Democrats are furious that last year, Virginia stunned the nation when it voted Red.
Their playbook had always assumed states like Virginia would remain Blue forever.
And now, they’re resorting to the worst forms of character assassination to get revenge.
When Virginia elected Glenn Youngkin, Winsome Sears, and Jason Miyares as Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General last year, it stunned the country.
Virginia had been trending blue for years, and had just voted for Joe Biden the year earlier by a 10-point margin.
The immediate reaction from Democrats both in Richmond and in Washington D.C. was one of shock and disbelief.
But that soon gave way to a narrative on the left that “the voters must be racist.”
Now, weeks after Youngkin’s inauguration as Governor, Democrats are already alleging that anyone who opposes them are literal segregationists.
But this line of attack is now backfiring in a major way.
CNS News reports, “Virginia GOP Delegate Nick Freitas spoke out on Wednesday about Democrats’ attempts to demonize Republicans who disagree with them on policy by calling them racists.”
That speech, which has been viewed over a million times online, was given after one Democrat lawmaker accused the Republican Governor of not just being racist, but also being a fake Christian because he opposed more COVID restrictions and the teaching of CRT in public schools.
During a speech on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates, Freitas said, “I’ve never got on this floor, Mr. Speaker, and said just about the other side of the aisle where racists because they didn’t agree with my particular policy positions. Almost every day someone on the other side of the aisle either gets up and either subtly or comes right out and suggests that if you don’t agree with them on policy well then you are not a Christian.”
“You are a sexist. You’re a bigot. You’re a racist. I’m tired of it. My constituents are tired of it, because when these claims are made, they’re not just made about Governor Youngkin. They’re not just made against us. They’re made in part against the people that elected to send us here. If you’re going to question the faith or the intentions of anybody who happens to disagree with you on policy, then you don’t get to lecture us on compassion, tolerance, or an open debate,” Freitas added.
Almost immediately, the speech began making the rounds online, with many conservatives applauding the fact that for years, the Left has gotten away with calling their opposition racist, sexist, bigots with impunity. Now however, that narrative is changing.
Freitas, who hosts the Making the Argument Podcast which is featured on Liberty Airwaves, explicitly referred to this point when he said that for years, Democrats in state legislatures and in Congress have gotten on the floor and called their opposition racist for opposing Left-wing policies.