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Plot twist in Virginia

October 30, 2021

I always urge Republicans not to pay too much attention to polls. The only poll that matters is the one taken on Election Day (or if Democrats have their way, Election Month, plus the week after.) But the campaign of Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe must be looking at the polls and finding them scarier than any Halloween haunted house. Particularly a new Fox News poll that finds support for McAuliffe has cratered since he started siding with leftist school boards over parents. The shocking new poll shows Republican Glenn Youngkin now in the lead by one point among registered voters and by eight points (53% to 45%) among likely voters.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/youngkin-ahead-virginia-voters

To illustrate how big a turn-around this is, just two weeks ago, McAuliffe was leading by 5 points among likely voters, by 11 points among registered voters, and by 10 points among likely voter parents, who now prefer Youngkin by 14 points!

As always, I’ll remind Republicans not to let good polls make you complacent. If you’re in Virginia, you need to get out and volunteer, campaign, vote and take your family and friends with you. You’ve got a lot of Democrat money, machinery, media and malfeasance to overcome. Thanks to the DC suburbs that are enriched by federal spending, a Republican hasn’t won statewide office in Virginia since 2009, but maybe the usual awful effects of blue rule are finally reaching critical mass.

(Incidentally, former President Trump clarified that his recent statement about election fraud possibly discouraging Republicans to vote “was in no way meant to imply that I would tell them not to vote,” and that “regardless of anything or anyone, we must get out the Republican and SANE VOTE!” The caps are his. You heard the Donald, get out and vote!)

Meanwhile, someone is obviously taking these bad poll numbers for McAuliffe seriously, and that’s his own campaign, which at this point can reasonably be described as “snake bit.” The candidate has committed one gaffe after another, from alienating parents to storming out of TV interviews. Lately, he’s been aligning himself with professional sore loser Stacey Abrams, and he recently seemed to endorse her widely-debunked claim (i.e., “Big Lie”) that the 2018 Georgia Governor’s race was stolen from her.

Now, word has come that McAuliffe’s campaign has hired a name all too familiar to readers of this newsletter, Democrat super lawyer Marc Elias of the notorious Perkins Coie law firm, famous for their roles in ginning up the false “Russian dossier” claims about Trump and suing to change state voting laws in 2020 to help elect Biden.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/team-mcauliffe-emails-reveal-effort-to-kill-this-fox-news-story

Law professor Jonathan Turley called the Elias hiring “an astonishing move” and suggested it might mean McAuliffe is planning to break his vow not to challenge the election results if he loses. This prompted Fox News reporter Tyler O’Neil to email McAuliffe spokesperson Christina Freundlich for a response.

Her response was to forward the email to colleagues with the question, “Can we try to kill this?” Which we know because she mistakenly included O’Neil in the list of email recipients.

As of this writing, the campaign had yet to respond to Fox News’ request for comment. Not even accidentally.

Now, that’s what I call a snake-bit campaign. But to look on the bright side, if McAuliffe and his team are this disorganized and incompetent, voters are lucky they’re finding out now instead of after the election, like Biden voters are.

Let me explain something to Democrats in Washington: when the states act as laboratories for new ideas, you’re supposed to take only the successful experiments to adopt as national policies, not the failed ones. Yet California’s AB-5 law that’s killing the gig economy and worsening the supply chain crisis appears in a national version in Biden’s $3.5 trillion spendapaloosa bill.

And now, after leftwing district attorneys did away with cash bail and started letting criminals go free – which has contributed to a huge spike in crime in blue cities – President Biden announced that he plans to take that national, too, and ban setting cash bail for violent criminals.

https://redstate.com/andrewmalcolm/2021/10/27/joe-biden-to-ban-cash-bail-for-violent-criminals-in-the-interest-of-equity-you-see-n464151

This is tucked into his new 42-page National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality, which has to be the most obvious attempt at distraction from what’s really going on since magicians discovered scantily-clad female assistants. Heaven knows, America has no pressing problems that need to be addressed, so it’s time for Biden and his cohorts to focus like a laser beam on “gender equity.”

By the way, part of the connection made between “criminal justice reform” (i.e., legalizing crime and letting criminals run amok) and “gender equity” is that violent crime against trans people is up. Yes, but that’s mostly because, thanks to these Bozos, violent crime against everyone is up. Murder is up 30% (35% in large cities), in the wake of leftist politicians releasing criminals while defunding the police. It’s the biggest annual increase in murders in 30 years.

Of course, Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is the living embodiment of this insane crime-superspreader policy, is now blaming the rise in violent crime on the police. Rep. Dan Crenshaw summed up her lunacy perfectly in one tweet:

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/481461/

If you express any doubts that the 2020 election was the most honest, fair, perfect election in history, you get accused of spreading “disinformation” and promoting a “Big Lie.” We all know there’s no such thing as election fraud and it’s practically treasonous to say there is, unless you’re talking about how the Russians cheated Hillary out of the Presidency in 2016, or how Stacey Abrams is the real Governor of Georgia, or…well, basically, any race that the Democrats lost.

https://www.westernjournal.com/poll-35-voters-say-2020-election-overturned/

But the strategy of demonizing skeptics while moving heaven and earth to keep anyone from looking at the evidence doesn’t seem to be winning over everyone. A new Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 35% of registered voters think the Trump/Biden election results should be overturned. That includes 58% of Republicans and 14% of Democrats.

Still, I suspect there’s an aspect of this that has nothing to do with whether people believe the 2020 vote was rigged. I believe a lot of people just think that, honest or not, electing Biden was a big mistake and we need a do-over, stat. That’s supported by a Rasmussen survey from August that found that if the election were held today, Trump would win.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-win-election-held-today-majority-americans-blame-biden-afghanistan-poll/

It also found that 9% of Democrats regretted their vote for Biden, and things haven’t exactly been looking up since August. The story about the new Politico poll states that “only” 14% of Democrat voters want to overturn the 2020 election, but what does it say about how well Biden is doing his job that 14% of his voters want to overturn an election that their candidate won?

There still isn’t a finished, written version of Biden’s $1.75 trillion “Build Back Better” social spending bill, but here’s an article about what’s supposedly now in it and what failed to survive Sens. Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-admin-reveals-final-version-massive-build-back-better-spending-plan-includes/

You’ll notice that the biggest portion, $555 billion, is for “clean energy and climate investments,” which critics say means destroying the domestic fossil fuel industry, rewarding well-connected green companies and creating slush funds to support unemployed radical environmental activists. There’s also $90 billion for “Equity and other investments,” an awfully vague leftist buzzword description for something that’s going to cost $90 billion.

(If you’d like a better idea of what “Equity” really means, the Vermont Department of Health gave us a perfect illustration with their use of “equity” in distributing COVID vaccines. It means unconstitutional prioritizing of medical treatment based on people’s skin color):

https://www.westernjournal.com/equity-leaked-report-vermont-department-health-reveals-race-determines-can-get-booster-shot/

There’s another $130 billion to prop up Obamacare, and another $100 billion to “improve our immigration system.” Considering that after nine months of Joe Biden, we barely have an immigration system left, I shudder to think how that will be spent.

But I'm sure they'll find ways, considering this Administration is already talking about giving up to $450,000 per person in “reparations” to illegal immigrants who were separated from their families under the Trump Administration. Again, these are people who CAME HERE ILLEGALLY. Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton called it “insanity” and compared it to paying a burglar for the psychological trauma he endured when he broke into your home.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-admin-plans-give-450k-per-person-illegal-alien-families-separated-border-trump-report/

With that kind of “thinking,” I’m sure the Biden White House will have no problem coming up with creative ways to blow 100 billion tax dollars on “immigration reforms” that will make illegal immigration even more attractive and encourage a lot more of it.

As bad as the Biden $1.75 trillion spending bill is, it could have been worse, and many Democrats are furious at Sens. Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema for preventing that. Matt Vespa at Townhall.com explains why all their usual tactics of media and activist harassment and insults didn’t faze either of them.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/10/28/theres-a-very-simple-reason-why-manchinsinema-have-become-the-angels-of-death-for-the-farleft-n2598158