Politically, Trump has hit a 2020 messaging trifecta with the move. First, he escalated his ongoing war of words with lefty California, which launched a 16-state lawsuit challenging the president’s national-emergency declaration for the border wall. Second, he used the state’s admitted failure on the $77 billion rail project against new Democratic governor – and harsh Trump critic -- Gavin Newsom. To round out his ticket, Trump has cast Green New Dealers as fringy socialist spendthrifts whose most vaunted pet projects are so unrealistic and costly they can never get off the ground.
I think the bolded bit is the bigger point. Democrats virtually control California and drove it into the ground. The Republican party is basically spineless and useless. They do nothing to stop the massive voter fraud here. Democrats sometimes get sick of it and will recall a politician like Gray Davis and vote for Schwarzenegger--who also proved to be useless. Even Schwarzenegger signed up for all the global warming enviro fraud. The irony of this situation is this:
Particularly troubling for Newsom, who is believed to harbor future presibdential ambitions, is Trump’s capitalizing on the newly minted governor’s admission that the eight-year-old train project, with its tens of billions of dollars in cost overruns and endless environmental lawsuits and red tape, had long ago gone off the rails.
Basically, left wing government makes left wing dreams unachievable. That's why I am never bullish on leftist bullshit. They are their own worst enemies.
Instead of getting behind the full rail line, a pet project of his predecessor Jerry Brown, the governor decided to build only a single segment from Bakersfield to Merced in the Central Valley. In doing so, he transformed the plan into one the Trump administration could easily cast as a having a radically different purpose from the original, federally funded award. Moreover, it’s not exactly what liberals who supported the project had in mind. Bakersfield and Merced, noted the New York magazine puckishly, are “two small cities that, it’s fair to say, most coastal metropolitan Californians happily visit rarely or never.”
I've been a little more pointed. It's a high speed train from the middle of fucking nowhere to the edge of fucking nowhere. Nobody is going to ride it when finished, because nobody commutes between Bakersfield and Merced. If they had listened to me, it would have started between viable routes, like San Diego to LA; San Francisco to San Jose; or Sacramento to Oakland. Instead, we're going to get Merced to Bakersfield at a cost of 10s of billions of dollars that could have been used to just pave the fucking road. Fucking Democrats.
Former Rep. Jeff Denham, a Central Valley California Republican who lost a hard-fought contest to Rep. Josh Harder in November, had chaired the House rail subcommittee that for years tried to find a way to quash the bullet-train project. He ultimately determined it couldn’t be done through an act of Congress.
Yep. And to top it off, they elect even more retards to blow what was the world's greatest inheritance. Edmund G. Brown modernized California. His son, Moonbeam, tore it to shreds. It's like Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. A complete tragedy.
Newsom vowed late Tuesday to go to federal court to try to halt the administration’s move, arguing that Trump was taking action as retribution for Monday’s announcement that California is leading a 16-state legal battle against the president’s national-emergency declaration to authorize funding of his border wall.
Another idiot Democrat move that's wasting tax payer dollars for a much needed project to undo the damage of Democratic party government.
“As long as California thinks they can continue to defy federal immigration law and harbor sanctuary cities we shouldn’t fund their stupid, wasteful and horrific high-speed rail project, which is billions over budget and way behind,” Kirk tweeted. “Cancel the funding, bravo @realDonaldTrump!”
Absolutely. That's why, as fucked as it is for me living in California, limiting SALT deductions to make Democrats pay for their own boondoggles is a wise policy. This is another point of vulnerability for Trump though, as the fucking spineless utterly fucking useless Republicans here were cool with SALT. Maybe finally we can get some pissed off people to get into politics and burn Sacramento Democrats to the ground too.
-- Joe Biden