At Election Time, Virginia Is for Liars

At Election Time, Virginia Is for Liars

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By Frank Miele for RealClearPolitics

How do they do it? How do Democrats lie so effortlessly?

They declare that there isn’t any open border once we watch nonstop video of unlawful immigrants crossing the Rio Grande and being welcomed by Border Patrol brokers who put them on buses and planes to settle all through the nation.

They claimed (and possibly nonetheless do!) that Hunter Biden’s laptop computer with incriminating proof of criminal activity not simply by Hunter but in addition by his father, Joe Biden, is Russian disinformation!

Bear in mind when Biden stared into the digital camera and barked that the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan was an “extraordinary success”?

Most not too long ago, among the worst lies have been emanating from Virginia, the place former Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe is in a decent race with Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin to see who will change Ralph Northam as governor.

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As a result of the race is the very best profile election previous to the 2022 midterms, it’s being regarded upon as a litmus take a look at for a way in style Democrat insurance policies at the moment are that Joe Biden has come out of the closet as a tyrannical socialist and globalist whose FBI needs to lock up mothers and dads who protest in school board conferences.

The election is such an vital off-year litmus take a look at that Democrats will cease at nothing to win it. Their desperation was evident in a manipulative, mendacity advert paid for by, a left-wing political motion committee that attempted to smear Youngkin by implying that he and his voters supported the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol.

The advert itself incorporates the proof of its personal deception. The U.S. flag is launched by a speaker on the Oct. 13 “Take Again Virginia” rally as “an American flag that was carried on the peaceable rally with Donald J. Trump on January 6.” But the video then focuses as a substitute on completely different flags used greater than a mile away on the U.S. Capitol later the identical day. It additionally means that Youngkin had endorsed the “Take Again Virginia” rally when, in truth, it was promoted utterly unbiased of him.

What’s typical of Democrat politics is that the precise rally and the precise flag grew to become irrelevant as quickly because the VoteVets advert was created. Now, all that McAuliffe and his supporters want to speak about is the false narrative of the advert somewhat than what actually occurred on the rally.

“Morning Joe” co-host Willie Geist used the advert on the MSNBC present to introduce an Oct. 15 interview with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., by claiming “attendees pledged allegiance to a flag organizers mentioned was current on the January 6 assault on america Capitol.”

What? Even the advert itself admitted that the flag was not current on the assault, however somewhat was “carried on the peaceable rally” on the identical day. However neither Geist nor Kaine care concerning the details. “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough doesn’t both. 4 days later, whereas ostensibly interviewing McAuliffe, Scarborough offered cowl not only for the flag lie however for a number of apparent falsehoods about Youngkin.

“He jumped out of all the debates,” McAuliffe advised Scarborough about his opponent, mere seconds earlier than admitting that Youngkin had truly appeared at two debates. He claimed that Youngkin was afraid to face the general public, however satirically McAuliffe made the declare the day after he jumped up and left an interview with an area tv reporter in Northern Virginia as a result of he was requested robust questions he didn’t wish to reply.

McAuliffe introduced up the “Take Again Virginia” rally and doubled down on the flag lie.

“It’s like madness down right here in Virginia. They’d a rally the opposite night time … actually for Glenn Youngkin and the ticket, they usually had a flag that was used on the January 6 rebellion, they usually made all people do the Pledge of Allegiance to that flag. I obtained to inform you … sickening, disgusting.”

To set the file straight, nobody made anybody say the Pledge of Allegiance. These in attendance did so as a result of they love this nation, they usually by no means pledged to a flag used on the so-called rebellion however to an American flag raised up at a peaceable rally the place tens of 1000’s of fellow People exercised their First Modification rights to meeting and free speech.

However McAuliffe didn’t care, and he wasn’t carried out mendacity. He subsequent mentioned, “After which Donald Trump referred to as in to the rally and mentioned, ‘Glenn Youngkin will do no matter I need him to do.’”

That’s not remotely near what Donald Trump mentioned, and once more if McAuliffe wished to know what Trump mentioned he would solely want to observe considered one of his personal adverts, the place he appropriately quotes the previous president as saying that Youngkin will “do all the issues that we wish a governor to do.”

What you’d anticipate an precise journalist to do is observe up McAuliffe’s whopper with some model of this query:

“Really sir, that’s not what Trump mentioned in any respect, as you already know. And to set the file straight for our viewers, that flag was used on the peaceable rally, not on the Capitol Hill riot. Why do you’re feeling the necessity to lie about this?”

That’s what you’d hope a consultant of NBC Information would say to a bloviating politician who was making up stuff as he went alongside, but when that occurred — if Joe Scarborough truly did his job — then Terry McAuliffe would have jumped out of his seat and reduce quick the interview, simply as he did the night time earlier than when he bailed out on the native TV interview.

As an alternative, Scarborough saved lobbing the softballs at McAuliffe, and set him as much as ship lie after lie. Most blatant, maybe, was McAuliffe’s declare that “vital race principle just isn’t taught in Virginia public faculties.”

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This was nearly humorous watching Scarborough attempt so exhausting to determine why Youngkin is apprehensive about vital race principle if it isn’t even taught in Virginia.

“Why on the planet would he deliver up vital race principle?” Joe lamented. “I don’t perceive. If it’s not even taught in Virginia faculties; that would appear truly to be nefarious. I don’t perceive. Clarify this to me.”

It by no means occurred to Scarborough to go together with the obvious conclusion — that McAuliffe is mendacity. I imply if Scarborough had been an actual journalist, he would already know that, however he’s not. He simply performs one on TV.

It wouldn’t take lengthy to seek out proof that vital race principle is certainly taught in Virginia. The Fairfax County Occasions ran a protracted article in June by Elizabeth Schultz, a former college board member and U.S. Division of Schooling official, that well famous, “Sure, Virginia, there may be Important Race Idea in our faculties.” She lays out chapter and verse of how this once-fringe principle is being peddled in Outdated Dominion faculties, and the way the mothers and dads who protest are being purged.

However details don’t matter on “Morning Joe,” and positively to not Democrat politicians. McAuliffe simply took the handoff from Scarborough and agreed that Youngkin and the opposite involved residents of Virginia are certainly nefarious.

“It actually bothers me, Joe, when folks and politicians do that to deliver out the worst in folks. He’s making an attempt to fire up dad and mom in opposition to dad and mom, he’s utilizing the scholars as political pawns … all to push his political agenda. It’s a racist canine whistle. … It’s sick, it’s unhappy.”

Most disgusting of all was when McAuliffe introduced up the truth that Youngkin had criticized “George Soros-backed allies” within the “liberal progressive motion” who’ve “inserted political operatives into our college system” so as to push divisive agendas like vital race principle. Anybody who is aware of something concerning the Hungarian-born billionaire is aware of that Soros has spent tons of of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} to elect officers throughout the nation who’re devoted to turning America right into a post-constitutional republic. You’d suppose it will be OK to say so, however due to a “politically appropriate” carve-out, Soros is off-limits from criticism.

Right here, Scarborough once more carried water on behalf of McAuliffe, implying that Youngkin is a bigot as a result of he doesn’t approve of the worldwide marketing campaign that Jewish-born Soros has engaged in to basically remodel Western civilization.

“That’s simply the type of anti-Semitism we’ve seen in america and the world over,” Scarborough mentioned. “That’s what intolerant tyrants like [Viktor] Orban do in Hungary. They only lie a couple of Jew. They choose a Jew out. George Soros is that Jew, and so he’s taking part in that outdated anti-Semitic trope as properly.”

The one trope I hear after I watch “Morning Joe” is the “Republicans are bigots” trope, together with the “Republican mothers are home terrorists” trope and the “Democrats can do no incorrect” trope.

To cement the position of the mainstream media as Democrat boosters, Scarborough returned like a canine to its vomit by mentioning the whopper of all Pretend Information lies — the “very wonderful folks on each side” canard that Democrats use after they falsely declare President Trump had mentioned that some neo-Nazis are wonderful folks.

“There are such a lot of of us … that had been so saddened by the hatred that spilled out in your state, in Charlottesville. … Independents had been horrified by these neo-Nazi torch carriers. … Has Glenn Youngkin criticized Donald Trump for saying that there have been good folks on the facet of the neo-Nazis, and good folks on the facet of the left-wing protesters?”

Lie, lie, lie. Democrats simply can’t assist themselves.

As Steve Cortes demonstrated conclusively in a 2019 column at RealClearPolitics, Donald Trump by no means mentioned that there have been good folks on the facet of the neo-Nazis at Charlottesville. Right here’s what he mentioned concerning the riot when he defended the rights of “some very wonderful folks” to protest in opposition to the elimination of a statue of Accomplice Gen. Robert E. Lee:

“I’m not speaking concerning the neo-Nazis and white nationalists as a result of they need to be condemned completely.”

As Cortes famous in his RCP column, “For any trustworthy particular person … to conclude that the president someway praised the very folks he truly derided, reveals a blatant and blinding stage of bias. Nonetheless, numerous so-called journalists have furthered this damnable lie.”

It ought to come as no shock, due to this fact, that Terry McAuliffe bragged to Joe Scarborough that he has an advert operating by which he as soon as once more lies about what President Trump mentioned.

Terry McAuliffe can’t assist himself. His state likes to assert that “Virginia is for lovers,” however come election time, Virginia is for liars, er, Democrats. However I repeat myself.

Frank Miele, the retired editor of the Every day Inter Lake in Kalispell Mont., is a columnist for RealClearPolitics.

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