On Sunday, Los Angeles Times columnist Jean Guerrero went on CNN to outrageously claim that California Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder has a “white supremacist world view” that makes him a “real threat to communities of color.”
Elder is the frontrunner among Governor Gavin Newsom’s challengers in the recall election set to take place tomorrow. If Elder wins, he will be the first black governor of California.
“People largely want to keep Newsom in office,” Guerrero said. “We have about 60% reporting that they are against the recall, that they want to keep Newsom in office. A lot of that is driven by voters of color, particularly Latinos, who are now about 66% against the recall.”
Guerrero then shifted to attacking Elder.
“He’s essentially been running his campaign on Fox News and on right-wing media outlets,” she said. “He’s refused to talk to nonpartisan media outlets and to journalists who are critical of him, has refused to answer difficult questions, often uses the few interviews he does give as an opportunity to have a performance on social media denouncing those journalists and playing the victim. But he has been able to reach the minority of voters in California who embrace his white supremacist world view.”
Guerrero’s rant only got more racist and ridiculous from there.
“You know, he’s co-opted this line by my fellow columnist from the headline, you know, calling him the black face of white supremacy, but he refuses to engage with the actual substance of our reporting, you know, the idea that his views were shaped by a well-known right supremacist named Jared Taylor who he repeatedly quoted in earlier writings, that he plans to reverse all of the state’s progress on immigrant rights and racial justice, and that he poses a very real threat to communities of color for all of the reasons that we’ve reported in the past,” she concluded.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 12, 2021
This comes after The LA Times published an article titled “Column: Larry Elder is the Black face of white supremacy. You’ve been warned.” Elder fired back by saying that he was expecting these kinds of racist attacks from the left.
“I anticipated that would happen. This is why a lot of people don’t go into politics because of the politics of personal destruction,” he told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “This is not the first time the L.A. Times has attacked me. There is another writer who all but called me a Black David Duke. They are scared to death.”
The left really is “scared to death” of Elder because there is nobody they both hate and fear more than a black Republican. Guerrero and the LA Times should be ashamed of themselves for their racist attacks on him, but since they are firmly on the left, they will undoubtedly face no consequences for this.
The hypocrisy of the left never ceases to amaze.