It looks like California is doomed to experience higher taxes, more homelessness, and cultural collapse if Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom becomes our next governor.

Normal people are leaving the state in droves, anticipating the dramatic finale after 8 years of Governor Brown's liberal socio-economic experiments.

Newsom found his opportunity in San Francisco, later joining Brown's camp of radical liberal activists in Sacramento. California's state leadership under Brown's command inspires a true "basket of deplorables", people who really do have "contempt for everyday Americans". Conservatives contemplating their state's roster of radical leaders have to gasp. Look at them and weep: Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa, Kamala Harris, Kevin de León, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Garcetti and that pencil-necked peewee Adam (love-the-camera) Schiff. This is a Machiavellian school for scoundrels.

California conservatives have to ask "How can we survive?". These people hate law enforcement, the military, Bible-loving citizens who cling to their guns, those who espouse traditional moral values, independent cake-bakers, wall masons, marijuana haters, NRA members, Planned Parenthood haters, -- the list goes on.

Few people can afford to buy a home in California, can't defend against (recently released) alien criminals, find their Second Amendment rights constricted to the point of virtual confiscation, and must watch helplessly as all of Mexico, Central America, and South America surges through our overwhelmed border protection, at the invitation of Governor Brown, to be free of brutal communist dictators and criminal chaos. Instead of attempting to assist these people in place, Brown attracts them with free housing, food, medical, schooling and drivers licenses, at taxpayer's expense. The Machiavellian logic here is to feign benevolence for the sake of millions of new votes. In an already overwhelmingly Democratic state, this wave of millions of new California "citizens" will assure the state will never again have a Republican governor - or majorities in many local elections. Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli is smiling today.

Brown's 8-years at the helm virtually assures the ship of state will drift from the shoals to the rocks in short order if Gavin Newsom is elected his successor.