The campaign to recall California governor Gavin Newsom has now gathered, 2,060,000 signatures, the California Globe reports, exceeding its goal of 2 million by March 10 and far outpacing the 1.495 million needed to authorize a recall election. Even with a rejection rate of 25 percent, the recall will have enough signatures to be on the ballot this year.
“We have cleared another milestone,” Orrin Heatlie of the recall campaign told reporters, “Politics as usual in California are over as we know it to be.”
Also last week, the San Francisco department of elections authorized a recall campaign against district attorney Chesa Boudin, who prior to election in 2019 had never prosecuted a case. Boudin has eliminated entire categories of crime, now surging across the city.
“This recall effort is the first of its kind in our city and the nation,” Richie Greenberg of the recall committee told reporters. “Law-abiding, fed-up citizens are pushing back against activist district attorneys who’ve gone too far and are destroying our cities.” For that job Boudin comes highly qualified.
His mother, Weather Underground alum Kathy Boudin, served 22 years in prison for her role in an armored car assault in Nyack, N.Y. that claimed the lives of police officers Waverly Brown and Edward O’Grady along with security guard Peter Paige. Chesa was only 14 months old when the $1.6 million Nyack robbery went down. Radical father David Gilbert drove the getaway car and Chesa was duly adopted by Weather Underground royalty Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.
Kathy Boudin named her son after Joanne Chesimard of the Black Liberation Army, which assassinated at least six police officers in the early 1970s. Kathy Boudin assisted in the armed robbery that funded Chesimard’s jail break in 1979. Chesimard changed her name to Assata Shakur and fled to Cuba, which refuses to extradite the cop-killer. True to form, Chesa touts “restorative justice” and “decarceration.”
George Orwell charted this concept in Animal Farm, where the revolutionary critters proclaimed, “rats are comrades.” For Chesa’s extended family, violent criminals are victims of an unjust capitalist society. And since criminals readily perform tasks such as killing ordinary people who resist the kind of “social change” the Boudin-Ayers-Dohrn axis wants, they must not be unduly punished or incarcerated.
Since taking office, Boudin has tried zero homicides, and essentially shut down the justice system in San Francisco. Boudin released a previously jailed criminal who killed two people and on his watch crime is up 46 percent. “All corners of the 49 square miles of San Francisco are targets now,” Richie Greenberg explained. “We have seen the brazen robberies. We have seen daytime shootings. We have seen how residents, small business owners, and visitors alike to San Francisco have been targets.”
Boudin replaced George Gascon, appointed in 2010 by San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, when Kamala Harris ran for state attorney general. Last year, with backing from Harris, Black Lives Matter and George Soros, Gascon (pictured above) unseated African American Jackie Lacey as district attorney of Los Angeles. Gascon has removed all crime enhancements in trials, ordered prosecutors not to attend parole hearings, and supported the resentencing of those with murder convictions after serving only 15 years. These measures sparked a recall effort that will soon be authorized to gather signatures.
Like Gascon and Boudin, Gavin Newsom has a soft spot for violent criminals. In March of 2019, Newsom reprieved all 737 murderers on California’s death row, the worst of the worst, serial killers, cop killers and the like. A year later, Newsom invoked the “leadership” of his one-time aunt Nancy Pelosi as he locked down the state, with notable exceptions. Newsom released thousands of imprisoned criminals while imposing strict regulations on businesses, family gatherings and indoor worship.
During an unemployment scandal that has now surpassed $30 billion, California paid out $421,370 to death row inmates alone, including serial killers Cary Stayner and Wayne Adam Ford. Newsom rules as an autocrat, ignores his own mask regulations, and gives embattled Californians no relief from the nation’s highest income and sales taxes. And so on.
In 2003, Californians recalled Democrat Gray Davis, who couldn’t keep the lights on. The current recall is about far more than incompetence. Newsom deploys the power of the state to punish political opponents and reward friends, the standard Democrat battle plan, and there’s more to it.
Democrats deploy massive voter fraud while claiming it never happens. Under California’s “motor voter” plan, when illegal aliens get drivers licenses, the DMV automatically registers them to vote. Since 2016, three million “new” voters have been added to the rolls.
Gavin Newsom is a proxy for Nancy Pelosi and George Gascon is a proxy for Newsom. Chesa Boudin is factotum for proud mommy Kathy Boudin, and too extreme even for Bay Area Democrats.
The recall campaigns command support across party lines. As in 2020, Democrats will be deploying force and fraud to cancel the voice of the people. As Trump says, we’ll have to see what happens.