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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 02:39 AM

Gavin Newsom just became the second governor in U.S. history to beat back a recall attempt. The only

Gavin Newsom just became the second governor in U.S. history to beat back a recall attempt. The only other person to ever do so was Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin in 2012.

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/09/14/us/california-recall-election-newsom#in-photos-recall-supporters-react-to-newsoms-win

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Reply Gavin Newsom just became the second governor in U.S. history to beat back a recall attempt. The only (Original post)
Demovictory9 Sep 15 OP
BigmanPigman Sep 15 #1
DemocraticPatriot Sep 15 #2
ColinC Sep 15 #3
DemocraticPatriot Sep 15 #4
ColinC Sep 15 #5
Submariner Sep 15 #9
David__77 Sep 15 #6
ColinC Sep 15 #7
David__77 Sep 15 #8
SKKY Sep 15 #10

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 03:16 AM

1. And in a landslide too. No contest.

Suck that GQP!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 03:21 AM

2. There were that many successful recalls?

I only know of the previous one in CA which elected the Terminator (who could have been much worse, as Republicans go).

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 03:50 AM

3. Yeah Arnold was basically a Democrat who believed in spending but not taxing

I mean all Republicans I guess are like that, but Arnold actually believed in green policies, social programs, etc.

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Response to ColinC (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 04:12 AM

4. yes, Arnold was a 'social liberal'--

and now he has taken a stand against the fascists trying to rule his party. I give him credit for that.


As for whatever happened while he was governor of California, I claim no expertise--

except it probably could have been much worse, judging by current GQP proclivities...

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 04:14 AM

5. Oh yeah. And there were lots of crazies then, too

We got it really good with Arnold, considering.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 08:21 AM

9. Arnold the crook knowingly saddled CA electric ratepayers with $9 billion debt

so his Texas ENRON pals could make up for TX losses on CA electric bills.

He also met with the Cheney round table of oil company crooks when they partitioned Iraq on map about who would drill where for the oil. Arnold is pure right wing scum.

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Response to ColinC (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 05:09 AM

6. I disagree with that.

He vetoed gay rights legislation. And he led a right-wing anti-union agenda, even calling a special election to push that agenda: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_California_special_election#Summary

Later I think he pulled back from some of that to suck up to people.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 05:15 AM

7. Thank you for that

I'll need to review his record more

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Response to ColinC (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 05:18 AM

8. You're welcome!

I recall being pretty pissed about him and then sort of chilling out about it after his defeat in that special election. I think he decided he wanted to be “loved” so avoided encountering strong opposition.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 08:39 AM

10. And now, Kamala will have to go back to California so she can prosecute Gavin Newsom...

...for murdering Larry Elder's political career.

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