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Sun Jan 29, 2017, 03:01 PM

Why California's governor may emerge as top defender of liberal values

As California gears up for four years under a Republican White House and Congress, Gov. Jerry Brown is emerging as uniquely suited to playing a key role for blue states inclined toward political rebellion.

Since the tea party wave of 2010, the picture has been reversed: Red states barraging the Obama administration with lawsuit after lawsuit. The question now is whether blue states will respond in kind.

Governor Brown, who has a history of political independence and no elections left to campaign for, may be the Democrat most likely to chart a path that not only defends liberal values but also finds some practical middle ground with Washington, when possible.

The four-term governor of the country’s biggest state brings a mixture of experience, personal prudence, and pragmatism. And at a time when California is holding itself up as a big blue target for the new administration’s deeply conservative agenda, experts say, Brown may provide what the state – and the Democratic Party – needs to see.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-californias-governor-may-emerge-top-defender-liberal-135857955.html

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Sun Jan 29, 2017, 03:03 PM

1. I'd love a PRESIDENT MOONBEAM (said with love) right now.

He is living with prostate cancer right now, though and he's no spring chick.


But he's a voice for frigging COURAGE.

If Trump wants to "target" California, he's targeting one of the largest economies in the world. Better watch himself....

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Sun Jan 29, 2017, 03:25 PM

2. Hey republicans! These are the real people mooching off your paycheck!

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Sun Jan 29, 2017, 03:31 PM

3. We should have listened, and voted for, Brown way

Back when. I am curious as to how he will defend the pot trade here when Sessions tries to shut it down. You know it's coming. Soon as they a0oint a hard ass, anti drug zealot to the States attorney here, it will happen.

Let's not forget that when Obama did exactly the same thing, there were many busts, clubs shuttered, landlords threatened etc, Brown did nothing, the Feds, with the help of local law enforcement (and mercenaries like Blackwater) did what they did. For about two years. Then a new SAG came, and stopped.

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