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HORIST: Bloomberg embraces California and bi-coastalism

HORIST: Bloomberg embraces California and bi-coastalism
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The political and philosophic divide that has been paralyzing America is geographically seen in the bi-coastal progressive Democratic Party — and the rest of us living in what has become known as “fly-over America.”

Democrat power is based on lopsided majorities along the east and west coasts – especially in New York and California.  Republican power is in the majority of states and counties that spread across the nation.  That was why Hillary Clinton could win the popular vote by racking up huge majorities in New York and California and lose the majority of states in middle America – and with them the Electoral College.

California particularly has been a state with a deep progressive political and social culture that has offended the values of the more conservative middle America.  The Golden State has also been a prime example of failed left-wing governance.  The state has spent itself to the verge of bankruptcy even though it is one of the highest taxing states.  Once a magnet for intra-U.S. migration, it is now one of the leading exodus states.

Los Angeles and San Francisco have the highest percentages of homeless people living on the streets.  San Francisco has a published “poop map” registering human feces in public places. Despite the 2008 recession, California housing costs are among the highest in the nation – driven up by the very rich in Hollywood and Silicon Valley.  A high-speed rail project has become a failed billion-dollar public works boondoggle.

In many ways, California has been the leader in radical social liberalism.  The divisive and destructive culture of political correctness and identity politics is a mainstay of public policy.  Unfettered access to abortion-on-demand – even to the point of natural birth – is proffered as a misguided “right” of a pregnant woman.  California’s progressive ideology advances the issue of church and state to a society-wide elimination of religion – actually attempting to criminalize some religious beliefs. Calls for limitations of freedom of speech based on political disagreement or even offensive language are designed to literally nullify the First Amendment.

California has been on the far-left edge of the issue of gun regulation – attempting to pass laws on ammunition that would literally render guns useless.  It is a back-handed means of confiscation.

Hollywood, itself, presents a unique offense to many middle Americans.  Relative morality carried out in the daily lives of many of the “stars of the silver screen” – and promoted in movies attacking traditional morality – runs contrary to the values of most Americans.  Hollywood also uses the power of the industry to propagandize for the radical left.

Weeeeell … there is one candidate seeking the Democrat presidential nomination who actually sees California as a “model” for the nation.  In opening his first California office, Michael Bloomberg – the Daddy Warbucks of the Democrat contenders — said, “I think that California can serve as a great example for the rest of this country.” And he did not mean a bad example.

That is almost like saying that Iran is a great example for the rest of the Middle East.  That may be a little hyperbolic, but you get the point.  However, California’s brand of authoritarian progressivism is very much in line with Bloomberg’s own policies and programs as Mayor of New York.  Bloomberg is the quintessential left-winger – believing that he is among a minority of elite Americans who are better intellectually and morally suited to control the lives of the less endowed masses.

He has already established his belief that we the people need a Bloomberg to tell us how much Coke we can drink, how much sugar we can put in our coffees, whether we can own guns and what we can say.

If every American were to take Bloomberg seriously – and we should – he may find himself unwelcome anywhere EXCEPT New York and California.  So far, Bloomberg has not been able to get out of single digits in the presidential polls – and we can only hope that he remains there.  This declaration of fealty to California should do the trick,

So, there ‘tis.

About The Author

Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

7 Comments

  1. Cecil

    Ocean water must rot your brain

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  2. Star Dolittle

    So every state have to do it his way .. No other choice

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  3. Michelle

    That’s exactly why we need term limits. People like Bloomberg, Blumenthal, Pelosi, even our Very Rich Acttors and Actresses are tying to tell the American people that they are smarter and know what’s best for the rest of us. If they’re so smart how come there’s so many hungry people in this country, homeless, healthcare that’s so expensive that only the rich can afford medical attention that doesn’t cost them there life savings. We the people need to let them know whose smarter by voting these crazies out of office. Time to band together to protect our constitution and all of our constitutional rights. Wake up America, teach your children about 911, that losing our right to bear arms is what’ Hitler did before he murdered millions he though were less human than his elitests. Put things in proper perspective..

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    • David Barron

      And seeing that most of the apparent homeless problems are in California are increasing at an exponential rate, that the richest state in the union in only 30 years became the deepest debtor in the USA, that the women, including Schiff, in politics there in most cases don’t even live in their representative districts, have not visited their districts that have major homlessness, drug, crime, and illegal alien problems, in addition to the fact that these people cannot take care of their districts and state, how do they feel they can run the nation? They want to eliminate the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Electoral College all because it keeps them in check. If they are allowed to do what they want to do, California, New York, Chicago, Atlanta will run the nation.

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  4. GEORGE EADY

    YOUR SO RIGHT ON TERM LIMITS. THIS IS THE BIGEST PROBLUM AMERICA HAS . ALL OF IF NOT ALL THE CRAP WE ARE DEALING WITH RIGHT NOW IS BECAUSE WE DONT HAVE THEM. AND ONLY THEM (LAW MAKERS ) ARE STOPING IT FROM HAPPENING. 98% OF AMERICA WONT (TERM LIMITS ) TO FIX THIS AND THE ONLY WAY TO FIX IT IS TO REMOVE AND EVERY ONE THAT STANDS IN THE WAY FOR THIS AND ANY THING OUSE THAT IS NOT THE WILL OF THE AMERICA PEOPLE . THEY HAVE FOR GOTTEN THEY WORK FOR US. VOTE THERE ASSES OUT. AND WHEN THEY ARE HUNTING ANOTHER JOB THEY WILL REMEMBER TRUMP 20/20

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    • David Barron

      The rule makers will never change the rules that limit the amount of lies, cheating, graft, corruption, and dynasties that they feel they are owed.

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  5. Arthus

    As always . What is your opinion on the grassroots movement Convention of States if I may ask. All the best.

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