(PresidentialWire.com)- National Democrats pulled out all the stops to prevent Governor Gavin Newsom from being recalled this week. And it worked. The recall vote overwhelmingly failed and Newsom’s bacon was saved.
But in aiming to save Newsom, the Democrats exposed a significant weakness plaguing their party. None of those who rushed in to campaign for Newsom promoted Newsom’s record as governor, and for good reason. Instead, they demonized the frontrunner recall candidate, black Republican Larry Elder.
In his campaign speech against recall, President Joe Biden, no stranger to demagoguery, demonized Elder by invoking his favorite boogeyman Donald Trump.
Calling Elder “the clone of Donald Trump,” Biden asked the crowd if they could imagine having him as governor of California. Then he told the crowd that they “can’t let that happen” because there is too much at stake.
Biden then said if voters didn’t keep Newsom on as governor, “you’ll get Donald Trump. It’s not a joke.”
Biden accused Elder of being “anti-woman, anti-worker,” and a climate denier “who doesn’t believe in choice.”
Yeah, says the guy who refuses to give Americans a choice on whether or not to get the COVID vaccine.
Frankly, it’s a bit surprising that Biden didn’t tell them that “Elder wants to put y’all back in chains.” Or, at the very least, “if you can’t decide between Newsom or Elder, then you ain’t black.”
Then the divisive President who delivered a dark message to the “unvaccinated” was just last week, closed his demagogic speech by claiming that keeping the incompetent Newsom in office would ensure that “Donald Trump’s dark, destructive, divisive politics never finds a place in California.”
It was never likely that the recall effort would succeed. Democrats far outnumber Republicans in California. And given the state kept the relaxed, pandemic-era voting rules in place — including mailing a ballot to everyone whether they requested one or not — the deck was always stacked in Newsom’s favor.
But in their panic, the Democrats pulled back the curtain and showed themselves for the racist, divisive fearmongers that they are. And there’s no putting that toothpaste back into the tube.