The eyes of the world were on Virginia earlier this week as Glenn Youngkin challenged Terry McAuliffe for the gubernatorial race in Virginia. Virginia has traditionally been a republican state, yet voted for President Obama (twice) and for current President Joe Biden. It also voted in former governors Ralph Northam and McAuliffe. That changed after Youngkin handily defeated McAuliffe:

Republican Glenn Youngkin‘s victory in Virginia’s gubernatorial election could serve as a “grim warning” to Democrats ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, experts have told Newsweek, but there is still hope for the party’s chances.

Youngkin defeated Democrat and former Governor Terry McAuliffe in the state that President Joe Biden won by 10 points in the 2020 presidential election against former President Donald Trump.

While Trump had endorsed Youngkin, the gubernatorial candidate kept Trump at a distance and the former president did not campaign in person. Democrats, meanwhile, sought to tie Youngkin to Trump—an apparently failed strategy that may hold lessons for the party.

Democrats prevailed in the New Jersey governor’s race with Governor Phil Murphy winning a narrow victory despite polls having suggested he could win by a healthy margin.

The loss in Virginia has left the democratic party in shambles. McAuliffe thought it would be an easy victory, given his name recognition and apparently, no viable republican challengers. Biden took the state handily last year. Northam also previously won in a landslide. That said, McAuliffe’s link to former president Barack Obama sealed his fate:

Some saw it as a referendum on the fact that Virginians did not want McAuliffe for a second term and their dissatisfaction with Biden and the democratic party. However, McAuliffe’s goose was cooked as soon as Obama showed up to campaign on his behalf, just like Shock Exchange predicted:

Why in the world would anybody listen to anything this person has to say? Mcauliffe apparently hasn’t gotten the memo yet, but black Americans see through Obama. During his eight years in office he gave trillions to his donors, somebody he wanted to work for when he left office or somebody he wanted to sleep with …

Obama now wants to fashion himself as a leader for the common man, which is intellectually dishonest. That said, The commonwealth only allows a person to be governor for four years before he/she is required to rotate out. Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead explained how former Dixiecrat, Harry Byrd, ruled Virginia politics for 40 years, why placing his man in the governor’s office every four years. Even Byrd would have known better than be connected with Obama; Obama’s such a white supremacist that somewhere Byrd is taking pictures of him.

Why in the world would McAuliffe – or any other politician – be seen in public with Barack Obama? The American people went for the red card a few years ago. They see through Obama and clearly, do not want any parts of him or anyone associated with him.


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