This year’s Election Day proved one thing, and that is wokeness took a terrific beating, especially in the commonwealth of Virginia. In spite of trotting out their biggest guns, the Democrats could not salvage a win for the former Governor, “Terry” as he was called on his campaign literature. That same Terry, who led in the polls initially, may have had the major part in the loss. It occurred when he stated, during a debate, that parents should have no part in determining their child’s education.
He doubled down on this when he said critical race theory is not taught in Virginia schools. This was quickly jumped on by his opponent and made a central issue of the campaign. In a last ditch effort Terry had the hyperbolic head of the teachers union appear on stage for him. Topping the list of national figures that appeared for Terry was the real leader of the Democrat party, former President Obama. During his appearance Obama stated, “We should not be having these phony culture wars.”
This, despite the fact that he himself has constantly perpetuated cultural differences. Another blow to the Democrats in Virginia was that a black female, a Haitian by birth and a U.S. veteran, was elected Lieutenant Governor. Another surprise on election night was the Republican candidate for governor of New Jersey came within a whisker of defeating the incumbent Democrat governor. This was especially significant since New Jersey is one of the bluest of the blue states.
Naturally, the Republicans in national offices regard this as a harbinger of things to come in the midterms next year. They were unanimous in their conclusion that the Democrats’ defeats were a rejection of the Biden agenda.
As for the president, who was overseas, his prediction was that the Democrats would win. As usual, Biden was wrong again. The most riveting T.V. of Joe Biden at the Climate Change Summit was of him dozing off during the proceedings.
One of the most prophetic statements made in support of Terry was that of V.P. Kamala Harris when she said, “What happens in Virginia in this election will have an effect on 2022 and 2024”. Oddly enough, two of Terry’s best friends, Bill and Hillary Clinton, we’re nowhere to be found in the stellar cast of endorsers.
As far as the Climate Change Summit is concerned, it was noteworthy that neither China nor Russia were present. This, despite the fact that China is well known as a major contributor to world-wide pollution. Also, Russia is presently completing the pipeline authorized by Biden. While Joe is pleading with both Russia and OPEC to increase oil production, gas prices continue to rise in all parts of this country.
With the adverse results at the polls, Biden’s two big bills are even in more jeopardy than before. At this writing, the constantly rattled Pelosi has yet to call for a vote. The main Democrat stumbling block is West Virginia Senator, Joe Manchin.
Also, Pelosi is having trouble with members of The Squad, who think that President Biden has reduced the social spending bill too much. They are joined in this criticism by the smiling Socialist Senator, Bernie Sanders. If there are any moderate Democrats in the House or Senate they must look at November’s election night as a warning about their future if they continue to support Biden’s radical policies.
THE KAEPERNICK STORY. Apparently the T.V. series “Colin in Black and White” is full of a number of inaccuracies, chief of which is the mispronunciation of the word “Nevada”. According to a story in last week’s daily newspaper for the region there were also a number of other mistakes. One of which was substituting LA’s coliseum for Mackay stadium.
The individual most upset apparently was Nevada former AD and coach, Chris Ault. He was quick to point out a number of errors, particularly those made by the actor who portrayed him in the production. He was especially critical of the language used by the actor. In fact, Ault himself is photogenic enough and verbally proficient to have done the role himself. Whatever the case, there is little chance that the series will garner any awards.
Harry Spencer is a 76-year resident of Nevada and a freelance writer living in Reno.