Monday, February 05, 2018

California Creaming

... on September 4, 1957 Federal courts ordered Governor Faubus to permit nine students to enter Little Rock Central High School ... However, because of the rioting that continued outside, the students were removed from the school after three hours. President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered troops from the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock to restore order

With that in  mind...


“You are going to be talking about Democrat-on-Democrat crime, for the most part,” said Bill Whalen, a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. “What also is certain is that the next governor is going to be more progressive than Jerry Brown.”

[While the country shifts to the right, California keeps moving left]

The prescription here for Democrats in a state where few — if any — will need to moderate their positions for the general election is simple. “You go left,” said Karen Skelton, a Democratic consultant here.


Candidates will be forced to defend California’s “sanctuary state” status on immigration and push investment in the solar power and electric car industries to reach strict environmental goals. They also will have to address a sexual harassment scandal that, in Democratic consultant Bill Carrick’s description, “hangs like a black cloud” over a State Capitol where two Democratic lawmakers have resigned and another has been suspended.

The Trump administration has criticized the “sanctuary state” law, passed last year, as a way of protecting criminals. Federal authorities have indicated immigration raids might happen in California soon.

In response, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, whose mother was born in Mexico and whose father was raised there, warned California businesses that they might be subject to prosecution if they cooperate with federal officials.

“Donald Trump wants us to go back to ‘Make America Great Again,’ and to me those are the days that my dad could not walk into a restaurant because of signs that said ‘No dogs or Mexicans,’ ” said Becerra, who after his appointment to his post last year is seeking statewide election for the first time. “I think of the issue in those terms.”

State Sen. Kevin de León, the Los Angeles-area Democrat who runs the Senate chamber, wrote the sanctuary state bill. He hopes to harness Latino enthusiasm to his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat held by Dianne Feinstein, a five-term incumbent nearly three decades older than he is.

During the recent federal government shutdown, Feinstein voted against reopening the government because the deal did nothing to protect undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children, roughly 220,000 of whom live in California. Democratic consultants here say Feinstein’s move to the left is inevitable given de León’s resistance-inspired candidacy.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Just type your name and post as anonymous if you don't have a Blogger profile.