The Los Angeles Times just let the cat out of the bag.
The Times’ Evan Halper published an article over the weekend claiming that President-elect Joe Biden’s plan for the country is to “Make America California Again.”
Halper’s right about that.
In his article, Halper points out just how influential a role California will have in the federal government over at least the next two years. At the top, alongside Biden, will be Kamala Harris, the soon-to-be-former U.S. Senator from California.
Halper cites former California Gov. Gray Davis (D) as saying, “Kamala Harris will be in all the meetings and have the last word with the president after they are over. She’ll be sharing ideas, innovations, and breakthroughs from California that might help solve problems on the national level.”
Joining Harris in Biden’s administration will be California Attorney General Zavier Becerra, as the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) head, Janet Yellen, a U.C. Berkley professor, as Federal Reserve Chair, Jennifer Granholm, another U.C. Berkley professor, as Energy secretary, and Alejandro Mayorkas, a California resident, as the head of the Department of Homeland Security. And, of course, let’s not forget that Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who runs the House.
Accordingly, Halper writes that “California is emerging as the de facto policy think tank of the Biden-Harris administration and of a Congress soon to be under Democratic control.” He adds that “there is no place the incoming administration is leaning on more heavily for inspiration in setting a progressive policy agenda [than California].”
Halper goes on to state that Biden will look to California to help with such issues as “climate action, workers’ rights, law enforcement and criminal justice, health care and economic empowerment.”
“California’s influence will be felt in how Americans power their homes and cars, and even in how they save for retirement,” Halper writes.
One Fox News host saw this coming
Back around Christmas of 2020, the Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson urged Americans to watch out for the “California-style governance” that will come along with a Biden administration. Carlson, during that program, explained why, contrary to what Halper seems to believe, this is problematic for America.
Carlson highlighted the state’s failing economy – how it has gone from one of the richest places in the world to the poorest state in our country.” Carlson pointed out the fact that about a third of the state’s population “hovers around the poverty line” and that the state has a homeless population of 150,000. And, Carlson noted that people and businesses are leaving in large numbers.
As Carlson put it: “If these leaders were judged by their performance, what they do, no big city politician in the State of California would have a job tonight.”
Yet, here we are with Biden about to take over and California about to feature prominently in the government. Does anybody see this ending well?