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November 4, 2021

Winsome Sears is a name we’ll be hearing a lot more in the coming days and years, now that she’s won the 2021 race for Lt. Governor in Virginia and shown herself to be the most refreshing spokesperson in America on the issue of race. Leftists, better sit down: she did it by saying we need to think a lot LESS about race. You folks at CNN and MSNBC who talk compulsively in terms of “dog whistles” (which only you hear) and “code” (which only you recognize) will probably not have her as a guest very often, as she will good-naturedly wipe the floor with you every time.

Sears is black and makes it clear she “identifies” as black, having immigrated legally to the U.S. from Jamaica at age 6, in 1963 when the Civil Rights Movement was still raging. But today, she clearly sees the damage caused by the relentless emphasis on race. “We’re framing too many issues in terms of race and it just continues to divide us,” she told FOX NEWS’ Martha MacCallum on Wednesday. “And, unfortunately, politicians are using it as a tool because of the things that have happened to us historically to advance, I would think, their nefarious purposes.”

“In case you haven’t noticed, I am black,” she said in her speech to introduce Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin early Wednesday. “And I have been black all my life, but that’s not what this is about.” Yes, she's the first black woman to win statewide office in Virginia, but that’s not the way she wants to think of this achievement. “I didn’t run to make history,” she said. “I just wanted to make it better than I found it. And with your help, I’m going to do that.”

Stop looking at race, she says, and start looking at people. “I didn’t do anything special to get here except stay in school and study,” she told MacCallum. She's right; that’s the best advice any young person could get. Success is just being in America and taking advantage of the opportunities here.

One way she did that was to join the U.S. Marine Corps. “When I joined the Marine Corps, I was still a Jamaican,” she said. (She was 19 then and became a U.S. citizen one year later.) “But this country had done so much for me I was willing to die for tis country.”

Later, when she wanted to attend college but had three children under age 5, she was just determined, even putting one of her kids on the back of her bicycle with her to get to class, and she earned a masters degree in organizational leadership from Regent University. Before she got into politics, winning a term from 2002 to 2004 in Virginia’s House of Delegates --- the first black Republican woman and first naturalized citizen to do so, and the first Republican to win a majority-black district since 1865 --- she was the director of a Salvation Army homeless shelter. She also led a men’s prison ministry.

After leaving politics, she became the owner of an appliance and plumbing repair store in Virginia –- having learned electronics in the Marines –- and also served as vice president of the Virginia Board of Education. Her run for lieutenant governor this year marks her return to politics after almost two decades.

“America allowed me to come and do for myself and my family,” she said. “No one can say to me I don’t know what it is to be poor. You’re looking at the American Dream.”

“We’re always going to have problems,” she said. “I understand that. I’m not saying we’re perfect. But you can see those people at the border right now trying to get in. They’re dying to get in because they know if they can put a foot on American soil, the trajectory of their lives will change just as it did for my father.”

She noted that times have changed since her father arrived here with $1.75 in his pocket. “There are some who want to divide us and we must not let that happen,” she said in her speech. “They would like us to believe that we are back in 1963 when my father came.” But we’re not. “I’m living proof,” she said.

On “FOX & Friends” early Wednesday morning, before her win was official, she showed herself to be a good spokesperson for those of faith as well, calling her projected win “a God thing.” She said she had little money, a ragtag staff, and was outspent and “outgunned, if you will.” And yet it happened.

Speaking of guns, we linked yesterday to a picture of Sears looking every bit the Marine, confidently carrying her AR-15 at a target range last April. If you missed it, here it is.

Gun-control activists in Virginia have been trying since 2019 to put in place new restrictions on “assault” weapons, but the win by this strong 2nd Amendment advocate does not reflect positively on their chances.

During her campaign, she advocated for increasing pay for teachers and law enforcement, cutting taxes and expanding veteran care centers. And even though she de-emphasizes race in our political dialogue, she also said she’d push for the creation of a Black Virginians Advisory Cabinet for the governor and for a “once-in-a generation investment” in historically black colleges and universities.

Here are a few more details about this rising star, from her campaign website.

One of the best profiles we’ve found of her was written by Eleanor Vaughn for AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens, in September, as the campaign was in full swing.

Here’s another good one, which mentions that Sears actually is dismayed by the dismantling of Confederate statues. “The curious thing,” she said, “is that I have spoken to enough black people, and what they’re telling me is they wanted the statues up, so that they could talk to their children about who this person was, what they did, what they didn’t do.” (See, it’s as Trump said: there ARE “fine people” on both sides of the statues argument.)

Incidentally, the Squad completely ignored the win by THIS black female. Surprised?

At this writing, Sean Hannity’s Wednesday TV interview of Sears had not yet been posted, but I hope you'll check it out. Her words to Democrats not telling her how to vote because she’s black are magnificent.

Sears definitely has a sassy side. Here she is in a tweet spoofing Kamala Harris shortly she and Joe Biden were elected. And yes, “based” is a compliment, and it fits. It means to have some swagger, to not care much what others think.

This one is a hoot as well.

No, Sears is not a natural-born U.S. citizen, but perhaps someday we’ll be considering the repeal of that one qualification for President. Hey, she wasn’t born here, but she got here as fast as she could. Congratulations, Winsome Sears.

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  • Karroll Hauseknecht

    11/08/2021 09:45 AM

    I do believe I would be proud to call Winsome Sears Madam President.

  • Marchia K. Forber

    11/08/2021 08:46 AM

    How old is George Soros anyway ?

  • Mary McCourt

    11/08/2021 07:15 AM

    My poor old doggie thought his Mommy had completely lost it when I jumped up, screaming and waving my hands in the air hearing Winsome Sears election night speech! God bless her! What a marvelous lady who will fight with her last breath for her adopted country! I was blessed to call VA my birthplace and home for 63 years. I left because of congestion, traffic, politics, high taxes, high cost of living, and values that didn't fit mine. In one speech, both Winsome Sears AND Glenn Youngkin have given me hope that the state of my birth can change. For so many elections, Conservatives have gone to bed winning, yet getting robbed overnight as the Northern VA polls came in heavily Democratic and robbing their victory. The Little Engine that Could finally climbed that hill and every Republican, along with Independent, and Democrats that saw the light got out to VOTE! Parents started the movement. Momma Lions and Daddy Bears protected their children!

    On election night, I prayed that God would inspire votes for the Youngkin team, and I woke up thanking Him for saving VA! My parents were cheering from Heaven, too. In the last few elections she voted in, my Mom changed to support Republican candidates. My brothers never believed she had switched. She was an emigrant from England, a GI War Bride after WWII. She loved MLK. He voiced her cry that all men ARE created equal, and long before his beautiful words, she taught me to look to the heart of a person to see if they were good or bad, and to value my promise to others and be of good, strong character always. Never to stop helping others in need to raise themselves up. I served just shy of 32 years as a Federal employee to make the country strong and free, as my Dad had for 33 plus years before me. He was in DOD, and hated how the Congress talked out of both sides of their mouths not standing behind the lowly privates, the backbone of our military service. He yelled at the TV politicians. I found out later it was because he had been a back bencher at many important hearings on the Vietnam War, knowing all the waste of men/women and materiel on that war as we pulled out because as a budget man in DOD, he knew every dime that had been spent on the War, and how defeated we were evacuating personnel at the end. History repeated itself in Afghanistan, and my Dad would have been so sad seeing mistakes of the past again costing the lives of an entire generation, and we abandoned them and our allies at the end.

    There is hope for our Nation now. The birthplace of our Nation may be the state that helps it to survive the madness of the leftist socialistic agenda. Virginia, I am proud of you once more!

    Thanks for listening, Governor Huckabee!

  • Bob Blankenship

    11/07/2021 09:25 PM

    Wow, thanks Governor for posting information about the NEW Lt Governor Winsome Sears. My jaw dropped when I read all her great accomplishments. So refreshing to hear an Elected Veteran/politician say “their willing to die for this country. Bet AOC and that bunch of Liberals never would even consider it. So proud of her. God Bless her term in office and look forward to seeing Gods hand in the transitioning of this Country starting to turn around in-spite of what DC is doing to destroy it. Sheriff Bob-Ark

  • Jan Vlasak

    11/07/2021 09:00 PM

    Dear Governor,
    Thank you for mentioning Lt. Governor Elect Sears! She is such a compelling speaker with an amazing spirit of Patriotism. Maybe you can continue to update us on her achievements. I have to admit that although I know the Governor of my state well, I had to look up the name of our Lt. Governor (shame on me). Thank you for your continued efforts to save our country!

  • mary collier

    11/06/2021 08:27 PM

    So very happy you won the election.

  • Ed Thompson

    11/06/2021 10:03 AM

    Want to talk about “GARBAGE”? Talk about the turncoat Republicans who just voted to accept Joe’s trillion plus package that’s going to start the “green new deal” going and make everyone pay more for everything! Everytime I hear railroad’s getting huge money for what ever I have to ask why. Does anyone else know what the heads of these railroads get in salaries and perks? For what? And how much they make in revenue every month? They poor-mouth everything when asked to do anything like repair a crossing or replace some bad sections of tracks or even put new wipers on the locomotives! The only thing our government should do with railroads is keeping them safe for the public — FTC— and OSHA— for example, and make them pay upgrades and make them do it. And stop them from abandoning routes that should be utilized to keep their ability to deliver goods and services to areas that can benefit from the railroad, better than trucks. Infrastructure?? 66 billion for railroads? And how does 50billion work to “protect” from droughts and weather? And what happened to the 880 billion Obama gave out for highway and bridge repair? Whose pocket got stuffed with the money?

  • Ed Thompson

    11/06/2021 09:34 AM

    As good as Ms Sears appears to be, and she is definitely good, way better than a bunch of people who currently hold positions in our Government, her past actions speak for themselves, we have yet to see what happens with her when she’s confronted with all the people and problems associated with the running of a state. As for repeating the part of the Constitution that makes it impossible for anyone other than a natural born citizen of America to become the President, nope!! We already have a huge problem with certain people who got elected to Congress and they are showing their hands as having an agenda for everyone else here already! It’s bad enough we have natural born citizens who for some reason kan’t understand what they have here compared to other countries and are trying to make America into another socialist country and lose everything they now enjoy. No, we have to understand why our founding fathers put that in there. I do. It should have went further too.

  • Robert Allan Schatz

    11/05/2021 11:58 PM

    God bless America, and the freedom derived from HIM.
    and God bless Winsome Sears, her perseverance, and her service to our country, then, and now

  • Anne Schneider

    11/05/2021 07:58 PM

    Winsome Sears is a refreshing new voice (new to me, that is) for the Republican Party. She's honest, but not mean-spirited. I look forward to reading more about her and believe she'll inspire many young people with her grit and good cheer!