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CLF leader Lorena Gonzalez. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for California Globe)

Lorena Gonzalez Revives CA GOP

This is a rare opportunity for Republicans to revive their party

By John Seiler, May 14, 2020 2:02 am

Why the capitalists of Silicon Valley and San Francisco support a Democrat Party suffused with such sentiments as Gonzalez’ remains a mystery.


California Republicans should send beautiful thank you cards to Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego. In recent years, Republicans have been so depressed local pharmacies have run out of valium. But she single-handedly has given them a cause to fight for – and win.

I’m sure you’ve heard of her tweet-epithet when Elon Musk said he was going to move Tesla to Texas: “&$@# Elon Musk!”

She was seconded in more elegant fashion by Democrat-boosting Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik: “Has Elon Musk worn out his welcome in California at last?”

In fact, Musk is just negotiating, especially with Alameda County, whose coronavirus lockdown rules he’s breaking by opening his factory. He’ll probably stay.

But every Democrat executive in Silicon Valley and San Francisco must have thought he could be the next target of a profane screech from Gonzalez. After all, she’s also the author of Assembly Bill 5, which with the stroke of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s pen wiped out a large swathe of the new freelance economy.

Uber and Lyft have been hit so hard they’re investing $90 million in a repeal initiative on the November ballot. Do you think at least some of the millionaires in their ranks are wondering if it made sense to subsidize Democrat candidates in the Legislature, giving the Donkey Party a supermajority?

Maybe keeping some pro-business Republicans around the Capitol in Sacramento might now make a little sense in their political algorithms?

San Francisco hosts those two “gig economy” companies, along with Twitter and many others. Yet the city’s politics are to the Left of Pyongyang. Republican elected officials are as scarce as Prohibition Party members in a Jack Daniels distillery.

The message Republicans should spread to the tech billionaires is: If you want more Lorena Gonzalez types, then please keep subsidizing her and her party. If not, then it’s time to restore the two-party system and support some California Republicans.

In explaining her gutter language, Gonzalez tweeted, “California has highly subsidized a company that has always disregarded worker safety & well-being, has engaged in union busting & bullies public servants. I probably could’ve expressed my frustration in a less aggressive way. Of course, no one would’ve cared if I tweeted that.”

Well, what major company in America doesn’t get subsidies of one sort or another, especially now as we begin to recover from the plague? And is she sponsoring legislation to end such subsidies?

Her rhetoric, though, is straight out of 1930s Wobblies, such as: “The working class and the employing class have nothing in common.”

AB 5 is especially absurd as we recover from the coronavirus. The rebuilt economy taking shape is based on freelancers working from home. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just said his employees could work from home “forever.” Alas, he’s a Democrat who “fully” admits his company is “more left-leaning.”

Well, Jack, what ya gonna do when Lorena Gonzalez comes for you?

Why the capitalists of Silicon Valley and San Francisco support a Democrat Party suffused with such sentiments as Gonzalez’ remains a mystery. Perhaps it was all that Marxism imbibed in politically correct colleges.

Or maybe they don’t remember how Marxist regimes murdered 100 million people.

Of course, the Marxist sentimentalism doesn’t interfere with the execs grabbing what profits they can to the tune of billions. But a residual mentality of leftism keeps them supporting Democrats of Lorena’s ilk.

Musk likely will stay, as local officials now seem to be accommodating him. But Joseph Vranich for decades has catalogued 17,000 companies, big and small, that have skedaddled to Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Arizona and other states more attuned to Groucho Marx than Karl.

Vranich just listed some exits in the past year: “The brand names include McKesson embarking on a San Francisco-to-Irving, Texas move (that’s 500 well-paying jobs); Callaway Golf from San Diego to Salt Lake City; Mitsubishi Motors from Orange County to Franklin, Tennessee; Made in Space from Santa Clara to Jacksonville, Florida; and XoJet Aviation fleeing Sacramento for Fort Lauderdale, Florida.”

So this is a rare opportunity for Republicans to revive their party. Their message should be simple: Tech executives can continue their business suicide pact with the Democrat Party.

Or they can support a resurgent Republican Party eager to cut taxes and regulations, reform state finances and restore California as the best place to make a profit. Another boost came Tuesday from Mike Garcia flipping a House seat to the GOP, the first time that has happened in the Golden State since 1998. The Republican Revolution is beginning.

As the late Steve Jobs would say, just one more thing: Thank you, Lorena Gonzalez.

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8 thoughts on “Lorena Gonzalez Revives CA GOP

  1. Gonzales has no idea how much California is subsidized by the Federal government and now they want more to cover their wanton spending and promises. As a resident of Florida with no income tax and a balanced budget, I want no part in subsidizing Gonzales and her ilk.

    1. “As a resident of Florida with no income tax and a balanced budget, I want no part in subsidizing Gonzales and her ilk.”

      As an occupant of California I not only agree with you, but, I beg of you, for the love of God, do not give these creepy communist criminals any more money, they will only use it to oppress us even more.
      My excuse is I was born here. The number one song in America on the day I was born was “The Chipmunks Christmas Song.” It’s been downhill ever since.

  2. “Why the capitalists of Silicon Valley and San Francisco support a Democrat Party suffused with such sentiments as Gonzalez’ remains a mystery.”

    If you want to solve the “mystery,” read this book:

    by Professor E Michael Jones. If you can’t afford the sky high Amazon price, try this place:

    Libido Dominandi
    Sexual Liberation and Political Control
    Jones, E. Michael
    “Thus, a good man, though a slave, is free; but a wicked man, though a king, is a slave. For he serves, not one man alone, but, what is worse, as many masters as he has vices.” – St. Augustine,City of God

    Writing at the time of the collapse of the Roman Empire, St. Augustine both revolutionized and brought to a close antiquity’s idea of freedom. A man was not a slave by nature or by law, as Aristotle claimed. His freedom was a function of his moral state. A man had as many masters as he had vices. This insight would provide the basis for the most sophisticated form of social control known to man.

    Fourteen hundred years later, a decadent French aristocrat turned that tradition on its head when he wrote that “the freest of people are they who are most friendly to murder.” Like St. Augustine, the Marquis de Sade would agree that freedom was a function of morals. Unlike St. Augustine, Sade proposed a revolution in sexual morals to accompany the political revolution then taking place in France. Libido Dominandi – the term is taken from Book I of Augustine’s City of God – is the definitive history of that sexual revolution, from 1773 to the present.

    Unlike the standard version of the sexual revolution, Libido Dominandi shows how sexual liberation was from its inception a form of control. Those who wished to liberate man from the moral order needed to impose social controls as soon as they succeeded because liberated libido led inevitably to anarchy. Aldous Huxley wrote in his preface to the 1946 edition of Brave New World that “as political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensatingly to increase.” This book is about the converse of that statement. It explains how the rhetoric of sexual freedom was used to engineer a system of covert political and social control. Over the course of the two-hundred-year span covered by this book, the development of echnologies of communication, reproduction, and psychic control – including psychotherapy, behaviorism, advertising, sensitivity training, pornography, and plain old blackmail – allowed the Enlightenment and its heirs to turn Augustine’s insight on its head and create masters out of men’s vices. Libido Dominandi is the story of how that happened.

    E. Michael Jones, author of numerous books, is the editor and publisher of Culture Wars magazine.

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