Gavin Newsom must be the most delusional Democrat out there, and that’s saying a lot. Why? Because now he’s claiming that he and locked down, poop-covered California has somehow weathered the Covid-19 storm better than Ron DeSantis’s Florida. Yes, he actually thinks that.
Newsom’s insane comments came after DeSantis fired a shot across the California governor’s bow, saying:
“Across the nation we see students denied an education due to reckless, politically motivated school closures, workers denied employment due to heavy-handed mandates and Americans denied freedoms due to a coercive biomedical apparatus. These unprecedented policies have been as ineffective as they have been destructive.”
Though DeSantis didn’t expressly say “California” or “Newsom,” everyone knew that state, the exact opposite of Florida, is the one he was talking about.
Newsom was then asked by YahooNews to respond to Republican attacks on his Covid-19 policies, and he had this to say:
They’re performance artists, some of these people. They’re not interested in facts or evidence. They assert points of view that they’re having an increasingly hard time proving — but by the time that all the evidence is in and the dust settles, they’re already on to the next crisis and accusations. We see this over and over again. If they had any objectivity and reflection as the quote-unquote pro-life party, explain to me the reverence of the approach to states like Florida in particular, states like Texas — and the fact that tens of thousands of people more per capita died in those states than states like California that took a science- and data-driven approach.
Our economy, to the extent they care about that, from an output perspective, outperformed those states at the same time, in the midst of the pandemic. So their assertions fall flat on the evidence unless they’re made situationally without any context, like when the numbers have flatlined after a huge wave.
Now they say nothing’s on fire. But wait a minute — you just burned down the forest! Come on. It happens over and over and over again without accountability.
[…]With respect, we’d have 40,000 more Californians dead if we took his approach — arguably even more, with the density and population of this state. And it would’ve been much, much worse in Florida if they didn’t get the blowback from all the local folks. Mayors saying no, schools saying no: “We need to require masks.” Had they not done that, it would have been a complete free-for all — which is what [DeSantis] wanted.
Newsom then bizarrely tried to defend California’s economic record as compared to Florida’s, an act so absurd that YahooNews actually inserted a fact-check into the transcript of his statements. Here’s what he said:
“My only observation is that if your mantra is freedom, people have freedom “from,” not just freedom “to.” We want to save lives — and demonstrably, on a per capita basis, the evidence is rather overwhelmingly in favor of an approach that is different from Florida’s.
So is economic output. Our state — not just last year, during the pandemic, but over the last five years — is the fastest-growing economy of all Western democracies. With respect. But no, the other side’s not interested in evidence.
[Editor’s note: According to a fact check by the Sacramento Bee, California is not dominating “every [economic] category” compared with Florida, as Newsom has claimed.]
I appreciate our approach to entrepreneurialism, capitalism, inclusion, and social, racial and economic justice.”
In any case, facts and evidence never weigh to heavily on the mind of a Democrat. So, Newsom continued his anti-DeSantis rant, saying:
“I do not look for inspiration to that particular governor … to not only the pandemic, but to other policy, including the absurdity that was his ‘woke’ initiative and the laughability around stopping something that doesn’t exist, around critical race theory — just playing in and placating the right-wing punditry. It’s the CPAC primary. It’s rather absurd. And that’s why I respectfully submit that so much of this is pure performance. ”
Another attempt to slander DeSantis and make him appear the fool, another backfiring, massive failure.
For example, take the claim that CRT doesn’t exist: that’s an obvious, blatant lie. Though the names of some topics and courses are changed to make it appear that CRT isn’t being taught, as Governor Youngkin pointed out recently, the actual topics are frequently taught by leftists. In other words, CRT is as real as the gallon of grease that holds Newsom’s hair in place.
Newsom is lying about his state; compared to Florida, it’s literally California. If that doesn’t send shivers down your spine, what will?
This story syndicated with permission from Will – Trending Politics
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