After the news was in uproar over DeSantis sending 50 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, California Governor Gavin Newsom challenged Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to a debate.
Hey @GovRonDeSantis, clearly you're struggling, distracted, and busy playing politics with people’s lives. Since you have only one overriding need — attention –let's take this up & debate. I’ll bring my hair gel. You bring your hairspray. Name the time before Election Day. @CNN https://t.co/vTJHQxfArW
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 16, 2022
Here is my proposed opening remarks for Governor DeSantis:
“Governor Newsom, a CalVEX study shows that violent crime in California has reached, quote ‘epidemic proportions’ with a huge increase in hate crimes, particularly anti-Asian hate crimes. Murders in Los Angeles have gone up 35%. Property crimes has caused retailers like Target and Walgreens to close stores. California has a crisis of homelessness. California is having a crisis of teenagers overdosing on fentanyl and opioids. California has a massive housing shortage and consequently has the highest housing prices in the country, so much so that it threatens the stability of the state’s future. The middle-class on California is disappearing, driven out by an unreasonable cost of living. Over a third of the nation’s welfare recipients are in California, making it the welfare capital of the country. California is now a state full of the super rich who can afford it and the people too poor to get out. More than half of California students can’t read at grade level. California middle school students ranked near the bottom for math and reading proficiency. You are number 46 in the nation. Florida is number three. California has electricity shortages and water shortages. Both are due to epic mismanagement of state resources. Rather than build power plants and reservoirs to deal with these problems, you blame climate change and mandate electric cars which doesn’t solve the immediate problems of the state. Every single aspect of the governance of California has been a hot flaming garbage dumpster fire of incompetence, ineptitude, and virtue signaling that fails for everyone except the wealthy elite who hide away in beach front gated communities behind private security. So sit down and shut until your state stops hemorrhaging businesses and residents.”