Terry McAuliffe to campaign with Joe Biden in toss-up Virginia election

| October 22, 2021

Terry McAuliffe will campaign with Joe Biden in Arlington a week before the election. Barack Obama will join him at Richmond on Saturday. Stacey Abrams will campaign with him at Charlottesville on Sunday. The race is tight according to the polls.

From Fox News:

The most recent polls have put McAuliffe and Youngkin in a dead heat, with Monmouth University finding both candidates at 46%. The Democrat still leads in the RealClearPolitics polling average, 48.8% to McAuliffe’s 47%.

Amid tense school board meetings in Fairfax and Loudoun counties that have drawn national media coverage, McAuliffe declared in a debate, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” Fox News polling has shown that most Virginia likely voters — and 57 percent of Virginia parents — disagreed with that statement, and Youngkin has pressed McAuliffe on it. While McAuliffe claimed that Youngkin took the statement out of context, the Youngkin campaign launched an ad showing McAuliffe standing by the statement seven times.

Both Youngkin and McAuliffe have pledged to pay Virginia teachers more, investing in education. Youngkin has faulted McAuliffe for lowering standards in the state’s schools, however. While McAuliffe served as governor between 2014 and 2018, he signed a bill ordering a deemphasis on standardized test results in accrediting Virginia public schools. While 88 schools were denied accreditation under the old standards in 2017, no school has been denied accreditation since the new standards went into effect in 2018.

Fox News has the rest of the story here.

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  1. AW1Ed says:

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. But Joe? That should pretty much guarantee Youngkin’s election.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      That gap-toothed witch is involved? They will keep ‘counting the votes’ until they get the predetermined result.

      But what do I/we know?

      • MarineDad61 says:

        Roh-Dog,
        Apparently NOT.
        No involvement in this.
        Unless I missed the article where
        Hillary Clinton appears, endorses, or otherwise rants.

        Poor choice of photo for this article.
        It’s like any sleazy Dem (anywhere)
        digging up a GOP election candidate (anywhere),
        and slapping up a photo op with Trump.
        https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Terry+McAuliffe%22+%22Hillary+Clinton%22

        • Roh-Dog says:

          I was referring to Mrs (dubious claim). Abrams.

          https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/10/18/stacey_abrams_campaigns_for_mcauliffe_i_was_not_entitled_to_become_the_governor.html

          She’s very connected to orgs that do the ‘harvesting ops’.

          A case of beer says a judge authorizes counting beyond the window, because ‘reasons’. If we’ve learned anything from PA this is the newest corrective action for initial failure.

        • thebesig says:

          When Roh-Dog said “gap-toothed witch”, it was plainly obvious that he was talking about Abrams, mentioned in the post, not Clinton. Abrams’ “gap” has been a comment on this site and elsewhere, it’s almost like it goes without saying.

          Negative on the “poor choice” comment. The photo is very applicable as it depicts McAwful being tied to Clinton and to other people that we disagree with here.

          If you understood the nuances of posting articles on this site, you’d understand why many of us use photos from our media library rather than upload a new one.

          This is my state that this is taking place in, many conservatives here take issue with the fact that we have a New York transplant who has the backing of another politician associated with New York, together with a migration of New Yorkers to this state.

          And speaking of tying Republicans running for re-election pictured with Trump… That’s a plus. I won’t vote for any “conservative” candidate that distances himself from Trump. I call those people “cuckservatives”, “RINOS”, etc.

          • MarineDad61 says:

            Well,
            the Dem attitude that I see around here (in PA)
            is that putting the fresh stink of Trump
            on local GOP candidates
            will help them lose,
            and help their Dem candidates win.

            They find photos or stories
            of the local GOP candidate with Trump,
            just like you stuck the stink of Hillary on McA,
            not that McA needs anymore stuck stink.
            He’s surrounded with stink now.

            We’ll know next month,
            and again in 2022 (Congressional elections),
            how this sticking of the stink is working out for both sides.

            • thebesig says:

              They’re attempting to do that here in Virginia. They somehow think that we think like Democrats. The Democrats in this area believe the nonsense the television tells them.

              Many of them, for example, believe that the massive ponding of water on the surface when it rains is a result of our “failing draining system” and “rising sea levels”. The idea that our ground has a saturation level, above which extra water would stay above the ground and pond, does not seem to factor into picture, and that increased precipitation over the years is an issue locally, nationally, and globally, rather than “sea level rise”.

              Online, they have “fakers” posting as conservatives pretending to want their candidate to be distanced from Trump… The real conservatives do not buy into it.

              I already voted, voted straight Republican and Constitutionalist.

              • MarineDad61 says:

                Let ’em try.
                It might work in Virginia.
                Or not.
                But either way, it doesn’t speak of the nation.

                It will certainly fail for Dems in other places.
                Most noticeably, November 2022 in Pennsylvania,
                when
                U.S. Senate ✓
                U.S. House ✓
                Governor ✓
                State Senate ✓
                State House ✓
                are ALL on the ballot.

                • thebesig says:

                  What I described, above, is happening across the country. I’m following these events on a national level, not just at a state or local level. My description is applicable at the national, state, and local level. There is a massive effort by the left that mainly pulls at emotions, feelings, and other popular culture traits rather than on the logic and reasoning that conservatives across the country favor.

                  I would hold off on predicting election outcome, re failure for the Dems, until we see what happens at the polls on election night. Normally, the Democrats would pull back and try to be moderate when they expect to get clobbered, but not this time. It’s as if they know something is up.

                  • rgr769 says:

                    They think they will cheat their way to another win with drop-box ballots and mail in ballots. Watch what the results look like at 4:00 am when most people with jobs are asleep.

          • MarineDad61 says:

            And,
            in PA in 2021,
            it’s about state judges,
            and local and county DJs, school boards, and councils.
            It’s really not about the 2020 election.
            It’s about party, but not about Biden nor Trump.
            Some of it is about Gov. Wolf.

            But the stinks get stuck (or bounce off),
            even when the candidate defers from the implications or connections to Biden or Trump.

            Your personal attitude about Republicans today
            is NOT the prevailing attitude of Republicans
            in the local and state elections in PA this year.

            Frankly, those who look like undying Trump fans
            (in a 2021 local election)
            will repel more voters than they attract.

            Few are dissing on Trump,
            and few are publicly stating their allegiance.
            So, it’s largely off the table, or dismissed.
            Unless there are gladhanding photo op photos.
            https://ballotpedia.org/Pennsylvania_elections,_2021

            • thebesig says:

              My “personal attitude” about Republicans is, indeed, a trend in both Pennsylvania and in Virginia. The founder of Gab is out of Pennsylvania, and he is not the only Pennsylvanian with the attitude towards the establishment GOP that you’re seeing from me here.

              Perhaps you’re not seeing this at your local level, but I’m seeing this through forums that conservatives frequent. The fact that Republicans all over the country, running for re-election or for election, are seeking Trump’s endorsement speaks volumes. They would not do that if his name were toxic.

              Also, keep in mind, conservative Virginians, conservatives from the southern states in general, trend more conservative than Republicans in states further north. I saw this when interacting with a conservative from New York. Big difference.

              I get flyers from Democrat candidates, it’s very rare that they would try to tie a conservative to Trump. They focus, instead, on the opposing candidate. The vast majority of these are attacks on the other candidates or bolstering themselves. They know better than to try to tie the conservative to Trump.

              Why?

              One reason is that you don’t want to risk using your flyer to make the opposition candidate look more attractive for office… These folks are blindly sending fliers out without knowing the political leaning of the households they’re sending to. In these parts, being anti-Trump for a Republican is a “kiss of death” for one’s political career. It is like this across the country.

              Trump is still a powerful positive among conservatives. In fact, Trump conservatives are engaging in successful efforts to become voting delegates and to assume local level GOP election offices.

              Make no mistake, Trump is no stink among real conservatives. His endorsement would not be gold if he were “forgotten” by the GOP. This may be the case among Democrat voters, but not among real conservatives. If Trump was toxic, tying Trump to a GOP candidate would be the primary level of attack at all levels.

  2. QMC says:

    Once upon a time, not so long ago, Virginia had enough normal people to outweigh the dummies in NoVA that now basically control the rest of the state.

    • MarineDad61 says:

      QMC,
      Between Richmond and D.C. burbs (growth),
      Virginia is much like Pennsylvania with Philly and Pittsburgh.
      Or New York citystate.

    • thebesig says:

      We’ve also been getting a lot of people from New York, Massachusetts, and elsewhere from the northern part of the East Coast. We’re also getting many people from California and other leftist places.

      • AW1 Rod says:

        Leave. ASAP. The morning after the 2019 election, I was on the phone with realtors in Tennessee, and was gone from VA within four months.

        • thebesig says:

          I plan to, but timing and planning is key. Right now, I’m doing good money wise and I live in an area with a heavy veteran and military population… At the local level, people are still willing to push back against leftist initiatives.

          I also didn’t want to make major moves until after I get my doctorate degree. Knock on wood, I start the dissertation phase next year during the summer and should be complete with the program the following year.

  3. ChipNASA says:

    I hope this is the beginning of the end of the Democratic party.
    *IF* this goes the way it *should* (no cheating!) and Youngkin is elected, I will revel in the talk of machinations and teeth gnashing and wailing etc that will happen, then the finger pointing and then the circular firing squad. Of the Demoncrats.
    And with that, I leave you with this…(NSF Ears and VOLUME CHECK!!!)

    • ChipNASA says:

      And I can’t help myself when it comes to showing everyone Macaque …sorry, it’s a howler monkey, but I repeat myself.

    • MarineDad61 says:

      ChipNASA,
      In Pennsylvania, the showdown at the Not OK Corral
      comes next year, November 2022,
      when
      U.S. Senate ✓
      U.S. House ✓
      Governor ✓
      State Senate ✓
      State House ✓
      are ALL on the ballot.

    • Roger Borroel says:

      I believe that the clip is fake GOP news, and it’s really a clip of trumpies dying and carrying on, when trump lost the election. Yep, and they are STILL being cry babies…bitter, bitter, bitter!

  4. 26Limabeans says:

    “with Joe Biden in Arlington a week before the election. Barack Obama will join him at Richmond on Saturday. Stacey Abrams will campaign with him at Charlottesville on Sunday”

    When is Satan scheduled?

    • KoB says:

      See the picture at the header, Satan has already been there.

      Four of the main domestic enemies of our Republic in close proximity to one another. Where’s a pissed off JAL Pilot when we need one?

      Imma going with Roh-Dog’s take on this. “It matters not who votes…what matters is who counts the votes”!

  5. Anonymous says:

    F*ck parents– your kids are ours! (McOff-left)

  6. Roger Borroel says:

    Terry will win, and this will show the world that trump is really a nobody now, esp. since he could not even beat Mr. Biden.

    • rgr769 says:

      Why don’t you go somewhere else to post. We’re full up on crazy here. We already have enough semi-literate progs posting comments. Besides you don’t appear to get paid by the word with Soros-bucks like they do.

      • Roger Borroel says:

        So everybody here is blogging all those f–ks, and calling names like a flood…but you want ME to leave? Boy, are you mixed up in the head…no, don’t tell me, you don’t need to tell me that your a far right crazy trumpie…I got THAT…EASILY!

        • rgr769 says:

          We already have enough Orange Bad Loon. One is a self avowed Communist/Marxist/Antifastani.

          • rgr769 says:

            Ever serve in the military? If so, what branch and MOS?

            • Roger Borroel says:

              Sure, RA1690……., 1967-70. Have you ever served this country?

              • rgr769 says:

                Well, everyone posting comments here over the past ten years knows the answer to that. But I will just say that my MOS’s as an RA officer have one more digit than yours. Moreover, there is a badge that used to be depicted on the header of the predecessor to this site that I know you don’t have. But you should be proud that you have something else in common with our mendacious mollusk, the commie cuttlefish, as both of you were military intelligence (some say that is an oxymoron) officers.

            • Roh-Dog says:

              The name comes back to a case involving the Army Board of Correcting Shit about his supposed assignment to B/2/506th during Viet of the Nam.

              Seems legit (semi /s)

              • Roger Borroel says:

                Dog: Have you ever served this country?

                • Roh-Dog says:

                  Define ‘serve’? I worked the fry-o-later at McDogfood’s once, but never the window.

                  See, I was born hideously ugly. Face that’d turn people off their Big Macs.

                  I tried to convince the manager to lemme do it with a bag o’er my head but I was fired that shift.

                  The shame… I guess I’ll never know the glory, to SERVE my country!

                  • Roger Borroel says:

                    I knew that was going to be your answer, seeing what type of site this is. I betcha, you worked at The Salvation Army too, handling all those dirty and smelly clothes – those stores SMELL!

          • Roger Borroel says:

            Who that?

        • USMC Steve says:

          Dude, seriously, go fuck yourself in the corner. You are welcome to be a stupid ass liberal drone, just don’t bother us with your mental retardation.