Weird, just weird

This strong Democratic showing suggests that Virginia is entering a new era.
History is the foundation of the Old Dominion, one of America’s 13 original colonies. However, in my assessment, the 2017 gubernatorial election proved that forward-thinking Virginians now place a greater value on the future than on the past.
Although it is a southern state, Virginia rejected ads that sought to racially divide and frighten the electorate. Even the rallying cry of the Confederate flag and Civil War monuments did not deter voters from writing new history. With little fanfare, the state carried a black attorney into the office of lieutenant governor.

Sure, agreed, the basic analysis. More urban Virginia is more D than the rather R rural areas, population changes are making the state more D.

Sure. But Jeez, to think of a southern state becoming more D as being throwing off the Civil War?

Democrats’ sweep of Virginia shows the state is moving beyond its Confederate past

Sheesh.

(For those who don’t know the Ds were the pro-slavery party in large part, they owned the south for the century after the civil war too. It’s that the south turned R which is the big change of the past 50 years.)

20 thoughts on “Weird, just weird”

  1. Although it is a southern state, Virginia rejected ads that sought to racially divide and frighten the electorate.

    I think they mean the one put out by the Democrats showing the Republican candidate mowing down brown kids in a pickup.

  2. Solid Steve 2: Squirrels of The Patriots

    However, in my assessment, the 2017 gubernatorial election proved that forward-thinking Virginians now place a greater value on the future than on the past.

    Hmm.

    Virginia in 1990: 78% white
    Virginia in 2010: 68% white

    The 2017 numbers will be worse news for fans of Caucasian stuff, because according to Wikipedo:

    Because of recent immigration in the late 20th century and early 21st century, there are rapidly growing populations from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, especially in Northern Virginia. Northern Virginia, which is a part of the DC metropolitan area, is one of the most diverse regions in the country.[citation needed] Virginia has one of the largest Salvadoran populations in the US, the vast majority of which is concentrated in Northern Virginia. Northern Virginia also has the largest Vietnamese population on the East Coast, with about 48,000 Vietnamese statewide as of 2007,[22] their major wave of immigration followed the Vietnam War.[23]

    So, no, this isn’t people suddenly being persuaded by leftism, it’s the same old story of Americans being replaced with fast-breeding ringers who can be reliably expected to vote themselves more largesse at the expense of the shrinking white tax base.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    The reason Tony Blair sent people around the world looking for Third World rapists to move to the UK – if White English people won’t vote Labour, replace them.

    Our future too.

  4. It’s Salon. They think Lincoln was a Democrat and Assume Jefferson Davis (if they’ve even heard of him) a Republican.

  5. Correct, dearieme. Virginia was conservative. It is the growth of suburban DC that has tipped the balance to the Left. The urban sprawl into Virginia is obscene, a sign of government corruption. The seat of a limited government should not have millions of people.

  6. GWB’s War on Terror and the post-9/11 explosion of security state contractor jobs in places like Maclean and Tyson’s Corner tipped VA from R to D.

  7. To précis Dinesh d’souza last week….

    “In 1860, the year before the civil war, there were 4 million slaves, and every single one of them was owned by a democrat.”

  8. “In 1860, the year before the civil war, there were 4 million slaves, and every single one of them was owned by a democrat.” My God that’s good.

  9. Got to thoroughly disagree with you about Democrats being slave owners and pro-segregation.

    Democrats are left-wing and therefore good; good people don’t own slaves and want everyone to live in an ethnically diverse harmony. As right-wing people aren’t good it is them that must want to own slaves and kill (or at least segregate) all black people.

    And no matter what you say you can’t convince me otherwise; because it is the white patriarchy that writes and controls history.

    Or something like that …

  10. Just to give everyone an idea of how far into VA DC bureaucrats are moving, the UK equivalent would be to have people living in Cardiff commuting to London daily.

    JerryC,

    Approval for construction of I-66 on January 4, 1977(Ford administration) was when the bureaucracy flipped VA. Bush II’s government expansion accelerated the transition by a few years but the flip was already well underway.

  11. Bloke in Costa Rica

    Another good one I saw in the aftermath of President* Donald Trump’s win over The Wicked Witch of Chappaqua: “the Democrats haven’t been this angry at a Republican since Abraham Lincoln made them free their slaves.”

    * I always make sure to call him that if I’m talking to a Lefty. It irritates them no end.

  12. Social Justice Warrior

    Americans being replaced with fast-breeding ringers who can be reliably expected to vote themselves more largesse at the expense of the shrinking white tax base.

    In the real world, there are large federal transfers from Democrat to Republican states. Apart from increasing the deficit, the main effect of the budget being proposed by Republicans would be to increase those transfers.

  13. Social Justice Warrior

    He got an ice pick that made his ears burn.

    There are no more heroes in US politics. But the guys who vote other people’s money for themselves are mainly Republicans.

  14. Just an opinion here, but my feeling is that suppressing knowledge or discussion of the 1870 to 1970 history of Democrats in the South is an active and broad policy of progressives in the U.S. On the ground, few people under 50 have any clue about this at all.

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