Last week some readers thought I had taken depart of my senses once I wrote that—comparatively talking (the important thing qualifier)—Jerry Brown is about the one grownup within the room amongst California Democrats (although this will apply to California Republicans, too, as I’ll reveal shortly). I wrote: “If you doubt me, just wait till we have a governor named ‘Gavin’ next year (which California richly deserves), and you’ll see what I mean.”
Lo and behold, the Washington Post picked up this theme over the weekend, which simply goes to indicate that Power Line all the time will get there first:
Think California politics is on the far-left fringe? Just look ahead to the following elections.
For those that suppose California politics is on the far-left fringe of the nationwide spectrum, stand by. The subsequent election season, already properly underway right here, will showcase a youthful technology of Democrats that’s extra liberal and personally invested in standing as much as President Trump’s Washington than these leaving workplace.
Here within the self-labeled “state of resistance,” the political debate is being pushed additional left with none signal of a Republican renaissance to function a examine on spending and social coverage ambitions. Even some Republicans are involved concerning the departure of Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who proved to be fiscally cautious after inheriting a state seven years in the past in deep recession. . .
That means staking out probably the most liberal stance on points similar to single-payer well being care in California, a extremely costly initiative that failed within the legislature final 12 months.
Think there is likely to be a gap for Republicans by this flying leap to the left? Unfortunately, the newest Republican effort to attraction to unbiased voters is known as “New Way California,” sponsored by former State Assembly Republican chief (and chief sellout) Chad Mayes. If this early video is any indication, it means Republicans can do no higher than being a “me, too” celebration. (Warning: have your airsick luggage prepared.)
I feel the following version of the DSM wants a complete new class and scale to measure psychological sickness: California Crazy. Definitely goes previous 11. No straws wanted for inmates on this asylum. At least I get this nifty banner from the Post for future use in our Civil War on the Left collection: