Voters in Virginia repudiated the ‘woke’ socialist agenda, labeling parents as “domestic terrorists”, and the racist CRT indoctrination of kids.
It’s the day after Election Day, and Democrats are casting about—as they did in 2016, as they have so many times before—for an explanation for what just happened. How did they manage to lose the Virginia governor’s race to a first-time candidate? How is it possible that the New Jersey governor’s race is still too close to call? How did the moderates trounce the progressives in local elections in Seattle? And how did the whole defund the police movement go down in flames in Minneapolis?
Progressive elites’ answer is predictable and telling: Republicans duped voters into voting against their best interests by distracting them with fake culture-war red meat—like Critical Race Theory in Virginia schools—that have nothing to do with whether they can get a job, see a doctor or send their kids to college.
Consider Republican Glenn Youngkin’s defeat of Democrat and former governor Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia gubernatorial election. Youngkin started the race six points behind McAuliffe in a state that went to Joe Biden by 10 points. So how did McAuliffe squander such a wide lead?
As Zaid Jilani notes, the shift started in earnest in September, and it centered around schools. Answering a debate question about legislation that would warn parents about sexually explicit material in their children’s curriculum, McAuliffe said: “I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decision. I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
These comments instantly became the touchstone of the campaign, the reason that voters gave reporters again and again for turning out for Youngkin. His campaign, along with conservative media, was able to tie McAuliffe’s comments to a host of other school-related issues—a sexual assault in a school bathroom in Loudon County; the question of whether Critical Race Theory belongs in K-12 schools; the endless COVID-19 school closures—and ultimately sway enough Democratic voters Youngkin’s way to give him a victory. A few days before the election, Youngkin led by 15 points among voters with school-age kids.
Winsome Sears (R-VA) is now the new Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.
Jason Miyares (R-VA) defeats Atty Gen. Mark Herring (D-VA)
Minneapolis voters soundly defeated the “defund the police” crap.
The GOP made gains in New York’s City Council.
A Republican truck driver won the New Jersey Senate President seat.
Republican Mike Carey wins special election for the US House seat in Ohio’s 15th District
Republican Jason Miyares won the race for Virginia Attorney General
Republican John Lujan wins special election runoff to flip Texas House seat in San Antonio
Cue the meltdowns.
A common theme emerged on social media Tuesday night as Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin took a clear advantage over Democrat Terry McAuliffe: MSNBC hosts had public meltdowns that made for must-see TV among conservatives.
Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid and Nicolle Wallace had a hard time holding back their feelings and Twitter noticed. The liberal hosts spent much of the night making excuses and blaming Youngkin’s success on backlash to critical race theory, which they claim doesn’t exist. The outspoken, right-leaning crowd that typically wouldn’t dare admit to watching the far-left network couldn’t help themselves on Election Night.
“MSNBC is currently going through the 7 stages of grief on an endless loop in real time,” radio host Buck Sexton tweeted. “It’s great, highly recommend.”
“If you want to give yourself a treat, turn on MSNBC,” Ann Coulter tweeted as results began to favor Republicans in key races.
National Review critic Kyle Smith declared, “Every conservative I know is watching MSNBC.”
Some far-left celebrities are lashing out on social media over the crushing defeat Democrats experienced in Virginia Tuesday night, as multiple Republicans claimed victory in a number of races.
In one night, Democrats have lost the governor and the lieutenant governor seats, and are projected to also lose the state attorney general race and the House of Delegates majority.
Singer Cher unleashed her fury in multiple Twitter posts, as she blasted out statements in her traditional all-caps style.
She first wrote, “HELD MY TONGUE,LONG ENOUGH,BUT FK IT‼️DO DEMS NEED A🏠2 FALL ON THER SISTERS,🐝4 THEY C WHATS COMING⁉️GUESS. “🇺🇸TERRORISTS”YELLING HANG PENCE,KILL PELOSI, ISNT ENOUGH.IF GOP TAKE POWER IT’LL🐝 “TOTAL POWER”.ITS “WHITE’S”ONLY CLUB,& BLM,LGBT,JEWS,ASIANS,MINORITIES,R IN🇩🇪STYLE PERIL.”
One Twitter user fired back, “Sooooo I guess no one told you or any of some of the other people commenting on this thread that the elected Republican lieutenant governor and Attorney General in VA are minorities? The lieutenant governor is a black woman. Attorney General is Latino. Facts matter.”
“we r fucked……,” said Rosie O’Donnell
……Needless to say, there were plenty of meltdowns on left-bubble Twitter because of this state of affairs. And then there was Van Jones, who called Youngkin the “delta variant of Trumpism……” “When this election is over in Virginia, we will know — have we seen the emergence of the delta variant of Trumpism? The delta variant of Trumpism. In other words, Youngkin — same disease, but spreads a lot faster and can get a lot more places.”
News Busters has a compilation of the hysterical reactions from leftie moonbats Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid, Nicolle Wallace, et al. The main theme is “whitey is racist” and denial that racist CRT indoctrination is being taught in schools.
The only time these networks get an audience, outside of the few diehards, is when they convulse in spasms of ‘woke’ outrage.
It’s pure entertainment.