It’s not easy to win as a Republican in California. Congressional seats in red districts, sure, but winning a senate seat or governorship is something entirely different.
The strange recall process in the state, however, allows Republicans to seize power without really winning elections. Despite this edge, Republican Larry Elder is already accusing Democrats of cheating. During her Tuesday night show, Nicolle Wallace called out Elder and other California Republicans for their cowardice.
The MSNBC host began, “I came up in politics in California, working for Republicans who faced long odds, and not a single one of them ever debased the state’s voters,” Wallace noted. “They never debased democracy itself. They were not sore losers, they were real men.”
“And I wonder, Jason Johnson, if you can speak to the lack of masculinity in these male Republican candidates who can’t take a punch politically. They can’t win on the merits, they’re too weak and unpopular, so they cry foul, they cry rigged. It goes counter to all the over bogus machismo coming out of the sickest, most toxic elements of the political right.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.