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Off-year elections are often cast as bellwethers by the media as a pretext to turn them into national events. They will claim that the results are a test run for the next national election or maybe the test for some new idea. Back in the 1980’s, Bob Casey ran for governor of Pennsylvania promising to expand health care services for women, which was trumpeted by the media as his ticket to victory. This idea was the start of the Democratic push for communized medicine in the 1990’s.
We are seeing a similar energy around the governor race in Virginia. This time the reason to cover the race as a national event is Donald Trump. This is allegedly the first big election after the fascism was purged from Athens on the Potomac, so the results will tell the ruling class if the medicine is working. Added to the story is the antiwhite school curriculum in the state. Opposing hatred of white children is now a sign of white supremacy, so the election is a referendum on that.
As with all elections, the result is set in advance. In this case, a win by the Democrat will be sold as a triumph over Trumpism. It will also be a warning to the GOP that they better cuck harder if they ever hope to win another election. On the other hand, if the Republican wins, then it is proof that eschewing Trumpism is the ticket to success for the Republican Party. In other words, no matter the result, it is proof that your superiors are right, and you should shut up and obey.
The wildcard is the imaginary vote. It used to be that the silent majority was the mystery factor in elections. That is still true, but after the 2020 election, that silent majority is silent because they only exist in the garages of election officials and the warehouses of inner party officials. This is where they now keep the majority of the votes. That is a bit of an exaggeration, but in the age of rigged elections, the subplot to every election now is how the inner party will manipulate the results.
This subplot has some stock elements now. Here we have the story of the crowd gap, which was hilariously on display in 2020. The Republican gets big crowds while the Democrat speaks to empty parking lots. Then there is the early voting stories to prepare the ground for why those crowds did not matter at the ballot box. The term “early voting” now means something very different. Of course, we have the crazies accusing normal people of bad faith for questioning these results.
The point of this drama is mostly entertainment. Politics in America is pure theater where few issues of import ever get discussed. The real human beings who voted for Biden in 2020 did so for one reason. They hated Trump, even though Trump was pretty much a Queens version of Bill Clinton, a guy they worship. Most people voted for Trump in 2016 out of spite. They hated the Republican Party for its treachery, and they really hated Hillary Clinton for being herself.
In the Virginia race there is a real issue on the table, but it has very little to do with the two candidates. It started as a local revolt against the antiwhite school curriculum now known as CRT. Parents found out about it by accident, a byproduct of the Covid panic and their kids doing on-line classes. The parents flipped out at the vulgarity of it and before long there was a populist revolt in suburban Virginia. The Republican picked up on it and it has now become a key issue in the race.
Another subplot to this race is the fact that the inner party seems to be trying to purge the old Clinton machine. This is why the “good voting machines” will not be used in Virginia in support of longtime Clinton crony Terry McAuliffe. Youngkin is a harmless wimp right out of GOP headquarters, so letting the outer party have a win serves the interests of the inner party. They knock off a Clintonite and they reinforce the argument that Trump is bad for the Republican Party.
One interesting note on the race is that McAuliffe has not talked about any of the signature issues of his party. Covid has been ignored. The Build Back Better stuff has not been raised at all. They had Biden stagger around at a school in Northern Virginia but that was so embarrassing they put an end to it. The Virginia race underscores the fact that the inner party is headless right now. By extension it means the government is headless, operated behind the scenes by others.
What this race is mostly about is the geezers at the top of the political establishment trying to restore the system to what it was before Trump smashed up the elite consensus. Youngkin is a washed out Bush Republican who promises to be quiet and never rock the boat. McAuliffe is Bill Clinton, the affable crook who will look the other way as long as he gets his beak wet. Those were good times for Washington, and they desperately want to go back to that time.
The thing to care about is the vote totals. In 2016, a record turnout in Virginia, there were 3,750,916 votes counted. In 2020, with the most popular man since Jesus on the ballot, they counted 4,375,998 votes. That was a whopping 16.6% increase. Joe Biden was that popular in Virginia. In 2017, they counted 2,584,906 in the governor’s race, which is a good benchmark for this one. If the 2020 vote count was legit, then we should expect close to three million votes this time.
In the end it is nothing but sound and fury signifying nothing. If he wins, Youngkin will get on TV a lot but do none of the things he promised. The schools will keep teaching antiwhite bigotry and the state will continue its slide into becoming nothing more than a bed and breakfast for government workers. Spend a day in Northern Virginia and you will see that it is nothing like America. It is Casablanca on the Potomac, a place where shady characters from around the globe do deals.
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