The over-the-top liberal populous of California has a tough field to plow. Never before in the history of the Golden State has anyone been forced to make such a dramatic decision as what’s been recently piled on their plates.
Now that Kamala Harris has been uprooted, should their next U.S. Senator be Black, or would Latino suit them better? Qualifications? Experience? Who cares when there are much more important things to consider?
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), the leader of California’s Legislative Black Caucus, firmly believes a black female should fill Harris’s empty chair in the Senate. “If you don’t have a seat at the table,” she said, “then you’re on the menu.”
California’s Black citizens have no plans for being menu items. rightly have no intention of being on the menu. Twice in one week, to show their seriousness, a conglomeration of the states Black leaders have sent letters to Gov. Gavin Newsom. The group is insisting Newsom choose either Rep. Karen Bass of Los Angeles or Rep. Barbara Lee of Oakland, both of whom are Black.
“Representation matters,” read one of the letters. “Our democracy should reflect the vibrant diversity of California and reward African American women for continuing to power the Democratic Party to important victories nationwide, including regaining the White House.”
But here is where Newsom finds himself in a bit of a quandary. Similar demands of him are being made by Latino leaders throughout the state. They say you can’t please ’em all so the good Governor has some option weighing to do.
“California is blue, blue, blue because of us,” proclaimed Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego). “It is the work that Latinos did on the ground. It is our housekeepers and our janitors. We built California as a new California, as a California that elects Democrats time and time again.”
The Latino Legislative Caucus is rooting for a guy by the name of Alex Padilla, California’s current Secretary of State. Their choice ties in with California’s Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra being hand-selected as America’s next Secretary of Health and Human Services.
So what’s a guy to do? Especially one who eagerly lauds himself as governing by a strict rule of equality and equity? He doesn’t even want to be in his own shoes right now.
While this may not prove to be the easiest or most convenient solution for Newsom’s exploding ulcers, here’s a random thought to sling around. Dianne Feinstein, the wicked old witch from the west, has been farting in her seat for nye on a hundred years. The old grey mare needs to be put out to pasture, thereby opening up two seats for California.
If America is to truly progress as one nation under God where equality for all citizens becomes the rule of the day and is accomplished without thought, then yes, representation does indeed matter. Voices matter and Ms. Feinstein’s has gotten a little hoarse with the passage of time.
As California continues its trending growth in diversity, their Black and Latino leaders have every right to want better representation than what they’re receiving from an archaic relic with no comprehension of the world they’re living in. Every. Single. Day.
Of course, Newsome could be tying a noose around his own political neck should he mess with the petrified Senator. It’ll be a display of his gonads, or lack thereof, as to whether or not he’ll make the only right and possible decision.