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Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:30 PM

The California recall may backfire on its supporters

(CNN)The closely watched California gubernatorial recall election on Tuesday is poised to send precisely the opposite political message that its proponents initially intended.

It was a strong gust of discontent in the state's most conservative regions last year over Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom's stringent measures to fight the Covid-19 pandemic that allowed the recall to qualify for the ballot at all. But now a swell of support in the broader statewide electorate for the more recent steps Newsom has taken to combat the Delta variant outbreak -- particularly the vaccine mandates he's imposed for educators, health care workers and state employees -- has positioned him for a potentially resounding victory, according to the latest polls.

Recall proponents had hoped to demonstrate the political potency of the backlash against tough Covid regulations and discourage other states from implementing them; instead, the race now seems more likely to embolden Democrats in California and beyond by documenting the existence of a new "silent majority" of vaccinated Americans ready for tougher measures against the minority of adults who have resisted the shot.

"What we were able to do is take the governor's clear national leadership on vaccine mandates and drive it as the core contrast in the election," says Sean Clegg, a strategist for the Newsom campaign. "I hope what we've shown Democrats ... is to embrace [mandates] as a partisan question, put up our dukes and get Republicans on the wrong side of the fence on this thing."

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/14/politics/newsom-california-recall-covid-mandates/index.html

The GOP needs to get out more and quit sniffing each other's farts.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:31 PM

1. excellent one-line assessment by Yo_Mama

yes INDEED

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:33 PM

2. I'm hoping for a 70/30 flogging.

Let them try to screw with California's election system. No Cyber Ninja's for you, Larry!

Had to edit to add your commentary-

"The GOP needs to get out more and quit sniffing each other's farts."

Where there is Bullshit, there's also cow-shit and a methane gassy smell.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:37 PM

3. I just read a post that said Larry is 14th!

He is a big loser among the other losers. "It must have been a rigged election, we must have a new vote, let's audit, etc.".

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:40 PM

5. That would be the ultimate insult to Trump. Oh well, Larry, you failed Donald Trump....like so many

others......

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:39 PM

4. They seem to also be huge fans of jerking each other while arranged in a circle (nt)

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:40 PM

6. Yeah, who could have predicted doing everything to save lives by mandating vaccinations and

wearing masks would be such a popular thing? Republicans live in a bubble; they think everyone's as suicidal as they are.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 12:09 AM

7. Rec'd just for the comment at the end.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 07:37 PM

8. Republicans think COVID will never effect them and they will have an early inheritance

It's always about money and me with Republicans, as with fascists.

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