Did Two Red Democrat Senators Make McAuliffe Lose The Virginia Governor’s Race To A Trump Clone?

By Donald A. Collins | 29 October 2021
Church and State

As President Biden campaigns for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, new polling in the state shows McAuliffe deadlocked with his Republican challenger Glenn Youngkin. (Credit: YouTube / screengrab)

Biden left for the UN Climate Summit in Scotland without certainty of passing his 2 key bills, particularly his Build Back Better bill.

Reason: Senators Manchin and Sinema held out until they saw the exact language of the final bills. You know the race is close, as you can read here.

Reasonable as this might sound, after 2 months of intense negotiations both Senators doubtless were promised what the final draft of the Build Back Better bill would include and not include.

Both liberal and traditional sides had seen Build Back Better bill be reduced from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trilllion and now lacking vital educational and social services items.

Messy process? Yes, but done by very skilled veteran politician Biden with the slimmest of majorities IF it is done.

However, the Virginia Governor’s race will be decided next Tuesday, November 2nd and by hiding his Trump endorsement Mr. Youngkin has managed to smooze voters into thinking he bears no connection to the ex-President who still claims 11/3/20 election fraud and who tried to overthrow Biden’s assuming the Presidency!

Youngkin’s true nature was perhaps revealed by his campaign attack ad on Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Beloved, which you can read about here.

The absurdity of Youngkin’s vicious charge I highlighted with a quote from the above article which I put here.

At the heart of the issue: “Beloved,” the novel by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison about a Civil War-era Black woman who kills her own 2-year-old daughter to spare her from the evils of slavery.

The novel, inspired by a true story, contains graphic depictions of sex, violence and bestiality as it portrays the horrors of slavery but was praised by New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani for having “the heightened power and resonance of myth.”

With only a week to go until Election Day, Youngkin released an ad Monday featuring Fairfax County resident Laura Murphy, who waged a battle against “Beloved” in schools beginning in 2013 after her son — a high school senior at the time — said it gave him nightmares while reading it for an advanced placement literature class.”

A Youngkin win would give the GOP the formula for winning back the Congress in next year’s midterms, which could set the stage for a Trump re-run in 2024.

So the vote in Virginia gets very crucial and likely won’t go McAuliffe’s way.

Sad, as these two “Red” Democrat Senators, could have greatly helped McAuliffe and their Democratic Party by trusting Biden’s promises on his second bill before he left for Scotland.

Miracle? McAuliffe wins? Unlikely unless the Democrats turn out big time..

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 40 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013, Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive? and We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?.

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