Update on AB5, the job-killing bill in California:
1. So there was a hearing where another bill was introduced to possibly suspend AB5...and this one congresswoman basically said about the millions of freelancers, "we're taking away their lollipops!" Keep in mind this woman is married to a retired judge, so she has nothing to worry about. She reps the area of Santa Barbara.
2. To say that the freelancers are angry would be an UNDERSTATEMENT. Some of them have had businesses going on 20 or 30 years. They are calling this woman's office and sending her THOUSANDS OF LOLLIPOPS. There are a few die-hard Democrats that still pour the hate on the GOP and Trump, but they get drowned out by the others.
3. This one statement stood out to me: a Dem saying he would never, never vote Democrat again after they took away his business, after what they did to his life. Many likes on that one. These people are motivated, they are organized, and they are not giving up. I truly believe that CA will turn red in November.
That contemptuous Lollipop needs to be voted out of her job, and those Democrats will certainly serve that up for her. I also see CA turning Red/Trump.
She's retiring in November, but apparently has a horrible protege lined up to take her seat. The freelancers are already planning to work on that.
I think the "Republicans are evil" trope has intimidated people for a long time. It's an effective psychological warfare technique to sow self-doubt in your opponents.
President Trump has broken that spell and showed that the opposite is true. It really makes a difference, but people take a bit of time to break their habit patterns. Every two years more do.
This is DJTs greatest achievement. He has broken the spell that Democrats cast over Americans..
There was something else on the last ballot that panicked everyone -- the Dems want to overturn Prop 13. Prop 13 has been a long standing law that has kept the Dems from raising property taxes sky high -- if it happened, many elderly citizens would literally be out on the street. The good thing is, people were very aware of it in California and voted it down. The Dems tried to get it in as a bond measure "helping schools."
@mrbungle Republicans better learn how to do ballot harvesting...
That part of the OC has been traditionally red, even with the presence of UC Fullerton, but the loss of Republicans to other states and the influence of millennials and minority voters has shifted things.
Young Kim makes the most sense as Asians in the OC tend to be more conservative than in other parts of the state, such as LA and The Bay Area.
Democrats APPEAR to hate rugged individuals, through and through.
Encouraging, but how does this get propagated?
Not sure what you mean?
Every transformation is precious. How do we encourage more defection?
I think it's happening all on its own, lol!! At least here in California. The AB5 bill really sealed the deal. People are waking up in masses.
@Lisa22. From your lips to Gods ear!
Thanks! These freelancers are MAD.
So is lollipop government speak for livelihood?
I guess it was HER speak, lol. I suggested we call ourselves after the Lollipop Guild in the Wizard of Oz!
One of my favorite songs from that musical. On a more serious note, she'll regret that statement one day. Pathetic.
I think she already does. Yes, she is totally pathetic. The freelancers are comparing her to Marie Antoinette ("Let them eat cake"!). I gotta say, there's a lot of creative people in that group making memes and gifs.
I'm sure many of them were left leaning prior to this bill. Nothing like seeing someone take away your livelihood and then villainize you for protesting against their actions.
There are SO MANY Democrats in the group I am in. A lot of creatives, but also single moms, disabled, chronically ill, retired people. They have woken up and they are on fire to get all these leftists/union goons voted out.
Man, if California does turn red we have to have some kind of party at Quodverum!!
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