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Larry Elder & the Left’s Crusade Against Black Conservatives

Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2021
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AMAC Exclusive – by Seamus Brennan

For a party that claims to hold concepts like “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “racial equity” as their most sacred guiding principles, Democrats’ sneering contempt for black Americans with whom they disagree has proven particularly hypocritical in recent years. Nowhere has that been more clear than in California, as Larry Elder, a black Republican gubernatorial candidate, continues to surge in polls and threaten Governor Gavin Newsom’s bid to remain in office. But Elder’s unusually hostile treatment is only the latest in an alarming trend of figures on the left trying to “cancel” black conservatives.

Nearly all leading black voices on the contemporary right—including Justice Clarence Thomas, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, and political pundit Candace Owens, just to name a few—have seemingly been scorned for their political views by members of the media and others on the left.

Most notably, MSNBC’s Joy Reid recently referred to Justice Thomas, the Supreme Court’s only black justice, as “Uncle Clarence” (evoking the racial slur “Uncle Tom”), while Amazon, without explanation, removed a documentary about the Justice during black history month. Following Senator Scott’s rebuttal to President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress, the phrase “Uncle Tim” trended on Twitter for hours. Rapper Cardi B accused Candace Owens of having an “identity crisis” and subtly characterized Owens as a traitor to her own race.

Unsurprisingly, Elder has found himself at the center of the latest series of race-based attacks from progressives. In August, the Los Angeles Times published a column castigating Elder as the “Black face of white supremacy”—a slander that has since been repeated at Newsom’s campaign events. Elder, the piece contends, has resorted to “willful blindness” and “overly simplistic arguments” to “whitewash the complex problems that come along with being Black in America.” Out of an “insatiable need for attention,” the piece continues, “Elder opposes every single public policy idea that’s supported by Black people to help Black people.”

The piece goes on to quote several California-based activists and politicians on the supposed danger Elder poses to the lives and well-being of black Californians: activist Najee Ali, for instance, argued he would be a “disaster for Black voters,” labelling him as “the Black Trump.” Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, went so far to claim that “everything that he’s pushing, everything that he stands for […] is advancing white supremacy.” In an especially lamentable statement, California State Senator Sydney Kamlager, in reference to Elder’s candidacy, remarked that she is “not interested in going back to Jim Crow.”

Despite the column’s attempted fearmongering and Democrats’ frantic push to establish Elder as an existential threat to black America, his platform is hardly radical, and instead contains common sense policies likely to be popular with most Californians – exactly the type of reasoned, level-headed approach Democrats fear most. His campaign strategy is primarily rooted in reversing many of Governor Newsom’s radical policies that have led to what Elder calls “the decline of California.” Among his top priorities are easing Covid-19 restrictions, reopening schools, cutting spending, cutting housing regulations, and clamping down on crime. Yet, according to the left, these policies ought not be taken for anything other than an advancement of “white supremacy.”

His views on race present nothing particularly out of the ordinary, either. Rather than blaming issues that disproportionately affect black Americans on “systemic racism,” as much of the left does, Elder points to reduced police presence in high-crime locations and disproportionate black-on-black crime. “Rising crime? [It’s] because of this phony narrative that the police are engaging in systemic racism and cops are pulling back,” Elder noted. “When you reduce the possibility of a bad guy getting caught, getting convicted and getting incarcerated, guess what? Crime goes up.”

Whether or not Elder ultimately prevails in the September 14 recall election, he will almost certainly not be the last to face this tired and overwrought sequence of attacks from progressives. But in their unremitting campaign to discredit Elder as a “face of white supremacy” and somehow racist against his own race, Democrats have shown their true colors: race only matters to them when it can be weaponized for ideological and political purposes. “Diversity” and “equal representation” only matter so far as the left’s extremist agenda is adequately accounted for; but when it is not, black Americans like Elder become both their biggest threat and their biggest target.

As political commentator Heather MacDonald writes, the reason progressives are so vehemently opposed to an Elder governorship is that “he’s speaking the truth.” And as the truth continues to reach more and more black Americans whose votes are taken for granted and who are being abandoned by the left, progressives have every reason to be frightened.

Democrats, the liberal media, and every other institution of power hijacked by progressive activists know that these great Americans have proven themselves time and again to be champions for average Americans and traditional American values. Left with no other options, they shamelessly resort to the very type of disgusting race-based attacks that they falsely accuse Republicans of engaging in. For the sake of California and the country, we can only hope voters see past these lies.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

Elder was just attacked at Venice Beach CA yesterday for campaign tour
Eggs tossed toward him & party
Thanks to Newsom

Lola
Lola
2 years ago

They want to use race anyway they can it’s rediculous

Jim Jolly
Jim Jolly
2 years ago

The attackers are truley infested with Satinism. Bring on the truth tellers and keep them honest reguardless of their Party

Tammi Lau
Tammi Lau
2 years ago

He is certainly doing something right or he wouldn’t be attacked so strongly! Praying for Larry Elder!!

Conservative At Heart!
Conservative At Heart!
2 years ago

Wow! The left is really scared of Elder! Sounds like a good person to all! The Left likes to make up their own problems!

Art
Art
2 years ago

It is amazing that there really may be good racism and bad racism. It just depends on who does it. “Uncle Tom” has become the “Black Face of White Supremacy”. The left is really afraid of any person of color that doesn’t respond “Yes Massa.” People who think are an abomination. The left fears anyone who can think and express ideas outside of the progressive fence. People like Larry,Ben,and Candace,et al are to be admired. It is tough to be a black antiprogressive. KEEP UP THE FIGHT. LARRY I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR VICTORY.

KDESQ
KDESQ
2 years ago

I have been saying this for at least three decades now. WHITE liberals are the worst people I have ever known or met. I am a white conservative. They ONLY notice color, they are so racist they believe no black man or woman can get ahead without their “help”. They are the most arrogant, condescending, narcissistic people on earth. They are truly evil people. They love murdering unborn children as well. And where do they put their “planned parenthood” murder factories mostly, yes black communities. And they are ALL democrats. They are truly evil people and I mean every last one of them, not just their leaders, but their voters too.

Nancy
Nancy
2 years ago

The thing is, every one critical of Elder, saying he promotes white supremacy, never states HOW or WHAT it is. They never come out and just say “Elder is for personal responsibility and less reliance on government and that is bad for black people”. It is so easy to just point fingers and call names, but they never have a solid argument against what his is saying

Myrna
Myrna
2 years ago

Systemic racism has not been the cause of any of California’s problems, but they have run out of excuses. Is it possible that Newsome is also a puppet? He seems to be going along with the progressive list without much/any thought.

gin
gin
2 years ago

The left has a big problem. Some of them are under the power of the one who currently controls this world. When the first humans disobeyed God and took Satan’s advice, Satan has been allowed to rule. God will end it all in His time, but meanwhile, if you don’t have Christ, you are under Satan’s influence. If you have Christ, He who is in you is stronger than he who is in the world. I think demons control a lot more people than are aware of it.

CoNMTX
CoNMTX
2 years ago

The demo/socialists have never had a “platform”. They run on the slogan of “Lie, Deny, Hate Trump”. The demo/socialist party is wicked, evil, & satanic whose only goal is to destroy America and buld back socialist in the one-world government.

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

The DamnocRat Party is all about partisan advantage … getting elected come hail or high water. That is totally as far as its priorities extend. The DamnocRat Party is100% focused on pleasing its top ranking DamnocRat comrades and fooling the rest of Americans about their political positions. They simulate the actions and strategies of a Communist Party to a “T”. At present the DP doesn’t have its “Ho Chi Min” leader but they do have a puppet in Joe Hidin’ Biden which a small group of DamnocRats pull his strings and handle his public appearances and such. How far down in the sewer will the democrat loving Americans allow this nonsense to continue with Hidin’ Biden and his fellow partisans?

Robin Walter Boyd
Robin Walter Boyd
2 years ago

The Democrat Party has produced some decent representatives since it’s pro-slavery inception prior to the war between the states. By promoting counter measures to extreme conservative ideologies, the Democrat Party has been useful in preventing any sort of conservative fascism in the U.S. Unfortunately, with hateful Progressives now in complete control of the Democrat Party, the fascism is coming from the Left, and it is coming faster every election. Black Americans especially have been used and abused by the Democrat Party. At first, Democrats wanted to keep Black Americans enslaved. Over the decades, the Democrat Party has designed all sorts of eugenics programs to limit the population of Black Americans. With programs such as the War on Poverty and the War on Drugs, Democrats have been successful in keeping Black Americans impoverished and dependent on government. Every taxpayer in the U.S. is complicit in allowing political representatives to commit such crimes against humanity that lure American citizens into a complacent life of dependency.

With so many successful Black Americans who have not accepted the form of slavery that Democrats have devised for them, we are seeing proof that Black Americans don’t need, and would be better off without the deceitful “help” that Democrats provide with taxpayer money. As an old White guy, I applaud and am especially in admiration of Black Americans who have fought against the evil lures that Democrats have concocted to prevent Black Americans from achieving in the U.S. If we stop considering an American’s ethnicity when we elect our government representatives, I believe we will find a lot more Black American citizens who want to work for all citizens, not just those with special interests. My praise for Black American’s who have succeeded against great odds presented by the Democrat Party has a counterpart in my disdain for the Black American’s who work with the Democrat Party to continue to divide our nation by ethnicity rather than uniting US by our loyalty to the U.S. and its Constitution.

GKP
GKP
2 years ago

When is California going to wake up and get rid of the sleaze ball Newsom// He hates the African Americans in his state and gives them NOTHING// Vote for Larry Elder and the state of California will turn around for the better overnight// Such a pity what has happened in San Francisco and Los Angeles with the homeless// This did not have to happen and should not happen//So get rid of the liberals forever//////////////

Linda
Linda
2 years ago

I’m praying for every Black Christian Conservative running for office will be victorious proving that Americans are not racist!

Don S
Don S
2 years ago

Groucho Marx on the July 7, 1967 “Firing Line” TV show said:

“I’ve been a liberal Democrat all my life, and frankly find Democrats a better, more sympathetic crowd…I’ll continue to believe that Democrats have a greater regard for the common man than Republicans do some of the time.” Marx “…disliked the women’s liberation movement. The whole political left is the Garden of Eden of incompetence.”

Quote obtained from Wikipedia

J. Farley
J. Farley
2 years ago

The most racist, party in America the Democrat party, the same party that started the Civil War, started the KKK, lynched more black people than anyone on earth, voted against the civil rights of 1964, has proved that they are the most racist party in America. Today they still keep most black people under their control, they do this by limiting where black people can get their education, ( ONLY IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS), limit opportunities by keeping them tucked away in the inter-cities and only call on them every election cycle. The Demonrat party thinks all blacks are so stupid that they can’t get a Drivers license, voter I.D., The Demonrats don’t think that blacks fly on Airplanes, have bank accounts, need passports, or get loans at Banks. This is to keep as many as possible wanting Big Brother Government, this is their voting base, they need to keep as many as they can under their control, but, once the America black citizens become wiser, they will leave the Democrats like flea’s leaving a dyeing dog, and truly become free.
God Bless and Save America, from the Demonrats.

Tim Toroian
Tim Toroian
2 years ago

Don’t they understand such action makes them the worst racists in the country on a level with the KKK?

Democracy
Democracy
2 years ago

You keep using the word “PROGRESSIVES.” There’s nothing Progressive about these Sheeple. They are REGRESSIVES. When you use the Language they do, instead of being truthful, you are no better then they are.

Steven Meisels
Steven Meisels
2 years ago

It seems that many African Americans are still comfortable being in the Democrat Plantation. They will eventually learn it is not worth it to them.

Geraldine McGann
Geraldine McGann
2 years ago

First Step CA:
RECALL NEWSOME!

edward
edward
2 years ago

Stop using the terms: democrat, progressives, even leftists.
THESE “PEOPLE” ARE CARD CARRYING MARXIST, COMMUNIST, SOCIALISTS AND SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN ANY RIGHTS TO FREE SPEACH SINCE THEY DON’T ALLOW IT FOR ANYONE WHO DISSENTS!!!!!

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
2 years ago

Notice how many of the DIMM critics have MUSLIM names? Wonder why that is?

I. Marie Eggers
I. Marie Eggers
2 years ago

Strange that being intelligent and educated causes a black person to become a “white supremacist”.

Dave
Dave
2 years ago

The left are masters of language manipulation.

“White Supremacy” doesn’t mean “White Sumpremancy”; at least when the left says it. It means traditional American values.

The left masks it’s immensely radical positions by claiming that the right is radical.

The left lives by accusation. They understand that accusation is stronger than rebuttle. Back when things were civil, people didn’t make accusations lightly, and usually only when they could back it up. The left takes advantage of this by accusing regularly, knowing that most civil people won’t believe that such accusations would be falsely made. Don’t trust accusations. The left routinely bears false witness. In fact, I can’t think of a single leftist position that isn’t based on some form of falsehood.

Andy
Andy
2 years ago

Leftists and the mainstream media are more racist than the most diehard white supremacist. Their claim to be so tolerant is nothing but a huge pile of cow crap. Their attitude toward POC’s is so condescending and elitist that it makes me want to projectile vomit.

David H.
David H.
2 years ago

God willing Larry Elder will replace the soon to be exgovernor of CA. Larry will win unless the cheating is allowed. The CA swamp urgently needs draining!!!!!

Ghislaine Rodecker
Ghislaine Rodecker
2 years ago

Save California Elder for Governor!

Maureen Edmond
Maureen Edmond
2 years ago

I much prefer Larry Elder’s calm, conservative, rational demeanor to what I’ve seen of the progressives mentioned in your article. Larry is much more intelligent than Gavin Newsom and the BS bunch. His critics don’t grow brain cells as big as his. And I LOVE Candace Owens!!

Judy
Judy
2 years ago

The problem with the ‘INSANE’ Left is that we can’t just ignore them because they are a level of Sociopaths who are dangerous! Like walking down the sidewalk wearing a MAGA hat and one of them verbally attacks. Ignore them and they strike out violently in one way or another. Our entire government is filled with these Sociopathic individuals. Anyone who hates what the ‘core’ of America stands for is an enemy of this country. Granted, over the past few years our ‘failed leadership’ have made such poor decisions and judgement calls as well as sticking our nose where it doesn’t belong, but we as concerned Americans are supposed to be able to make things right by voting the trouble makers out.
We see how that went in 2020. We’ve become too self absorbed and complacent to grasp what’s been going on. With President Trump it was obvious what was finally being revealed about the once Democrat Party. They have evolved into the ‘CSMP Party. Communist, Socialist, Marxist Power Party. In truth, if our country as a whole, a nation of people who understand what we have to do, know that our only hope is the God of all Creation.
We must humble ourselves before Him, acknowledge our sin and repent.
He has told us that if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and repent of their sins, I will hear from heaven and forgive them and heal their land. Who does not want this to happen?? Answer, God’s enemies!

Mark
Mark
2 years ago

Your headline could be confusing making people think Larry Elder was crusading against black conservatives. I had to start reading the article to make sure that wasn’t the intent. LOL

Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen
2 years ago

We need to keep it simple here. ( D ) = communism. It cuts
down on their trickery and confusion that they TRY to employ.

cLIFF
cLIFF
2 years ago

California needs a governor like Larry Elder to drain the swamp in California… they need a strong person to lead California back to reality….ELDER FOR CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR

Raes
Raes
2 years ago

Larry Elder knows he has got a fight on his hands…but he is quick and sharp with his answers…I feel God… is with him…
He could use prayer!…

Marie Patterson Rogers
Marie Patterson Rogers
2 years ago

TRAITORS Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer, and this administration needs to be IMPEACHED

Dave Smith
Dave Smith
2 years ago

Always fun to have the experts in “Jim Crow and racism” democrats showing their true agenda of “We support negroes as long as they don’t think for themselves!” I mean really, how dare someone “of color” work hard, better themselves beyond the need for monthly government handouts and earn what they get including respect! How dare they realize handouts are chains attached to a government party that uses them! The audacity to not believe the democrat mantra that they are pathetic victims…can you imagine someone having self-worth, honor, dignity and pride in their work and achievements, becoming an example for others to follow? What a horrific concept! Democrats were, are and always will be the slavery party of America and an utter disgrace to humanity!

BAE
BAE
2 years ago

Larry Elder is the best chance the state of California has to recover and be the great state it once was and could be, again. VOTE for Larry Elder!!!

Drue
Drue
2 years ago

Larry Elder is an educated man who can turn California around. San Francisco, once a beautiful city, is now a wasteland of homelessness, human waste, drug use and rampant crime. Strong leadership may be able to reverse this trend, but only with prompt action. Every major city under democratic leadership suffers from the same problems. Wake up America! Throw those bums out of office and install competent leadership before it is too late.

Sally Duncan
Sally Duncan
2 years ago

Let’s face it, they are not progressive in any shape or form, but Marxist in every shape and form. I pray ALL Americans wake up and see them for exactly what they are, as enemies of Americanism at every turn. Obama for eight years and now Biden and his handlers for eight months have done so much damage to this country, I can only pray we can recover from it.

Pete from St Pete
Pete from St Pete
2 years ago

I hope Larry Elder wins. His ideas are well rooted in conservatism and libertarianism without even a hint of wokeism. However, he will face an impenetrable wall of opposition from the Democrat majorities in Sacramento that consider it their right to own the governorship. He find it almost impossible to apply common sense to California. Ask Schwarzenegger.

Karen
Karen
2 years ago

Well, look at it this way. The commie Dems just lost the Black vote.

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

The Headline Title for this article is ambiguous. It could imply that Elder is acting opposite what is really meant in his actions. Go Elder … win, win, win!!!

Raes
Raes
2 years ago

This is an important election…its the turning point of insanity…if he can win…Larry Elder is a good decent man…keep the Faith…Pray…

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

Historically, the DemocRats have regarded people of color as slaves to be used for the Party’s benefit … and they have supported people of color so long as they do the biding of the DemocRat Party hierarchy. If they encounter people of color opposing DemocRat policies and prejudices, they will demonize them with zeal and nastiness … sometimes even worse than they would with people of noncolor. The DemcRats still believe in slavery in a subtle form … that form being most easily controlled in a Communist control political environment.

Cindy
Cindy
2 years ago

NO CHEATING ALLOWED! Then the republican party will be fine.

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