Geez. I stopped paying attention to political news in California for a few days and in swooped Neel Kashkari, the investment banker who helped run TARP under Bush and Obama, to announce that he’s running for governor. In difficult times, God, the universe, the Prime Mover or whatever calls upon great men to rise up and deliver this kind of rousing oratory.
“I’m running for governor of California to strengthen California families, so that every kid in California gets a good education, and to create a lot of good jobs,” the 40-year-old Republican told hundreds of people at a lunch at Cal State Sacramento.”That’s my platform, jobs and education. Jobs and education,” he said.
JSF at Valley of the Shadow has a post about the upcoming election and what we can learn from 2010.
The last Gubernatorial Election, we had a policy maker with no Political experience [Meg Whitman – ed.] win the Primary (repeated on a national level in 2012 with the same team!) against a candidate who worked within the Party Structure who built connections. The Party Guy lost and we all lost in 2010.
The idea of electing an actual conservative to statewide office might be tilting at a windmill, but the last moderate outsider we had in California was Schwarzenegger. That model probably isn’t going to repeat itself.
This is our current governor folks.
The state just might be beyond redemption for a few more generations. We need someone who is going to articulate a real alternative.
Jerry Brown will be reelected Governor of California. I am rarely this certain in my political predictions, and I would love to be wrong about this one, but we all know that this is going to happen. On that pessimistic note, Blackmailers Don’t Shoot endorses California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly for Governor of California in 2014.
Brown will most likely run unopposed on the Democratic side, and Donnelly will be running against the rat bastard Abel Maldonado, who lost the 2010 election for Lieutenant Governor to the loony San Francisco liberal Gavin Newsom. Maldonado became toxic to Republicans after voting for the largest tax increase in American history under roided out Austrian monkey Arnold Schwarzenegger, but California Republicans might make the mistake of running this turkey because of his last name. This would be a huge mistake.
California has 12 percent of the nation’s population and over 30 percent of its welfare recipients. California has a massive job and prosperity killing Global Warming policy that includes cap-and-trade and “a 5 page regulation on checking one’s tire pressure.” California has an early prison release law that led to Tobias Dustin Summers being released early to kidnap and rape a 10 year old girl. California is a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants. California has an official 8.9 percent unemployment rate, the fifth highest in the nation.
Californians need to have real options placed in front of them, and not a phony like Abel Maldonado or a Meg Whitman, who pandered to conservatives before stabbing them in the back on Spanish radio. We need someone who is willing to say something like this:
This epic experiment in socialism under Jerry Brown has been an epic fail. You know we need to get California working again. We need to unleash California’s prosperity by getting government out of the way. We need to liberate California from oppressive taxes and regulations.
I have little doubt that Donnelly will lose the election if he wins the primary, but Californians will finally hear what they need to hear about this state’s disastrous policies. After that those of us who are sane can move to Texas, from where we can point and laugh at the idiot electorate of our former home state.