Are COVID Politics Starting To Favor Democrat Politics In California?

This is a very weird article from Yahoo News, rather putting into stark relief that a goodly chunk of everything Chinese corornavirus is about politics, not science

With Newsom poised to win California recall, another indication COVID politics may be starting to favor Democrats over Republicans

With polls now showing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom ahead by double-digit margins on the eve of California’s much-hyped recall election, voters here seem ready to reject the laissez-faire COVID-19 policies that have failed to contain huge summer surges in Republican-led states such as Florida — and vindicate the Golden State’s more careful approach to the hypercontagious Delta variant.

Their verdict could have national implications for both Democrats and Republicans heading into the 2022 midterm elections.

“No Republican running for governor could possibly have defeated Gavin Newsom in the recall election, but COVID could have,” Dan Schnur, a former spokesman for Republican former California Gov. Pete Wilson and the late GOP Sen. John McCain who teaches politics at several leading California universities, recently said on Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast. “The reason it’s not is because voters here have come to conclude that he is doing a much better job on it than they’d thought last spring and last winter.”

So if Newsom does win, Schnur added, “every smart Democratic candidate running in next year’s midterms is going to be looking to take that playbook and run it for themselves.”

The thing is, as I’ve said before, Newsome was not as dictatorial as many governors when it came to COVID restrictions. It was actually the cities and counties in California which ran wild and overdid it. The guy who was arrested while paddleboarding alone was in full compliance with Newsome’s order that allowed exercise even with the stay at home order. It was the LA County Sheriff’s Office which went loony tunes with the LA County order. Of course, many of his other orders were extreme in what businesses could be open and which couldn’t, but, this occurred in Republican run states, too.

Regardless, this is all about politics, as the article shows

More voters say COVID is the most important issue facing the state than anything else, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California.

Those numbers mirror national trends. Majorities of Americans have consistently said they approve of how Biden has handled the pandemic, according to recent Yahoo News/YouGov polling, giving him higher marks than on other issues. And an August Yahoo News/YouGov poll showed that just 41 percent of Americans blame the Biden administration for “the new surge of COVID cases in the U.S.,” versus 67 percent who blame “Americans who refuse to wear masks and take other precautions” and 66 percent who blame “unvaccinated Americans.” As a result, 56 percent say the U.S. should be lifting coronavirus restrictions more slowly “given the emergence of the Delta variant”; just 12 percent say restrictions should be lifted more quickly.

Well, there are a lot of idiots in this country who have been brainwashed into believing masks work, vaccines only work if everyone has taken one, and that government should dictate how we live our lives. All while the elites fail to practice what they preach


The live feed for that Met Gala came up in my Twitter timeline, and there are a lot of people not wearing masks. Even the hosts weren’t wearing masks

It’s mask theater, and it’s perfectly fine for the elites to not wear masks.

Yes, they’re outside, but, no social distancing, and Newsome’s orders were always about wearing a mask when you aren’t social distancing.

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18 Responses to “Are COVID Politics Starting To Favor Democrat Politics In California?”

  1. est1950 says:

    The GOP has no dog in this Ca. Fight. I have no dog in the fight.

    So with that being said. Many Republican voters were told they already voted.

    LOLOLOLOLOL…..The left is not even hiding voter fraud anymore after getting away with 2020 without so much as a hand spank…..

    This country is FUBAR.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      This is the new nuCon strategy. Every election they lose is because of Democratic voter fraud!

      Of course est1950 supplies zero evidence to support his claim, expecting others to take his world for it because he gets paid to spread disinformation. Not very persuasive.

      The nuCon/nuGOP minority path forward is to erode confidence in American institutions, e.g., voting, FBI, military, capitalism (except for the crony, ie, tRump version), NASA, scientists, experts, religions and on and on. Chaos! Anarchy! It’s how an authoritarian minority to rule a democracy. NuCons hate the America they see today and want to destroy and rebuild it.

      • Kye says:

        “KTLA reported that staffers at the El Camino Real Charter High School polling station told some San Fernando Valley voters they already voted.
        The article buried an important detail: It happened to self-identified Republicans.

        Estelle Bender, 88, told KTLA she went to the high school at 10:30. She gave a woman her ballot, who scanned it. The woman then told her, “You voted.” Bender replied, “No, I haven’t.” Bender said the woman older it “has been happening all morning.” “The man next to me was arguing the same thing,” stated Bender. So Bender filled out a provisional ballot, but the situation made her “really angry. . . ”

        . . . The lady announced the others with her identified as Republicans, too. Bender said another person she spoke to at another polling place had the same issue who just happened to be a Republican. The reporter asked Bender if the fact that they are all Republicans made her suspicious. She was more gracious than me, giving him a little “um, duh” laugh, but responded yes.”

        So let me get this straight. You commie thugs do everything you can to steal elections, refuse even to consider audits or investigations and then call us names because we don’t like living in your banana republic?

        ” NuCons hate the America they see today and want to destroy and rebuild it.”

        We hate fraud, conspiracy, theft, election tampering, lying about a scamdemic, not allowing people equal access to social media and equal representation on mass media, the constant and perpetual double standard, the racial hate promoted by White hating leftist elites, running from Afghanistan like fag cowards, forcing people to get medical treatment that could kill them, lockdowns, elimination of small businesses and jobs by mass hysteria and lies, etc, etc, etc.

        In short we hate what feeble minded little Hitlers have turned America into and want to go forward as Free people, able to work without threats, able to worship without threats, able to send our children to school without threats basically able to LIVE without your boot on our necks like we did for the first 200 years.

        BTW, when it comes to destroying and rebuilding America you fascists have already done that. Tell me, is America a better country now or was it better 5 years ago? Do we have more Freedom now or less? Do we trust our government more now or less? Do we trust our doctors, military, elections and medical experts more now or less?

        This is the world of shit you fascists are pulling down over our great Republic and I hope you all die for it.

        • Hairy says:

          Kye is really angry today!
          He really wants others to DIE for holding political opinions that differ from his own.
          Well Kye we are all mortal and we will all die.
          However, I am hoping that you will will live along as you wish to stay alive and enjoy every precious day of life.

          • drowningpuppies says:

            Ah, the philosophical meanderings of a stoned Buddhist retard.
            Load up another bowl, Johnnie.

            Bwaha! Lolgf

          • Kye says:

            “He really wants others to DIE for holding political opinions that differ from his own.”

            No I don’t unless you consider being a Nazi, fascist or communist “holding political positions that differ” with mine. I consider those people as threats to America and our people. I don’t consider those beliefs “political” in the American sense as a party like Republican or Democrat. They are political movements akin to fanatical religious cults that destroy all they touch. So I believe we should destroy them first. Got a problem with that?

      • est1950 says:

        They found a guy with 300 recall ballots in his car. Guns, drugs and other assorted White Supremicist paraphanalia.

        They were “primarily from addresses in Lawndale,” he said. “There were some from Compton. We’re still trying to figure out where all these belonged to at this time so we’re working with the Los Angeles (county) election office as well as the U.S. Postal Inspector.”

        Compton and Lawndale are very liberal areas. Got to be sure those liberals VOTE!!

        Newsome will not lose. He is polling up by anywhere from 8-15 points. So when the fraudlent, stolen ballots are all filled in FOR NEWSOME it will be no surprise when he wins by 7-10 points.

        There is no way California is going to allow a GOP’er to run that state. The Election Mafia of that state will ensure that.

      • est1950 says:

        Elwood in his infinite wisdome wrote:

        The nuCon/nuGOP minority path forward is to erode confidence in American institutions, e.g., voting, FBI, military, capitalism (except for the crony, ie, tRump version), NASA, scientists, experts, religions and on and on. Chaos! Anarchy! It’s how an authoritarian minority to rule a democracy.

        So explain this to me Elwood.

        In 2021 alone:

        Over 230 significant anti-government protests have erupted worldwide. More than 110 countries have experienced significant protests. 78% of authoritarian or authoritarian-leaning countries have faced significant protests. Over 25 significant protests have been directly related to the coronavirus pandemic.

        Perhaps Elwood if your side did not offer an authoritarian government there would not be this massive distrust in the government to start with. Remember a little history it has always been the left who was leary of the Government.

        Remember this?

        Protesters Across the Country Demand an End to the Patriot Act
        May 22, 2015

        Barak Obama stance on the patriot act.

        Obama urges Senate to resolve Patriot Act issues – The New ……/obama-urges-senate-to-resolve-patriot-act-issues.html
        May 26, 2015 · President Barack Obama is urging the U.S. Senate to work through its recess to resolve outstanding issues with the Patriot Act so it can be passed

        But wait? Wasn’t Obama against the patriot act?

        Why no he wasn’t. IN fact the vote was 98-1 in favor of the original Patriot Act. Russ Feingold was the lone senator to vote against the patriot act.

        As Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) explained during the floor debate about the Act, \”the FBI could get a wiretap to investigate the mafia, but they could not get one to investigate terrorists

        NOw Biden and YOU say the biggest threat facing the USA is White Nationalists. We are what the patriot act is all about. The FBI spends more time infiltrating Bubba’s bar and grill than it does Al Queida in Minnesota.

        Don’t you find it funny how the FBI is always stopping white nationalist terrorists but never once do they stop a Muslim terrorist?

        I do. Because our country has been US against THEM. The left has turned the US government into an unelected authoritarian state as the government is trying desperately to take away power from the states.

        Perhaps Elwood if you gave us a reason to Trust you. To Trust the FBI. To Trust the CIA and Scientists which have admittedly been paid by the Chinese government. Perhaps if every college was not trying to force CRT down our throats. Perhaps if the left and the right could debate the nuances of taxes rather than one group lowering them drastically while the other group raises them drastically.

        Perhaps if YOU gave us a reason to trust the government we would. But for now consider the left the ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT of 2003. We don’t trust a fuking thing coming out of DC. Basically from either side and that includes McCarthy who is a rino just trying to survive.

        • est1950 says:

          But for now consider the left(Should read the RIGHT) the ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT of 2003. We don’t trust much of anything coming out of DC.

          We are no different than the protest movements of 2003-2008 until Bush was out of office. We are opposed to a government that does what it wants without the consent of the people it governs.

          You were no doubt furious with Bush from 2000-2007. Well we are furious with the government of un-elected bureaucrats who rule by fiat and call them out…. over and over again, all day, every day.

  2. Hairy says:

    Teach vaccines do work presumably that is why you got jabbed
    Hospitalization rstes are 10x higher among the unvaccinated
    People have a duty to their community and country to ve vaccinated
    Conservatives always were about duty to their country but now seem to be more fixated on narcissistic”freedom”

    • est1950 says:

      Hospitalization rates for the un-vaccinated was 100 percent before Donald Trump delivered 4 vaccines and monoclonal antibodies…..LITERALLY EIGHT MONTHS after the Democrats finally stopped telling everyone the CORONA VIRUS WAS NOTHING AND TRUMP WAS A RACIST.

      But you said you would not take that vaccine because it was from Trump.

      Biden and Harris said they would NOT TAKE A DONALD TRUMP VACCINE.

      The right is just following your lead.

  3. gitarcarver says:

    Hospitalization rstes are 10x higher among the unvaccinated

    Besides the dubiousness of that statement, if the vaccine “worked,” why are vaccinated people in the hospital?

    People have a duty to their community and country to ve vaccinated

    We seem to remember you being one of the supporters of Cuomo and DiBlasi saying that there was nothing to worry about with COVID and that people should enjoy their lives.

    We seem to remember you being a supporter of Biden and Harris who said they did not trust the vaccine and Harris saying she would never take a injection of a virus developed under the Trump administration.

    Don’t people have a duty not to burn other people’s people and property to the ground, but you supported that as well.

    You don’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to “community.”

    Conservatives always were about duty to their country but now seem to be more fixated on narcissistic”freedom”

    As Kye has said, there is a difference between the “social contract” and being forced to do something for political reasons. The governments of the US and other nations have lied to the people and yet you are willing to go along with that because it suits you political agenda to keep people under the government thumb.

    We all get it. You hate true freedom because the only way you can get people to do what your political leanings demand is through force.

    Then again, all the left has is hate.

  4. Kye says:

    “Conservatives always were about duty to their country but now seem to be more fixated on narcissistic”freedom””

    Freedom is not narcissistic you clown. Freedom is the most important possession a human has. Even more than his own life as proved by the billions who have given their lives for Freedom all throughout history.

    I think I’ve proved more than adequately my devotion to duty to my country with my service in Vietnam, my service through charity and volunteerism to the elderly, handicapped, poor and abandoned in my community.

    But I do see you’re more fixated on power and force and corruption of American purpose than Freedom, Liberty or self reliance all of which are True American traits.

  5. david7134 says:

    I have been reluctant to commit on the COVID as the information coming out is very confusing.

    I will point out that the vac seems to work for some individuals, but due to the novel nature of this vaccine I would feel that people may be justified in feeling reluctant to get it. I was one of the first to receive one but feel that the government has no authority to compel an individual to get this drug, again, due to the difference in this versus more conventional vacs.

    Now, the three stooges have been working overtime to disparage treatments other than those recommended by the FDA and other worthless organizations. The fact that the government is stopping MD’s from using drugs off label is unique and does not make sense. The nature of this illness suggest that treatment should begin ASAP as the pathology of the disease is one that attacks the pulmonary system via cytokine storm. But, our oh so stupid 3 three letter government agencies stop doctors from using every tool available and does not have an adequate outpatient program of treatment, only hospitalization when the patient is in extreme difficulty.

    Studies are beginning to show that ivermectin does have anti-viral potential and its side effect profile is such that it should not be a problem for use. HCQ is a safe drug used for anti-inflammatory purposes and should be available, just like aspirin or any other medication. The fact that the government is blocking doctors efforts is criminal. Fauci working with the Chinese to develop this virus is criminal, in short our own government is working against us.

    • david7134 says:

      Oh, John, you need to stop commenting. You are a very stupid person and your comments could influence someone and cause injury.

  6. drowningpuppies says:

    Our Most Reliable Pandemic Number Is Losing Meaning
    A new study suggests that almost half of those hospitalized with COVID-19 have mild or asymptomatic cases.

    For two separate studies published in May, doctors in California read through several hundred charts of pediatric patients, one by one, to figure out why, exactly, each COVID-positive child had been admitted to the hospital. Did they need treatment for COVID, or was there some other reason for admission, like cancer treatment or a psychiatric episode, and the COVID diagnosis was merely incidental? According to the researchers, 40 to 45 percent of the hospitalizations that they examined were for patients in the latter group.

    Read the whole article.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  7. est1950 says:

    Most likely lost in my rather long posts yesterday was this fact.

    The CDC reported that masking children was pointless. You don’t hear about that in the MSM.

    So why the mask mandates for children? Obviously to protect the teachers who should be just fine having had the shot and all.

    New study out of Israel of 2.4 million patients.

    People who have had covid and at least one dose of the vaccine are 13x’s less likely to be reinfected.

    I should be 26x’s less likely since I am now battling my second bout, this time with the delta variant.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Oftentimes people will supply a citation to support their “facts” – e.g., CDC reported that masking children is pointless.

      This from the CDC Aug 5 2021 Guidance

      Due to the circulating and highly contagious Delta variant, CDC recommends universal indoor masking by all students (age 2 and older), staff, teachers, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.

      In addition to universal indoor masking, CDC recommends schools maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance between students within classrooms to reduce transmission risk. When it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least 3 feet, such as when schools cannot fully re-open while maintaining these distances, it is especially important to layer multiple other prevention strategies, such as screening testing.

      If you have an updated guidance we’d all benefit from seeing it.

      Now, regarding the study with 2.4 million patients out of Israel… Is it this “study“?

      The scientists concluded that a recovered Covid patient had superior resistance to Delta than a naive subject receiving 3 vaccinations. There was nothing about 2.4 million patients though. And the report was unpublished and not peer reviewed, but could be right.

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