To best explain Gavin Newsom’s actions during his debate with governor’s challenger Brian Dahl last Sunday, you have to go back to Hunter Thompson’s haunting book. Fear and Loathing on the 1972 Campaign Trail, where he compares the perfumed career politician of the presidency to a mating bull elk. Below is an excerpt from Thompson’s impressive prose.
“The idiots lose control when they get into a rut. Their eyes are glazed, their ears are clogged with hot wax, and their waists are heavy with blood. Fusing the bull’s central nervous system, they run through wood like giant cannonballs, trample small trees, and scrape blood clots from their own hair with the tough bark of large trees. What finally smelled the White House is little more than a moose in a rut: he stops at nothing and throws away anything that gets in his way.
Against such powerful political hormones, most recently cascaded throughout Newsom’s lanky body by the force of the Los Angeles River during monsoons, Dahl didn’t stand a chance.
The set-up was rigged, even though Dahle mustered enough combat eloquence to butt heads with Newsome in a rut. usually head towards the center. Thanks to the organizer’s bias under the guise of budget constraints, this debate has two tables, both facing the camera, with candidates at one table and candidates at the other. has a moderator. The table was angled so that the moderator and candidates could easily see each other. At the candidate’s table, Newsom had his spot outside. Throughout the debate, this put Dahl at a great disadvantage.
Instead of both candidates being identical and thus standing neutral, Dahle was sandwiched between the moderator and Newsom. He was forced to turn his head to either the Moderator or Newsom, and could not speak to both at the same time. It was a reminder that Trump stayed behind Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate in 2016.
Newsom, who hectors Dahl like a schoolboy, uses his height advantage and positioning to lean vulnerably into Dahl’s personal space, often moving his hand well past the midpoint of the table. Made a point with the gesture and let Dahl barely, but not quite. I flinch involuntarily. It was a spectacular display of dominant body language, facilitated by the debate sponsors through shameful negligence or willful hostility towards Dale.
While Dahle’s campaign account may have had a balance of $408,000 through the most recent reporting period that ended Sept. 24, the public broadcasting service, which is funded by taxes and deductible donations, is in fairness. Why can’t we even ensure Newsom’s $23.2 million has about as much upset potential as Newsome’s favorite Waldorf School walk-on athlete footballing his squad and defeating the Los Angeles Rams. And it wasn’t just the stage that was rigged. The moderators didn’t even try to give the candidates an equal amount of time to speak, as Newsom repeatedly interrupted Darley by leaning over throughout the debate.
That being said, even though Newsome was very old, a transplant was still necessary to maintain the pompadour. No Entering the spring of his presidency’s political rut, Dahl was defeated. On several occasions he got trapped where he could have scored points with more experience. His one grim example of this was when Newsom incited Dahle to focus on and defend the gas tax grace period. Dahle appeared to be making a much stronger case for destroying California supplies in a regulatory war on refineries and drilling.
With Newsom getting help from one of the moderators, another area where Dahle was cornered was the question of whether Proposition 1 would allow late-term abortions. but the wording is actually ambiguous. If Pro-Life legal experts conclude that Proposition 1 allows late-term abortions, that should be enough for Dahle to do. He should forcefully declare his conviction that Proposition 1 allows abortion until birth, and without gasping or allowing it to be disturbed, immediately told Newsom, “only” 6 I could have asked why even a month-old abortion is not grotesque. He was able to describe a six-month-old fetus and challenge Newsom to advocate killing it.
Instead, the moderator used the abortion argument to ask Dahl if he supported the death penalty, but Dahl again appeared indecisive. As the moderators alluded to, if Dahle was on record to support the death penalty, he should have owned it. He describes the horrific, psychopathic, horrific murder crimes that sentenced these criminals to death, and explains how these criminals should be spared while innocent babies are being murdered. It is not a contradiction to support life and death while supporting the death penalty. As long as there is no difference between the murderer and the baby, the opposite is the murderer’s pardon and the death of the unborn child.
Dahle was defeated by Newsom many times due to the collusion of the moderators. A notable moment was a segment on public education, where Newsom said she was “offended” by Dahle’s criticism of her K-12 public education system in California. grade level. ’ Looking at Newsom at this moment, it became clear. As the president’s rutting hormones hit him, I could see a malevolent curl in his mouth and hear a malevolent edge in his voice. There is none. Newsom is owned by one of the state’s most powerful special interest groups, the Teachers Union. This organization categorically denies the harm they have done to generations of students.
Republicans Have A Solution, But They Must Own It
If politicians like Brian Dahl, and the California Republican Party he represents, want any chance of regaining political power, they must commit to the issues being challenged. We must loudly reject the Democratic Party establishment.
“Climate change” isn’t the reason California’s forests are burning. That’s because California’s Democratic-controlled Congress destroyed the timber industry while also making livestock grazing, controlled burning, or mechanical forest thinning all but impossible. They are overgrown tinder boxes. Why didn’t Dale raise his voice and point this out?
Similarly, Newsom’s anger about job creation may have been counteracted by Dahl interrupting Newsom to remind him that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. You were right to point out that many are fleeing to other states. State the obvious: if you want good jobs in Kern County, get oil and gas drilling back on. Stop sending your money and your best work to Nicolas Maduro.
We cannot demand more oil and gas drilling, more refinery capacity, more logging, more nuclear power plants, more reservoirs. You have to do these things. Teachers’ unions cannot be held responsible for ruining public schools. they are clearly responsibleAgain with the help of moderators, instead of having Newsom claim that Proposition 47 (which decriminalized crime) didn’t cause more crime, it challenged the highly controversial claim and proposition 47 Even without the District Attorney of Los Angeles, ridiculous George Gascon is actively working to endanger our city.
that is moderate Politicians who openly and explicitly support clean fossil fuels, safe nuclear power, offstream reservoirs, responsible logging and school choices.that is moderate Politicians demanding that criminals be put in jail and homeless people moved to centralized, cost-effective and safe shelters.that is moderate Politicians calling for deregulation to allow more competition among businesses that cut costs on everything, including housing. And any decent politician knows that late-term abortion is one of the most horrific forms of murder imaginable. No. No late miscarriage. Let Democrats advocate abortion for up to six months. This is scary enough.
These are the solutions Newsom has accused Dahle and his party of lacking. California Republicans must push for these solutions without apologizing or compromising.they are No They shatter all the assumptions and vindictiveness of the Democratic machine, but to the extreme. The politically and environmentally correct “solutions” that the Democrats have forced upon Californians are just a facade to empower special interest groups. A solution exists. they are scary own them.
Newsom won last night. As Dahl pointed out, he won because he’s a slick. He won because the debate itself was manipulated in his favor, down to the seating assignments. He won because Dale’s Truth was sincere but lacking theatrical passion, while he spoke his party’s line with the conviction of a seasoned playwright.
But let’s be real. Even if Dale destroyed Newsom, leaving his political remnants stinking of ruts and languishing by the roadside, Dale still trailed him by more than 50 to 1 financially. I guess. Think of the zombie who became President of the United States two years ago. That’s what politics can do with overwhelming support from established and specific interest groups. Newsom is not a zombie. Like a moose, Newsom is immersed in political life and covets prize money.
California Republicans must change the terms of the debate. They need to build their platform on a foundation that not only rejects, but ridicules and replaces the basic assumptions of the Democrats, their media allies, and the special interests sweeping the state. Yes. Only then can they get the support they need to win.