Dems' eventual nominee makes another move

Dems' eventual nominee makes another move

Dems' eventual nominee makes another move

A columnist maintains that California's governor is running for president while his state is considering a bill that would make a college education free for certain minority groups.

In 1996, the state passed a ban on racial preferences, and voters reaffirmed it in 2020. But Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has found a loophole that will allow him to fund research-based programs that improve outcomes for minorities.

Bill ACA-7 passed the Assembly back in September and is now headed to the Democrat-controlled state Senate. It would basically do an end-run around non-discrimination laws and allow state funds to provide a free college education to African Americans, Hispanics, homosexuals, and the gender confused.

Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute says they can dress it up however they want, but it does not change what it is.

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"No matter how the governor of California or the state legislature wants to frame it, this is still bigotry, it's still discrimination, it's still a violation of the 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause," he asserts

Historically, California has tended to lose more residents to domestic migration than it has gained; its only real growth can be attributed to migrants. And in this case, Dacus does not expect the students who will be discriminated against to stick around.

"This will likely result in many Asians and Caucasians and others choosing to go to other universities in other states that will treat them equally and fairly," the attorney predicts.

He says the real reason Newsom is backing this plan is it gives him political cover for not handing out the trillions of dollars in reparations he promised.

On the national stage, in the wake of the release of Special Counsel Robert Hur's report regarding Joe Biden's possession of classified documents, the longstanding concerns about the president's age and aptitude have intensified.

And with a growing number of Democrats wanting to replace Biden at the top of the ticket, Washington Times columnist Robert Knight still believes Gov. Newsom will ultimately be the guy.

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"I've long said that I think Gavin Newsom will be the eventual nominee and that they will have to find a way to have Joe Biden resign," he says. "They're not going to do it through the 25th Amendment. It's just too arduous a process, and it would take a huge vote. It would take too long, frankly."

Knight points out that Newsom has already been campaigning for president.

"He's gone overseas and tried to establish foreign policy credentials. He's got the Hollywood look. He's very smart. And when Governor DeSantis of Florida took him apart during that debate on the Hannity show, he smiled right through recitation of facts that were against him," the columnist lists. "I think he's got what it takes to be the Democrat nominee, because the facts don't seem to matter."

He notes this will also require the party to convince Kamala Harris to step aside as well.