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Stephen Kruiser


September 4, 2014 - 3:49 pm

The headline:

Calif. Governor Jerry Brown to debate long-shot challenger Kashkari


California Governor Jerry Brown, a popular Democrat, will debate his long-shot Republican opponent Thursday night, kicking off the state’s election season early with anticipated scuffles over education, high-speed rail and the state’s economy.

Brown, who served two terms as governor from 1975 to 1983, returned to the state’s highest office four years ago, and now seeks his fourth term at the helm of the most populous U.S. state with high approval ratings and a rapidly recovering economy.

Get it kids? Kashkari’s a long-shot! They should say that a few more times to make it clear.

Forget the biased “rapidly recovering economy” nonsense-there are some unfunded pension liabilities looming on the horizon that could swallow this economy whole. To his credit, Brown has kinda/sorta tried to address them but the California legislature is comprised mostly of Titanic captains and nobody wants to see that iceberg.

What struck me here was the tone of the article, as if a candidate in a race who enjoys a comfortable lead in the polls shouldn’t deign to acknowledge his or her challenger.

If Kashkari does well in the debate and doesn’t implode before November, this could merely be a tune-up for a run in four years, when that iceberg is getting closer.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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He was that too.
25 weeks ago
25 weeks ago Link To Comment
Brown is NOT your typical Democrat.

Are you ready for this?

He's honest.

No, really. He's actually honest.

He's a crackpot, full of whacko and weird ideas, but he's really exactly that. He's not in this for the money or for the fame. He's a True Believer.

And he's personally, intellectually, philosophically committed to honesty.

Then why is he still a Democrat?

Hey, I didn't say he's RIGHT about anything. Like Reagan said, "It's not that Democrats don't know anything. It's just that so much of what they know just isn't so."

Brown is probably doing this debate because he thinks (correctly) that it's the honest and right thing for a candidate to do. He thinks (correctly) that the people who are voting have a right to hear a stand-up debate on the issues. He's not the kind to play politics with it, like so many others.

He's a weird animal, that Jerry Brown.

26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
Brown has the press in his pants.
26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
Thank goodness. I was afraid he was just happy to see me.
26 weeks ago
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