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Tucker Carlson: The California recall election may be the last chance to save the state

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'Tucker Carlson Tonight' host discusses Larry Elder's gubernatorial run amid the upcoming recall election on September 14th

As a child growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Larry Elder had a secret. Elder’s father, who was a janitor, was Black. So was Elder’s mother. So were 80% of the people in their neighborhood. To all appearances, Larry Elder seemed Black too. That’s what the people around him always assumed. Little did they know that this child of South Central, apparently an African American in good standing, was in fact a secret agent working on behalf of global white supremacy? What an assignment – a white supremacist in South Central, imagine that.

And yet, for more than 50 years, no one had any idea this was going on. Elder spent decades in the public eye as a radio show host. Not one person during that time guessed the terrible truth. Then, last month, the crack investigative team at the Los Angeles Times finally broke the story. "Larry Elder is the Black face of white supremacy," read the paper’s headline. "You’ve been warned."

Busted! How did the LA Times discover this? It took real journalism. There were none of the usual telltale signs. No one caught Larry Elder resegregating water fountains or burning a cross on someone’s lawn. No. It was far more subtle than that and more dangerous. Larry Elder publicly insisted on exercising his constitutional rights and running for political office. Worse, and more damning, Elder criticized the leadership of the Democratic Party of California. He even went so far as to run against the sitting governor, Gavin Newsom. That’s how you know Larry Elder is a white supremacist: He challenged an incompetent liberal White guy who is personal friends with Nancy Pelosi. That, ladies and gentlemen, is racism.


The question is: Can Larry Elder win anyway? We’ll find out in three weeks. If Elder’s elected, he’ll be not only the first Black governor of California but also the most popular statewide official in recent memory. That’s the interesting thing. For a purported democracy, California has a long history of electing people that polls show just about everyone who actually lives there actually hates. It’s an awfully strange kind of democracy that way. Dianne Feinstein, for example, has represented California in the U.S. Senate for nearly 30 years. And yet her approval rating is just 35%. Somehow she keeps her job anyway. Kamala Harris did the same thing. When Harris ran for president, only seven percent of California’s Democratic voters said they supported her. Makes you wonder how Harris got elected in the first place, to anything. But don’t ask. A question like that would be what we call the "big lie." Shut up and accept it.

The interesting thing is, California voters don’t technically have to accept it. A century ago, voters in the state amended their Constitution to allow the recall of demonstrably awful politicians who had unfortunately taken office. Let’s say you had a pompous, low-IQ governor who was totally incapable of managing his own empty personal life — but at the same time who, for his own perverse reasons, seemed totally intent on destroying the entire state. What would you do with a guy like that? On September 14th, California voters will have the chance to fire him. They have a recall option.

If a majority decides to recall Gavin Newsom, then the replacement candidate with the most votes will become governor. As of........

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