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OPINION: Last Week’s Gubernatorial Election Results May Be a Precursor of Elections in 2022 and 2024

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If it wasn’t so painfully pathetic to watch, it might make you laugh out loud, but the machinations of our progressive socialist government are real.  It might look like you’re watching a very bad remake of an old Abbot and Costello movie if it wasn’t for the fact that the punch lines have serious consequences on each and every one of us.

Take the illegal immigrant who breaks and enters our borders and, instead of paying the consequences of his crime, receives a $450,000 apology for having been caught.  It’s not so outlandishly funny as it may seem; it’s what the Biden administration proposes.

Senator Lindsey Graham [R-SC], for one, was not amused; Newsweek reports that he posted his indignation on social media, saying: “I just about fell out of my chair when I read this. For the sake of our country, I hope this reporting is in error. This would be an OUTRAGE‼️”.

He was reacting to news that the Biden administration is considering settlements of $450,000 for illegal immigrant families separated while trying to unlawfully enter the U.S.

As Donald Trump Jr. put it: “You lost your business, your job, family members whose funerals you couldn’t attend.  The IRS wants to audit you if you had $600 in your bank account the government gave you $2000, but if you’re inconvenienced coming here illegally $450,000 EACH!”

Question: do the misguided souls who run our country these days think voters aren’t going to notice stuff like that, not to mention the disastrous exit we made from Afghanistan, the efforts to use our schools to brainwash our kids by teaching them to accept a socialist mindset or the unprecedented crisis at our southern border?  Duh!  Well, President Biden, the voters are not amused; they’re angry as we all saw last week.  You thought that the Democratic governors of Virginia and New Jersey, Terry McAuliffe and Phil Murphy, respectively, were sure bets to be reelected. 

Did you think the voters in Virginia and those in New Jersey, not to mention the voters across the country, are deaf, dumb, and blind? 

The polls had McAuliffe, who has been called a political hack, winning reelection handily; instead, he was ousted from office by Glenn Youngkin, a political unknown.  Strategist Keith Naughton says, “I think it’s clear that Youngkin and Republicans have found issues that work.  You’ve got to address voters’ direct concerns and not your own hobby horses, for lack of a better term. You’ve got to react to what the voters want.”

Senator Joe Manchin, the moderate Democrat from West Virginia, warned his party that they “have to be more attentive to the people back home.”  In other words, the party  — as it stands today with its growing share of socialist-minded members — is ignoring the fact that not all Americans are ready to give up their freedoms and willing to stand by as they take over their lives.

So, what happened in New Jersey?  The jury is still out.  It looks like Governor Murphy, a self-described progressive, had the edge, but his opponent, Jack Ciattarelli, would not go gently into the good night because, embarrassingly enough, Governor Murphy declared victory with a paltry number of votes, and so Ciattarelli is challenging him.  Prior to the election, Murphy was expected by the pollsters to win by a healthy 11% margin.  But when he was declared the winner on election night, the margin was less than one percent. 

The takeaway from all of this was summed up in an analysis by the Gallup organization: 

-The voters in both those states linked incumbents McAuliffe, who lost, and Murphy, who barely won reelection, with the politics of President Biden, bearing in mind that Biden’s approval rating “between his first and third quarters is the largest such swing since World War II.  Biden’s latest rating of 42% is even lower than his third-quarter average overall, according to Gallup. [Meanwhile, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll shows his approval rating fell to 38% over the past week.]

-Education issues [including the Critical Race Theory] played a major role in McAuliffe’s defeat.

Exit polls in Virginia showed that their two top-of-mind concerns were education and the economy.  Voters — particularly those with kids — did not take kindly to McAuliffe’s offensive comment that he didn’t “think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

-These issues may apparently sway voters in the 2022 midterm and the 2024 Presidential elections.

As Gallup puts it, “More Americans typically prefer a limited government role to an active one, [and] think there is too much rather than too little regulation of business and believe the government is too powerful … The optimal role of government in its citizens’ lives is one concern that is almost certainly going to persist in all elections at all levels going forward.” 

It’s interesting to note that last year, before the 2020 Presidential Elections, more Democrats and Independents expressed the desire to have the government take a more active role in making decisions that impact their lives.  For example, 56% of Independent voters at that time believed that the government needed to be more active in making decisions that impact our lives compared to just 38% now, according to Gallup.

Gallup’s research shows that “Americans’ preference for a limited government role is also evident when they are asked to consider the trade-offs between taxes and government services. Given a choice, half of Americans say they prefer fewer government services and lower taxes, while 19% want higher taxes and more services. Twenty-nine percent want taxes and services as they are now.”

The bottom line: although the Biden administration and a Congress that has been infiltrated by controlling progressive elements has been at the helm for just 10 months, the citizenry is ready for a dynamic change in direction back to the norms of the good old days.


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Kat
2 months ago

America desperately needs INTEGRITY – in elections AND in the elected. Term limits for every elected and appointed government position, with a healthy span of time from the end of a term until that person can run for any other government position. All these career politicians need to be forced to get a real job; perhaps they’d be more in tune with American values of work, accountability and responsibility.

Kevin S
2 months ago

AGAIN – If voter fraud and verification rules aren’t in place And Enforced NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!

Karen
2 months ago

Hoping!!!

Ed
2 months ago

In all likelihood it just showed the criminals of the DNC how many fraudulent votes they’ll need to pull off ANOTHER COUP D’ETAT!

JJ Johnson-Smith
2 months ago

This Fraudulent Administration is a total train wreck, and everyone at the top is a criminal. The Constitution is being violated DAILY, and Treason has been committed more in the past 10 months than at any time in our history, COMBINED! The American People want JUSTICE, we want CONSEQUENCES, and we want it NOW!

Backwoods
2 months ago

Have you thanked a Biden voter or a Rino that Helped Good Old Joe get SELECTED today? It doesn’t help so don’t bother! And now look at New Communist Jersey they found extra ballots?? PAPER BALLOTS ONLY AND VOTE IN PERSON AT THE POLLING PLACE. Absentee ballots for citizens with valid reasons only with proper ID and signature verification sent in time to be processed on ELECTION DAY not one two three four five months later.

Sharon Ormsby
2 months ago

Well, f he had read that bill that stupid House just passed, he would find it in there. Stupid Biden and the ilk that voted for him. I’m sorry but this government is so messed up it’s not funny. AT ALL!

Rik
2 months ago

The Virginia Governor’s Election ONLY POINTS OUT that the Progressively Communist Democrats will need to CHEAT HARDER in order TO WIN!
And win they will if Republicans don’t concentrate on keeping these Commies from pulling off the “steal” of the last Presidential Election!

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  Rik

And they will cheat harder if the elections flaws are not cleaned up. DO NOT USE THE US MAIL IN ANY FORM OR TASK PRE- OR POST- ELECTION DAY should be one criteria to chop off a lot of the cheating. The flaws in using the US POST office are so obvious, it makes me wonder why it got that way. I’m not saying the postal service employee are dishonest (at least no more that the general population), but the system can be rigged in many ways covertly not known by postal employees.

Don Pierce
2 months ago
Reply to  Rik

The Chinese government(?) is laughing their heads off at how their mole is messing with our government. Wake up America!!!

Mary
2 months ago

Why on earth would any free independent country want the government to make any decisions for them? It is called “free hand-outs” so the lazy freeloaders can kick back and have fun while the rest of the country takes care of them…disgusting and I wish we could weed them all out, instead of bringing more of them in!!!!

Philip Hammersley
2 months ago

NJ had (as usual) some “voting irregularities” just as Ciaterelli had the lead! Sound familiar, anyone? And they came from the largest DIMM county. Mere coincidence, right?

PaulE
2 months ago

Yes, once again my state has lived up to being the poster child for election fraud. It’s not a coincidence, it’s an art form.

Sharon Ormsby
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

I guess you and your conservatives are afraid to protest. I don’t blame you.

PaulE
2 months ago
Reply to  Sharon Ormsby

Every time I try to organize some people to get together to protest, all I hear are inane excuses like “I don’t want anyone to know I’m not a Democrat”, “I don’t want to risk being canceled” or “If my friends find out I’m not a liberal Democrat, then I’ll lose most of my friends”. My response back is usually something along the lines “Well don’t you think it’s time you learned to stand up for what you believe in before the Dems take away all your rights and freedoms?”. Then they just make up some other equally inane excuse. Seriously, this is the level of cowardice that exists in a lot of Americans today. People have become docile sheep just waiting to be slaughtered by the left. This is why the Democrats can be so brazen about election fraud.

Kevin S
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Classic “evil succeeds when good folks stand aside” (close).
If any of my “friends” would “cancel” me by my political positions “F*** THEM”
They’re Not “friends”, merely people I (thought I) knew.

I had one (a democrat) who remains convinced the 2020 was fair.
I’m conflicted on this: good person, but Way delusional (by me).
But I’m not inclined to further correspondence.
If that’s “cancel” so be it.

Life is too short to include / (try to) convert those diametrically opposed to you.
Lemmings run to their oblivion, Hmmmm

HocasPocas
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

WOW! No wonder we’re in the $hit hole that we’re in today

Max
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

I wish I had a good reply for you but you’ve hit the nail on the head, as usual.

Hal
2 months ago

Your sarcasm it understood!! lol

HocasPocas
2 months ago

I heard that they had to recount the votes twice. Took them some finagling to get the count that they desperately needed

Boz
2 months ago

Dems backed off on Dominion to save it for 2022 and 2024. l wouId not get too hopefuI yet.

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  Boz

Yep, the old saying, “Cheaters never win!” is sometimes true … but the scary old saying is,
“Cheaters never quit!”).

PaulE
2 months ago

So yet another comment censored by AMAC. Again, for no valid reason. Seems only comments that basically say “I completely agree.” or some other affirmation of the author’s perspective are desired.

PaulE
2 months ago

I am going to use a football analogy here to make a point. While last week’s election results on Wednesday morning moved us 5 yards closer to the end zone and scoring a touchdown in 2022 and / or 2024, the incredibly bad choice of 13 congressional RINOs in the House of Representatives to help the Democrats pass the bi-partisan infrastructure bill, that only contains 25 percent of its total spending to real infrastructure (the other 75 percent is for the creation of various progressive social engineering programs) was a huge setback that completely negates all the gains we made via the elections. In football terms, what gains we made off of the elections was more than offset by the congressional RINOs selling out the American people. Programs that will now become a permanent money pit for American taxpayers for decades to come. So 5 yards forward on Wednesday morning and then losing 20 yards on Friday night. You don’t win games (or wars for the soul of the country) by repeatedly having so-called members of your own side handing unnecessary wins to the other side. Like the 19 RINOs in the Senate, that earlier voted for this farce of an infrastructure bill, these 13 House members need to be replaced as well.

What we desperately need in Congress is everyone on our side pulling in the same direction for the people. Not trying to be cute and trying to bolster their re-election prospects, by trying to show they can act like a Democrat too.

Philip Hammersley
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Spot on as usual, Paul!

Kevin S
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

One of those CLOWN RINOS is Fred Upton – someone I’d dealt with Very favorably in the past. BUT, his vote on impeachment of DJT was across the line. Now that he’s crossed again, it Past Time for him to GO. No idea where his head is at, may require a proctologist to determine that.

HocasPocas
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

They just keep selling us to the traitors. DISGUSTING

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