California Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder was called the “face of white supremacy” in a recent L.A. Times hit-piece, despite the fact that the conservative leader is Black.
In addition to the claim in the title, the article cites a Black Lives Matter leader saying, “Anytime you put a Black face on white supremacy, which is what Larry Elder is, there are people who will utilize that as an opportunity to deny white supremacy.”
The problem is that despite the accusation, there are no “people” using Elder to advance white supremacy. Instead, they are joining him to advance freedom and to oppose Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) overreach and string of failures as governor of the state.
Democratic operatives are clearly scared to death as a result of Elder’s rise in popularity, not to mention the fact that millions of Californians are obviously interested in removing Newsom from office once and for all.
Newsom fires back
Newsom began his attacks against Elder at the beginning of August. “He’s to the right of Donald Trump. To the right of Donald Trump. That’s what’s at stake in this election and don’t think for a second you can’t do damage in that role,” the embattled governor said.
“Think about the judges he could appoint. Who would he have appointed to replace Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate? How would that impact the trajectory of this country. What would this mean for the future of the Democratic party in our efforts to keep the House of Representatives,” Newsom said, according to ABC7 News.
Newsom is not the only person or entity attacking Elder, either. California’s leftist mainstream media has joined the fight in the contest to keep Democrats in control of the Golden State.
Media hit job
The Sacramento Bee also recently unleashed its claims against Elder in a piece to answer, “Who is he?” regarding Elder as a potential politician.
Among the paper’s criticisms is that Elder opposes a minimum wage and, not surprisingly, the fact that he’s a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump. The piece also belittled Elder for being an opponent of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Bee’s attack piece also claimed Elder “has a history” of anti-LGBT remarks, something that is difficult to substantiate. Further, it argued he is opposed to the war on drugs.
The opposition to the war on drugs is partly true, as Elder has argued for the government to stay out of the battle and to tackle drugs as a health problem instead of a criminal justice issue.
Attacks leveled at Elder are from the sources you would expect to criticize a conservative gubernatorial candidate. However, the latest attacks by the LA Times and other outlets smell of absolute desperation as the left looks for any crumb of hope to keep its progressive leaders in power.