Skip to comments.The Sad, Sad State Of Virginia
Posted on 11/11/2019 3:56:57 AM PST by Kaslin
Ever since its citizens liked Ike in 52 (other than one brief hiccup in 1964 when Johnson trounced Goldwater almost everywhere), the Commonwealth of Virginia had voted reliably Republican, until 2008. That year, in a wave election, Democrat Barack Obama won several states Republicans typically win, like Florida, North Carolina and Arizona. One could have been forgiven, then, for thinking Virginia would come back to the fold after the hipness wore off and the cold, hard reality of quasi-socialist governance became all-too-real. After all, this is Old Dominion were talking about, the land of Monticello and Williamsburg, of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and more prominent founding Americans than anywhere else. From Nathaniel Bacon to George Mason to Patrick Henry and countless more, freedom and resistance to tyranny have been an indelible part of that great states heritage.
But sadly, the blue never wore off. It only grew deeper and more dominant, until last week, when the tiniest tint of red faded into the darkness like the last sunset of a dying man, never to return.
Thats right, folks. With a Democratic governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, both United States senators, seven of 11 representatives, and now both State houses, the Commonwealth of Virginia is now officially a blue state on par with the socialistic dystopias of California, New York, and New England. Its been a long time coming, albeit a slow, gradual march to the abyss, but the land of the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and sic semper tyrannis has now become the land of the snowflakes and social justice warriors.
Which leaves many wondering, how on earth did this happen? Fox News host Laura Ingrahams Wednesday night analysis may have gotten the attention of Media Matters, but that doesnt mean its any less true. To Ingraham, the road to Democratic dominance in the formerly right-of-center state was paved with demographic changes that began taking place long before Trumps 2015 trip down that New York City escalator.
Virginia's foreign-born population nearly doubled from 2000 and 2017, said Ingraham, and these immigrants are mostly concentrated in Northern Virginia. Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, outside of D.C., and they are altering the demographic makeup of the state - and, as The Washington Post and others have pointed out, the electorate.
Quoting The Washington Posts reporting, the Fox News host noted that a full third of Fairfax Countys population is now comprised of foreign-born individuals. Half of the elementary school students there speak a foreign language at home, said Ingraham. And since immigrants are more likely to vote Democrat, well, this, of course has dragged the electorate to the left. That's just a fact of life.
As much as the left wishes to curb discussion about such things, shes not lying. The Hispanic percentage of Virginias population alone went from 7.9 percent in 2010 to 9.6 percent in 2018, accounting for almost half of the states overall population growth during that time. While most are undoubtedly good people, hard workers, and solid economic contributors, the fact that they come from big government countries with little regard for personal freedom makes them more likely, sadly, to vote for such policies in their new country. And exit polling shows that 60 to 70 percent of them do, without fail, election after election. Such voting behaviors, of course, are likely over time to lend themselves to turning their new homes into the same sort of hellholes they left, but for whatever reason, most are either unable or unwilling to see the tragic irony.
Hispanics and other immigrants arent the only factors, of course. Northern Virginia has experienced an exodus of people seeking an escape from the bleak economic conditions of both Maryland and Washington D.C. for years. They too fail to see the irony as they poison their new home with the same failed policies as their old ones. Either way, demographics will always be destiny. Its a fact the left has understood for decades, but Republicans have either failed to see or feared to point out.
I live in deep-red Tennessee, almost literally a stones throw from the Virginia border. My town, Bristol, has a half in Tennessee and a half in Virginia. Already, many are wondering how a $15 minimum wage will affect small businesses already struggling to survive on the Virginia side. Others worry about new gun legislation that will automatically make criminals out of the law-abiding and take away their right to defend themselves. Several I know personally are at least talking about moving over here to Tennessee, and freedom, and state governance by people who, despite their faults, at least understand the concept of basic economics.
Obviously, elections have consequences, and Virginians will get to bear the consequences of their poor choices, and that quite soon. Look for bloated budgets, higher taxes, economic misery, and more social unrest as Virginia slowly but surely goes the way of California. Its sad, tragic even, but in another sense its also part of the beauty of federalism and why the nations founders left the states the powers not expressly given to the federal government. Virginians failed to learn the lessons of quasi-socialist California and others, so theyll just have to experience it themselves. Itll be a lesson that we Tennesseans and other red state residents can observe and hopefully learn from firsthand - never, ever, ever go full blue.
A victory for Soros in his quest to destroy law and order across this nation and create chaos and social up heaval on a large scale
There are plenty of statues to tear down, civil war generals to dig up and guns to take away. They will have plenty to keep them busy. I just happen to be moving from my beloved Virginia in a few weeks. The writing was on the wall and I didnt want to have anything to do with its destruction.
This is what is happening in Western Europe....the demographic change is permanent and will ensure socialism remains in ever-increasing power.
...could not agree with you more.... as a transplanted Yankee, Virginia was my beloved adopted home for almost a half-century... have many, many fond memories of my living there... but moved to Texas a few years ago...I doubt we down here in The Lone Star State would put up with any of the proposed gun control [sic] legislation that Virginians will be subject to after the new year arrives... confiscation - especially of AR-15 platform guns... that’s the ultimate goal... wait and see...
That is merely a symptom of a decadent and sick society. The fact is that the Greatest Generation built an empire and gave it to their idiot sons who promptly squandered their inheritance. We are going to tank the USA immigrants or not. It's in our DNA.
The Republicans got fat and dumb running Virginia which is mainly a separate issue than any particular candidates, but in this case they could not tell the difference between strong candidates and people with strong ties to scandal. It was disappointing to see the sample ballot corrupted with their names.
The Marxist have been very successful over the last 50+ years at convincing/shaming whites (all over the globe) into believing they have no real culture and that ‘race is just a skin color’. That whites are borg and any suggestion that whites have a vested interest in protecting and/or preserving our culture/history/nation is ‘racist’
Of course the Left wants to curb discussion about such things.
They don't want Americans to see the hammer until it hits them between the eyes.
I am not attacking you personally, but this is part of the problem......the Democrats win and we retreat.
The Democrats spread and win again....and we retreat.
If all conservatives end up in Texas while the rest of the nation is Democrat, they will crush any resistance, including civil war easily.
I do not see a different path. Between a Deep State that will outlive Trump and a total demographic shift in Republican states, we have already lost and cannot see it.
I’m not going to Texas
The problem is big government, in-migration of liberals to suckle off of its teat, as the primary factor.
I doubt our military could win a civil war if it came. It is also divided. It will split along idealogical lines.
I doubt Virginia can survive as a single state now. Tidewater and northern Va. Will sow untold misery in western/southwestern virginia.....thinking they need their direction, and Richmond obliging enthusiastically.
I’m going to enjoy a place that will be livable a little longer.
Texas will soon fall.
Ive said for years that urbanization is a much bigger factor than demographics here. Thats why a rich white nitwit is just as likely to vote for Democrats as a recent immigrant from a Third World dump.
“Which leaves many wondering, how on earth did this happen?”
Lazy population that took Va’s redness for granted, and let stuff go on auto-pilot until the shift was too far along to correct.
Now they all crow about moving to another state like they are really helping by ceding places to the left, and it isnt like they are going to do much more in the new place. Put up a conservative “pose”, and otherwise go back to not paying attention.
Yeah, yeah, I know I’m supposed to just say something about illegal aliens and NoVa, but at some point acting helpless has got to be abandoned as an excuse.
I know how conservatives feel in Virginia. At least here in Mexifornia you can’t beat the weather and when you get out of the urban areas it’s still not so bad. I have come to the conclusion that there is no place to run to get completely away from the commie blight. I like to stick it in those leftists faces by being as patriotic as I can be. You may as well stand where you are and fight unless you live in downtown San Fransicko.
Isnt Virginia one of the states where the party, in power, conducts the vote?? One of the .... it isnt who votes but who counts the. votes .... states
I blame godlessness.
Now for the first time in 35 some years I don’t regret retiring from the Navy to NJ instead of VA. My family wanted to remain in Chesapeake.
Very true ..
Evil Eric Holders / Obama VA Redistricting plan combined with there
Lefty Judges rewrote the Voting .
That dirty secret the Dem propaganda media is burying
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