NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n response to Republican Glenn Youngkin’s win in yesterday’s Virginia gubernatorial race — as well as Republican wins all the way down the ballot — left-wing pundits and celebrities immediately began to assert that the Democratic losses were the result of voters’ white-supremacist sympathies.
Here are just a select few of the comments that came rolling in last night as it became clear that Youngkin would beat Democrat Terry McAuliffe:
JOE WORKS TIRELESSLY 2 WORK WITH CONG,& PASS BILLS 2 HELP EVERY DAY AMERICANS,& HE’S HIT FROM DEMS ON RIGHT,& LEFT.THEY CAUSE GRIDLOCK,WHILE GOP SIT & PLAN HOW2 PICK OUR BONES CLEAN IF WE FAIL. GOP ARE NAZI’S IN LOCKSTEP.ITS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEMOCRACY& DICTATORSHIP
— Cher (@cher) November 3, 2021
Whiteness remains undefeated. Let's wait and see who those white suburban voters went for tonight in Virginia. Any guesses?
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) November 3, 2021
Hard to accept, but Youngkin's approach of rolling up huge margins in the red counties with a carefully targeted subterranean communications strategy, combined with running on a cheerfully packaged center right platform to shave down suburban margins, appears to be working.
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) November 3, 2021
Business in the front, racism in the back is a winning strategy for the GOP if they can get away with it. https://t.co/sn4PiB4NZT
— Max Berger (@maxberger) November 3, 2021
Even Politico writers got in on the action, asserting in this morning’s newsletter that Youngkin’s strategy included “racial appeals to working-class white voters.” During elections results coverage last night, MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace …