California Governor Gavin Newsom has real problems. His state is plagued with rampant corruption, high taxes, homelessness and gas prices that are getting ready to reach $10 per gallon.
Democrats in the California state legislature recently turned down a GOP proposal to end the gas tax. Instead, they decided to raise taxes on oil and gas companies. This move is only going to lead to even more expensive gas prices for everyday Californians.
Governor Newsom’s time is instead being spent taking shots at conservatives on social media. But the California governor’s latest attempt to make a point backfired, as reported by Red State.
The Truth About “Book Banning” in America
This past Wednesday, Newsom tweeted out a photo of himself reading “Beloved” by Toni Morrison. Above the image was a caption in which the California governor mentioned he’s reading “banned books” in order to understand what “these [Republican] states” are scared of.
This was a very clear jab at conservatives who refuse to stand by as Marxist critical race theory is taught to children in classrooms. Yet, in trying to make this point, Newsom forgot to crop out the book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which was on the table next to him.
Multiple California school districts have banned “To Kill a Mockingbird” on the basis that it would be too “offensive” to certain students. If Newsom was truly serious about “banned books,” he’d be taking action against the bans that his own state has in place against “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
An Unfortunate Pattern with Newsom
Attacking Republicans and conservative states is par for the course when it comes to Newsom’s behavior. During his recent State of the State address, the California governor made various untrue statements about the state of Florida.
Meanwhile, Florida has some of the highest rates of new residents moving in, while California has some of the highest rates of people moving out. It seems that if Newsom was doing a better job leading his own state, there wouldn’t be so many residents fleeing.
Instead of criticizing states like Florida, Newsom would do well to start mirroring their legislation to salvage the many Californians still seeking to flee the failed policy and failed leadership of the California governor and the Democrats who run the state..