Fox News host Laura Ingraham did a segment Thursday night on the left’s obsession with “racial justice,” noting that a Democratic Party that lives by identity politics may end up dying by identity politics.
A fiery exchange between her guest panelists showed how prevalent the issue is for the left, as civil right attorney Leo Terrell found himself outnumbered going against Ingraham and Blexit Movement founder Candace Owens.
Agreeing with Ingraham, Owens said the left is eating its own over race.
“I called this in 2016,” she noted. “I said there would be a black exit. More and more black people are waking up to the politics of the left and realizing they don’t have our best interest at heart. They use us every 4 years and say, ‘black people be afraid’ because they need our vote.”
Owens said black voters “have so much authority right now,” pointing out how much President Donald Trump has done for them.
“It’s getting better for black America and I think the Democratic Party is absolutely losing it,” she declared.
Terrell had the audacity to tell Owens that as a black woman, she’d never be elected to office by Republican voters.
“The Democratic Party is the only chance for African-Americans to take office, the Republicans will never in our lifetime ever nominate a black,” Terrell said. “The key is here — I want to be clear on that … it will never happen.”
The assertion sent Ingraham and Owens through the roof.
“That is so crazy!” Owens interjected.
Ingraham also fired back, telling Terrell that his remark was “so offensive.”
Terrell refused to back down, insisting that the GOP “will never nominate a black in our lifetime for president.”
(Herman Cain was well received by Republican voters in 2012 before a bevy of women came out of the woodwork to level accusations of inappropriate behavior. Not to mention, Ben Carson was a frontrunning candidate in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries. Red-state Kentucky voters just elected the state’s first African-American AG, etc…)
Ingraham reminded her guest that it was the Republican Party that freed the slaves, as Owens laughed out loud at his claim.
“Candace belongs to a party that will never nominate a person like herself,” Terrell said, as she quickly told him he can’t be taking himself seriously.
“Yeah, they would actually,” Owens countered. “They’re already making Candace 2024 shirts, so that’s ridiculous.”
As he doubled down, Owens said, “You will never be successful because all you see is color. It’s unfortunate.”
Terrell dismissed her comment as talking points as their exchange become more and more heated, claiming he was making a statement of fact.
“It’s not talking points,” she replied. “You’re racist. That’s a racist thing to say. You are looking at the color of my skin and telling me what I can’t do.”
Ingraham intervened to regain control, while exposing the tactic being employed by Terrell.
“You just did what the Democrats are doing on impeachment.,” she said. “You are asserting an opinion which you have every right to have — actually a projection of an opinion as a fact. Don’t say it’s a fact. You are a lawyer. It’s not a fact. If I were the judge in a courtroom I’d sanction you for continuing to lie to the court. It’s not a fact, it’s an opinion and your opinion is bunk! It doesn’t matter what color skin you have.”
Owens chimed in to say Democrats “are the real racists.”
She and Terrell went at it again as he claimed that 90 % of black Americans will vote for the Democratic Party. Owens made a bold claim that 20% of black voters will back Trump in 2020 — if true, the Democratic Party will implode.
“We will play this tape back when Trump wins and cracks the black vote,” she said, as Terrell called on Ingraham to save the tape.
“Candace Owens just said on national TV that 20% of African-Americans will vote for Trump. That will never happen. We will go back to that,” he concluded.
The reaction online suggested that Owens would get plenty of Republican votes. Not for the color of her skin, but for the content of her character.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
I can’t believe what I just watched on TV… A @FoxNews contributor told @RealCandaceO that she would ever be nominated by the Republican office because we’re “racist”… Unreal.. I’m a lifetime Republican and would not only vote for Owens, I would volunteer for her campaign
— Richardski Piercekov (@RPiercekov) December 6, 2019
Candace rocks…tells it straight…if she was to ever run, she would have overwhelming support from Republicans. It is the content of her character that matters, not the color of her skin. The Left will never see her that way, they will always divide us by race, gender, etc
— Tom Banks (@TomBank03174987) December 6, 2019
Ah the “race card”. Used by desperate Democrats (yeah they have them at Fox News) because they have nothing else.
I have heard this lie so many times it just does not have the impact it once did.
Show them what you really think #November3rd2020
— Joanne May (@JoanneM96815203) December 6, 2019
I don’t vote by considering skin color, religion, or sexual orientation. That’s what Democrats do.
I vote on things of real substance and Candace Owen has more to offer than all the Democrats combined.
??CANDACE OWENS 2024?? ??
— Stephen Webb (@SteveWebb1976) December 6, 2019
I hope she just says “challenge accepted” and throws her hat in the ring. It would show the difference in quality between conservative and liberal.
Candace Owens vs. AOC
— Michael R. Thigpen (@puiwaihin) December 6, 2019
She would get my vote not because she’s black, but because she is intelligent, articulate and Patriotic. She represents ALL Americans even those that don’t think so. Real classy lady. She would Make America Proud.
— Jon S (@JonSolomente) December 6, 2019
The contributor is a Democrat and clearly Dems have been brainwashed to make this claim. This is especially the case for those of us who are Black Conservatives. It is the calling card that Dems have run to for nearly 50 years.
— Garrick Respress (@GarrickRespress) December 6, 2019
I don’t know what’s more foolish, the left claiming a majority of Republicans are racist or the people who believe such garbage. Sadly racism exists on both sides of the fence, but I think the numbers are greatly inflated in order to deceive the feeble minded.
— Ronco (@TheKleinKid) December 6, 2019
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