During the 1970s, leftist Jerry Brown Jr. (aka â€?Governor Moonbeamâ€?
), the son of liberal Democratic, two-term (1959 through 1966) Governor Edmund G. â€?Patâ€?
Brown Sr., was the youngest governor in California history. The younger Brown, first elected as a Democrat at the age of 37, also served for two terms (1976 through 1983; the Brownsâ€™ terms were sandwiched around those of a fellow named Reagan). Still a Democrat, at 72, he will now be the oldest governor in California history.
Brown beat Republican rival, former EBay CEO, Meg Whitman.
Brown is currently Californiaâ€™s Attorney General; he has also served as mayor of violent, racist, Oakland. He has held every conceivable office in the state and, for all I know, may even have served somewhere there as dog catcher in his youth.
â€¦We want to make sure that [schoolchildren] have what they need, to create greatness. [Paraphrase of what followed: Every child has that potential.]Now, they havenâ€™t counted all the votes, but hell, itâ€™s government work!We can only get where we want to be â€¦by forging a common purposeâ€¦ and an openness to every kind of person, no matter what color they are. Weâ€™re all Godâ€™s children.[He then spoke about how heâ€™s â€?still kind of into politics,â€? but that he also still has a missionary zeal.]And Iâ€™m hoping that this breakdown [of state government] paves the way to a breakthrough.
It was all nonsense on stilts, of course, but what can you expect from the Democratic governor-elect of the nationâ€™s most dysfunctional
, debt-ridden (see here
), diversitopian state?
First of all, Brownâ€™s supporters are not open to every kind of person and race. Second, common sense and science alike tell us that not every child has the ability â€?to create greatness.â€?
Most donâ€™t, not even among Ashkenazi Jews! Finally, Californiaâ€™sâ€”and increasingly the nationâ€™sâ€”demographics make â€?forging a common purposeâ€?
an utter impossibility.
The only winners of Californiaâ€™s gubernatorial election were the revanchist powers of Reconquista, and they were going to win, no matter how the election turned out.