By Allan Wall, September 9, 2021
On September 14th, a special election is scheduled for the state of California.
It’s a recall election which could possibly remove Gavin Newsom as the state’s governor and replace him with Larry Elder, an outspoken and nationally-famous black conservative.
It would be a major upset, politically and culturally. The Mainstream Media would go ballistic.
It’s a recall election, like the one that brought actor Arnold Schwarzenegger into the governorship back in 2003.
The recall ballot consists of two parts.
The first question simply asks yea or nay, should Newsom be removed? If the no votes win that part, then that’s the end of it, Newsom remains in office.
But if the yes votes win, the replacement governor is chosen from the 46-candidates (!) running to replace Gavin Newsom, based on who gets the plurality (not majority) of the votes.
Of all those 46 candidates, Larry Elder is polling the highest.
Polls also show that Newsom is currently favored to win.
But it’s not over yet.
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 21, 2021
Supposing Elder could win, the California legislature has a Democratic supermajority, so he couldn’t just do anything he wanted.
But a Governor Elder could utilize the executive power of the California governor, as well as the gubernatorial bully pulpit. We could expect a massive amount of media attention.
Given Larry Elder’s speaking ability and willingness to speak his mind, even on controversial topics, it should be very entertaining.
What about immigration? Nowadays, governors are involved in immigration policy, as illegal immigration has become an issue in every state, especially California.
The government of California has protected illegal aliens for decades.
Furthermore, the cultural and political importance of California makes this an important election to watch.
Here at US Incorporated, we can’t endorse candidates. But we can look at the issues.
You may consult Larry Elder’s campaign website here.
Elder explains his motivation in the section entitled Vision – I Am In It To Win It.
“Newsom and his cohorts are destroying a state that was once a beacon of hope and prosperity. A state once admired for its public schools, its dynamic economy, and, above all, its people who strive for racial harmony, pursuing a common cause. Newsom and his cohorts are literally dismantling, brick by brick, the very virtues and values that made California great.”
Elder criticizes Newsom’s COVID-19 and crime policies, high taxes, and homelessness.
Concerning education, Larry pledges, “I will never sacrifice the dreams of just one California child to appease teachers unions, who denounce parents and families as ‘white supremacists’ simply because they want their kids back in school. I will never support taxpayer funded schools that indoctrinate children with hate.”
Obviously a reference to Critical Race Theory. (See Not Your Grandparents’ Civil Rights Movement).
“[Schools] That teach white kids are ‘oppressors’ and black kids are ‘victims’? What happened to judging each other on the content of their character?”
I see no mention of immigration on Elder’s website.
On the other hand, a hostile source, a harsh media critic, reports that Larry Elder would be an enemy of illegal immigration. To her that would be a bad thing.
Her name is Jean Guerrero, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
The subtle title of her opinion piece is If Larry Elder is elected, life will get harder for Black and Latino Californians.
(Guerrero previously published an entire book entitled Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda.)
In her LA Times piece, Guerrero claims that Elder maligns black people, simply because he openly discusses the taboo subject of high black crime rates.
But how do we deal with a problem without discussing it?
Regarding immigration, here’s what Jean Guerrero says that Larry Elder said:
“As governor, Elder, who mentored Trump advisor Stephen Miller, would veto legislation that conflicts with his ideology. [Well, duh!].”
“He [Larry Elder] told The Times he doesn’t believe in sanctuary laws or citizenship for Dreamers. He’s against in-state tuition, healthcare and driver’s licenses for the undocumented. He opposes birthright citizenship.”
For Jean Guerrero, this is all horrible.
But if she’s right, wouldn’t Larry Elder be an exceptional governor of California?
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