The California Democratic Party and the corporate press are feeling the heat as polls are showing the ‘Yes’ versus ‘No’ vote in the upcoming recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom approaches.
The leading Republican candidate to become Newsom’s replacement is Los Angeles media figure Larry Elder, who happens to be Black.
Of course, the LA Times response to Elder’s surging campaign last week was a racist column published August 20 titled “Larry Elder is the Black Face of White Supremacy. You’ve Been Warned.”
Elder appeared on the Fox News show Hannity later on Friday to discuss the hit piece. He said that he has become accustomed to being slandered by the paper, describing another writer there who has all but called Elder a “Black David Duke.”
He has been the subject of several other attacks accusing him of hating women, including misleading critiques of an article written decades ago about an academic study of where women obtain their news.
On August 19, Elder was accused of brandishing a gun at a woman alleged to be his former girlfriend. He responded by saying that he has never brandished a loaded or unloaded firearm at anyone.
Elder told Hannity that Democrats are scared to death, knowing that if California can elect him as governor, any state can elect a conservative in a statewide race.
He also said that Democrats feared that he might appoint a Republican to replace Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein if she retires or becomes incapacitated. Feinstein, who is 88 years old, has been in the Senate since 1992.
Elder also discussed Newsom’s praise of President Joe Biden’s chaotic withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. He said that Newsom’s statements about Biden are a window into the governor’s incompetence.
Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted Friday evening, writing that “the press goes out of its way to prove every day that it is the enemy of the people.”
As the election draws near and the Democrats are forced to deal with Elder’s growing popularity, allegations of ballot theft from mailboxes, and the public crumbling of Gavin Newsom, Californians can expect increasing attacks on Republicans.