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Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report heading into the weekend. Everybody, I hope you’re ready to have a great weekend.
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Well, I have had a number of times people asking me in the last few weeks to replay the Larry Elder interview because Larry Elder in the interview talks about his policy positions. So I’m doing that. You’re going to hear it. It’s two segments coming up in just a few moments. It was recorded about three weeks ago.
It’s an excellent summation, excellent summary of his positions. Also some context for him. He is certainly a tour de force. And I heard someone describe that Larry Elder has probably done more for race relationship, race relations than anyone in decades, maybe ever.
Because he’s a black man who’s lived an exemplary life. He’s running for governor of one of the largest economies in the world, obviously one of the great American States. Nobody’s talking about it being black. In fact, they’re actually talking about him being white, white supremacist or something. He’s actually shattering the boundaries of these things.
And he could be the first African American governor of California, which I just love it because the leftists, the Democrats are supposed to be the ones that are so great on issues.
Yeah. Good luck. I mean, good luck. Here it comes.
Anyway. So let’s just before we get to those interviews, I want to spend a few moments and talk about the historic moment and lay out the case for recall.
The case for recall. Now, this is my sense of the moment we are in in history. And I just want you to go back with me. In 2009, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as President. And after he was sworn in, he embarked on a very radical agenda. Obamacare was a part of that, although it didn’t pass for over a year after he was sworn in. But also the stimulus, which was a close to a trillion dollars. And nobody really knew what was in it. But it was a transfer of wealth for windmills and unions. Every all kinds of groups got money, tens and hundreds of millions of dollars.
Well, what happened in that case in 2009? You’ll remember it when I say it. We had seen the bailout of 2008. Where all of Washington, all the swamp, including Obama and McCain, arrived in Washington. Remember they went in September, I think September. They heard from George W Bush. We have to do this massive bailout of the banks and all that stuff. And everyone in America by 2009 was concerned about what had happened more than concern. They were agitated.
Thus began the Tea Party across America town hall meetings, people saying, what are we doing?
Too much spending.
What are we doing? Too many bailouts.
The system looks broken. It looks rigged. People were agitated. You may remember it if you live through it. They were upset. They were demanding change. That was 2009 that started happening in 2009, and Obama and his people didn’t care. They were kind of they were either smart enough, if you believe what they were doing was good or callous enough. They just didn’t care. They charged ahead.
But what happened at the end of 2009 was it became clearer and clearer, like it is now, by the way, that the next election, the midterm, was going to be very difficult for the party in power to succeed. It was, as a matter of policy, people what they’ve seen in policy, they just were looking at it, saying it’s the wrong direction. And then late in 2009, Senator Ted Kennedy passed away. And when Senator Ted Kennedy passed away, there was announced a special election to replace him. They needed his vote to make sure to get the Obamacare through and get everything done.
And so they had a special election. And the election was to be held in early February 2010. By that time, Obama’s administration is in for just over a year. And in the weeks preceding that February election, believe it was February 4, you saw a massive number of Americans contribute to the races. There was the sitting attorney general. I believe her name was Martha Coakley, Democrat and sitting Democrat, Republican state senator Scott Brown.
People sent money from all over the country. People made phone calls from all over the country. People move to Massachusetts to knock on doors all over from all over the country. And what galvanized was that the American people recognized this was the first chance to weigh in on what they think the time they thought was the wrong direction for the country.
And Scott Brown in Massachusetts, won for Senate replacing Ted Kennedy. And he won on the strength of the voters of Massachusetts, wanting to stop the direction of what was going on and all the people all across the country, it was extraordinary. It’s almost hard to describe how extraordinary it was a Democrat as California is. Massachusetts is too.
In fact, Massachusetts is smaller, obviously, and smaller numbers, obviously, it actually has a little bit more of a tradition of what I’d say are kind of the Union household, Democrats, up in Boston, in the suburbs, these households that are pretty conservative, but they vote Democrat. And they were there’s a strong Democrat state, especially about 2009, 2010 when that happened. By the way, Scott Brown tried to run for reelection, didn’t win because he was beat by a Pocahontas Elizabeth Warren. So it wasn’t like, it reverted back to its form pretty quickly. It has two Democrat senators now. I’m not even sure it has any Republican congressional members.
So here’s my point. September 14 is the date 2021 where America can look up and say, yeah, we reject the direction of the country. We reject Joe Biden and his failed policies as well as his failed leadership.
And we recognize a guy like Gavin Newsom, who is in in cahoots and running buddies with Kamala Harris and Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi.
We see him and his incompetence.
Let me be clear. I think he’s been really incompetent, but I’m not a California citizen, so I don’t have a vote. But he’s looked really incompetent, hasn’t solved the California’s burning problem, hasn’t solved the energy problem in California, hasn’t solved the problem of the mismanagement of forest. So we have fires everywhere. You’ve got homelessness that’s exploded. You’ve got regulatory framework. That’s too burdensome.
I mean, what has he done, what’s he succeeded at? He’s got schools issues. I mean, it’s a disaster, but more importantly, not more importantly. But what I’m pointing towards, he also has become the embodiment of the direction of the country under these Democrats.
And there are literally tens of millions of Democrats across the country who are looking at Joe Biden and saying, Whoa, I didn’t want Trump, but I don’t want this.
And there are thousands of elected officials in office, Democrats who are saying, Holy cow, we might not win the next election for the next two or three or four years. This is getting so bad.
And so what you’re going to see on September 14 and my case for the recall is it’s an expression of the fact that the Democrats like Newsom, who claim to be, you know, good managers. He was a Mayor before he became governor. He was, I think, was Lieutenant governor, too. He’s a manager.
He knows how things work. Joe Biden was 50 years in government, 40 plus as a Senator. And then 8 as a VP, he knows how to work things. None of these outsiders that are going to be too disruptive and not understand how things work. No, no, we’ll take care of this. Well taking care of it looks like a disaster.
And that’s what the country is doing. I have not seen reports. I think it’s too tight. The timeline is too tight. But I will not be surprised if after this recall, the campaign finance reveals that thousands, hundreds of thousands. I don’t know, tens of thousands for sure, I bet, are sending money to Larry Elder and other Republicans in this race.
But here’s my point. The case for recall is based on the direction of the country. Do I think Larry Elder would be a better governor? Yeah!
Do I think he’s competent? He’s a top flight lawyer. Before he became a talk show host at big law firms, the biggest law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, was a national firm. He was there. I tell the story. He was there. Justice Scalia was a young lawyer in that firm. I mean, he’s a top notch lawyer highly trained University of Michigan Law School top law school, one of the top five or ten. So is he competent?
Yeah, but more importantly, the direction of the country that these supposedly experienced, government trained bureaucrats like Gavin Newsom, some insiders like Joe Biden, they’re a disaster.
So my encouragement to people is hit the recall. Hit the recall and change it up. Change the direction. Even if you vote for one of the there’s some Liberals in that recall. If you vote yes on recall, there’s Liberals in the hopper. But the direction of the country, the country is hanging in the balance. And we need people who are willing to express their discomfort with the direction. That’s what I think you’re gonna see.
All right, that means you’re gonna see the recall succeed. But let’s sit back in a moment. We’ll come back from the break, and we’ll play these great interviews with Larry Elder, and you’ll get a sense of him.
And again, it’s your a voter figure out for yourself. But that’s the case for recall.
And we’ll take a break and be right back. Ed Martin here in the ProAmerica Report back in a moment.