At one point, polls showed the odds of recalling California Governor Gavin Newsom to be 50-50. It was at this point that the frightened and besieged governor issued a distress call to Hollywood and foreign Democrats, including former President Barack Obama.
The Hollywood Reporter – three weeks before the date of the recall vote – published an article with the headline: “Faced with recall, Gavin Newsom calls on Hollywood Democrats: Help!
The reporter wrote: “Newsom assistants contacted several prominent celebrities, including Snoop Dogg, urging the rapper to tweet to his 19.2 million followers his disapproval of Republican radio talk show host Larry Elder, who has become a top candidate to replace Newsom in the event the governor is recalled. Snoop, according to a source, agreed and is biding his time, but the others are not holding back.
Clearly, this savvy political analyst, Snoop Dogg, knows that a “Republican takeover” threatens Californians far more than rising crime; increased cost of living; the highest state income tax in the country; increasing homelessness; poor management of forest fires; water shortages that threaten agriculture (the state’s largest business); “Gradual blackouts” to save energy due to mismanagement of the California electricity grid; an economy that in mid-2021 saw more businesses leave California than all last year; and that, for the first time in history, California suffered a net loss of population, mainly due to the median cost of housing which is 250% higher than the national median price of homes.
I never suggested that anyone vote for or against me because I am black. Others have spoken a lot about my potential to become California’s first black governor. I do not have. For me, after the election of Obama, the country’s first black president, everything else is pretty much disappointing.
But my candidacy posed a problem for the left-wing media and their obsession with identity politics. The New York Times, for example, ran a negative article about my candidacy. He never mentioned my race, let alone the fact that I was to become California’s first black governor. It’s fine with me. Isn’t it time we paid more attention to a candidate’s suitability rather than the identity box they tick? But on the same day, The Times wrote about New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, emphatically noting that she became the state’s “first female” governor. Because she had a “D” next to her name, the fact that she was “the first” became relevant. But the “R” after my name meant that I had ceased to be black.
This brings us to Obama, the man who said, “There is no such thing as Black America and White America, Latin America and Asian America. There is the United States of America ”, to teach the lesson that racism is“ still in our DNA ”.
Obama cut an advertisement for Newsom denouncing the possible “Republican takeover”.
Never mind that in the first eight months of the pandemic, Newsom oversaw the early release of 18,000 convicted felons. Violent crime is on the rise. In 2020, the number of people shot in Los Angeles increased by 41% compared to 2019. Black and Hispanic neighborhoods were hit the hardest.
Never mind that the percentage and number of blacks living in Los Angeles and San Francisco have declined since 2010 as the median home price in California is over $ 800,000. The excessive price is due to the environmental extremists to whom Newsom is indebted. Obama cut an ad opposing Newsom’s recall.
Never mind that 6.5% of California is black. Yet, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, nearly 40% of the homeless population in California is black. I had a plan to fix this problem. Under the Newsom government, it only got worse.
And never mind that in 2016, 76% of black boys in California public schools could not read at the state master’s level, according to the California Department of Education. Barack Obama and his children received private education from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Black parents support school choice, a centerpiece of my campaign for governor.
Finally, that brings us to a question. If I am “the black face of white supremacy,” what do you call Snoop Dogg and Barack Obama, who fought against Governor Newsom enlisted to defend policies that disproportionately hurt black people?