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Desperate Virginia Democrats Accuse Glenn Youngkin of ‘Anti-Semitism’ for Criticizing George Soros

Desperate Virginia Democrats Accuse Glenn Youngkin of ‘Anti-Semitism’ for Criticizing George Soros

Democrats pounce and seize after local “reporter” says “critics might question whether” recent criticisms Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin made about billionaire liberal backer George Soros were “anti-Semitic.”

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day in Virginia, the desperation levels among Virginia Democrats have hit a fever pitch. Democrat gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe was considered a few months ago to be a shoo-in to win. But now it is coming down to the wire, with polls now showing both he and Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin neck and neck with each other.

A Trafalgar poll from late last week shows Youngkin edging ahead with a one-point lead:

And a Monmouth poll released just yesterday shows more bad news for McAuliffe, with both of them at 46 percent:

Youngkin’s improved position comes from a widening partisan gap in voter engagement and a shift in voters’ issue priorities, particularly around schools and the pandemic.

Youngkin (46%) and McAuliffe (46%) hold identical levels of support among all registered voters. This marks a shift from prior Monmouth polls where the Democrat held a 5-point lead (48% to 43% in September and 47% to 42% in August).

This is a big change, as a Monmouth poll from a month ago showed McAuliffe ahead by five points.

I don’t think it’s even arguable at this point to say that McAuliffe has been his own worst enemy. It’s not only with his declaration in the last debate about how “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach” but also with his responses to the criticism over it. McAuliffe has done a poor job of defending himself, and the “but Trump!” tactic he routinely uses to deflect criticism also comes across as an inadequate and desperate response.

But we all know what happens when a Democrat finds themselves in trouble, especially in a close election race. Inevitably there will be some in the liberal media who will attempt a ride to their rescue. That is exactly what happened Wednesday when a reporter from DC-area news outlet WUSA9 engaged in the notorious “some would say” media tactic and proceeded to try handing Democrats a gift by proclaiming “critics might question whether” recent criticisms Youngkin made about billionaire liberal backer George Soros were “anti-Semitic.”

Here’s the tweet from reporter Bruce Leshan, which includes a video clip of Youngkin at a packed rally earlier this week talking about how “George Soros-backed allies” were being “inserted into our school system, disguised as a school board”:

Leshan gave Democrats another in-kind campaign contribution by casually mentioning Soros’ background in his write-up on the Youngkin rally:

In the same speech, Youngkin suggested George Soros, a billionaire philanthropist born to a non-observant Jewish family in Hungary, was “inserting political operatives into our school system, disguised as a school board.”

“The present chaos in our schools lays squarely at the feet… of George Soros-backed allies,” Youngkin said. “These allies that are in the left, liberal, progressive movement.”

McAuliffe’s allies, like Democrat House Rep. Elaine Luria, pounced and seized:

Except no. Criticizing George Soros for being a Democrat-mega donor responsible for funding left-wing takeovers at various levels of government is not “anti-Semitism.” NRO senior writer David Harsanyi, who is Jewish, cut off the “this is anti-Semitism!” argument at the knees:

Not only is the criticism inaccurate, but it’s also deeply offensive to Jewish people, especially to those who have been victims of actual anti-Semitism and/or who have lost family members as a result of anti-Semitic attacks.

In any event, with the race coming down the wire, we shouldn’t be surprised that Democrats and some of their apologists in the press are throwing all kinds of mud at the wall in hopes that it sticks to Youngkin. But while not surprising, them throwing the anti-Semitism card is nevertheless disappointing, because this is a tiresome and disgraceful tactic that needed to be put out to pasture long ago.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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2smartforlibs | October 22, 2021 at 7:35 am

Like they have room to call anyone out for anti-semitism. Soros is s crooked billionaire most people have t no idea he’s Jewish even he hides it. Since the saw to it his family was wiped out by the Nazis.

    Ben Kent in reply to 2smartforlibs. | October 22, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    The anti-Israel / pro-palestinian . . . .is calling a Republican anti-Semitic.

    They must think everyone is dumb.

    Milhouse in reply to 2smartforlibs. | October 24, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Soros is s crooked billionaire most people have t no idea he’s Jewish even he hides it.

    It’s probably fair to say that a lot of people who criticize him don’t know that he’s Jewish, but he does not hide it.

    Since the saw to it his family was wiped out by the Nazis.

    WTF? No, he did not do anything of the sort! This is absolute off-the-wall crazy BS. First of all, his entire family survived the war. Second, he never “saw to it” that anybody was wiped out. The insane paranoid accusations that he was a nazi collaborator are utterly without foundation, and are spread only by the same kind of people who claim the Rothschilds shot Elvis while faking the moon landings.

E Howard Hunt | October 22, 2021 at 7:57 am

Dang! I could have sworn that Soros is a Zoroastrian.

It’s easy to find the antisemites these days. They are the ones saying that criticism of George Soros is anti Semitic.

johnny dollar | October 22, 2021 at 8:46 am

Every observant Jew I know despises George Soros, who among his other character defects, was a Nazi collaborator.

    He was 14… he collected gold from the teeth of murdered Jews.
    I’m not sure what I would have done or had the fortitude to do at 14.
    It’s what he has done since that matters, how everything he has done …. Maybe it was planted when he pulled those teeth, some maybe from his own family memebers…

      mailman in reply to gonzotx. | October 22, 2021 at 4:06 pm

      It’s the utter lack of remorse shown in several videos where he’s asked about his collaboration. Even if fake at least make an effort not to look like you enjoyed collaborating with the nazeeeees.

        DaveGinOly in reply to mailman. | October 22, 2021 at 4:17 pm

        Yeah, he’s been very candid about the episode and seems to think it was a positive experience. Could be the Stockholm Syndrome in operation, but it is what it is.

      Milhouse in reply to gonzotx. | October 24, 2021 at 1:28 am

      What the actual fuck?! No, he was not a nazi collaborator, and he certainly never collected gold from anyone’s teeth! Where on earth could you possibly have seen that one? He was never anywhere near the death camps! He probably never saw anyone murdered.

      And no, there is no video in which he is asked about his supposed collaboration, because it didn’t exist. There is one video in which he talks about his experience in that period, which did not in any way involve collaboration, and he “admits” to not feeling guilty for surviving, which of course he shouldn’t! Survivor’s guilt is a real thing, but it’s an emotional disorder, so it’s good that he never suffered from it. If he managed to have a positive experience good for him.

      Of course it doesn’t excuse what he’s done since then. Not collaborating with nazis doesn’t give him a free pass for conspiring to destroy our civilization.

Soros’ Open Borders Foundation is behind a lot of the chaos at our border.

He has funded numerous big city DAs who refuse to enforce the laws on the books, resulting in waves of violent crime.

Soros is actively trying to destroy the USA as we know it, and anyone who claims this is a conspiracy is a gaslighting idiot. Anyone who cries RAYCISS should be punched in the mouth.

    Milhouse in reply to Paul. | October 24, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Exactly. This is what he should be blamed for, not some insane fantasy about his supposed crimes in 1944.

The only thing WUSA9’s newscasts do well is the weather, otherwise they’re as biased as all get-out with what little “news” they provide. That they did this, with if not the most senior reporter they have he’d be close to it, doesn’t surprise me one bit.

    p in reply to p. | October 22, 2021 at 11:28 am

    I’ll add this is not the first outright anti-Youngkin piece they’ve done in the past few weeks.

‘Anti-semetic’ is the new ‘racist.’

And just as impotent.

My personal theory is that he changed his name to Soros because it sounds exactly like the Yiddish word for trouble.

As used in the sentence, Soros secretly founding the antizionist lobby JStreet caused Soros in the Jewish community.

    Ben Kent in reply to jolanthe. | October 22, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    True – he is Soros . . . . (trouble)

    Milhouse in reply to jolanthe. | October 24, 2021 at 1:42 am

    1. He didn’t change his name. His father did.

    2. Soros doesn’t sound much like tzoress. Not even in English, let alone in the original Hungarian, in which it’s pronounced “shorosh”.

    In Yiddish it sounds like “Soreh’s”, i.e. belonging to Sarah. Many Jewish surnames, particularly Russian ones, are matronymics (named after an ancestress), and Sores would be an example. If I didn’t know it was Hungarian and changed from Schwartz, that would have been my guess about its origin. (Sorkin means the same thing; Adam Sorkin is descended from a woman named Sarah.)

I’m not convinced its desperation.

Democrats just have no low to which they won’t stoop.

Still not hopeful about this state and its future leadership. I’ll be voting for Youngkin hoping for the best but expecting the worst.

Soros saved his neck at the expense of others and has had no affiliation with any organization of a Jewish nature and makes no bones about his lack of interest in helping Israel. It is not anti Semitic to criticize Soros’ attempts to destabilize and radicalize the US.

The polls are meaningless until Dominion has voted.

I am so burned out on stories about this election. The Dems will steal it. Get back to us when it’s over.

If it weren’t for wide and wild accusations of various types of personal bigotry, Democrats would have no debating points at all.
“Ad hominem per innuendo.”

    Ben Kent in reply to henrybowman. | October 22, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    You know a candidate is in trouble when all he has left are smears and lies.

    The media will now carpet-bomb the Republican candidate. Censorship of any positive news on the Republican and praise for every fart emanating from the Progressive/Marxist.

Soros acts like he is deranged, crazy.

    Rabid dogs should be put down.

    Milhouse in reply to JohnSmith100. | October 24, 2021 at 1:47 am

    No, he doesn’t. There’s nothing crazy about anything he does. He’s not even malicious. He’s simply a true believer in values that are contrary to ours, and are hostile to our society. He believes that destroying America and its vassal Israel will bring on a new and better world. Many people over the past century and more have fallen for the same fantasy. He’s an enemy and must be stopped, but imagining mental illness doesn’t help.