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(8,361 posts)
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 08:30 AM Nov 2021

McAuliffe's campaign included telling voters about the elephant in the room, Sinema & Manchin?

Ignoring the obstruction to Biden's agenda and what most Dems wanted to pass is to then allow your opponent the opportunity to create a false narrative. The implication is, the cons will deliver for Virginia.

Remind voters there is NO relief at all coming from Youngkin, it doesn't exist. Although the frustrations of Sinema & Manchin are real, there are ZERO votes from cons to pass anything that is popular with the American people.

Be honest, tell them Dems are fighting EVEN when they have to fight among themselves to get better policies for Virginians.

I will never understand why they're not much more direct about this. grrrrrrrr

Additionally, there is nothing scary about CRT. I wish more white people running for office would say that out loud as opposed to saying our schools don't teach it..as if it is a discredited interpretation of history.

Thank you for listening.

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(15,642 posts)
1. The infrastructure bill should not have been held
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 08:38 AM
Nov 2021

That money would be working now. I understand that maybe the second bill might have been in limbo but now both are just stalled.


(35,282 posts)
2. Rachel did a good job putting the Virginia Governors race in perspective. It is
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 08:45 AM
Nov 2021

nothing out of the ordinary the party in power always loses the Virginia Governors office
in the next election. She said the same about New Jersey but we kept that one. So we actually
did better than in the past. But I think we would have won if the congress would get off their ass
and at least pass the infrastructure bill. They would have seen progress already, probably there
would have been infrastructure projects in the works by now.


(8,361 posts)
3. It was an important fight for the Dems.
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 08:50 AM
Nov 2021

When there are obstacles, be honest about what they are, imo, it lets voters know where you stand etc. And again, Republicans will not deliver anything, that is their agenda. I am sorry their voting record wasn't put up on billboards in Virginia.


(35,282 posts)
5. Really? Who actually started this debate about CRT? Did the Republicans just come up
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 09:11 AM
Nov 2021

with it out of thin air or did Democrats start it? I really don't know, it just suddenly became an issue?
I know Democrats started the whole de-fund the police thing that cost us elections can't blame Republicans
for that it was self inflicted.


(8,361 posts)
10. Yes, thank you. Let's remember:
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 09:41 AM
Nov 2021

CRT is not a diversity and inclusion “training” but a practice of interrogating the role of race and racism in society that emerged in the legal academy and spread to other fields of scholarship. Crenshaw—who coined the term “CRT”—notes that CRT is not a noun, but a verb.


Mike 03

(16,616 posts)
7. Excellent. Last night I heard someone make a similar point about CRT.
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 09:28 AM
Nov 2021

Instead of just shrugging it off as a fabrication, Terry McAuliffe could have used that as an opportunity to decode it as racism and directly defend African Americans. (i.e., "Do you folks see what CRT is a euphemism for and what is actually under attack here...?" )

That is a great lesson that we cannot just dismiss the culture wars but we need to explain what they really are and dismantle them at the core, and use them as an opportunity to fight for the minority interest under attack.

"If they see you fighting for them, they will fight for you (at the voting booth)" is the point this person was making. Black Americans in WV didn't' feel like McAuliffe used that opportunity to really fight for them.


(30,613 posts)
11. Yeah, we end up with our backs to the wall instead of weaponizing their shit against them.
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 10:01 AM
Nov 2021

Very well said.

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