Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, November 12, 2019
Last week, Democrats won full control of Virginia’s state government. Among those elected were Ghazala Hashmi, Virginia’s first Muslim woman state senator. Virginia, like California, is now solidly — and probably permanently — blue.
Republican pundits were baffled that Governor Ralph Northam’s blackface scandals and extreme pro-abortion positions — along with other democrat sex scandals — didn’t hurt Democrats.
Two blackface scandals, a sexual assault accusation, and post-birth abortion comments did zero damage to Democrats in Virginia, now a solidly blue state. https://t.co/Ehf8xWcyMa
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) November 6, 2019
Virginia Democrats recently elected:
• Democrat Governor who posed with a KKK robe, wore blackface AND advocates infanticide
• Democrat Lt. Gov credibly accused of a rape AND a sexual assault
• Democrat State Senator jailed after having sex with an underage teen secretary
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) November 7, 2019
Me: Dems took the Virginia Senate.
Wife: Did they do that in blackface too?
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) November 6, 2019
They shouldn’t be surprised. California went from red to blue because of demographic change. What just happened in Virginia will happen to Texas, Georgia, and Florida soon. Politics is downstream from culture, but culture is downstream from race.
Less than 70 percent of Virginia’s electorate is white, and Democrats win an overwhelming share of the ever-increasing non-white vote. A Heritage Foundation report found even non-citizens who voted in recent state elections.
The political consequences are obvious. If you celebrate those consequences, the mainstream media welcome your opinion. If you oppose them, you are racist for suggesting demographic transformation matters.
Call it “Schrödinger’s Demographics.” Demographic and political changes either exist or don’t depending on whether you think they are good or bad.
Democrats and their media allies are proud to attribute their triumph to “diversity.”
BREAKING: Democrats just flipped the Virginia House AND Senate. This is the first time since 1993 that Democrats have a legislative trifecta.
Make no mistake: Latino voters & Latino candidates played an instrumental role in these historic victories.https://t.co/f7hxjzbrfw
— Latino Victory (@latinovictoryus) November 6, 2019
- “[A] younger, more racially diverse electorate combined with a backlash against President Trump to propel the most dramatic political shift in a generation to Prince William and Loudon counties.” Washington Post, November 6, 2019
- “Tuesday’s elections also seem to indicate changing demographics, something highlighted by women and African Americans winning seats in statewide and local races.” Free Lanec-Star in a story entitled, “Tuesday’s election paints picture of changing demographics.”
- “We are winning because we recognize the power of an electorate that includes and reflects the diversity of our state.” New York Times, November 6, 2019
The Times op-ed by Tram Nguyen of New Virginia Majority also claimed that felons’ who had their voting rights restored by former governor Terry McAuliffe were a “key voting bloc.”
Like these writers, Laura Ingraham also recognized that demographics matter. “Virginia’s foreign-born population nearly doubled from 2000 and 2017,” she said, “and these immigrants are mostly concentrated in Northern Virginia, Fairfax Country, Loudon County, Prince William County, outside of D.C., and they are altering the demographic makeup of the state – and, as The Washington Post and others have pointed out, the electorate.”
However, when Miss Ingraham made essentially the same observation that liberals had, it became “racist.”
Former governor Terry McAuliffe called the very use of the term foreign-born “horrible.” “She oughta take her racist policies, go sit with Donald Trump and have a good afternoon talking to each other,” he said. “We don’t want that in the Commonwealth in Virginia [sic]. We are a strong state because of our diversity.” CNN’s Dana Bash said that regardless of the term Miss Ingraham used, state demographics are shifting. Mr. McAuliffe responded that “America’s demographics are shifting,” repeated his love of diversity, and said Laura Ingraham could leave Virginia because “we don’t want that racist kind of talk in our state.”
(Terry McAuliffe lives in McLean, Virginia. The Census Bureau reports it is over 75 percent white and 18 percent Asian. It’s less than two percent black and just over five percent Hispanic. The New Republic calls it “home of America’s ruling class.”)
- “Fox News’ Laura Ingraham Blames ‘Foreign-born Population,’ George Soros for GOP Losses in Virginia,” Haaretz
- “Laura Ingraham says ‘foreign-born’ voters and George Soros to blame for GOP Virginia losses,” Newsweek
- “Laura Ingraham blames GOP losses in Virginia on George Soros, ‘demographic changes’ and ‘foreign-born population’,” Media Matters for America
(“Demographic changes” in scare quotes is an especially nice touch.)
The social media campaign Sleeping Giants, which runs economic pressure campaigns against conservatives, called her “racist.” Of course, both demographic change and George Soros’s massive spending in Virginia are facts.
In April, The Washington Post reported “Money from PAC funded by George Soros shakes up prosecutor races in Northern Virginia.” A follow-up story in the Post a few months later said a PAC supported by Mr. Soros spent nearly one million dollars “to promote progressive challengers in the Democratic primary races for prosecutor in Arlington and Fairfax counties.”
The Washington Free Beacon reported a few days ago that the PAC was “flooding Virginia with hundreds of thousands of dollars in a last-minute effort to support Democratic prosecutors on the ballot on Nov. 5.” Democrats swept these elections, an outcome The Washington Post reported was “powered to a significant degree by Democratic megadonor George Soros, whose political action committee spent nearly $2.1 million in the primary and general election on polls, mailers, and advertisements” for various candidates.
Facts are irrelevant. What matters to journalists is whether someone celebrates replacement migration taking place. “The Confederacy is dead,” wrote Bennett Minton in The Washington Post, celebrating a Democratic coalition that is “educated, racially and ethnically diverse and dominated by women.” Republicans, he said, have a “shrinking base” with voters that are “whiter, less educated, and rural.” He anticipated that Governor Northam will soon sign a bill authorizing localities to remove Confederate statues.
This will be a powerful symbol of white Southerners’ dispossession. Yet some conservatives are still blind. In response to Minton’s column, Jessie Jane Duff of Veterans for Trump tried, once again, a variation of the “Democrats are the real racists” argument.
A dishonest headline @WashingtonPost so I rewrote it for you:
Virginia With A Shameless Black Face Governor Tragically Returns To The Confederacy.
President Lincoln was a Republican, the KKK were Democrats & 1st black men elected to Congress after the Civil War were Republican. https://t.co/fBJEgOfdiH
— Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) November 7, 2019
This tired script failed spectacularly. Non-whites are not impressed by GOP groveling, nor should they be. It’s entirely rational that non-whites vote for the party that gives them racial preferences, government handouts, and demographic reinforcements.
Even Bill Kristol admitted we don’t have elections anymore, just a census. The Republican Party depends on white voters. Liberals recognize this, but when conservatives say it out loud, liberals call them “racist.” Clearly, reality is racist.