Alabama Governor Kay Ivey looks like the grandmother you always wanted to have. So, why is California Governor Gavin Newsom going after her?
It’s apparent he’s on some kind of high. Whether natural, pharmaceutical, or chemical is anyone’s guess. As Assemblyman and Congressional Candidate Kevin Kiley (R-CA 03) rightly states, this latest screed is facepalm-worthy:
Out of the blue our Governor has picked a fight with the Governor of Alabama, posting another incoherent rant against “red states.” It’s beyond embarrassing.
— Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) August 17, 2022
Newsom talks about being, “misled. Dare I say, being lied to,” about educational choice. His target? Alabama, and Governor Ivey’s choice to spend federal dollars on SuperMax prison facilities rather than education.
Lotta talk about education & “choice” from these GOP governors.
Let’s look at the “choices” they’re making.
When states received new federal money, CA gave 3.5 million kids college savings accounts.
Alabama spent it on two super-sized prisons.
Actions speak louder than words. pic.twitter.com/khHpcKrJOc
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) August 15, 2022
Let’s talk about Gavin Newsom’s actions toward educational “choice,” shall we?
In 2020, when California parents were begging him to reopen schools because their children were suffering from learning loss, lack of socialization, and families were falling into poverty because one earner was sidelined managing their children’s Zoom learning, Newsom’s own children were in private school, receiving in-person learning.
“Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday his children have returned to in-person learning under a “phased-in approach” as many schools across the state remain shuttered due to Covid-19 — including nearly all public schools in Sacramento County where the governor lives.
So, the only one who had a choice in their child’s education was him. The rest of the populace? “Let Them Eat at the French Laundry!” Oh, wait….
In 2021, His Hairfulness and his funders in the teachers unions decided that children could return to in-person learning, but only if they were masked up and fully vaccinated. Children or their parents who protested were treated like political prisoners. Because they were.
So if we look at Newsom’s actions, they scream hypocrite.
Despite Newsom receiving a token educational excellence award, California’s ranking in education is nothing to brag about.
A Scholaroo study done in March of 2022 ranked California as No. 44 out of 50 in terms of best states for education. What else was interesting about that study? Alabama was No. 1 in graduation rates. California didn’t make the Top 10.
California schools also ranked No. 48 in how much children are bullied. It sounds like these kids are taking their cues from this governor.
Governor Grandma Ivey immediately shot Hair Gel down. You see, no matter how much Newsom likes to troll these Red State governors, the facts cannot be denied: No one is leaving these states to come to California—just the opposite.
And yet, Governor, folks are making their choice, leaving California in droves and calling “red states” like Alabama home.
Down here, we’re focused on public safety. And if we’re talking covid relief, we invested billions in our students. Common sense — that’s the Alabama way. https://t.co/2vxSTNcmCW
— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) August 16, 2022
The California Legislative Analyst’s Office released 2020 IRS information that shows 260,000 taxpayers absconded the state. What makes this even more critical is that this is across ALL tax brackets, not just lower income. One wonders what the 2021 numbers will look like? So all this begging businesses to come back and talk of “California freedom,” doesn’t seem to be working. If anything, these actions are shining an unfiltered spotlight, exposing every nook, crack, and cranny of a governor who is doing everything for himself and his aspirations, and nothing for the citizens of the state for which he is responsible.
Newsom thinks he’s going to be president, but ain’t nobody gonna vote for that. At least, nobody with common sense, as Governor Grandma plainly stated. There’s a lot more people with common sense outside of California than in it. For those who remain, it’s why we are where we are.
As a parting shot, just on the heels of Recall Gascòn failing to qualify for the November 2022 ballot, we have California’s growing crime element, especially since Newsom is on the side of releasing criminals rather than convicting them and locking them up.
I suspect that Los Angeles County would prefer more people being imprisoned and facilities to place them in, than more criminals out on the street doing this:
Equity in action. California values. Thieves steal thousands of $’s of liquor from a supermarket and walk right out with zero repercussions celebrating DA George Gascon’s recall not qualifying for the ballot. @jackfrootnews pic.twitter.com/CdEKWVyhFx
— STREET PEOPLE OF LOS ANGELES (@streetpeopleLA) August 17, 2022
So, yeah, Governor Newsom, actions speak louder than words.
We see you.