Skip to comments.Warning To Florida Voters: Do You Want To Become California?
Posted on 10/23/2018 11:46:30 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
California is in dire straits. We are fighting like crazy to oust Democrat rule; Florida, you need to do the same--unless you want leftist California politics taking over your state.
Dear Florida Voters,
Unless you want to turn into high-tax, high crime, heavily regulated, low-freedom California, think carefully about your vote for Governor. I highly recommend Ron DeSantis for Florida Governor.
How did Andrew Gillum, the self-anointed democratic socialist candidate for governor of Florida, the most failed mayor in all of Florida win the Democrat nomination? His candidacy is a stunning indictment of how far Left the Democrat Party has devolved.
Members of the lost state disagree with you.
It’s Mexifornia, not California...d*mmit.
Their motto: We Bring Sh*thole to Life”.
Gilliam won by having a divided Dem voting pool. He won with a third of the primary vote. You have the yellow dog Democrats around here, same ones that vote for Obama, etc thinking they are voting for the Democrats of FDR and LBJ.
A better article on the subject of California.
Beware of Fool’s Gold: Democratic California’s Cautionary Tale.
Its become fashionable among certain conservatives, libertarians, and assorted free-market types to claim that Republicans are no better than Democrats. Both parties, according to the disenchanted, have lost their way. Both parties are controlled by establishment cronies, who support big government of one sort or another.
But conservatives who are disillusioned with Republicans need to remember just how much is at stake if Democrats take over. To indulge in understatement, California offers a cautionary tale.
In the name of saving the planet, and helping the poor, Democrats win votes in California. Assisting these Democrats is the most powerful coalition of leftist oligarchs in the history of the world. But the planet is not better off and Californias poor get poorer. How can this be?
Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
Since at least 2006the year Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a moderate Republican, totally capitulated to the Democratic establishmentDemocrats have exercised absolute power in California. Their ongoing agenda, much of which has already been implemented, offers insight into just how different Democrats are from Republicanseven those watered down Republicans who struggle to earn votes from true conservatives.
Californias Democrats, in pursuit of environmentalist perfection, have legislated artificial scarcity of everything necessary to civilized life: land, housing, electricity, gasoline, water, transportation, and quality educationyou name it. California has the most expensive homes, the highest utility prices, the worst roads, and failing schools. Behind the high-minded environmentalist rhetoric stand oligarchs who profit from scarcity; established corporations, public utilities, large landowners, and green entrepreneurs.
Its no exaggeration to say California is a left-wing, Democrat-ruled oligarchy. If anyone thinks they arent poised to take over the rest of the United States, think again. California is merely the epicenter of an uncontained nationwide leftist oligarchy that now controls nearly all traditional media, online media, social media, academia, and the entertainment industry. It has also co-opted most major corporations and government bureaucracies, and draws additional support from powerful government unions as well as most private sector unions.
All of this elitist support is self-serving. All of it is hypocritical. All of it is deeply cynical, and utterly indifferent to working Americans.
Californias Proposition 10 offers an excellent example of how Democrats think. This deeply flawed state ballot initiative addresses the high cost of housing in California by authorizing cities and counties to impose rent control on all rental units, right down to the second homes that middle-class Californians may own in order to earn supplemental income. The negative consequences of a measure like Prop. 10 are obvious not only to anyone with a basic understanding of economics but also to anyone with plain common sense.
If Prop. 10 passes, what few incentives remain for investors and developers to build new housing in California would be further undermined. Who would want to invest in new apartment construction if the rental income from those apartments could be frozen by the whims of populist Democrats as they exert their influence on the local city councils? And what landlord would want to invest to maintain or upgrade their rental properties, if the rental income they can recover on their investment is frozen via rent control? And what renter will move into more appropriate housing as their life circumstances change, if moving means losing the favored low rent they currently enjoy?
Not one Republican supports Californias Prop. 10, but plenty of Democrats do, including the notorious U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de León, and Los Angeles mayor and future presidential contender Eric Garcetti. And behind these Democrats, also endorsing Prop. 10, are Californias all powerful public sector unions, including the California Teachers Association, the California Nurses Association, AFSCME California, and SEIU California. And, of course, the California Democratic Party.
Prop. 10 is an example of how Democrats are making Californias housing shortage worse instead of better, but its not the only one. Also appearing on Californias statewide ballot next month are Prop. 1, which would borrow $4 billion to build affordable housing, and, Prop. 2, which would use state tax revenues to build more government-run homeless shelters. It is possible, if not likely, that every one of these propositions will pass.
Scandalous Inefficiency, Unassailable Compassion
Democrat solutions to the housing crisis arent limited to the state ballot, however. In Venice Beach, California, along one of the most expensive, touristy stretches of coastline in the world, are now permanent homeless encampments. To address the challenge, Los Angeles city officials are proposing to build a homeless shelter on 3.2 acres of vacant city-owned property less than 500 feet from the beach. This property, nestled in the heart of Venices upscale residential and retail neighborhoods, if commercially developed, would be worth well over $200 million. Imagine what could be done with that much money.
That a solution so scandalously inefficient could even be considered by the Democrats running City Hall in Los Angeles offers additional insights into the Democrat mind. Solving the homeless crisis really isnt their goal here. Rather the intent is to create additional government-owned properties, hire additional government bureaucrats, while pretending to solve a problem. Should the Venice Beach property be developed as currently proposed, well connected construction contractors will rake in government funds, so eventually a few hundred homeless people will find shelter. Meanwhile, tens of thousands will remain outdoors.
And by the way the communist Gillum will destroy Florida if elected.
Gillum bought and paid for by left wing billionaires, who are not residents of Florida.
Tom Steyer, the California billionaire and Democratic activist, is donating another $2 million to Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.
The money comes in addition to previous donations to Gillum and extensive efforts on behalf of political organizations Steyer founded and funds, NextGen America and Need to Impeach.
If you were going to choose a single race that has the most national significance, it would be the governors race in Florida, Steyer told CNN.
Tom Steyer, not a Florida resident, endorsed Gillum in Florida and his organization, NextGen donated $800,000 to Gillums political committee for the primary.
Besides having a direct say in the 2020 redistricting who ever is elected governor in 2018 will appoint the Secretary of State for the 2020 elections. (They are appointed by governor in Florida, not elected) Secretary of State oversees elections.
United west has been running articles on Gillum for sometime, unlike your jumping on the band wagon, late to the game article.
“And by the way the communist Gillum will destroy Florida if elected”
He certainly will destroy Florida. It’s amazing and disgusting how stupid and indoctrinated Dems are. They are incapable of critical thinking and discernment.
“Warning To Florida Voters: Do You Want To Become California?”
Under Gillum, Florida is more likely to become a hot & humid version of upstate New York.
OANN just reported that President Trump may be holding a rally in Fort Meyers on Halloween to help DeSantis, Scott, etc.
Florida charges quite a bit for new drivers licenses and vehicle titles. Maybe we should raise them...
I just heard a poll for governor and it said that Gillum is up 6 over DeSantis because people find him more likable. Women favor Gillum but men favor DeSantis by a wide margin.
I voted yesterday...all Republicans...Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott will win...
Word is that today it was revealed the Gillum accepted free tickets to Hamilton from an undercover FBI officer.
The trouble is, “something for nothing” will always sound good to many.
same warning for commierado but i fear the dim will win the governor.
>> Its amazing and disgusting how stupid and indoctrinated Dems are. They are incapable of critical thinking and discernment.<<
There are legions of such people who dismiss the power of ideological indoctrination. I know many such people and it astonishes me how naive they are.
They don’t have a clue. And when something happens that adversely affects them, they can’t figure out what happened. They only know how to blame and even then they are wrong on who or what to blame.
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