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All’s fair in love, war, and politics. That said, there needs to be at least some plausibility if you’re going to try to smear the opposition.

Republican Glenn Youngkin has pulled slightly ahead of Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor’s race. In desperation, Mr. McAuliffe, who was governor during the 2017 Unite the Right protest, is waving the bloody shirt of Charlottesville.

Mr. Youngkin is campaigning on Mr. McAuliffe’s support for Critical Race Theory, a transgender policy that may have led to a rape, and the struggling economy. Mr. McAuliffe is now welcoming support from President Biden, Jill Biden, and former president Barack Obama. The former governor desperately needs black voters.

Perhaps this explains why five people dressed in khakis and white shirts and carrying tiki torches showed up to a Glenn Youngkin rally. They were dressed like Unite the Right attendees, and people on social media fell for the hoax.

The Unite the Right rally was one of the darkest days in the Commonwealth’s history. this is who Glenn Youngkin’s supporters are pic.twitter.com/OpJ55r0AMr

— Christina Freundlich (@christinafreund) October 29, 2021

I copied the last two because I suspect the reporter and congressman will delete them. It’s worth noting that Rep. Eric Swalwell is on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. No wonder this government can’t win a war. It appears that Democrats tried passing off these men as Glenn Youngkin supporters.

This is unconfirmed. However, even if these are not the Democratic staffers identified above, one of the “all in” Glenn Youngkin supporters is black.

This could have been slimy but clever street theater. It would be like the phony “Billionaires for Bush” who satirically “supported” George W.’s tax policies.

Many progressives believe their own nonsense. Even the black guy in this group isn’t changing their minds. They think this was a real white nationalist group attending a Youngkin rally. If the above charges are confirmed, and these were Democrat Terry McAuliffe supporters, I look forward to an explanation from Twitter for why it let “misinformation” on social media.

(Republished from American Renaissance by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Charlottesville, Democratic Party, Virginia 
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  1. Notsofast says:

    even the black guy in the group isn’t changing their minds…. with that said he is wearing dark glasses and may be blind and unaware he is black, like chappelle’s black klansman.

    • LOL: Realist, Zorost
    • Replies: @Wild Bill
  2. All these damn twitters make reading annoying. I miss the good old days when there was just a link.

    • Agree: Realist
  3. The problem was that only one was wearing a red hat that might be mistaken for MAGA gear. I know it would break their hearts to sacrifice a couple macchiatos for passable props from the dark red side, but it would have been money well spent.

    It’s also actually kind of funny that they felt the need to add a bit of diversity to this group.

    VADems really need to up their game.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  4. McAuliffe as you recall, was closely, very closely, associated with the Clintons. In my book anyway, that just about says it all.

  5. It took the Republicans about 5 minutes to figure out that they were democrat party operatives, sent their to smear Glen Youngkin. Is this really a surprise to anyone who has been observing the M.O. the democrats regularly use to win elections with? In California, people who have passed on, but somehow wind up on the voting roles voting democrat, is a normal occurrence and I suppose proves that ghosts are real..

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  6. What a wonderful thing to have fond memories of when they get older. ” I once dressed up as a “white supremacist” and carried a torch in order to help a democrat win an election.” Charming story for the kids. lol

  7. SteveK9 says:

    Turns out they were ‘Lincoln Project’ and it was a ‘false flag’ … just in case people think this never happens.

  8. Exile says:

    The White Nationalists at Unite the Right did nothing wrong.

    The problem here isn’t just that “Democrats tried to smear Youngkin supporters by pretending to be White Nationalists” it’s that everyone seems to accept that being a White Nationalist is bad.

    Focusing only on the fact that this was a false-flag gives the typical GOP impression that “we’re all against the racists and we condemn the Dems for lying about us being racist.”

    If Youngkin isn’t willing to say “I welcome the support of the White protesters from Charlottesville – they deserve a say in American politics” – why should any White person support him?

    Those who disagree are Civic Nationalists at heart, not White Nationalists.

    • Agree: Zorost
    • Replies: @donut
    , @Fidelios Automata
  9. TG says:

    They don’t really think that we’re this stupid – or perhaps, they don’t care either way. They have the power to jam this down our throats and we can’t do anything about it except complain in an isolated internet ghetto. They win.

  10. anon[168] • Disclaimer says:

    Fortunately the few liberals left on Twitter don’t matter.

  11. donut says:
    @Exile

    “If Youngkin isn’t willing to say “I welcome the support of the White protesters from Charlottesville – they deserve a say in American politics” – why should any White person support him?” Amen.

  12. @Exile

    Even non-violent Buddhists recognize the validity of nationalism. The Dalai Lama says “Europe is for Europeans.” Monks in Myanmar are fighting to expel the Muslims invading their country from Bangladesh.

  13. KenR says:

    Virginian here. The surprising thing about this episode is that it got noticed. On the ground, the Dems in Virginia false flag everybody at almost every single event. It is such a common occurrence that it usually goes unremarked .

  14. Mr. Ed says:

    @Dr. Charles Fhandrich:

    ‘sent their to smear Glen Youngkin.’

    Hey doc, it’s there, not their; I suspect that doctorate of yours came from Walmart.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  15. Wild Bill says:
    @Notsofast

    “Do They Really Think We’re This Stupid?” No, they know it. As one commentator expressed in regard to a similar story “We are not going to vote our way out of this one unless we do it from the roof tops.”

  16. In any case, to answer Mr. Hoods question, “Do They Really Think We’re This Stupid?” Yes and no. They absolutely know that millions of Americans are a few fries short of a happy meal. But they are also convinced that Americans, on the whole, are cowards. That’s a serious thing to say. But in so serious cases of leftist abuse, against all kinds of citizens, it seems to be the only conclusion one can reach. This is what amazes me about the parents in Virginia fighting the filthy and treacherous school board in Loudin County. Not even two rapes in two different schools, committed by the same student, because of this school board, has the school board showing any real repentance. These people are abominable and Merrick Garland sends the F.B. I. to investigate and bother the parents!!! Where is this mans head at? He is either the most insensitive moron or stubbornly defending some agenda or perhaps both!.

  17. @Mr. Ed

    I suspect you are really a horse.

  18. Do They Really Think We’re This Stupid?

    Can you really blame them? Is QAnon stupid or not?

  19. @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    The political Left is evil and always has been — all the way over and back to communism. Today’s Democrat party is all in with Evil.

    Unfortunately, the Republican party really is, as they say, stupid. It is also now controlled opposition.

    What is going on probably has little or nothing to do with political parties or elections anyway, since, as should be obvious by now, neither matters.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  20. @Buzz Mohawk

    It seems that what you are saying is basically true, since when in the last fifty or so years, have Americans actually gotten what they want from their government?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  21. @Black Athena

    Black Athena, I would guess that they are no more stupid than the typical democratic party operatives–ANTIFA, BLM, (the only smart person being the one who has accumulated several huge estates, lol) and assorted other communists of all races.

  22. Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize more than half of them are stupider than that.

    • Agree: HbutnotG
  23. If anything, it makes clear that ‘they’ think that their own side’s followers are stupid, because they would fall for a LARP conducted by a bunch of noodle-armed pasty children (and a monkey).

    I hold no brief for the original ‘tiki torch’ UniteTheRight guys (who themselves were LARPing a 1930s theatrical propaganda set-piece) – but they didn’t look like people who washed out of a Vegan bootcamp.

    The Lincoln Project – true to its namesake for dishonesty – has now admitted that it sent these weak-assed LARPers.

    No voting intentions would have been changed by this idiocy: it was designed to confirm the prejudices of left-wing voters (so it was actually a sermon to the converted: the most pointless exercise imaginable).

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  24. It just goes to show that even Virginia democrats own plantation ‘Magik Negro Slaves’ are paid to play white Supremacists at GOP events. I wonder what he was paid with, white puntang, crack, meth, purple drank???

  25. Currahee says:

    Sadly, you-all are missing the point: any connection to white nationalism is political death.

  26. @Black Athena

    I now understand why QAnon received such a big cult following. We’re all being played by FBI/CIA/add your fav. Alphabet here.
    They will do whatever it takes to achieve their agenda, even if it means killing the innocent, rounding up hundreds of January 6th patriots as a message they mean business.

  27. Ragno says:

    All this gamesmanship and skullduggery means nothing to me. At the risk of sounding like a broken alarm clock, the only questions that I haven’t heard answered are the only ones that matter. Is this ‘election’ being conducted like the 2020 charade – mail-in ballots with zero identity verification, plus the new phony wrinkle – “expanded” Election Days that last for days or even weeks?

    If the answer to either question is ‘yes’, forget any and all polls – forever – and watch me perform the One Weird Trick of calling every election for the fixers in charge of “election reform” before the now-unnecessary formality of the first Tuesday in November even arrives. Abracadabra – the Evil Party wins again!

  28. anaccount says:

    None of this matters. Republicunts are never going to win an election in a state like Virginia because Democrats always have more mailed in ballots. Pretty soon, Democrats will get 97% of the vote everywhere. Also, 97% of Republican statesmen are good for nothing faggots so again, what’s the point?

    The system was broken a long, long time ago. Only a total system collapse will save us. This is what we should long for and where appropriate, work towards.

  29. PJ London says:

    Oh for the good old days, when a group like this turned up (even for just a photoshoot), the real supporters would simply break a few bats and bones.
    It is surprising how reluctant the opposition became to try these stunts, a few weeks in hospital and no-one wanted to be ‘storm-troopers’.
    The real problem is that the “left” is willing (anxious?) to kill the rest and we are not willing to use force.
    Every inch of this world was taken and held by violence.
    The ‘left’ have convinced (or scared) you into thinking that violence is wrong, even as they use it against you.
    “You are men ain’t you?”

  30. @Kratoklastes

    I quit voting in the Red+Blue puppet shows long ago, but am interested in stories like this because they help reveal how thoroughly unprincipled politicians are by nature.

    This

    The Lincoln Project – true to its namesake for dishonesty – has now admitted that it sent these weak-assed LARPers.

    may merit additional cynicism.

    When I read that news yesterday, my first thought was … damage control. The Establishment media article I only happened to see – sorry, can’t remember which one, but there’s likely a common script – not only included a teed-up condemnation and disavowal by the Democrat incumbent, but spun back the Republican candidate’s comments as a smear. Only at the very end did the journalist feel compelled to report that the woman in the “Lincoln Project” group was a longstanding Dem operative.

    I suspect that the Lincoln Project stepped up to take one for the McAuliffe team. Has anyone refuted that the fakers were accurately torched by the internet sleuths in Mr. Hood’s article?

  31. Rich says:

    Interesting that this group, the Lincoln Project, is named after a tyrant responsible for the death of 620,000 men and the wounding of another 476,000 with 400,000 reported missing. The rapes, the looting, the destruction, just to deny a people their right to self determination. How a monster like Lincoln could be considered esteemed for fighting an unnecessary, aggressive war, is dumbfounding.

    • Agree: schnellandine
    • Replies: @Alden
  32. Do They Really Think We’re This Stupid?

    Yes.

    They know, too, we are indolent.

    Events since 2016 have proven us to be the world’s greatest shit-talking cowards.

  33. @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    … in the last fifty or so years, have Americans actually gotten what they want from their government?

    You are right. We The People have not actually gotten what We we, the majority, want from Our government.

    On this blog, for example, iSteve and his commenters repeatedly inform us that the majority of American Citizens want to limit immigration. I believe they are correct. Yet, “Our” government continues to do everything it can to keep our borders porous.

    Conclusion: It is not our government, even though we are the majority.

  34. I, for one, appreciate outsourcing the struggle to the Proud Bros and Proud Hoes.

  35. Alden says:
    @Rich

    700,000 White men and 75 to 100 thousands of civilians mostly in the border states due to the effects of war. Soldiers plundering food, using first fenced thenboutbuilfings and sheds for firewood. Using fields for battles thus destroying the crops all the effects of war.

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