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Terry McAuliffe is going to win the governor’s race in Virginia. There, I said it. Yeah, his huge gaffe about parents having no business in their child’s education was a big deal … to normal people. However, normal people are an embattled minority in America’s political landscape. Virginia is a solidly blue state thanks in no small part to policies of mass immigration and profligate expansion of the bureaucratic state that are largely supported by the Republican establishment. The suburbs of Loudoun and Fairfax are politically indistinguishable from Portland or Seattle, and the suburban box-wine consumers who decide all elections these days are an unshakeable Democrat cult.
And it doesn’t matter anyway, really, because Glenn Youngkin really wasn’t going to matter as governor. He’s a soft Bushie Republican (but even that was too much for Bulwarkers like Bill Kristol and Mona Charen who have endorsed McAuliffe) who wasn’t really going to change any Democrat policies because that would be ungentlemanly and vulgar (as we learned from the last presidency).
Speaking of Bushie Republicans, Liz Cheney’s consultants apparently told her it was time to “throw out some red meat to the hicks,” so she tweeted that Biden was doing a bad job on border security. Sure, Liz, as if we’ve forgotten how you voted to impeach the only president in my lifetime who was actually serious about border security. (Even Reagan signed an amnesty bill.)
I hear tell some Republican donors are getting this fundraising appeal robo-blasted out to them. I guess Donald Trump is a useful figurehead for fundraising, even as the broader party — with the exception of maybe one Southern governor — repudiates his policies. I loathe the Republican Party so much. The only value proposition it has left is sucking slightly less than the Democrats, and some days it cannot even manage that.Published in