The Virginia gubernator election is almost upon us, and I can hardly wait to get back to Geico and Progressive insurance ads on TV. It's especially bad here because, while we don't get to vote, we're still in the splash zone for the media coverage. Stacy McCain feels the the same, Virginia, Brace Yourselves
The best way to react to this is to ignore it. Just go vote, and encourage your neighbors to do the same, and do your best to tune out the frantic chatter from the desperate Democrats. Read a book. Watch a movie. Do whatever it takes to calm your mind amid the campaign madness.At They Daley Gator, in Virginia, the center of everything political………… Doug echoes that:
Solid advice my friends. I used to REALLY get into looking at polls, national averages of polls, etc. It only served to stress me out, and, did not one thing to change any results. In short, the stress IS NOT worth it.
The Morning Rant
This is very depressing. Because we're not going to win. And if we do win, we'll still lose.
The seeds of our defeat can be seen in the difference between how the Left and Right view politics. The Right wants to do politics and be done with it so they can get on with life, while the Left wants to do politics all the time.
Haut Hair cites Michelle Cottle at the NYT on Why the Virginia election is freaking Democrats out. Because they think they own the seat and it would bode ill for other elections to lose. AllahPundit at Haut Hair is concerned about No-mentum: Crowd for McAuliffe event is ... sparse. Ace, Biden Stumbles into DC-Adjacent Virginia to Speak Incoherently to Sparse and Dejected Gathering. Althouse reads the NYT so you don't have to and laughs at the notion "As is often noted, the essence of the modern Republican Party has been boiled down to: Own the libs. The impulse on the other side is not parallel." Democrat motives are always pure. /sarc. At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.27.21, Scott Johnson sums up The Case for Terry McAuliffe, Karen Townsend at Haut Hair, Biden invokes Trump's name 24 times during stump speech for McAuliffe. Also via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.27.21,, the Victory Girls, Biden Shows Up For Democracy And You Know The Thing
Even Da Beast observes Terry McAuliffe Said More Than 1,100 Kids Were Hospitalized With COVID. There Were 35. Ace fact checks the fact checkers, Washington Post and Leftist Media Repeatedly Gives Terry McAuliffe a Pass on His Serial Lies About Covid.
AllahPundit whines "See you soon": Wait, is Trump going to Virginia to campaign for Youngkin? At Da Wire, Trump’s Power As Kingmaker Faces Major Test In Virginia Gubernatorial Election. 'Bonchie' at Red State, Trump Interjects Himself Into the Virginia Gubernatorial Race and Panic Follows He has a shockingly good record. Is it because he knows who to back, or because of his star power? Why choose, when it can be both.
And miscellaneous Virginia stuff, PJ Media, McAuliffe Ads Point to 'Fake News' Sites on the Campaign Homestretch. WSJ, Election-Rigging Claims Fuel Virginia Governor’s Race "Candidates Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin accuse each other of reinforcing election fraud theories." Da Mail reports a Cringe-worthy moment Terry McAuliffe breaks his own 'cardinal rule' and dances onstage next to Biden in Virginia. From Old Dominion News, a reminder that Zuckerberg money flowed to Virginia suburbs in ’20, and Democrat vote margins spiked "Virginia's largest county is still spending Zuckerberg-provided funds left over from 2020, according to a grant report filed by its director of elections." And a reminder from Da Caller, Terry McAuliffe Appoints Activist At Center Of Rolling Stone Rape Article To Crime Commission
So yesterday, AG Merrick Garland had his turn in the Senate barrel. As you can imagine things got testy with Replicans over the expected topics. At Ace's Morning Report JJ Sefton gave a good link/text summary:
"It's wrong, unprecedented in the history of this country, and I call on you to resign." Sen. Josh Hawley Tells Moloch Garland to Resign for "Weaponizing" DOJ Against Parents. "Here are the top four moments from Wednesday's hearing that make Garland's role in authorizing the DOJ to investigate parents for alleged violence and terrorism even clearer." Top Four Must-See Moments From The Senate Judiciary's Questioning of AG Moloch Garland, "Garland still cannot cite one specific example of violence or threat of violence: 'I said, again, at the time, that they were news reports that had been published. And I think some of the other senators here have described some of those news reports.'"
Garland Defiantly Pledges Feds Will Continue Monitoring Parents Protesting at School Boards, "Thank G-d you are not on the Supreme Court!", Tom Cotton Blasts Garland Over FBI Probe Into "Domestic Terrorists" Parents, "If critical race theory is taught in more schools does your son-in-law make more money? Yes or no?" Ted Cruz Grills Moloch Garland Over Alleged Conflict Of Interest Regarding His Son-In-Law's Education Company, "Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the apology letter had no bearing on the Justice Department's stance.", Garland Clenches Onto Justice Department Memo Despite School Board Apology
And, of course, sundance at CTH has the videos at Recap of Attorney General Questions During Senate Hearing From Senators Cruz, Grassley, Hawley, Lee, Cornyn. And there's plenty more links like that, depending on your choice of flavor:
Tom Cotton Goes Nuclear After Merrick Garland Has No Answer for Targeting Parents Over 'Domestic Terrorism' – RedState, Tom Cotton eviscerates Merrick Garland on memo involving the FBI in policing school board meetings - Daily Mail Online, MUST WATCH: Tom Cotton slams AG Garland for DOJ memo: 'You should resign in disgrace' - The Post Millennial, Tom Cotton tears into Merrick Garland - Power Line, Senator Tom Cotton Confronts Attorney General Merrick Garland Over Using The National Security Division of DOJ to Investigate Parents Attending School Board Meetings - The Last Refuge, Sen. Ted Cruz renders a cornered AG Merrick Garland almost speechless during questioning about son-in-law’s CRT interests – twitchy.com, Ted Cruz EVISCERATES Merrick Garland Over Targeting Parents - Louder With Crowder, Garland defends DOJ memo despite NSBA letter being withdrawn - Washington Examiner, Ace of Spades HQ Moderate Centrist Unimpeachably-Ethical Attorney General Vouched for by National Review's Andy McCarthy Stands Behind His "Domestic Terrorism" Investigation Into Concerned Parents, Dismisses the Letter of Apology from the National School Board Association, Garland Grilled Over Why an FBI Agent Fired For Lying is Getting Millions of Dollars
Ashe Schow at Da Wire, Washington Post Reporter Frames Loudoun County Sexual Assault In Way Paper Would Not Frame Other Accusations. Ace, "Boy in a Skirt" Convicted on All Counts in First Trial for Sexual Assault; Still Awaits Trial for His Second Attack
The Washington Post would never, ever suggest that prior consent makes a girl fair game for violent sexual assault -- but they make a special dispensation for Boys In Skirts now, I guess.
The Washington Post "journalist's"] tweet about the article generated a backlash online, with conservative comedian Tim Young wrote: "Oh look... the Washington Post victim blames teens who were raped now.� Gov. Ron DeSantis' press secretary, Christina Pushaw, wrote: "So what you're saying is 'she asked for it'?"This new detail may be why the AP claimed the sexual assault was "murky."
“Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Us?”: Angry Loudoun County Students Stage Walk Outs Over Sexual Assaults in Their Schools. Plus: “Every student that participated in today’s walkouts should take their activism directly to the next school board meeting and demand answers and mass resignations.”
In fact, they should protest at board members’ homes, since the left has explained to us that that sort of thing is just part of the political process.
From Carol Markowicz at Fox, The war on parents is real, and CNN’s Cuomo attacks concerned parent, defends CRT and sounds alarm for McAuliffe in jam-packed segment. "'Smart kid. The parent? Maybe not so much,' Cuomo said of a concerned mother". At Grabien, Noah on School Board Moms: Helicopter Parenting Is the Most Dangerous Ideology in America. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.27.21, Lawrence Person's BattleSwarm Blog is Fighting Critical Race Theory in Texas Schools and Weasel Zippers, WaPo Says Parents Don’t Have The Right To Shape What Teachers Teach Their Kids and from Elle Reynold at Da Fed, Why These Parents, Students, & Protesters Are Standing Up To The Loudoun County School Board, Joanne Jacobs reports Woke SF school board faces recall. Scott McCay at Am Spec, The Coming Collapse of the Public Education Lobby ,"Yes, Virginia, change is in the air."
A few dozen weirdos protested at Netflix because of some jokes that made their tummies hurt and it was headline news. Right now hundreds of students in Loudoun County are protesting the rape of a student and subsequent cover up, and the media is all but ignoring it.— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 26, 2021
From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.27.21, Victory Girls: Ray Epps, Jayden X, And The Insurrection., and from both Mollie Hemingway and Tristan Justice at Da Fed Biden’s FBI Joins Nancy Pelosi In Blocking Republicans From Investigating January 6, and at Hollywood In Toto, ‘United States of Insanity’ Doc Nails FBI Overreach (Sound Familiar?)
These are the current left-wing narratives on education:— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 26, 2021
–Critical race theory isn't in schools.
–The bathroom rape didn't happen.
–Parent protestors are domestic terrorists.
–Families should not be involved in education.
All of them are lies.
Remember when the woke left decided to punish all of Georgia for passing election reform? They forced Major League Baseball to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, which cost Georgia businesses an estimated $100 million in revenue. The hit was especially hard on Black owned small businesses, which were just recovering from the COVID-19 shutdowns. The power of the woke, Big Government Socialists is such that even Sen. Raphael Warnock favored moving the game and hurting his own constituents.
According to the leftwing Puritans, Georgia had been defined as an evil state. President Joe Biden lied consistently about the Georgia election law, and Democrats were overjoyed at the opportunity to smear Georgia (the state which produced civil rights icons such as Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Mayor Andrew Young, and Congressman John Lewis).
Possibly the only state which rivaled Georgia in incurring the loathing and fear of the rabid left was Texas. Its pro-gun, pro-life, low tax, secure borders, pro-work mentality assaulted virtually every sensitivity of the Big Government Socialists. From their Ivy League and West Coast bastions, they had always despised Texans on the general principle that Texans were not adequately sensitive and liberal.
What a wonderful irony that God decided to give the Big Government Socialists the spectacle of the Atlanta Braves playing the Houston Astros in the World Series.
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