Blatant rejection of radical Biden agenda will continue
The tale of the emperor who had no clothes, appears to have taken a decidedly back seat to the reality of the president who has no coattails. As the much watched Virginia governor’s race played out, the numbers are clearly a repudiation of Joe Biden who carried the state last year by a 10-point margin. His chaotic exit from Afghanistan, uncontrolled spending, open border policies, soaring prices amid limited supplies, escalating crime rates and overreaches into parental control of their children’s education — as they reject Critical Race Theory and explicit classes normalizing all types of sexuality, rather than insuring they learn educational fundamentals — have fostered a constituency that rejects Bidenism. Real Clear Politics lists the final vote count as 50.9 for Youngkin to 48.4 for McAuliffe.
Republican Glenn Youngkin, stayed the course, running on the issues that resonate with Virginians, focusing on parent’s concern over education. Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a former Virginia governor, miscalculated by bringing in Biden, Barack Obama, Stacey Abrams and Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, as he courted the black vote which is less energized by white candidates.
New Jersey has a similar scenario. Gov. Phil Murphy, a democrat running for reelection finds himself in an exceedingly tight race — separated by just .03 of a percentage point — against Republican former State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, with 97% of the precincts reporting.
Joe Biden captured majorities in Virginia and New Jersey last year. This year his coattails have lost their heft just as his memory appears to have run its course.
Proving every vote counts, nearly 24 hours after the polls closed. dem incumbent Phil Murphy retained the governor’s office over GOP challenger Jack Ciattarelli Wednesday by less than a single percentage-point. While we still have the right to vote, we need to be sure to exercise it.