PAT BUCHANAN: Virginia secedes from Biden’s party |
“I don’t think parents should tell schools what to teach.”
With this remark – arrogant, dismissive, contemptuous – in his debate with Glenn Youngkin, Terry McAuliffe committed a historic blunder.
From that debate, his poll numbers steadily declined until McAuliffe lost his lead, and with it, the election.
And descending to defeat, McAuliffe dragged his fellow Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general with him and watched the Virginia House of Delegates revert to Republican rule.
What was McAuliffe saying and what did the Virginians mean in his remark? McAuliffe said that in deciding what should be taught in his public schools, parents in Virginia should just sit back and be quiet.
So, a year after Joe Biden won Virginia by 10 points, McAuliffe lost the state by three, a 13-point turnaround. In New Jersey, which Biden won by 16, the popular Democratic governor barely survived a cliffhanger.
These dramatic changes in voter behavior demonstrate a serious lack of awareness by Democrats of the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Biden’s total of 81 million votes, with a margin of 7 million votes over former President Donald Trump, had been hailed as a testament that his time had come and that the American people had both rejected Trumpism and adopted the liberal policies and policies of the good old uncle. Joe.
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But the 2020 election was actually a referendum on one simple question: do you want four more years from Trump? Yes or no?
Some 74 million people came out and voted to keep Trump in the White House, the most voters ever won by a president.
However, an even larger number of voters were saying, “Enough!
While moderate Democrats, desperate to halt Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ progress in the primaries, voted for Biden to prevent a socialist from winning their nomination, voters who wanted the Trump era to end voted for the other name on the ballot, which was also Biden.
In 2020, Biden started no fires in the primaries and spent most of the general election taking refuge in the basement of his Wilmington, Delaware home.
A vote for Biden was a mandate to replace Trump, not to overturn Trump’s signing policies of no longer waging wars, securing the border, cutting taxes, rebuilding the manufacturing base, reducing trade deficits, deregulating the economy and unleash the power of the American free market system.
Biden’s victory was a rejection of Trump, not a mandate for the agenda of Biden’s party, which, with its dominant left-wing core, is outside America’s mainstream.
When the American people voted for Biden, they were voting for competence and an end to everyday conflict and chaos, not a second large corporation.
They were not voting for $ 6 trillion or $ 3.5 trillion for cradle to grave socialism. They weren’t voting for “Defund the Police!” Or cut down statues of Christopher Columbus and Confederate soldiers, or rename schools named after George Washington, Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
They certainly weren’t voting to abandon Trump’s wall and open the country’s borders to anyone who can cross Mexico to the Rio Grande – or to give $ 450,000 in reparations to migrant families who were separated from their children after crossed our border.
They were not voting for their children to teach in public schools that the country they love is rife with “systemic racism”, and most children in America are born into “white privilege” and belong to a class of oppressors whose victims are children of color.
The message sent to the Virginia Democratic Party read:
“You can let go of the madmen in your party, but if the American people come to believe that you share their ideas and intend to implement them, we will take control of Congress in 2022 and of the House from you. Blanche in 2024. Count on this. “
Biden, who is now 10 points shorter than he started his presidency, faces seemingly insurmountable problems.
Over a million people have illegally crossed the US border into our country since he took office. The debacle of the early days of our withdrawal from Afghanistan is indelible in the minds of the public and identified with it.
The prices of food, gasoline and other basic necessities have risen even faster than inflation of 4-5% which shows no signs of slowing down.
Supply chains for US goods from overseas, from automobiles to home appliances, are clogged, with container ships backed up at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. And Biden himself is a portrait of confusion and contradiction.
Every day he loses his train of thought in public forums, forgetting places and names. While shutting down pipelines from Canada to our country to save the planet from the scourge of fossil fuels, Biden calls on the Saudis to pump more oil to lower gasoline prices at the pump in the United States.
After losing Virginia, Biden and his party now seem to be starting to lose America.