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Virginia And The Comedians

The Left is falling apart.

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Fox pundit Joe Concha sees the Virginia debacle and showcases the current wisdom of two sane liberals. It’s an interesting signal in American culture that two comedians are the best the Democrats have to offer.

Concha: What do you get when you say the name Donald Trump 24 times? A Joe Biden campaign speech for Terry McAuliffe!

It’s all the Democratic Party has at this point: Donald J. Trump. Exhibit A came this week when President Biden hopped across the river to Arlington, Virginia where he campaigned for an increasingly desperate McAuliffe.

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He’s in a dead heat with GOP hopeful Glenn Youngkin in blue Virginia, where a Republican hasn’t won statewide in 12 years. I repeat: Biden said Trump’s name 24 times.

No surprise there. The party certainly has nothing positive to run on. Inflation? Worker shortages? Supply Chain crisis? Rising crime? Don’t make me laugh. Afghanistan? Where’s that? But siding with teachers unions over parents? Democrats own that.

The main question is: Has Biden made life better for those living in the Commonwealth? According to USA Today/Suffolk University, the president is at 41% approval in Virginia, a state he won in 2020 by more than 10 points. In a related story, 66% of residents in Virginia say the country is on the wrong track. Virginia’s governor’s race has long been a national bellwether. And desperate times call for desperate measures for McAuliffe, who is now playing the fear game when it comes to COVID and kids. McAuliffe said more than 1,100 children had been hospitalized with COVID in Virginia alone. He was only off by more than 1000.

The Washington Post awarded him four Pinocchios, its worst possible score. There is no fifth Pinocchio. That’s why McAuliffe is in such trouble right now in a state he should – on paper, anyway – be cruising in.

If Democrats lose here, say goodnight to anything resembling the Biden agenda or a Democratic majority on Capitol Hill.”

Concha on the comedians: “The voices of reason in the Democratic Party are … Bill Maher and Jon Stewart?

“China sees a problem and they fix it. They build a dam. We debate what to rename it. That’s why their airports look like this. And ours look like this,” Maher said in March, showing a futuristic-looking Chinese concourse followed by a decrepit LaGuardia Airport sign. “China once put up a 57-story skyscraper in 19 days. They demolished and rebuilt the Sanyuan Bridge in Beijing in 43 hours. We binge watch. They binge build.”

‘Oh, my God, there’s a novel respiratory coronavirus overtaking Wuhan, China. What do we do?’ Oh, you know who we could ask? The Wuhan novel respiratory coronavirus lab.’ The disease is the same name as the lab,” Stewart told a visibly uncomfortable Stephen Colbert in June.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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