California Governor Gavin Newsom is looking to establish himself as the leading candidate to become the Democratic nominee for President. Many of his former constituents have fled to red states by hundreds of thousands.
Most recently Newsom traveled to Florida, ostensibly on grounds to note his supposed concern about kids allegedly not being taught “real history”. But in reality, his visit was to try and tweak the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, ahead of what is being widely speculated to be an announcement next month as to whether he intends to run for the GOP presidential nomination.
Newsom posted some photos Wednesday from his trip to the Sunshine State, with a book about African women conveniently being shown in the foreground of one of them:
Met with some librarians today while in Florida.
They shared with me the rich, diverse background of the town and what’s at stake if we ban our kids from learning our real history. pic.twitter.com/FjoLBmCKYX
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) April 5, 2023
Newsom chose the New College of Florida because he was familiar:
California Governor Gavin Newsom is in Sarasota this morning meeting with New College of Florida students and faculty. The college has become the epicenter of the culture wars after FL Gov Ron DeSantis initiated a conservative transformation. pic.twitter.com/rbZ7rOhclh
— Zac Anderson (@zacjanderson) April 5, 2023
It’s all part of his $10 million campaign to visit red states (photos galore from which are on his Twitter page) to “learn more about the right-wing assaults across the country.”
California looks like it has solved all of its major problems.
It’s possible to picture that Newsom was received into Next Week by conservatives, including Floridians and ex-DeSantis officials. They pointed out Newsom’s hypocrisy in his Florida swing, and let him know that Californians from California who made it to Florida will not be returning.
“Go home. You’re not getting those U-Hauls back,” former DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw quipped while later adding that Newsom, “ventured to Florida to hunt down ex-Californians who live here now and try to tax us because he realized that pushing so many productive people out of his state has contributed to a budget shortfall. Nice try.”
“The absurdity of clueless Gavin Newsom posing with library books in Florida while the open air sewer previously known as San Francisco descends further into bloody anarchy is veep level dark comedy,” DeSantis strategic comms guy Matt Wolking observed.
“Gavin Newsom chooses Florida over California,” tweeted conservative commentator RB Pundit.
However, the best revenge against an annoying pest like Newsom is the one that is served ice cold:
Ron DeSantis speaking in California / Gavin Newsom speaking in Florida pic.twitter.com/Cv0bT39b5L
— Brendon Leslie (@BrendonLeslie) April 5, 2023