Every progressive pundit on cable news (which means every single one on CNN and MSNBC) is trying to explain that Glenn Youngkin’s victory over Terry McAuliffe in Virginia was the result of racism: there was the racist dog-whistle of critical race theory, which isn’t real, and Youngkin’s endorsement by Donald Trump. It was those white suburban parents in all their whiteness who handed a defeat to McAuliffe.
Republicans have been pointing out that they elected a black woman to serve as their lieutenant governor, but MSNBC’s Mehdia Hassan attributes that to that mainstay of socially acceptable white supremacy: “I’m not racist, I have black friends.” So stop bringing up Winsome Sears as if her victory means anything. (As we pointed out earlier, USA Today left her out of their coverage of POC who won seats.)
The argument that white supremacy & racial resentment couldn't have helped power Youngkin to victory in VA because the Republicans elected a black lieutenant governor – Winsome Sears – is as convincing as saying Trump isn't a racist because he made Ben Carson his HUD secretary.
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) November 3, 2021
The thing about critical race theory is that the problem is “whiteness,” not necessarily white people. It’s just that white people benefit most from a culture built upon whiteness, and sometimes a person of color like Sears or Ben Carson gets a boost.
Look, he even posted a Wikipedia link as further proof.
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) November 3, 2021
And yet if she had lost, you would find that conclusive evidence of racism in voters.
— schmeez (@schmeez_) November 3, 2021
Except one is an appointment and one is 1.6 million Virginians casting votes of their own choice. But nice try. Just kidding, it was a dumb try. https://t.co/I9PJUXmfhx
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) November 3, 2021
— Roscoe P. Coltrane (@themrwinkleman) November 3, 2021
That's not even close to comparable scenarios… what are you on?
— GDC (@G_D_C23) November 3, 2021
Perhaps the dumbest statement you have made in a long time….like since yesterday.
The PEOPLE voted for Winsome Sears, she was not appointed.
I suppose the fact Hispanic voters went +10 for Youngkin is also a….checks notes…white supremacist dog whistle?
— politicallyhomeless (@moderatecanuck) November 3, 2021
Sears was elected, not appointed. You are suggesting that the same Virginia voters who were hypnotized by Fox News into voting for Youngkin then flipped a switch in their brain, turned off the white supremacist brainwashing and elected a black Lt. Governor.
— Sam Hooper (@SamHooper) November 3, 2021
The lieutenant governor in Virginia is elected by the people, not appointed. Something you would know if you actually cared about the issue and not interested in beating a dead horse, you absolute buffoon. https://t.co/KqgwGHMVNt
— Anang Mittal अनंग मित्तल (@anangbhai) November 3, 2021
So, what would be your definition of white supremacy if it results in electing a black lieutenant governor?
— TheSpagnostic (@spagnositic) November 3, 2021
Youngkin’s opponent sought and obtained the endorsement of the governor who dressed in black face. Also white supremacists and racists oppose minorities being elected to higher office, they don’t vote for them. You’re playing word games. https://t.co/AZ8wkOkZOv
— Eli Lake (@EliLake) November 3, 2021
He also sought and obtained a campaign appearance by a man who said “you ain’t black” if you don’t vote for him.
— Dr. Joseph Dirt, Truth Arbiter (@oryx_not_crake) November 3, 2021
That's not the argument. That's just the icing on the cake.
The argument is that the idea racial resentment drove the Youngkin victory is supremely idiotic on its face https://t.co/LR0SlabbzK
— Heimish Conservative (@HeimishCon) November 3, 2021
Lol I love how anyone that disagrees with a liberal is a racist 😂 even tho liberal policies negatively impact minorities the most. https://t.co/JN2ZQwfx5n
— Josh Egyud (@JoshEgyud) November 3, 2021
— chewie (@YouKnowImChewie) November 3, 2021
Reason 14 why I quit the Dem party and went independent
Divisive Race baiting muppets like this.
Dems can't loose enough elections long as they allow this hate filled hypocritical crap https://t.co/81Al3lw7SJ
— John (@John61926629) November 3, 2021
Getting really fucking tired of the whole “everyone that didn’t vote how *I* wanted is racist” shit. Especially when the party that lost got caught in blackface. https://t.co/VPcrtUSI6Y
— TLG (@TLGDoesThings) November 3, 2021
I think the real takeaway is that the Left is pathologically obsessed with a 'white supremacy' boogieman that they keep on life-support with their on low-expectation bigotry; while normal america just doesn't give a fuck about race. https://t.co/g43nZA9MLK
— Michael Legare (@MichaelLegare) November 3, 2021
If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail
— Me (@mdeemdee) November 3, 2021
You have lots of cards in your deck of cards. 100s of them. But they're all the same card for every hand.
— Perk (@5Irontpmoval72) November 3, 2021
The race card is overplayed. Get new talking points.
— Blake Ferguson (@BFerguson11) November 3, 2021
Imagine constantly focusing on, and being obsessed with, the color of people's skin and then thinking that you are "progressive".
— JayP_70 (@70Jayp) November 3, 2021
Nonsense…Stop promoting hate and division…
— Rich Gupta (@rkgs11) November 3, 2021
I can’t imagine typing that tweet out and not realizing how deeply troubled you are
— Gmac20034 (@gmac20034) November 3, 2021
MSNBC. Lol. https://t.co/oxqgVmDyfs
— Gregg Henson (@gregghenson) November 3, 2021
— Crowderfan (@Crowderfan1) November 3, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss. 🤡
But you need to keep on with your grifting, I guess.
— Sharp Stick in the Eye (@BSharp402) November 3, 2021
Your race hustling days are coming to an end. Find a new hustle.
— Master Chicken Insurance Salesman (@VeinVigri) November 3, 2021
Way to celebrate the first-ever black woman voted to statewide office — in a state where the current governor admitted to wearing blackface. She’s just white Republican voters’ “black friend.”
‘I’d go in a heartbeat’: Winsome Sears dares MSNBC racebaiter Joy Reid to invite her on her show — ‘if she’s woman enough to do that’ https://t.co/lzj4j9uzY3
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 3, 2021