Editor,

We are faced with a virus that is killing thousands of people and 30% of the population refuses to vaccinate themselves, we have the problem of homelessness that just gets larger and larger, and we have cancer and any number of diseases that don’t have a cure for, and we waste a quarter of a billion dollars playing politics.

This isn’t just wrong, it’s sick. When are we going to wake up and start acting like people who care about each other. When 9/11 hit, people in the United States came together and acted like a unit and stopped fighting among themselves and started caring about each other, politics was put aside. What we are doing now is the complete opposite and it must stop. Take a minute and stop and wonder why it changed and as individuals do something about it, our way of life depends upon it.

Robert A. Nice

Redwood City

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(8) comments

Terence Y

Another day, another complaint about money spent on the recall. Must I again remind the writer about the $31 billion given to criminals via EDD fraud? Or the boondoggle train-to-nowhere sucking up billions of dollars? Or the $80 billion surplus? Or the trillions spent on non-American support? Don’t you think those are wrong, Mr. Nice? Seems to me $276 million is a drop in the bucket. At least it benefited millions of people, unlike other wasteful spending. I’m glad that there were also tens of millions, or more, spent by Newsom’s special interest groups in defending Newsom. BTW, how many times can Governors be recalled? If there was time, could we do another? I’d sign that petition.

Tommy Tee

Remember this the next time some whining conservative talks about how much money is wasted by liberals; they just blew $276,000,000 of our money because they just couldn’t wait for the next election. The real reason, of course, is that if the recall were to work, they could potentially put a governor in office with less than 15% of the vote due to the arcane and absurd recall law in California. As their base continues to shrink, they will need to rely on that, voter suppression, gerrymandering, and voter intimidation to have any chance of maintaining viable political power.

Dirk van Ulden

OK Tommy - how do you explain that hundreds of thousands Democrat and Independent voters supported the recall effort? How about the $76 million that Newsom and his French Laundry cronies had to collect to fight back? All elections are expensive but that is what a democracy now calls for. Much of the inflated cost was due to the Democrats moving up the election date forcing the counties to scramble getting the vote by mail packages printed and distributed. Don't tell me about wasting money. Remember Hillary's campaign that cost close to a a billion dollars and all for naught.

Tommy Tee

You're spinning, Dirk.

Dirk van Ulden

Yes, I am, you are a great teacher. Thanks.

Dirk van Ulden

Robert, if it were up to you and the other lefties, we should suspend all elections. Most outcomes have been predictable in this Democrat Party-run State. When a failed governor is supported by an already marginalized President and VP, how is it possible that Californians, when given a chance, voted to keep the lunacy in Sacramento going. We have met the enemy; it is us!

Tafhdyd

Dirk,

Just for your information, the correct name is the Democratic Party, not the Democrat Party. I know Trump said he calls it the Democrat Party because he knows it is taken as a slur, (what else would you expect from a petulant child), but I am not sure if that is your intent also.

Tommy Tee

That's a favorite pejorative term.

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