I have a secret plan to save the planet. And if you give me all your money, I’ll tell you what it is.
That’s basically Jerry Brown’s current campaign platform, in a very nutty nutshell.
Are Californians crazy enough to buy that? Judging from the fact that Obama won California by the biggest margin in history, yeah, they are.
We ARE the state that has all the moral-moron movie-star meatheads telling us how we should vote, after all.
Zen and art of political machine maintenance
Debra J. Saunders
San Francisco Chronicle September 12, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Jerry Brown has a secret plan to balance the state budget. When the state attorney general and Democratic gubernatorial nominee recently visited The Chronicle’s editorial board, he brought with him a large three-ring binder with his ideas on how to bring state spending back into the black. But he wouldn’t tell us what was in the book.
I asked him what he, as governor, would do that state employee labor unions, which are spending millions to get him elected, won’t like. He answered, “Well, I’m certainly not going to tell you now.”
And: “I’m not going to reveal my negotiating strategy now. I’m going to try to push everybody together.”
Also: “The next governor has to be an honest broker, somebody that people feel is being straight and is talking to them in a real way. I think I can do that.”
This is talking in a real way? Trying to figure out what Brown means is like trying to decipher the Da Vinci Code.
When Editorial Page Editor John Diaz asked what tough calls Brown was willing to make, he answered, “There’s only a process that will lead us to where we’re going.”
When Diaz asked how Brown might want to change Proposition 13, Brown said he had no plans to change Prop. 13 in his notebook. But: “The way I would put it is, everything is on the table and everyone’s at the table.”
Brown is the first candidate for governor in memory who is running for office on no platform so that he can be elected with no mandate.
This has to remind you of the perennially-eyes-widened-in-surprise House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s breathless and braindead statement regarding ObamaCare:
You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other. But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket. Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting.
But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.
Well, we’ve got ObamaCare now, and we’re starting to find out what’s in it.
What do the American people think? And what were they thinking the entire time Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, the Democrats in Congress, and President Barry Hussein were ramming it down our throats?
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. voters favor repeal of the law, with 45% who Strongly Favor it. Thirty-eight percent (38%) oppose repeal, including 30% who are Strongly Opposed.
A majority has favored repeal of the legislation every single week since Congress passed the health care bill in March. Support for repeal has ranged from a low of 52% to a high of 63%.
We never liked it. We never wanted it. But SURPRISE!!! And tag, you’re it. Maybe Sarah Palin is wrong about the death panels, even though it looks like there are at least 160 of them contained in the 2400 page monstrosity. But that would only be because ObamaCare will be more like the famously creepy short story The Lottery than a simple death panel.
We’re hearing more and more godawful details of ObamaCare now, you know, that thing that Democrats had to pass so we could find out what’s in it. And now it’s so obvious that the thing is not only bad, but evil, that not one single Democrat in more than 230 national races is acknowledging that he or she voted for it.
Now, the people didn’t get to actually vote for ObamaCare. If they’d had that choice, we’d be still be dancing around the embers of its burning ceremony now. Instead, it was rammed down our throats by Democrats, who arrogantly predicted that those who voted against their vile takeover of the health care system would be hurt in November.
But now the people finally get the chance to say who’s going to be hurt in November.
I hope the citizens of California won’t be as dumb as they’ve been in the past.
This ad by Meg Whitman might well be the dagger through the undead heart of Jerry Brown’s hopes for further ruining the state of California:
Go away, Jerry. Go away mad, but go away. We don’t need more Democrat mystery meat.