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Dear Virginia,

Sometimes things can go horribly wrong when voters elect the wrong Governor. Obviously you escaped Planned Parenthood because I would not have received your letter otherwise. Unfortunately, Governor Northam might believe a maternity ward is a morgue, and his favorite movie might be “A Partial Birth of a Nation.” I know you live in a rough neighborhood, and you fear for your safety. I can’t bring you a gun, Virginia. The best advice I can give you is to rent a van and move to West Virginia; further west would be even better.

Sincerely Yours,

Santa Claus

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There are 29 comments.

  1. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    It would be pretty funny if some of the counties in Virginia took the option taken by West Virginia and just secede from Richmond.

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    • January 17, 2020, at 7:17 PM PST
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  2. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Percival (View Comment):

    It would be pretty funny if some of the counties in Virginia took the option taken by West Virginia and just secede from Richmond.

    Yes and no. Virginia will not allow it. First they Virginia / Left / Democrats will use law, then they will use law to justify violence. But they will get their way of promoting abortion and removing guns.

    • #2
    • January 17, 2020, at 8:02 PM PST
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  3. Jon1979 Lincoln

    I’m actually surprised that the left in Virginia is feeling its oats like this in a presidential election year. It shows a high level of hubris that all their progressive efforts are not going to alienate swing voters, and that even if they galvanize the right this fall, there are still enough progressives in NoVa, Richmond and Charlottesville to keep the state in the Blue column this November (especially the NoVa counties around D.C., where Trump hatred in 2017 and ’19 helped elect Northam and turn the Legislature Blue).

    But there’s also the possibility that Trump generates election year added turnout in the same way Obama did in 2008-12, and people who didn’t vote last year will this year. Toss in the swing voters, who many have voted for the Democrats in November without thinking their state was going to turn into East California in January, and who now might be wanting to send the governor and the legislators a message this fall. If the polling starts showing any signs of that between now and Election Day, expect the gun restrictions push to suddenly be put on the back burner.

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    • January 17, 2020, at 9:06 PM PST
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  4. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    But there’s also the possibility that Trump generates election year added turnout in the same way Obama did in 2008-12, and people who didn’t vote last year will this year. Toss in the swing voters, who many have voted for the Democrats in November without thinking their state was going to turn into East California in January, and who now might be wanting to send the governor and the legislators a message this fall. If the polling starts showing any signs of that between now and Election Day, expect the gun restrictions push to suddenly be put on the back burner.

    If the folks who showed up at county meetings to demand sanctuary rules had all shown up for the real vote in 2018, and if they had bothered to bring a couple friends and neighbors, they would not be dealing with the current drama.

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    • January 17, 2020, at 10:55 PM PST
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  5. Randy Webster Member

    Doug Watt:

    Dear Virginia

    Sometimes things can go horribly wrong when voters elect the wrong Governor. Obviously you escaped Planned Parenthood because I would not have received your letter. Unfortunately Governor Northam might believe a maternity ward is a morgue, and his favorite movie might be” A Partial Birth of a Nation.” I know you live in a rough neighborhood, and you fear for your safety. I can’t bring you a gun Virginia, the best gift advice I can give you is to rent a van and move to West Virginia, further west would be even better.

    Sincerely Your’s

    Santa Claus

    Southwest would be OK. We’re still pretty free in Tennessee. But then, we don’t have all those federal government workers infesting our northeast counties.

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    • January 18, 2020, at 2:32 AM PST
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  6. Arahant Member

    Randy Webster (View Comment):
    But then, we don’t have all those federal government workers infesting our northeast counties.

    Take away the vote for those on the public dole/employment.

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    • January 18, 2020, at 3:58 AM PST
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  7. Lilly B Coolidge

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    But there’s also the possibility that Trump generates election year added turnout in the same way Obama did in 2008-12, and people who didn’t vote last year will this year. Toss in the swing voters, who many have voted for the Democrats in November without thinking their state was going to turn into East California in January, and who now might be wanting to send the governor and the legislators a message this fall. If the polling starts showing any signs of that between now and Election Day, expect the gun restrictions push to suddenly be put on the back burner.

    If the folks who showed up at county meetings to demand sanctuary rules had all shown up for the real vote in 2018, and if they had bothered to bring a couple friends and neighbors, they would not be dealing with the current drama.

    Maybe, but recall that in a lot of cases, there was no one to vote for. From Jim Geraghty:

    One more disadvantage for Virginia Republicans: in more than a quarter of the state-house districts, they couldn’t find a candidate. According to Ballotpedia, seven state-house races have no Democrat running, but 27 state-house races have no Republican running. 

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    • January 18, 2020, at 4:53 AM PST
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  8. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    It would be pretty funny if some of the counties in Virginia took the option taken by West Virginia and just secede from Richmond.

    Yes and no. Virginia will not allow it. First they Virginia / Left / Democrats will use law, then they will use law to justify violence. But they will get their way of promoting abortion and removing guns.

    But the West Virginians have them outgunned, so …

    • #8
    • January 18, 2020, at 5:48 AM PST
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  9. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Lilly B (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    But there’s also the possibility that Trump generates election year added turnout in the same way Obama did in 2008-12, and people who didn’t vote last year will this year. Toss in the swing voters, who many have voted for the Democrats in November without thinking their state was going to turn into East California in January, and who now might be wanting to send the governor and the legislators a message this fall. If the polling starts showing any signs of that between now and Election Day, expect the gun restrictions push to suddenly be put on the back burner.

    If the folks who showed up at county meetings to demand sanctuary rules had all shown up for the real vote in 2018, and if they had bothered to bring a couple friends and neighbors, they would not be dealing with the current drama.

    Maybe, but recall that in a lot of cases, there was no one to vote for. From Jim Geraghty:

    One more disadvantage for Virginia Republicans: in more than a quarter of the state-house districts, they couldn’t find a candidate. According to Ballotpedia, seven state-house races have no Democrat running, but 27 state-house races have no Republican running.

    How many congressional districts outside of NoVa are uncompetitive for the GOP? The 2020 races in Virginia are pretty much all on the federal level, since they and New Jersey are the oddball states that hold their state elections in odd-numbered years, and it’s usually the smaller state House and Senate races that are more likely to be uncontested.

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    • January 18, 2020, at 6:41 AM PST
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  10. Stad Thatcher

    Lilly B (View Comment):
    According to Ballotpedia, seven state-house races have no Democrat running, but 27 state-house races have no Republican running. 

    Someone should kick the Virginia Republican Party apparatus in the behind . . .

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    • January 18, 2020, at 7:15 AM PST
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  11. Lilly B Coolidge

    Stad (View Comment):

    Lilly B (View Comment):
    According to Ballotpedia, seven state-house races have no Democrat running, but 27 state-house races have no Republican running.

    Someone should kick the Virginia Republican Party apparatus in the behind . . .

    I have a theory that the Democratic Party and the media communicated very effectively in the 2017 VA campaign season that they would smear any Republican candidate as a racist, at the very least. I think a lot of people who could run don’t have incentive to have their reputations dragged through the mud when they can make a lot more money in the private sector than as elected officials. People need to be really wealthy and/or at the end of their careers (like Bill Barr and Trump) in order not to care that much about the downsides of running. 

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    • January 18, 2020, at 9:22 AM PST
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  12. Full Size Tabby Member

    I am surprised that the Virginia Democrats continue to push their initial agenda, particularly on gun control.

    I would think that having more than 90% of the counties in the state (even if that represents far less than 90% of the state population) in open revolt would cause state politicians to pause and rethink their objective. Instead, the Democratic state politicians are doubling down on their agenda.

    • #12
    • January 18, 2020, at 10:24 AM PST
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  13. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Percival (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    It would be pretty funny if some of the counties in Virginia took the option taken by West Virginia and just secede from Richmond.

    Yes and no. Virginia will not allow it. First they Virginia / Left / Democrats will use law, then they will use law to justify violence. But they will get their way of promoting abortion and removing guns.

    But the West Virginians have them outgunned, so …

    Do they. We are talking National Guard against citizens here. The Guard will have an edge with the training at first. It will only be if it goes insurgency that the Guards ranks will start to falter.

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    • January 18, 2020, at 12:16 PM PST
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  14. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    I am surprised that the Virginia Democrats continue to push their initial agenda, particularly on gun control.

    I would think that having more than 90% of the counties in the state (even if that represents far less than 90% of the state population) in open revolt would cause state politicians to pause and rethink their objective. Instead, the Democratic state politicians are doubling down on their agenda.

    The Left has learned that if they push hard enough, long enough, they always win, Any with the intestinal fortitude to resist can be smeared and jailed. In today’s age we all have committed crimes just to survive. We are only out of jail because the government does not care to jail us.

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    • January 18, 2020, at 12:19 PM PST
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  15. Stad Thatcher

    Lilly B (View Comment):
    I think a lot of people who could run don’t have incentive to have their reputations dragged through the mud when they can make a lot more money in the private sector than as elected officials.

    Well if they don’t run, Dems will get elected and there won’t be any private sector any more!

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    • January 18, 2020, at 1:25 PM PST
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  16. Randy Webster Member

    Are there 27 districts in NoVA, the Richmond area, and Norfolk/VA Beach?

    • #16
    • January 18, 2020, at 1:40 PM PST
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  17. Django Member

    Just like ZZ Top — going Nationwide

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/florida-sheriff-i-will-not-enforce-assault-weapons-ban-neither-will-most-sheriffs-video/

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    • January 18, 2020, at 3:36 PM PST
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  18. Lying, Dog-Faced Brony Soldier Coolidge
    Lying, Dog-Faced Brony Soldier Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    I’m actually surprised that the left in Virginia is feeling its oats like this in a presidential election year. It shows a high level of hubris that all their progressive efforts are not going to alienate swing voters, and that even if they galvanize the right this fall, there are still enough progressives in NoVa, Richmond and Charlottesville to keep the state in the Blue column this November (especially the NoVa counties around D.C., where Trump hatred in 2017 and ’19 helped elect Northam and turn the Legislature Blue).

     

    Not to mention what kind of message this will send to swing voters in other states who might otherwise have imagined someone like Northam to be a strawman, but now gets to see him in person.

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    • January 18, 2020, at 3:45 PM PST
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  19. Skyler Coolidge

    Doug Watt: The best advice I can give you is to rent a van and move to West Virginia; further west would be even better.

    Good lord, Virginia isn’t that far gone. There is a sizable republican population. They should stay and fight. It’s not California.

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    • January 18, 2020, at 3:46 PM PST
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  20. Skyler Coolidge

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Doug Watt: The best advice I can give you is to rent a van and move to West Virginia; further west would be even better.

    Good lord, Virginia isn’t that far gone. There is a sizable republican population. They should stay and fight. It’s not California.

    And it’s a bit crazy to think West Virginia is better. That can only be said by someone who has never been to either state. 

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    • January 18, 2020, at 3:49 PM PST
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  21. Skyler Coolidge

    Percival (View Comment):
    But the West Virginians have them outgunned, so …

    Does no one here recall that West Virginia is pathetically poor, historically liberal, and has almost always voted democrat within most of our lives?l

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    • January 18, 2020, at 3:54 PM PST
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  22. Django Member

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):
    But the West Virginians have them outgunned, so …

    Does no one here recall that West Virginia is pathetically poor, historically liberal, and has almost always voted democrat within most of our lives?l

    And sent Robert Byrd to DC time and time again.

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    • January 18, 2020, at 4:07 PM PST
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  23. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Doug Watt: The best advice I can give you is to rent a van and move to West Virginia; further west would be even better.

    Good lord, Virginia isn’t that far gone. There is a sizable republican population. They should stay and fight. It’s not California.

    The 2020 and 2021 elections will be interesting. The Democrats are acting as though Virginia is permanently Blue by not just laying their cards on the table, but jumping up on the table and doing a taunting victory dance after the November election. Northam’s abortion comments and his yearbook photo problems obviously weren’t enough to stir the swing voters to action, but now that the Dems also control the Legislature and are moving ahead at Warp 11 on gun control legislation and other progressive issues, it’s going to be harder for any swing voters to remain in denial about what the Democrats want to do … because they’re not doing it incrementally.

    The sanctuary county actions show enough people are engaged to get the county governments to act. But we’ll see if that equals a majority of the state’s voters overall this November and a year after that in the ’21 statewide vote.

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    • January 18, 2020, at 6:10 PM PST
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  24. Django Member

    I wish I could say these people are just paranoid, but I don’t think so. I got a bad feeling about this (to quote Han Solo). 

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/01/18/beware-virginia-a-remarkable-confluence-of-events/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/virginia-state-senator-issues-warning-hours-before-mondays-2a-rally-we-are-being-set-up/

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    • January 18, 2020, at 7:14 PM PST
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  25. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    I am surprised that the Virginia Democrats continue to push their initial agenda, particularly on gun control.

    I would think that having more than 90% of the counties in the state (even if that represents far less than 90% of the state population) in open revolt would cause state politicians to pause and rethink their objective. Instead, the Democratic state politicians are doubling down on their agenda.

    It’s about the Benjamins. A lot of Bloomberg money was spent and I’m sure his is the least of it. A combination or gerrymandering, of which I know little detail, and lots of money plus the DC countries gave this result.

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    • January 19, 2020, at 9:42 AM PST
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  26. Jon1979 Lincoln

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    I am surprised that the Virginia Democrats continue to push their initial agenda, particularly on gun control.

    I would think that having more than 90% of the counties in the state (even if that represents far less than 90% of the state population) in open revolt would cause state politicians to pause and rethink their objective. Instead, the Democratic state politicians are doubling down on their agenda.

    It’s about the Benjamins. A lot of Bloomberg money was spent and I’m sure his is the least of it. A combination or gerrymandering, of which I know little detail, and lots of money plus the DC countries gave this result.

    That’s why 2020 is going to be interesting, if the Virginia Democrats opt to keep pushing on all their progressive agenda items. The 2016 election showed passion can overcome money, since Hillary spent a million, billion, zillion dollars to get elected and lost, both due to people passionate for Trump, and (more importantly) passionate against Hillary, because of the 25-year history she had built up going into the election.

    If Northam and the Democrats now running the legislature keep the pedal-to-the-metal through the bulk of this year confident that the state is now like California, and nothing they do will ever allow the Republicans to win again, we’ll see if that’s true come this November, since the flash point of what they’re doing involves Second Amendment issues and can’t not be an issue in this year’s presidential race in Virginia (and really, their positions there right now are even more strident than New York, where Cuomo and de Blasio are in full retreat on their bail reform law, and the governor’s 2013 gun legislation ended up being a lot of virtue signaling, because Cuomo didn’t double down when the Upstate sheriffs balked at enforcing it. Northam and the VA Democrats seem ready not just to pass the laws, but to try to enforce their will on the counties in opposition).

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    • January 19, 2020, at 9:55 AM PST
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  27. jmelvin Member

    Lord Northam is one thing, but there are 2 primary reasons we Virginians are dealing with this garbage now 2 years into Northam’s term.

    1. All legislative seats were up for grabs in 2019 and there were only Republicans running in about 75% of the races in both the House and Senate. You can’t exactly fill the legislature with potentially friendly candidates if they don’t run. Even with this handicap the Senate is only +1 Democrat (21 to 19) and the House is not far gone (55 to 45).

    2. ….. 

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    • January 19, 2020, at 11:53 AM PST
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  28. Django Member

    I read this and felt as though I had just walked through the looking glass:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/major-antifa-website-publishes-pro-gun-op-ed-from-virginia-resident-planning-to-attend-richmond-rally/

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    • January 19, 2020, at 1:20 PM PST
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  29. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    I’m actually surprised that the left in Virginia is feeling its oats like this in a presidential election year. It shows a high level of hubris that all their progressive efforts are not going to alienate swing voters, and that even if they galvanize the right this fall, there are still enough progressives in NoVa, Richmond and Charlottesville to keep the state in the Blue column this November (especially the NoVa counties around D.C., where Trump hatred in 2017 and ’19 helped elect Northam and turn the Legislature Blue).

    But there’s also the possibility that Trump generates election year added turnout in the same way Obama did in 2008-12, and people who didn’t vote last year will this year. Toss in the swing voters, who many have voted for the Democrats in November without thinking their state was going to turn into East California in January, and who now might be wanting to send the governor and the legislators a message this fall. If the polling starts showing any signs of that between now and Election Day, expect the gun restrictions push to suddenly be put on the back burner.

    Its not just in Virginia. Gun rights is an important issue in many other states as well. IF there is credible evidence that the democrats will come for the Guns the moment they get elected – that could drive turn out in other states as well.

    Democrats seem to believe that Trump hatred will drive voters to vote for any alternative. Meaning that they can be as crazy, mean and socialist as they like and still win the election. Meanwhile out in the real world, Trump is making huge inroads into the Black and Hispanic voter bases. Without overwhelming majorities in these 2 blocks, democrats simply cant win.

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    • January 19, 2020, at 6:11 PM PST
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