LA Times: Conservative Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Elder The ‘Black Face Of White Supremacy’

In an article published in the Los Angeles Times on Friday, columnist Erika D. Smith called Larry Elder, a conservative talk show host and candidate for Governor of California, the “black face of white supremacy.”

Her piece was titled: “Larry Elder is the Black face of white supremacy. You’ve been warned.”


She wrote:

[W]ith polls showing that nearly half of likely voters support recalling Newsom and that Elder is in the lead to replace him, ignoring the self-proclaimed Sage from South-Central is no longer a viable strategy. Particularly for Black people.

“He is a danger, a clear and present danger,” said Melina Abdullah, cofounder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles.

Elder mocks critical race theory, though I’m not sure he understands what it actually is. That doesn’t bode well for ethnic studies in California.

[A]s [State Sen. Sydney] Kamlager said, “I’m not interested in going back to Jim Crow because I want to have a Black person as governor.”

As Breitbart reported, the rest of her piece is little more than a “collection of quotes from left-wing black political personalities attacking Elder.”

Of course, if any of this was written about a black Democrat, the author would be excoriated as a racist and a white supremacist.  But Smith can get away with this pile of racist trash because Elder is a conservative.

And she’s not the only leftist engaged in this effort, as Breitbart notes:

Earlier this summer, another Times columnist compared Elder to white supremacist David Duke, prompting Elder to refuse to answer a question from her during a Times editorial interview.

Media attacks against Elder have increased in recent days, as polls have suggested there is a chance Newsom could lose.

While appearing on MSNBC, the official network of liberal rage, hate and stupid lying liberal propaganda, “Meathead” Rob Reiner told conspiracy theorist/hatemonger Joy Reid that Elder is “crazy” and “is way to the right of Donald Trump.”

“Here is the thing, the Republicans have figured out that they cannot win based on their policies and what they stand for because they don’t really stand for anything,” he told Reid.

“So they know the only way they can get power is by finding a way to either voter suppress or do these kinds of tricks with the recall, and think about this for a second. This is over 40 million people. This is like one-eighth of the country. To come under control by this maniac, Larry Elder, is just crazy. It’s all about power grab. They are trying everywhere around the country, and they are trying it in a big way here in California. California is the biggest prize of any blue state in the country.”

He wasn’t finished:

“Now, I want to tell you something about Larry Elder. I debated Larry Elder years ago. I passed an initiative here in California to raise cigarette taxes to fund early childhood, and we debated and because we knew that by raising cigarette taxes, you were going to reduce people smoking, which was a good thing. Larry Elder actually took the position in the debate that it was a good thing that people smoked because they would die sooner, and it would reduce the health care costs and the drag on the public for Medicare, Medicaid. This is a crazy man. And like you say, he is way to the right of Donald Trump. So this is scary. People cannot be complacent. You’ve got to hand in your ballot. Get your ballot and vote no. That’s all you have to do.”

Another columnist for the Times compared Elder to David Duke.  Indeed, it appears the liberal establishment in California is freaking out over the idea that Elder could very well become the first black governor of California.

The recall election takes place on September 14.

Elder responded:


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