When you have been to browse the social media feeds of a few of the lawmakers from New York and California, you would possibly suppose that life inside their deep-blue bastions was hunky dory.
In any case, if that weren’t the case, then how on earth might these pols justify spending a lot time obsessing over one other state’s governor?
Take for instance, Congressman Jamaal Bowman who serves New York’s sixteenth Congressional district.
This week, Bowman launched a cringeworthy video wherein somebody (in all probability a depressing staffer) filmed him packaging up books to ship to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (or as Bowman referred to him “Cousin Ron”).
A number of the books within the bundle included, “White Fragility,” and “Methods to be an Antiracist.”
“I do know already you’re triggered, you’re in all probability falling out of your seat, you’re in all probability screaming and yelling. You’re in all probability going to throw it throughout the room. Don’t do it,” Bowman sarcastically advised DeSantis.
Which of those males seems extra “triggered” within the state of affairs, the governor of the fastest-growing state in 2022 who didn’t reply to the stunt, or the person filming himself passive-aggressively sending a care bundle to mentioned governor?
If solely Bowman took a break from his weird virtue-signaling and channeled that power into—right here’s a loopy thought— doing his job, then maybe New York could be fairing a bit higher proper now.
In August, Fox Information ran a chunk titled, “ ‘Defund the Police’ Rep. Bowman sees 30% violent crime spike in Northern Bronx.”
The evaluation checked out crime in Bowman’s district, together with the town of Mount Vernon. Jessica Chasmar wrote that Mount Vernon “noticed a 39.4% enhance to this point this yr (2022) in comparison with 2021, with a 20.7% bounce in robberies and 21.7% enhance in burglaries.”
However Bowman has larger fish to fry. He can’t be bothered worrying about burglaries when he’s busy making an attempt to bait Ron DeSantis right into a Twitter feud. The person has distinctive priorities, you need to give him that.
Maybe Bowman is taking cues from New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams, who lately tried his greatest to goad DeSantis right into a separate however equally ridiculous social media spat.
When DeSantis visited the Empire State as a part of his pro-police tour in February, Adams despatched out this tweet: “ Welcome to NYC, @GovRonDeSantis, a spot the place we don’t ban books, discriminate in opposition to our LGBTQ+ neighbors, use asylum seekers as props, or let the federal government stand between a girl and well being care. We’re comfortable to show you one thing about values whilst you.”
I’ve just a few questions for the mayor.
To begin with, if New York Metropolis is such an inviting utopia and Florida is such a backwards hell gap, then why do New York pols like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez select to trip in Miami?
And, why does DeSantis flying migrants to Martha’s Winery qualify as utilizing “asylum seekers as props” however whenever you bus migrants from the Massive Apple to the Canadian border it’s thought of “re-ticketing” migrants and helping them with their wishes?
Specializing in one other state and one other governor as their boogeyman would possibly make these New York leaders really feel higher, nevertheless it does completely nothing for his or her constituents.
Talking of states which have fallen into despair, California is coping with loads of the identical issues as New York, together with extreme crime, rampant homelessness, and a notoriously excessive value of dwelling.
Nonetheless, for those who listened to Governor Gavin Newsom, you’ll by no means comprehend it!
Actually, this week, whereas Californians have been coping with the aftermath of a blizzard, their well-coiffed chief was busy making an attempt to troll DeSantis.
Breitbart Information reported that, “On Thursday, whereas many Californians have been digging out of the snow, he [Newsom] used ‘Learn Throughout America Day’ to accuse conservative states of ‘whitewashing literature and banning books.’”
These leaders are hell bent on giving DeSantis the needle at each flip and in the meantime they’re lacking in motion on the problems going through their respective states. That could possibly be a part of the rationale California and New York are consistently talked about in information headlines alongside the phrases “mass exodus.”
Sadly for these DeSantis-Deranged Democrats, the million greenback query is one which they’ll’t reply: If Florida and DeSantis are so horrible—and your liberal blue states are the head of woke perfection— then why, oh why, are your whole constituents transferring to the Sunshine State?
The New York Submit reported in January that “extra New Yorkers fled to Florida in 2022 than any yr in historical past, in accordance with new knowledge.”
The Washington Examiner reported that, “U-Haul’s annual report for 2022 confirmed that folks proceed to move to the Lone Star State and the Sunshine State, whereas leaving California and Illinois.”
As President Joe Biden as soon as mentioned, “the proof of the pudding is within the consuming.” The numbers don’t lie, even when the good blue state bureaucrats liable for mentioned numbers do.
My recommendation for the smug, social media wannabes like Bowman, Adams and Newsom?
As evidenced by what we’ve witnessed in California and New York, clearly People don’t have a difficulty packing up and leaving a state in the event that they consider it’s being run into the bottom.
Till that occurs, I’d recommend these attention-hungry hacks focus much less on Florida and extra on their very own backyards.
Take heed to Grace Curley’s present from 12-3 each weekday on WRKO AM 680 and comply with her on Twitter @G_Curley.
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