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Larry Elder: ‘We are Forcing Them to Pay Attention to the Things They Should’ve Paid Attention to Two Years Ago’

Larry Elder: ‘We are Forcing Them to Pay Attention to the Things They Should’ve Paid Attention to Two Years Ago’

“We may have lost the battle, but we are going to win the war.”

California voters decided 64% to 36% not to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. Republican radio host Larry Elder was the favorite to win if the opposite happened.

Elder gave a passionate speech as he conceded defeat as he picked apart the problems Newsom faces but has not addressed:

He urged supporters to be “gracious in defeat” but spent much of his half-hour speech ridiculing Newsom’s leadership and character and faulting him for rising crime, an unchecked homeless crisis and housing costs that are out of reach for many working-class families.

Elder sounded at times as if a campaign was starting, not ending.

“This is what we’re facing: rising crime, declining quality of our public schools,” he said. “Rolling brownouts. Water shortages. … I can’t think of anything that this man has done in the last two years that suggests he deserves another day in office.”

And he argued that his campaign had pressured California Democrats to change direction.

“We are forcing them now to pay attention to the problem of homelessness. We are forcing them now to do a better job on schools,” Elder said.

In the race, Newsom highlighted many of Elder’s positions that are out of step with most left-leaning Californians, including his criticism of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion and his promise to erase state vaccine and mask mandates.

But Elder said he was the one working to bridge differences and solve problems.

“I’m a uniter,” he said. “We are going to bring this country together.”


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64% to 36%…I fail to see how that forces Newsom to focus on anything other than what he is already doing. This is losing the battle and the war combined.

    Concise in reply to technerd. | September 15, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Yes, a monumental defeat for California and the rest of the country. A future of ballot harvesting and mail in voting. This will only give impetus for HR 1 so where does that leave us in the next national election? In 2024?

    What is missing is a quality Republican who will hold their feet to the fire. The one-party system in CA is extremely unpopular but no one holds them to account. Maybe it will be Elder but what he is calling for MUST start RIGHT NOW. TODAY.

    Just keep pointing out how Newsom is doing exactly the opposite of what he promised on everything. Do it every single day.

    This IS winnable but so long as “our” side is populated by losers who won’t even try, we don’t have a chance. THAT is why I am not a Republican. They are not only the Stupid Party, they are the party of defeatism and “trying is the first step to failure” party.

    Hello? Is anyone out there? If you’re a Republican, slap yourself in the head and kick yourself in the ass. Maybe light a fire under your ass too.

Saying things out loud that Democrats don’t want said out loud. There was no way the Dem Supreme Soviet was going to lose two prominent governors back to back.

Well, they had their chance.

Sorry, Larry, this was an astounding defeat. They are paying attention to nothing.

    This was a mandate to go full steam ahead on the crazy train. California is lost.

    I’m pissed not because I care about California, but of all the fleeing liberals moving to my state and bringing their voting habits with them.

      Ben Kent in reply to Andy. | September 15, 2021 at 5:09 pm

      “California is lost”

      The state is on an unsustainable path. It will crash in may be 2 to 5 years. It will be a massive debacle. Just like NYC.

      The budget depends on certain sources of income that are rapidly declining while social welfare costs are rapidly increasing. It is a recipe for disaster.

      I would not want to be in CA when it implodes.

Glad I don’t live there.
Here comes the revenge…..

Y’all had enough yet, and are you ready to support the 2A solution?

“We are forcing them now to pay attention to the problem of homelessness. We are forcing them now to do a better job on schools,” Elder said.

Not a chance. The Communists could not have possibly cared less about the state BEFORE the recall, and they certainly have no reason to do so now. They are beyond the reach of the proles, or so they believe.

If Larry Elder is willing to dig in, I am willing to help him. It will be a long haul.

There is, effectively, no Republican or any other alternative, party in California. Democrats control everything, up to and including the counting of the votes.

If it weren’t for the irrational handling of this epidemic in California, there would have been no interest at all in this recall. Californians are that numb to political issues.

California politicians like to point to Texas and Florida as bad examples, but the difference between those States and California is a narrow, unscientific approach that assumes, after all this time and a huge flow of data, that there is nothing to be done for a COVID-infected patient.

In Texas and Florida, a patient can get different early treatments, turning most hospitalized cases into something relatively mild. In California, the local medical-investment establishment is committed to sending infected people home to see who gets really sick, and then that person can come to the hospital in extremis. Real physicians would have been trying that cheap, safe protocol, instead of buckling to pressure from the State Boards.

A real physician would say, “It was cheap and safe, the family wanted it, and I got good results. It’s time to look at this, again.”

Real physicians would have been demanding forensic autopsies on both the hospital patients and those suffering anything that might look like a vaccine injury. The lack of such information is as deafening as the lack of Arab world response to the Stuxnet virus.

Then they do everything they can to obfuscate the real fact that the COVID vaccines are both dangerous and leaky.

Also deafening is the censorship of a growing body of evidence that there is already considerable cross-protective immunity in our general population to this virus. This has been a long-running theme in this pandemic, and instead of excitement, I see an utter failure to respond to a fairly clear picture that we already have good immunity for our school children, and it comes from the MMR and DTP vaccines.

I would think that a responsible doctor, as well as a responsible public health official would have been scraping the emerging research and grasping for any useful tools, instead of insisting on overuse of a partial solution (vaccines) and wholly useless psychological crap (masks) to the exclusion of every other tool.

    henrybowman in reply to Valerie. | September 15, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    I’m not throwing any more of my money at Republicans running in shithole states. What pearls we still may have, we need to be collecting them and sequestering them in places where people appreciate them, not continually tossing them in front of swine.

California is a lost cause Larry. It is well on its way to becoming Venezuela. Things won’t begin to change until it gets much closer to completing that journey. If then.

    Yes, the Republican excuse for not fighting. Everything is a lost cause. Because of that, no one helped us against the Marxist onslaught while the REPUBLICAN NATIONAL PARTY was handing over the state to the Uniparty. I moved here in 1989 when CA was a red state. We didn’t vote for this. CA was taken away from us under President Cheney while the rest of America cheered.

    Now the same thing is happening in TEXAS! You have become the latest CA. The rest of the country feels much about TX as they did CA. Another big state with a big ego. Lose TEXAS and America WILL be a lost cause. There will be no way to ever elect a Republican president after the GOP willingly surrenders the two biggest chunks of the Electoral College to the Uniparty.

    Focus will you? You are an example for why the GOP is the Stupid Party. Stop it!

      SaltyDonnie in reply to Pasadena Phil. | September 15, 2021 at 2:06 pm

      Hey, a lot of Elder’s voters did vote. It’s just someone cast their vote for them in advance, and it wasn’t for Elder.

      A) I’m not a Republican. I gave up on the GOP after Romney.

      B) I live in another deep blue state that is also a hopeless lost cause.

      C) I choose my political battles. TX is worth the effort. CA is not. The state I live in is not.

None of this matters until the voting process is made legitimate.

    While there is cheating, this was not cheating. California is lost. Walk around San Jose, Sacramento, SF, LA. These people are clinically insane.

Larry, just take some relief factor and all will be good.

I thought CA was a lost cause when I left in 94 and returned to the east coast. MD has the same issue as CA though, regions outside of the urban leftist Democrat areas continually have their power diminished (either by jerrymandering or outright fraud, i.e. the dead which vote in the case of MD or ballot harvesting in CA) and therefore are helpless. It doesn’t matter how “hard” the non-leftist votes, because their gains are just transitory.

I truly believe the country needs to feel true pain, another Great Depression or global war before anything will change.

Hard times create strong men
Strong men create good times
Good times create weak men
Weak men create hard times.

Sometimes you get what you deserve, especially when you are given a chance at another option and you don’t take it. Good luck California. 280 million of the rest of us will be watching and pointing. Good weather only makes bad things for so long.

    And while you are smugly watching CA with the arrogance of the ignorant, your state will suffer the same fate for the same reasons. Those vote redistribution machines and sanctuary cities are everywhere. National Marxism is being foisted on everybody everywhere. Bad weather makes things even worse. You focus on your own state because even Texas doesn’t look that great these days. And Florida is loaded with sanctuary cities too.

    I have a better idea, how about those of us who want to save the country from Marxism stop with the ignorant knee-jerk anti-CA bashing and find a way way help each other win. Everyone hates CA but we can’t keep all of you out-of-state Marxists out of here. Find another state to finance your Marxist uniparty campaigns,

      CommoChief in reply to Pasadena Phil. | September 15, 2021 at 12:11 pm


      IMO the remaining conservative/red voters in CA have a choice. Either relocate to a State where the culture is similar to their beliefs and where their contributions; social, economic and political are valued and respected OR stay in CA.

      Choosing to stay in CA presents two more choices which are outlook driven. The negative outlook is a defeatist ‘accept the inevitable’ the d/progressive machine is too big to fight. The positive outlook rejects defeatism and folks do the hard work of local organizing, local funding, candidate selection, taking back control of the r party apparatus precinct by precinct and county by county from the weak sauce r who, to outsiders, seem to populate the r party structure.

      Residents of other States are not your foe. Some of us are doing quite well, take my State. Alabama has a r Gov., 77 of the 105 state legislature are r as are 27 of the 35 member Senate. Both US Senators and 6 of the 7 HoR are r.

      Obviously the culture of Bama and CA are vastly different. Bama offers similar structural advantages for conservatives that CA has for d. However, it took a great deal of sustained effort over several decades to transition voters from voting yellow dog d into reliably consistent r voters.

        healthguyfsu in reply to CommoChief. | September 15, 2021 at 8:04 pm

        While I don’t love your binary ultimatum, you have a point.

        Conservatives that stay in California simply pad the blue state’s EC total to inflate it more than it already is. Move out, do some good elsewhere, and hurt the lib bastion of CA while you are at it (if you can, that is).

          CommoChief in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 16, 2021 at 9:11 am

          Framing choices this way cuts through the BS ‘on the one hand’ sorts of waffling. At a minimum outlining choices like this forces a series of decision points that provide clarity. The nuance doesn’t cease to exist but until the broad choices are recognized and accepted there isn’t any point to discussing how many angels on a pinhead.

          Those sorts of discussions detract and delay the decision, which unfortunately many people would prefer to do v making a decision. IMO, a large number of people would rather debate and discuss as an excuse to delay v make a decision and be responsible for the consequences of the decision.

      casualobserver in reply to Pasadena Phil. | September 15, 2021 at 12:15 pm

      When a population is given a chance to reduce their misery – not eliminate it, just reduce it – and chose against it, ridicule is deserved. Especially when their choices are strictly based on the team-sport impulse. Newsom ONLY ran his opposition to recall on “I am not a Repulican, and I am not Trump like the other guys..” And he won the recall in a landslide. Meanwhile, polls show most are not happy with the state of affairs. Even if he won simply because the unahppy didn’t vote to oust him, but stayed at home, results are the same. And I say > You get what you deserve. Residents of other states seem more proactive in their desire to change things when they don’t like it.

        The people in California who were demanding a recall in the polls were doing so when the alternative was any generic (likely) Democrat. When the face of the alternative became not only a Republican, but a black, conservative Republican, they were just unable to make the leap.

      Yeah, we’ll stop telling the truth about California when you stop lying about Texas. By the way, just because we have a lot of Latinos, just like California, doesn’t mean that they vote the same way.

    Respectfully to CasualObserver, Phil is right on this. The Dhimmi-crats’ poisonous neo-communism and racist, racial agitation and pot-stirring aren’t confined to “Blue” states, any longer. Xi-den and the Dhimmi-crat Party are attempting to impose California’s idiotic socioeconomic and cultural policies upon the rest of the states, as federal diktats issued from on high.

    The days when the Dhimmi-crats’ corrosive, ideological poison remained confined to their own states are long gone. Just look to North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and, other formerly solidly GOP states that are turning “Blue,” thanks to the Dhimmi-crats moving there, like locusts from failed states, bringing their plague-promoting socioeconomic poison with them.

      casualobserver in reply to guyjones. | September 15, 2021 at 12:45 pm

      Regardless of how one party is single-mindedly trying to change the country, other voters in other states do not behave like those in California have for a long time. Even in Massachusetts they occasionally elect a Gov from the “other” party. People throughout the country are working their channels – votes and dissent – in their effort to resist what you describe. And in many of those states, what you describe has not progressed as far as it has in CA. Passivity has its penalties.

        healthguyfsu in reply to casualobserver. | September 15, 2021 at 8:06 pm

        and what if the dissenters votes are now all rigged?

          casualobserver in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 15, 2021 at 11:21 pm

          Right. Rigged.

          CommoChief in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 16, 2021 at 12:06 pm

          If you have worked to ensure that your local r party officials are solid v squishy then those solid r elect the solid Statewide r officials. From there the hard work continues in electing solid county commission, district/circuit Judges, County Clerk, Sheriff, DA.

          With your solid r local party you make sure that uncompromising poll watchers and election observers are present and enabled to challenge any shenanigans.

          Lot’s of hard work and continuous effort is required. Simply writing a check to a party or candidate and casting your own ballot isn’t going to be enough to earn and keep an electoral victory.

The thing that’s puzzling isn’t that Newsolini won the recall vote — a pre-ordained outcome, given California’s Leftist political composition — but, rather, that his stated recall winning percentage of the vote total is around 2.3% higher than his initial winning percentage vote total, from his first gubernatorial victory in 2018. It seems statistically highly unlikely, given Newsolini’s rising unpopularity, that he would have increased his winning percentage total since his first election.

    casualobserver in reply to guyjones. | September 15, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    It just means those who are unhappy did not vote this time. Those who didn’t original vote for him and those who did but are now unhappy apparently stayed home.

Forget it, Larry, it’s Cali-town. 😐

Victor Immature | September 15, 2021 at 1:37 pm

IDK how anyone could vote for this oily weasel, he IS white privilege. It just proves the insincerity of pseudo-libs…in their bizarro world Elder is a white supremacist and Gruesome is the savior POC need cause they can’t take care of themselves.

What a phony…the over abundance of meaningless gestures, posing, smiling inappropriately while spewing tired BS…another useless career-politician lining his pockets. The exposed lies about the French Laundry dinner should have been enough to seal his removal. These voters are gluttons for punishment.

Facebook is full of posts, “Marked Safe from Larry Elder”.

Move to Nevada or Arizona where a red vote might solidify the state in a meaningful way.
Y’all have Stockholm Syndrome after so many years of commies running the place.

Red states should be weary of commie companies coming to open.

I believe Mississippi is a great real estate investment right now. They are phasing out their income tax by 2030 and in a decade they’ll be on their way to how TN is now.

    randian in reply to Andy. | September 15, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    A ten year phaseout of a tax guarantees it won’t be phased out. Give it a couple of years and they’ll find a reason to stop the phaseout.

“we are going to win the war”

Are you? How is that?

“We are forcing them now to do a better job on schools”

How so?

I was so encouraged by Larry elder’s caring enough about California to quit his radio show and run. Did he do it bc he knew he would win? No, not in California! Did he think he could single-handedly change California ? I doubt it! Did he run anyway? I love the man! I love his hope and enthusiasm in the face of insurmountable odds! I love his wanting to save California..
Soros ran newsom for governor. The whole bunch of them are in bed together. Let’s fight the battles, folks, rather than give up In Cynicism and caustic comments. Those are really the only two choices.