No means no.
From the White House to school boards across America, voters on Tuesday screamed at Democrats: “No!” to reckless spending, meddlesome bureaucrats, bear hugs for criminals, racial fetishism in classrooms and beyond, soaring energy prices, a monthly-average of 179,779 illegal aliens invading the southern “border” on President Joe Biden’s watch, and much more.
More succinctly, Voters to Democrats Drop Dead.
Tuesday’s biggest prize, of course, was Virginia, where first-time candidate Republican Glenn Youngkin soundly defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the commonwealth’s last governor, 50.9 percent to 48.4 percent.
“Racism still works in Virginia,” shrieked ex-Gov. Howard Dean (D-Vt.), via Twitter. The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill declared, “This country simply loves white supremacy.”
Evidently, the same white supremists that elected Youngkin also chose Republican Winsome sears as lieutenant- governor. She is a black, Jamaican Marine Corps veteran. They also elected Jason Miyares, a Republican and a Hispanic as their next attorney general. Bonus: Virginia’s House of Delegates flipped Democrat to Republican.
According to exit polls, Youngkin won 13% of blacks (versus Trump’s 10% in 2020) and 55% of Hispanics (versus Trump’s 36% in 2020).
New Jersey’s Republican Jack Ciattarelli led the Democratic Gov. By a remarkable 61 votes, Phil Murphy won the race early Wednesday morning. The race stands at Ciattarelli 50.8% to Murphy’s 48.5%, with the Republican not conceding amid ballots yet uncounted and reported anomalies in Bergen County. Whatever happens, a former GOP governor was not supposed to be this close to a Democrat governor in a state that Biden won 16 points.
Democrat Steve Sweeney, the Garden State’s Senate President since 2010, fell to Ed Durr, a truck driver and Republican newcomer. Sweeney spent $490,726. Durr’s campaign war chest was just $153. Final score: Durr 51.8%, Sweeney 48.2%
New York City Republicans will increase their City Council caucus by up to six, possibly as high as three. Nearby Long Island will see Republicans become Nassau County Executive, district attorneys for Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Statewide, liberal plans to include illegal aliens into redistricting, inflict the same-day voter register and expand no exempt absentee voting all went down in smoke.
Hispanic Republican John Lujan won the Texas State House special election. This was in a district that is 78 percent Hispanic near San Antonio. Biden lost by 14 points. Lujan’s platform: Border security.
In Minneapolis, birthplace of the defund-the-police movement, one of the Left’s ugliest babies was strangled in its crib. A ballot measure to “reimagine” the 70-percent Democrat city’s police force into a touchy-feely Department of Public Safety crashed and burned — 57 percent No, 43 percent Yes.
Ann Davison, a law and order GOP candidate, is elected as the city attorney in Democrat-clogged Seattle. This is the first election in 32 years.
New York-based Ryan Girdusky, founder of the 1776 Project PAC, focused on school boards, where social-justice warriors have plotted the Left-wing indoctrination of America’s children. He raised $135,000, sent out mailers, digital ads, and campaign materials to seven states. Among Girdusky’s 58 conservative candidates, 44 prevailed, yielding a powerful 76 percent win rate.
If Democrats were smart they would recall that HillaryCare, and other Leftist excesses, cost them the House of Representatives in 1994. President Bill Clinton “triangulated,” steered sharply toward the center, and helped Speaker Newt Gingrich (R- Georgia) reduce capital gains taxes and reform welfare.
Too many Democrats are dumb, it seems. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., appears hellbent on pushing Biden’s $1.75 trillion (per Penn Wharton: $3.98 trillion) Build Back Better tax-hike, welfare, and red-tape colossus. She and other socialists argue Tuesday’s clock was set on Democrats for not being Leftist enough. Will Pelosi’s party mature or will they continue to torture the American people?
Stumping for McAuliffe in Norfolk, Vice President Kamala Harris said: “What happens in Virginia will, in large part, determine what happens in 2022, 2024, and on.” It would behoove Democrats to reimagine last week’s battle cry as a cautionary tale.
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