Laphonza Butler previously worked at the campaign consulting firm that elected Gavin Newsom as governor, and served corporate clients such as AirBnB, Uber and PG&E.
Four appointees from that SOB, Newsom. Will we ever get out from underneath the crushing weight of the Democratic fiefdom we are corroding from? SOS CALIFORNIA!!!
What's with this compulsion to appoint black lesbians? Like why is there political pressure to make so many appointments based on race and sexuality? The cynic in me thinks its because any criticism of what they do in those roles can be deflected with the race, sex, or sexuality card. Its a very strange recent phenomenon. I won't be surprised I am accused of racism for even asking this question but its clearly a trend and I can't piece together a logical answer.
I'm sure this is a silly question but don't you have to be a resident of a state to be appointed to be one of it's Senators?
Reading this makes me want to bathe.
WTF?? I thought he was gonna appoint Barbara Lee?? This woman's CV sounds like the same old BS: corporatist through and through. Seriously: tick off the boxes. Black. Lesbian. Represents corporations against her former union activists.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse!
It's so California to appoint someone who lives in Maryland to the US Senate.
I dont want to be too obtuse here, but isnt this just business as usual? She seems perfect for the job, at least on paper. I guess what I ask myself more and more is: How did we get here and how do we get away from this?
Gavin Newsom will never do the right thing.
So she lives in Maryland but she gets to be California's Senator? How's that work?
The article is informative, but I think you need to put "activists" in quotes. She's more of a political opportunist. She isn't much of a union person if she worked against Uber's drivers and spends her time lobbying on behalf of AirBnb.
Everything Democrats do is total cringe.
How will we ever stop discrimination if we continue to allow people in power to unabashedly say out loud they will only accept a certain race or sex? How is this even legal? If someone stood up there and said that they will only be appointing a white male, would that be legal?
California Uber Alles has never had the temerity to be more appropriate. A theme recurrent. Again.
Your uncool niece
If she lives in Maryland, how can she be a CA senator???
At the risk of sounding cynical, it was going to be some hack, so it may as well be this one. No one is surprised that Newsom would select a proactive baby killer, identity hire, non-resident, Marxist economic charlatan political activist. California is already a lost cause. The other sane States just must make sure that they don’t have to subsidize a failing Cali.. It is imperative.
Guess this way he can keep his political promise and keep Pelosi, who I understand is backing Adam Schiff, happy. I am not looking forward to his presidential run.