So many salty liberal tears! So much butt-hurt! Virginians have elected a Republican Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. Republicans just swept the county elections in Long Island, New York, which have been blue since blue was invented. Minneapolis voters rejected the idea of defunding the police… in the city where George Floyd expired from a fentanyl overdose. Seattle – yes, Seattle – just elected their first Republican city attorney since woolly mammoths walked the earth. And New Jersey is still too close to call as of this writing – but even if the Democrat incumbent pulls off a reelection win its clear a LARGE number of Democrat voters switched sides and voted Republican in the election. So please keep doing exactly what you’re doing, Democrats, because the voters obviously love it!
Before we explain what this all means in the grand scheme of things, let’s just revel in the pain of the Democrats. They’ve earned every bit of the devastating mockery we can throw at them today. Let’s check some headlines:
CNN: “Biden arrives back in DC to a nightmare”
Also CNN: “Analysis: Election night sent serious warning signs that Democrats have misjudged the nation’s mood”
Yeah… you’ve misjudged our mood. Great analysis!
MSNBC: “Glenn Youngkin’s victory proves white ignorance is a powerful weapon”
Also MSNBC: “Why last night was the worst possible thing that could happen to Trump”
New York Times: “Democrats, stung by election losses, press forward on Biden agenda”
Oh, FABULOUS idea, Democrats! Yes! Keep doing what you’re doing!
The Washington Post: “Why did the Democratic coalition fracture so quickly?”
Gee, I don’t know. Maybe because you guys cheated in the last election, robbed Americans of the most beloved president in American history, and are now wrecking the country with a sock puppet who pooped his pants at the Vatican the other day? Just spitballin’ here.
The Huffington Post: “YIKES: JANUARY 6 ATTENDEES ARE WINNING ELECTIONS”
I like that they wrote that headline in ALL CAPS!
ABC News: “GOP’s Glenn Youngkin projected to win in Virginia”
Uh… do you think someone should call the office at ABC News and tell them? I kind of want to tell them.
CBS News: “How did Youngkin win Virginia Governor’s race?”
Oh, pick me! Pick me! I can answer that!
We are, of course, seeing a lot of analysis articles and opinions today on why it all happened, what it means for next year’s midterms, and so on. And that’s why I want to talk about Joe Biden’s trip to the Vatican! But I won’t.
One of the most annoying things I’m seeing is all the people on the right claiming, “See! Glenn Youngkin wasn’t very Trumpy, so rejecting Trumpism and being Not-Trumpy is the only way forward for Republican candidates! Don’t be Trumpy!” Fox News is the worst offender at this. Did Mitch McConnell help them write that talking point?
There were two key differences in Virginia which allowed Glenn Youngkin to win. First, Youngkin didn’t do the typical Republican thing to throw the race. Terry McAuliffe said something out loud that all Democrats have always believed: That parents don’t have a right to oversee their children’s education.
For the past 40 years, whenever Democrats say stuff like this about education, most Republicans just run hide under a desk from the teacher’s unions. Youngkin didn’t. He attacked McAuliffe for it and didn’t back down, and that sunk McAuliffe’s campaign. Because most Democrats are sex deviants, perverts and weirdoes – and therefore childless – they didn’t anticipate how all the Mama Bears in Virginia would respond to that. Whether focusing on education will work in other races across the country in the midterms remains to be seen.
The second main difference between the Virginia race and what happened a year ago was that Republicans watched the lying, cheating Democrats like hawks. Republican ballot observers outnumbered Democrats by about 2 to 1 all across the state.
The GOP dropped the ball in 2020 by not having enough observers, and not having enough attorneys ready to jump in and fight and challenge the Dems when and where it was necessary. Youngkin was a better candidate for Virginia than McAuliffe last night, but if the observers hadn’t been there, he would have lost the same way that Trump “lost” last year.
The key takeaway from all these races is that we’re not going to make the same mistake that we made in 2020. Republicans won’t let the bastards count the votes in a dark room all by themselves again.