The progressives talk a great deal about unwarranted access to the political process by corporations, lobbyists, the military, anyone they don’t agree with philosophically. I get it; like politicians are objective legislators who do their own research, never asking for opinions from others, just doing their own thing. Well, that hasn’t happened since Brutus and others knifed Ceasar in the Forum, politicians are supposed to be influenced by all their stakeholders.
California insurance commissioner Dave Jones is an environmental advocate, a fan of Tom Steyer (who has spent hundreds of millions of dollars supporting candidates who agree the sky is falling and the seas are rising). That is fine, that is politics. That is the definition of the political process.
But Mr. Jones has told insurance companies doing business in California must also agree with his philosophy by disinvesting in those companies, like coal, who are blacklisted by those who think like he does. He is also planning to run for Attorney General if Harris is elected to the Senate. If a Republican did what Jones is doing he would be drug through the mud and sentenced to a tongue lashing from, one of those dudes on TV.
Double standard, absolutely.