Dem Rep Abigail Spanberger’s district is in Virginia in a swing district. If the red wave that happened Tuesday happens again next November she will be out of a job. And so will Nancy Pelosi.
She is sounding the alarm after a disastrous election that saw the Dems lose in places as liberal as Seattle. If the Dems are losing in Seattle, they can lose anywhere.
So according to the New York Times, “Spanberger says Biden should remember that for many voters, his mandate was quite limited: to remove Trump from their TV screens. “Nobody elected him to be FDR, they elected him to be normal and stop the chaos.”
She issued a statement after Youngkin’s win that said:
“I want to extend my congratulations to Glenn Youngkin on his victory — and I want to thank the Virginia Department of Elections for their tireless efforts in ensuring a free and fair election. “Additionally, I want to thank former Governor McAuliffe for his continued commitment to the workers, families, and communities of Virginia.
“As we continue to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, all Virginians must work together to rebuild our economy and make our communities stronger for the next generation.
“In the weeks and months ahead, I am committed to working with Mr. Youngkin and his staff to find common ground, discuss priorities important to the people of Central Virginia, and — just as I have under the Northam Administration — identify how Congress can work in tandem with our Commonwealth to deliver for our families, seniors, veterans, and small businesses.”
From The Hill:
Democratic political strategist James Carville blamed his party’s recent losses and weak performance in state elections on “stupid wokeness” on Wednesday.
“PBS NewsHour” host Judy Woodruff asked Carville what went wrong for the Democratic Party in the Virginia gubernatorial race in which Republican Glenn Youngkin beat former Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
“What went wrong is just stupid wokeness. Don’t just look at Virginia and New Jersey. Look at Long Island, look at Buffalo, look at Minneapolis, even look at Seattle, Wash. I mean, this ‘defund the police’ lunacy, this take Abraham Lincoln’s name off of schools. I mean that — people see that,” Carville said.
“It’s just really — has a suppressive effect all across the country on Democrats. Some of these people need to go to a ‘woke’ detox center or something,” he added. “They’re expressing a language that people just don’t use, and there’s backlash and a frustration at that.”
Spanberger says Biden should remember that for many voters, his mandate was quite limited: to remove Trump from their TV screens. “Nobody elected him to be FDR, they elected him to be normal and stop the chaos.” @jmartNYT @alexburnsNYT https://t.co/lCa2jKf5tQ
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) November 4, 2021
My statement on the Virginia Governor’s race result. pic.twitter.com/tUryJABYKs
— Rep. Abigail Spanberger (@RepSpanberger) November 3, 2021