OPINION: Gavin Newsom has totally lost his mind and Californians are buying it. Newsom cannot be trusted to do anything other than to lie, cheat and steal. You would think that no Californian would ever listen to him again.
Not only are they listening, but they are also listening to his latest idea—the most bitterly cynical, and insane idea he has ever had. His idea begins by conceding he has nothing to offer people. And the reason to vote for him has nothing to do with him. Since he set forth this loony approach, he received and spent more than $30,000,000.00 in the month of August alone.
Let me capsulize what his idea is saying:
“I cannot think of any good reason for you to keep me as Governor, and I am certain, neither can you. Yes, I am a horrendous Governor. Yes, California is being destroyed by my policies. Murder is up 300%. In Los Angeles alone, 67,000 people are homeless. 15% of those are children. It’s true, I single-handedly destroyed over 100,000 small businesses…in other words, I wrecked the lives of the number one job creators in the state. I locked down churches illegally. Then they sued me and won. I cost California millions of dollars in fines and legal fees because of what the courts recognized as “religious discrimination.”
“I ran so many people out of the State that we lost a seat in Congress. I helped make San Francisco such a hellish place that 40% of those who live there say they are moving out within 2 years.
“While I threatened you, the non-elite of California, to stay home during the pandemic, I went with friends and family to the French Laundry Restaurant. It was great. My wine bill alone was $12,000. And there was not a mask at the table!
“I have proven in every way imaginable that I do not care about you. I have blissfully and arrogantly done stupid things and could care less what you think about anything I have done. But I still want to remain your Governor.
And since I cannot think of a single decent or logical reason for you to do that, based on my performance, I want you to do it for a bigger reason: DO IT BECAUSE YOU HATE DONALD TRUMP!
Even the New York Times admitted that this is what I am doing: “By invoking Mr. Trump as his opponent of choice, Mr. Newsom is reprising a message that he has used in the past to blunt criticism.” effectively,
I want you to fill your lungs with an intoxicating cloud of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
“I realize this is a stretch. I realize it has nothing to do with this recall. But I want you to inhale deeply. I want you to fill your lungs with an intoxicating cloud of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Do it until your hatred of Trump erases every arrogant, selfish and vile thing I have ever done to you. Keep at it until hating Trump becomes more important than fixing California. Do it until it is more important to despise Trump than to despise our gender-obsessed educational system which is making your kids illiterate. Here is why: Hating Trump is more important than any kind of future for you and your children.
“Yes, the State is burning down. Yes, you have no electricity. But it is worth it if you can hate Trump enough. We are destroying the middle class. The wealthy elites who are taking over every coastal town are driving out all the poor and are making everyone who lives in the Central Valley into domestic servants. But how important is that compared to hating Donald Trump?”
Here is what is going to happen to the State if you listen to Newsom. One day soon, you will find yourself sitting on a giant pile of sputtering rubble called California. You will be taking in the unbreathable air—the undrinkable water—the dystopian skyline of your neighborhood. It will be worth it to trade mean tweets for mean streets.
You will hold your despairing children close…and you will have become an automaton, mindlessly repeating the mantra:
“Newsom has destroyed my future and my children’s future―but Trump hurt my feelings.”
This is an updated post originally published on Mario Murillo Ministries.