Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Bonta hopes Trump continues to be successful at failure

Assemblymember Rob Bonta hopes Trump
continues to be the failure-in-chief.
Assemblymember Rob Bonta had some negative thoughts about President Donald Trump at Tuesday night's Oakland City Council meeting.

In attendance to discuss his legislative year in the Assembly, Bonta said he hopes Trump's agenda continues to fail. Bonta made the comment in response to a councilmember's question about federal funding for low-income housing credits.

"The one thing that I do take solace in is that Mr. Trump has not been able to move any of his agenda," said Bonta, "and he keeps failing in his efforts to hurt folks across this country and our state and I hope he continues to fail."

As part of the leadership in the State Legislature, Bonta has sought to aggressively counteract Trump's policies over the past year. He told the Oakland City Council to "resist” the President.

Earlier, Bonta lauded the council's vote Tuesday night to approve an ordinance banning businesses doing work on Trump's border wall from gaining contracts with the City of Oakland.

"California has to do what we do and that is lead and resist the attacks coming from Washington, D.C. and continue down the path we forge and not look back, but only look forward," said Bonta. "And that means standing up and supporting our immigrant communities, making sure we protect all of our civil rights and fight against all the cuts coming from Washington, D.C."

Prior to last year's Presidential Election, Bonta publicly slammed Trump for comments he made on the campaign trail that suggested some Filipinos were "animals." Trump was referring to ISIS-backed rebels in the Philippines, and terror groups in eight other nations.

Bail reform, affordable housing, and continuing work to limit gun violence and climate change will be part of Bonta's focus during next year's Assembly session, he said.

Oakland councilmembers peppered Bonta with questions, for instance, about reforming Proposition 13 and a state Constitutional repeal of Proposition 209, which prohibits state institutions from using race and gender as consideration in the hiring of state government workers.

Despite Bonta's support for repealing Prop. 209, which was  approved by voters in 1996, he added the probability for its success is doubtful. "Always hard to get that many folks to agree on one thing," he said of the two-thirds majority required to remove Prop. 209 from the state Constitution. In addition, the repeal of Prop 209 does not poll well, said Bonta. "So just getting on the ballot is not enough. People need to vote for it and right now, without more, it might not pass at the ballot."


  1. I agree with this: "The one thing that I do take solace in is that Mr. Trump has not been able to move any of his agenda," said Bonta, "and he keeps failing in his efforts to hurt folks across this country and our state and I hope he continues to fail."

    But I would add: "Something else that I do take solace in is that Mr. BONTA has not been able to move any of his agenda and he keeps failing in his efforts to hurt folks across our state and I hope he continues to fail."

  2. By MW:

    Back in the 1960's when the South was under various fedeeral desegregation orders, the phonies who pretended to be liberals on the East coast, and most likely also in the Bay area (back then I lived on the East coast), "knew" that local Southern politicians who resisted those federal desegregation orders were stupid, evil, and engaging in illegal activity by not going along with the federal government.

    However those same phonies who pretend to be liberals "know" it is "wonderful" when they themselves resist the federal government. So we should add an amendment to the US Constitution declaring that only "liberals" are allowed to do whatever they want.

    In fact a few months ago the head editorial writer for the SF Comical "provided" a "basis" and "foundation" for Bay area people to resist the Trump Administration by declaring the Trump Administration's policies to be contrary to what he referred to as "California values."

    So let me give just a few examples of "California values."

    An example of "California values" are all of the people who covered things up for Harvey Weinstein, and also even blacklisted from employment those who told the truth about Weinstein.

    An example of "California values" is that when Hugues de law Plaza was murdered, the legal authorities in SF pretended it was a suicide.

    An example of "California values" is that almost everytime Nate Miley comes up with something unusually outrageous: one, the lawyers in the County Counsel's office come up with a lot of lies, garbage, and nonsense so as to "prove" it is "legal;" and two, the rest of the members of the AC Board of Supervisors, and just like puppets on a string, give him a rubberstamp vote.

    An example of "California values" is that Jim Jones, and later of Jonestown infamy, found the Bay area to be the only place in the entire US sleazy enough and stupid enough to go along with his scams and nonsense.

    An example of "California values" is Nancy Pelosi declaring "YOU CAN READ IT AFTER WE PASS 1IT."

  3. By MW:

    To give just two more examples of "California values," since I cut short my typing earlier when my wife called me to breakfast.

    "California values" are the California State Bar, in other words the totally corrupt organization that pretends to monitor and regulate California's lawyers, actually having a secret system of two sets of books, and which includes selling pardons and coverups for lightly disguised bribes that it pretends are fees for courses.

    "California values" are the Democrats in the state legislature pretending they are against: one, sexual harassment; and two, retaliation aimed at whistleblowers - but actually just being a sleazy mafia of scumbags who think the law does not apply to them.