate with the other candidate. This is a serious and changeling job. This is not a joke. Lives our on the line.
VOTE NO (on the first question. We need to stop these crazy people. Keep Gavin Newsom. He is smart, hard working and reasonable.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||August 25, 2021 10:26 PM|
FF R170 for trying to silence the truth about the white supremacist left.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||August 25, 2021 10:26 PM|
Please vote yes on this recall. Gavin Newsom is an oligarch who is getting richer while working families in California are getting poorer and poorer. By voting to keep him in office, you will only widen the gap between the rich and the poor.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||August 25, 2021 10:27 PM|
I will be voting for Gavin Newsom again. I like him and he is doing a great job. Look at Texas. Look at Flordia. We are having a dangerous Pandemic.
I am also disgusted with this recall effort. We could have used this money to help people and not waste it on this. This is dangerous.
VOTE NO (first question)
|by Anonymous||reply 175||August 25, 2021 10:28 PM|
R172 Has literally no argument except propaganda and mental health slurs which are a form of hate speech. I have seen the degradation of California with my own two eyes. Gavin Newsom is responsible for it. He needs to be removed from office by every means necessary. This recall is moral, constitutional, and necessary. Vote yes to put a stop to the destruction of California.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||August 25, 2021 10:29 PM|
Voting yes on the recall is voting yes for California’s future.
Voting yes on the recall is voting yes on working families.
Voting yes on the recall is voting yes on saving sex-based rights for women and gay people.
Voting yes on the recall is voting yes on small businesses.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||August 25, 2021 10:30 PM|
Here is a very good voting resource: click pic to go to Stop the Republican Recall
|by Anonymous||reply 178||August 25, 2021 10:31 PM|
Using mental health slurs to demonize your political opponents is right out of Joseph Stalin‘s playbook.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||August 25, 2021 10:32 PM|
Either he leaves office this way or he leaves office in chains.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||August 25, 2021 10:33 PM|
Stop the Stalinist demonization of Gavin Newsom‘s opponents.
Vote yes on the recall and vote yes for a free and prosperous California.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||August 25, 2021 10:35 PM|
So is undermining science, medical care and public health. So is genocide. So is spreading a dangerous illness to let children suffer and die.
Also, so is undermining a democratically held election.
Vote no on first question. No to these crazy people. This is dangerous. The people behind the recall are dangerous.
ALL HANDS ON DECK!
|by Anonymous||reply 182||August 25, 2021 10:37 PM|
Everybody should F/F r167, r170. He's posting idiocy all over this thread and others. In the ***Man Photographed as Baby on â€˜Nevermindâ€™ Cover Sues Nirvana, Alleging Child Pornography*** thread, he posted:
This is why I believe Michael Jackson is innocent.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||August 25, 2021 10:37 PM|
Anyone who supports Gavin Newsom over Larry Elder is a white supremacist projecting their own white supremacy onto a Black man.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||August 25, 2021 10:37 PM|
[quote]So is undermining science, medical care and public health. So is genocide. So is spreading a dangerous illness to let children suffer and die.
You’re talking about transitioning kids, too?
|by Anonymous||reply 185||August 25, 2021 10:38 PM|
R182 is using hate speech to defend an oligarch. Just for that, Gavin Newsom will be imprisoned for electoral fraud if he is not recalled legally.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||August 25, 2021 10:38 PM|
A vote against Gavin Newsom is a vote to stop the medical industrial complex’s assault on the future of gay people.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||August 25, 2021 10:39 PM|
There are liberal white supremacists. Everybody on this thread defending Gavin Newsom is one.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||August 25, 2021 10:39 PM|
Need I remind you of your typical white racism:
|by Anonymous||reply 189||August 25, 2021 10:40 PM|
Just for this, I will never vote for a non-black candidate for any office ever again as long as I live.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||August 25, 2021 10:41 PM|
Bruce Jenner is at the sausage factory tonight. You might want to pay him a visit.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||August 25, 2021 10:42 PM|
r190, either you haven't taken your medication, or you've taken way to much. You need to see a specialist.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||August 25, 2021 10:43 PM|
You need to get behind California’s first black governor.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||August 25, 2021 10:44 PM|
You need to stop pretending that psychiatry and psychology are anything other than quackery. They are rackets with a long history of anti-gay bigotry.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||August 25, 2021 10:45 PM|
R183 Is yet another white racist piece of trash trying to defame the memory of one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived or ever will live.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||August 25, 2021 10:46 PM|
Speaking of which…
|by Anonymous||reply 196||August 25, 2021 10:50 PM|
Don’t just vote yes, make sure you put the ballot in the envelope in a way so that the two holes in the envelope do not reveal who you voted for.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||August 25, 2021 10:51 PM|
That just isn't going to happen, r193. No matter how many idiotic posts you fill this thread with.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||August 25, 2021 10:56 PM|
You’re asking for another Civil War if Newsom is not recalled.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||August 25, 2021 10:58 PM|
Vote yes on the recall or your voting rights will be revoked altogether if we need a fucking constitutional amendment to do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||August 25, 2021 10:59 PM|
I cannot believe the people who sign the petition for the dangerous recall effort. This is not funny. This is dangerous. You need to stop this. VOTE NO. Stop this. We cannot let anyone on that list become our next governor this is crazy.
Vote no-against the recall and keep gavin newsom in office. PLEASE. This is dangerous.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||August 25, 2021 11:00 PM|
Either Gavin goes or California loses its statehood.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||August 25, 2021 11:00 PM|
You're funny, r202.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||August 25, 2021 11:03 PM|
Oh my goodness, r200, how do you come up with such foolishness? You're so silly.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||August 25, 2021 11:05 PM|
Nothing but ad hominem attacks and mental health slurs. No substance yet.
Vote Yes on the recall or do not fucking vote at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||August 25, 2021 11:31 PM|
Vote NO on the first question of your ballot. This is a voting resource for you all too.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||August 25, 2021 11:44 PM|
Oh, r205, don't you realize how unhinged your posts are? You aren't convincing anybody with your drama and your lies.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||August 26, 2021 12:22 AM|
How many registered Republican' are falling for this dangerous recall election? I thought the California republican party was supposed to be Moderate. Now, they are Covid Hoaxers and Fascist. If you are a sane Republican and Independent, we need you to VOTE NO, against this recall and keep Gavin Newsom in office. This is dangerous. We are having a serious Pandemic.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||August 26, 2021 2:58 AM|
Well, at least California's Democratic leaders appear to have finally come to their senses and improved their message:
* Boldly tell people to vote 'no' for #1, and explain why ("defeat the recall & keep Newsom"), then
* shut up and leave it at that (instead of creeping people out with bizarre instructions to "leave #2 blank" in total contradiction of common sense & sanity, which made the first version literally sound like something a Russian troll farm came up with.)
|by Anonymous||reply 209||August 26, 2021 2:59 AM|
Newsom got scared by the rightwing mob that went to Sacramento and opened too soon allowing Covid to sneak in and mow down the Latin community of California.
The Magas still recalled him. He didn't change the outcome by sacrificing the Latino community. He was better off remaining closed.
It's all about L.A county folks . Latinos vote, the governor will remain. There are not enough Republican votes to offset Los Angeles county.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||August 26, 2021 3:27 AM|
Stop the scaremongering. Gavin Newsom's party has a virtual monopoly on the state and they let it turn to shit on purpose. They are the ones who got richer while everyone else got poorer.
Vote yes on the recall. We literally cannot afford anymore of this shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||August 26, 2021 4:15 AM|
R207: More mental health slurs, more hate speech, more projection.
Voting no is voting to kick more working families out into the streets.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||August 26, 2021 4:15 AM|
The fact that anyone from Gruesome's own party is running against him is proof that his administration is a complete failure.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||August 26, 2021 4:17 AM|
Gruesome, r213? Oh, the cute name calling has started to go with your scaremongering and your lies. You don't give a crap about California.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||August 26, 2021 4:19 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 215||August 26, 2021 4:23 AM|
Exactly, r215. For any rational person reading this thread, please Ignore r213 and check his other posts in this thread. Vote NO, it's important for California that the Rethugs don't succeed at this take-over attempt.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||August 26, 2021 4:28 AM|
Vote Yes. Ignore R216 and his hateful screeds against anyone challenging the power of oligarchs.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||August 26, 2021 4:49 AM|
R214, you're engaging in psychological projection as usual. People are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet and he is getting richer and richer. Wake the fuck up. Stop allowing yourself to be brainwashed by media industrial complex propaganda.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||August 26, 2021 4:50 AM|
Yes, Comrade r218, will do.....snicker.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||August 26, 2021 4:52 AM|
Bully-laughter is another sign of a bootlicker of the oligarchy.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||August 26, 2021 4:53 AM|
Is that what it is, r220? Well, my stars.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||August 26, 2021 4:55 AM|
Vote yes or leave the country.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||August 26, 2021 4:57 AM|
You can't push a button and ignore poverty.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||August 26, 2021 5:21 AM|
r213, no, it's basic common sense to hedge your bets. None of the nominal Democrats running as potential replacements are more desirable than Newsom, but they're STILL better than the Republicans who'd be guaranteed to win if 50%+1 of voters choose 'yes' and ONLY Republicans were on the list of potential replacements.
It's a fine line. You don't want to encourage any Democrats to vote 'yes' in the hope of replacing Newsom with a Democrat they like better, but you ALSO don't want to risk handing the Governor's office to a Republican for lack of a Democrat if Newsom ends up losing by 50 votes.
The original "leave #2 blank" mantra was *creepy*, and made lots of people MISTRUST and DISMISS the original message precisely BECAUSE it sounded so bizarre, counter-intuitive, and just plain weird & cult-like.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||August 26, 2021 5:28 AM|
You gonna make me, r222? Huh, tough boy?
|by Anonymous||reply 225||August 26, 2021 5:30 AM|
Meanwhile in Hobbitville (New Zealand),
The entire country lockdown with one single case of Covid. The Prime Minster there is well respected because she is keeping them safe.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||August 26, 2021 5:35 AM|
Meanwhile is the Land of Hobbits, aka New Zealand...
The entire country locksdown when there is a single case of Covid.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||August 26, 2021 5:37 AM|
I wish who keeps saying to leave the second question blank would just stop it.
Vote NO and vote in Democrat leading. For fucks sake if an unqualified dem gets in he can protect the senate seat and then get bumped out by a better DEM candidate in 2022. Why would you leave it blank, moron?
|by Anonymous||reply 228||August 26, 2021 6:05 AM|
The reason is the other ones are not real democrats. They are crazy and not qualified for this position. You can do a deep dive on them and come to the same conclusions. The people are this list are not qualified. This is why we have to keep Gavin Newsom in office. So please VOTE NO on the first question. We need to keep Gavin Newsom in office. Furthermore, it is mathematically improbable, a long shot.
Please VOTE NO.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||August 26, 2021 6:11 AM|
But who is the democratic leaning candidate? You can vote for someone, but they are not qualified. Gavin Newsom is very qualified. He is smart and hard working. We really have to keep him.
Vote NO, on the first question. This is a vote against the recall. This keeps Gavin Newsom in office.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||August 26, 2021 6:13 AM|
There is no reason to believe doing the same things over and over will yield better results. Vote yes and clean up this mess.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||August 26, 2021 7:09 AM|
r230, you are only providing partial information. You need to add that if someone wants to recall Newsom, then they should vote Yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||August 26, 2021 7:10 AM|
I do not want this recall. I do not want to take a chance on any of these crazy on that list. I want Sane and Responsible Gavin Newsom.
I am voting NO on the first question. I urge you all to do the same. I do not want California to descend into a Covid Hellscape.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||August 26, 2021 10:23 AM|
[quote] I eat piles and piles and piles AND PILES! of shit.
You mean the piles of shit that the homeless are leaving all over California?
|by Anonymous||reply 234||August 26, 2021 1:05 PM|
[quote] You gonna make me, [R222]? Huh, tough boy?
Oh, Mary! I love it when you butch it up!
|by Anonymous||reply 235||August 26, 2021 1:06 PM|
Republicans are willing to do anything for power
|by Anonymous||reply 236||August 26, 2021 1:10 PM|
I have talons, r235, and I know how to use them. Jungle Red!
|by Anonymous||reply 237||August 26, 2021 4:25 PM|
r229, it may not be possible. I know diehard democrats that hate Newsom. They own property and the eviction ban and homeless stuff has pissed them off. He may be recalled and if you don't vote for no. 2 we will be stuck with Larry Elder, who isn't qualified and is also a insincere profiteer who will say anything for money. He has no beliefs, fake Trumpist and just goes where he needs to so he can be that paid black friend.
Listen I get that Newsom is better than all those smucks running and the idea of someone being governor who gets <20% of the electorate but if we don't have him and he gets impeached it MUST be a democrat. Districts are being redrawn and Feinstein is the new Bader Ginsberg. It's not all about him and keeping him in power. He is down after 2022 anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||August 26, 2021 5:30 PM|
r232, but what of his replacement. Just wanting to recall him isn't smart if the alternative is worse. Who is the better alternative.
If you don't like Newsom, support and back a primary challenger for the '22 election.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||August 26, 2021 5:32 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 240||August 26, 2021 5:37 PM|
R229, by definition, if one or more people listed as choices for #2 are registered Democrats, they're Democrats. They might not be cooperative, compliant members of the Democratic Party's inner circle, but that doesn't mean they're likely to turn around and appoint a Republican to replace Feinstein if she dies in the next year (which is the single most important reason to vote against Faulconer for #2, even if he's otherwise palatable).
This isn't the time for Democrats to descend into Republican tactics & start calling everyone DINOs. The Democrats in #2 aren't PREFERABLE to Newsom, but they're still preferable to any Republican if Newsom loses #1.
Democrats are supposed to be educated, high-information voters capable of critical thought, not Deplorables bleating simple slogans like sheep. In the Bay Area, a message like "leave #2 blank" goes down like a lead balloon & ANTAGONIZES Newsom's base.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||August 26, 2021 5:41 PM|
Send this incompetent pretty boy packing!
|by Anonymous||reply 242||August 26, 2021 6:19 PM|
Newp, r242, just...
|by Anonymous||reply 243||August 26, 2021 6:21 PM|
Just Say NO !
|by Anonymous||reply 244||August 26, 2021 6:32 PM|
If progress requires Newsom to be recalled, then there it is. You can’t stand in the way of progress.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||August 26, 2021 7:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 246||August 26, 2021 8:06 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 247||August 26, 2021 8:11 PM|
Larry Elder is the Black face of white supremacy. You’ve been warned
|by Anonymous||reply 248||August 26, 2021 8:24 PM|
On the positive side, it’s nice that Californians are willing to replace a white guy with a POC.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||August 26, 2021 9:12 PM|
Larry Elder is the product of woke. Stop trying to flip it.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||August 26, 2021 9:14 PM|
BECAUSE OF WOKE AND BLM SHIT, R249.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||August 26, 2021 9:14 PM|
R248 is the male face of extreme retardation.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||August 26, 2021 10:19 PM|
That's not nice to say about Elder, r252.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||August 26, 2021 10:44 PM|
R252 is the face of Russian trolls. No smart person would support a clown like Elder
|by Anonymous||reply 254||August 29, 2021 1:01 AM|
'The battle just begins.' Recall backers say toppling Newsom only first step in changing California
The day after Gov. Gavin Newsom is recalled — when and if it happens — Kellie Adolph will breathe a whole lot easier. Ka'ren Ketendjian says his morning coffee will go down smoother. Erik Traeger hopes and expects business at his Fresno CrossFit gym to pick back up again.
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The day after Gov. Gavin Newsom is recalled — when and if it happens — Kellie Adolph will breathe a whole lot easier. Ka'ren Ketendjian says his morning coffee will go down smoother. Erik Traeger hopes and expects business at his Fresno CrossFit gym to pick back up again.
"We will be freer," said Ketendjian, 59, a workers compensation attorney, who is counting on Newsom's replacement to immediately repeal the mask and vaccine mandates that he and the others believe have strangled the economy and suffocated individual rights.
"I'm going to wake my kids up at 6 o'clock in the morning and I'm going to tell ’em, 'Get ready for school, girls, you're going without a mask!'" said Sean Soares, 40, who has pulled his two teenage daughters from class rather than comply with the COVID-19 coverup required by the local school board.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||August 29, 2021 1:18 AM|
Time for a woman Governor who is beautiful, eloquent, dazzling, giving, accomplished, and an intellectual icon.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||August 29, 2021 1:30 AM|
Vote Yes and vote for Larry Elder or we are going to expel all white people from California.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||August 29, 2021 1:32 AM|
"What a pretty little girl you are....can I try your panties on?"
|by Anonymous||reply 258||August 29, 2021 1:33 AM|
Again with your racist stink, r257?
|by Anonymous||reply 259||August 29, 2021 1:34 AM|