Reason Magazine rocks. They just came out with a new parody music video that absolutely eviscerates California Governor Gavin Newsom.
The video mocks Newsom for hypocritically violating his own lockdown orders during the pandemic with special emphasis on the French Laundry incident where he dined with ten or more unmasked comrades for a birthday celebration in an enclosed space. The video parodies Shaggy’s hit 2000 song “It Wasn’t Me.”
Comedian Remy Munasifi, who goes by “GoRemy” on social media, is the star of the video using himself in all the parts and mocking Newsom to perfection. He portrays a politician caught blatantly violating his own orders by dining with friends while laughing it up. He decides to just glibly claim “It wasn’t me!” So good, you just have to watch it.
“Voter came and they caught me red-handed/Eating at the place next door,” Munasifi sings. “Picture this, it was not that vacant/Like 100 peeps or more.”
“How could I forget that I had/Banned all indoor gatherings?” he continues. “Just a prime example of/Really big hypocrisy.”
How could Newsom forget? In fact, he will remember this all the way to the next election if he makes it that far. A recall effort with more than 1 million signatures looks like it just might succeed. There are a few weeks left to collect the remaining 500,000 needed to place the measure on the ballot. No one in California seems to like Newsom these days. Wonder why?
Recall petition supporter Steve Scheye is all in on this. “We’re starting to get 100 signatures a day at a location like this. When I first started, I was getting 10, 20 a day,” Scheye said as he held up a “Recall Gavin Newsom” sign across the street from the Costco in Antioch.
Scheye has been volunteering every day to gather signatures for the recall ever since he lost his engineering job to the COVID-19 shutdown. He said a wide array of people are signing the petition.
“They’re people whose business has shut down, small businesses,” Scheye explained. “They’re mad about big businesses getting preferences over small businesses. People that want to go to church. They’re not allowed to go to church; that’s a big thing.”
And yet, Newsom dines in public with friends. Go figure.
And here come the Democrats on cue shouting ‘racism’! and ‘coup’! The chair of the California Democratic Party Rusty Hicks doesn’t believe that working people are mad at Newsom. Talk about tone-deaf.
“This recall effort, which really ought to be called the ‘California Coup,’ is being led by right-wing conspiracy theorists, white nationalists, anti-vaxxers, and groups who encourage violence to our democratic institutions,” Hicks said. Right. Does she even read the news in her own state?
Matt Shupe, the chair of the Contra Costa GOP, said it’s hypocritical to be calling the petition drive an attempted coup.
“It’s constitutional,” he said. “It requires millions of signatures to be gathered and then it goes to an election. That’s not a coup. That’s democracy.”
In a tweet from Remy, he says: “I socially distanced from my own executive orders.” It fits Newsom perfectly.
The push to recall Newsom needs roughly 1.5 million people to sign on by mid-March, which would trigger a mid-year election. It would be historic and looks like it will most likely happen at this point. Democrats are taking the movement very seriously.
Other prominent Democrats who have been swept up in similar controversies include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler. But they are only a few on a very long list of hypocritical politicians who believe in lockdowns for thee but not for me. Elitists all.
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