From The San Francisco Chronicle comes the bizarre sex tape story of California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, his wife Nadia (an Alameda County Supervisor), and the unemployed construction worker she made a sex tape with. The website New Santa Ana also has details (the former Nadia Davis was briefly a Santa Ana Unified School District trustee). Lockyer apparently used law enforcement contacts to muscle the guy, and apply pressure, after getting a copy of the sex tape. Ace of Spades has a photo of the guy, for those interested. K-Fed meets Jersey Shore.
California’s politics at its finest. If you want to know what elite, Democratic politics looks like, you need cast your eyes no further than the sordid, and hilariously bizarre tale of Lockyer’s trophy wife, thirty years younger, and the sex tape she allegedly made with a drug using construction worker. As one commenter on the story put it:
Let’s see if I have this straight now.
The State Treasurer is being blackmailed by an IV drug user who has a sex tape of him doing the deed with the Treasurer’s wife, an Alameda County Supervisor who is 30 years younger. And she won the job with $1 million hubbie put up of dollars given to him for another purpose. The couple was successful in buying the election and keeping it a secret that she was in drug rehab.
Got all of that? Then welcome to the train wreck known as California government. And all it facilitated and made possible by one-party rule.
Does this matter? Yes. Because it teaches two lessons. The first is that female hypergamy is gone wild (see the Daily Mail story (which appeared a day before the LA Times covered what was in its own backyard) about an 11 year old girl who was killed fighting over a boy with another girl that age). And the second is that California’s Democratic politicos are not only corrupt but laughably stupid and so lacking in appeal that even their wives cheat on them.
Most people don’t approach politics in an analytic or ideological way. They look at the character and behavior of those in office. The corrupt stupidity of Bull Connor and the like doomed Segregation (everywhere) which political genius Martin Luther King Jr. understood (and again the man was not a plaster saint, more like Lee Atwater meets the Iron Chancellor). John Kerry’s abrasive personality, the cloying beta-male loserdom of Michael Dukakis (who led George Herbert Walker Bush in August 1988), the robotic weirdness of Al Gore, all led substantially to their defeats. People pick based on the characteristics of … people. This is what all the competition reality shows like “Celebrity Apprentice” or “Survivor” understand. It is about personality.
Democrats have a competency problem. Nearly all of them look like fools. Weak. Nothing betrays weakness in a man than his wife seeking sex and excitement elsewhere. It shows that at his core, the man has been judged by his wife harshly. That he is worthy of nothing, basically. That is not the case for a cheating husband, because the sexes are different. No one judges say, Elin Nordgren, or Heidi Klum as sexless or undesirable. Men, particularly dominant Alpha men like Tiger Woods or Seal, just cheat. That’s the way it is. Women only cheat when they judge their men to be worthless, sexually.
Which brings up another issue, sex and desire. By all outward accounts, Nadia Lockyer had no incentive to cheat. Her husband bought her a Supervisor’s seat, essentially, and covered up the news she was in booze-related rehab. He’s a major player, and if it was purely power that was an aphrodisiac then an unemployed construction worker would have had no luck. Anymore than Larry David would have been dumped by his wife Laurie for some married contractor. After all, who has more wealth, and power? A local contractor in Connecticut, or the guy who can call the White House and get his call returned?
Desire and sex are not about power, or wealth, it is about dominance, assertiveness, and yes, thuggishness at its core. See any vampire romance novel, a central aspect is the object of desire (the vampire) ability and eagerness to deal out violence. That’s what makes them sexy. See all those attractive women posting Tweets during the Grammys to the effect that Chris Brown can beat them any time.
Brown now has a new pickup line: “I promise I won’t beat you!” And of course, he is back with Rihanna, his most famous beat-down victim. Women can’t get enough of that thuggish violence. Believe them when they say they will put up with it, as long as they get that sexy thuggishness.
Lockyer suffers, because in comparison to say, a meth user in rehab offers more brutal dominance than himself. And most men and women instinctively understand that fact. Nadia Lockyer would apparently rather wrestle with a meth user than her older, “icky” husband. To the point of instigating a fight with him over the guy seeing “other women.” The whole affair shows that California Democrats are a joke, a bunch of Real Housewives of New Jersey, entering rehab, fighting over a meth-head while cheating on their husbands, who are sexless losers.
Gavin Newsome paid no real penalty for screwing a subordinate’s wife. Women don’t mind that, only beta-male-ism. Most of California’s voters skew female, there not being a whole lot of young White men finding opportunity in California. Career or romantic-wise. What opportunity exists favors predominantly, young White women, who tend to fight over the few Alpha males left in the state. The Gavin Newsomes, the Antonio Villaraigosas, in the sense that these are guys who women find sexy. [Chris Brown could not lead a group of men to punch through a paper bag. But women find him sexy. What women find sexy does not correlate into a leader of men, that is an important distinction.]
But Bill Lockyer will pay a penalty. The only thing women never forgive is beta male sexlessness. And there is a whole lot of that involved. As well as corruption, and everything else. But looking stupid and sexless (and the wife trashy and low-class) is never good. Particularly in a crisis. Already Jerry Brown and the Legislature have dumped the goodie bag of redevelopment, killing that for next fiscal year, and thereafter, the crisis being too big to do otherwise. In order to maintain the goodie bag for State politicians, and local ones, massive tax increases on a rapidly declining economy (due to high gas prices, already over $5 a gallon in LA) will provoke massive resistance.
Even more so when pols wives handed a Supervisor’s seat are making drunken sex tapes with the equivalent of K-Fed, and fighting with them over the guys “seeing other women.”