Oh, So NOW Gavin Newsom Wants Reopenings

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Hey, what do you know? Suddenly, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants California kids back in school.

Why? Well, probably because Newsom is facing what the LA Times dubbed “a very real possibility” of a recall election this fall. He also maybe tired of hearing from frustrated parents, as well as from players on both sides of the political aisle.

Of course, Newsom has fervently denied that politics have played a role in his decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. But they sure seem to be in the mix today.

“Parents want to know when their kids can go back to school safely,” Robin Swanson, a Democratic political consultant, told the LA Times. “If you lose parents, you lose California.”

Also, per the Times: “The timing of Newsom’s Dec. 30 announcement of a $2-billion package of incentives to reopen schools — after insisting for weeks that he had provided enough guidance on the matter last summer — was widely interpreted among political observers in Sacramento as a reaction to the recall effort, a possible attempt to appeal to parents as winter break came to a close with no end to distance learning in sight.”

Not surprisingly, Newsom announced his plan to speed up a return to schools one day after news that a $500,000 donation had been made to the GOP campaign working toward a recall election.

But Newsom’s schools decisions have nothing at all to do with politics. Or something.

“His aides have acknowledged the obvious: Newsom’s chances of beating back the effort would be higher if schools are open and Californians are widely vaccinated before a possible election, allowing fatigued voters to resume their daily lives,” the Times wrote.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.


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  1. California already did this to Grey Davis and he is emjoying his golden parachute in retirement and Arnold ‘i am not a tumor’ SchwartzenBurger sent Cali downward while he was tagging the maid.

    what is wrong with people in California? and i use ‘people’ loosely.

    Cali people don’t fully understand what they have done to that state and it cannot stay the way it is, even though everyone out there seems to lie, cheat and live of other people’s credit.

    they pay teachers and cops and other gov’t retirees more than most get for working.

    no wonder Tiger Woods had the police gather his ‘stuff’ from a car wreck rather than impound it all as evidence.

    end of line

  2. I hear ya bro left cali years ago its a real basket case this tyrannical governor needs to go like yesterday but cali needs to really clean house and start electing people that make laws that make sense not cater to illegals and unions

  3. Is there any info on whether he changed the the numbers that established what tier a county would be im? Almost all of the counties were designated into the highest tier with the most restrictions because his covid case number per 100,000 residents was so ridiculous. It was something like 7 covid cases per 100,000 residents for the highest tier. It was basically impossible to get to lower cases and this cock sucker knew it. But he said they were following the science? If they’ve changed their tier requirements, first question would be, why? Second question would be that if they have mot changed the numbers, what about the science has changed that things can start opening back up. This dude is a straight scum bag of epic proportions.

    • It’s all about politics…if it was actually about science this would have been a nothingburger by June of last year.

      I rather enjoy science because it helps us to discover truth about the natural world but like everything when politics gets into it…it tarnishes what science is about.

  4. Re-opening…Here’s another word that starts with “Re” and that’s recall. Probably just a coincidence. Fortunately the governor didn’t let his own lockdown policies affect him or his family all that much. His family owned winery was that somehow able to stay open during much of this time and he and his wife were able to bravely dine indoor at a restaurant when virtually every other one in the state was shuttered. Who better to lead the peasants back to”normalcy” than the courageous Newsom. I feel badly for the people who didn’t vote for him. For those who did, you own it.

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