“They vote for their interests, which is preserving whiteness at all costs. When push comes to shove, many white women in this country have historically shoved people of color out of the way,” Daily Beast columnist and CNN/NYT contributor Wajahat Ali raged.
A red wave swept through Virginia Tuesday with the election of Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin, Lt. Gov. nominee Winsome Sears, Attorney Gen. nominee Jason Miyares, and the Republicans who helped take back the House of Delegates. For conservatives across the country, was the political reckoning they’d longed to see happen to Democrats since Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election a year ago.
Conservatives in other southern red states breathed sighs of relief and contentment. In their minds, Virginia was finally a lovely shade of red again, back in the fold – and home where they belonged.
But for so-called “woke” Democrats, a storm was brewing. Understandably, they didn’t feel too good about how things turned out in Virginia, especially considering the state (in particular NoVa Democrats) helped propel Joe Biden to the White House. Predictably, they blamed “whiteness” for their Tuesday drubbing.
Further enraging frustrated leftists who were trying to figure out what went wrong was exit polling showing that white women, in particular, were essential to Youngkin’s victory:
Virginia 2020 —> White women
50% Biden (D), 49% Trump (R)
Virginia 2021 —> White women
57% Youngkin (R), 43% McAuliffe (D)
A 15-point swing to the GOP with this group.
(via @NBCNews Exit Polls)
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 3, 2021
That tweet from Kapur, an NBC News political reporter, set off a firestorm of angry denunciations of “#whitewomen” (which trended for a good bit of the day Wednesday on Twitter) from the same progressives who’d previously told us that a woman’s opinion was sacrosanct and thus should never be questioned:
White women voters are footsoldiers of white supremacist patriarchy.
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) November 3, 2021
Of all the misogynists, #whitewomen are the most confounding.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) November 3, 2021
Sunny Hostin Says White Women Voted For Youngkin So They Could Pretend Slavery Didn’t Happen https://t.co/pJRReGFk8W
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 3, 2021
White women reporting for duty. https://t.co/1JPOlVeJe3
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 3, 2021
I'm assuming #whitewomen is trending for all the wrong reasons? Annnnd yup.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) November 3, 2021
Ali spent some 20 or so tweets going off on the people who voted for Youngkin, at times ripping white women and then “whiteness” in general, at one point stating that “whiteness remains undefeated” and “whiteness wins again.”
He further expounded on his thoughts in a Daily Beast piece that was headlined “You Damn Karens Are Killing America”:
It makes sense. They vote for their interests, which is preserving whiteness at all costs. When push comes to shove, many white women in this country have historically shoved people of color out of the way. These suburban, PTA moms were “segregation’s constant gardeners” who helped keep Jim Crow alive; they upheld white power at the expense of Black and brown women as they marched towards suffrage; and they even came out to derail the Equal Rights Amendment, thanks to the advocacy of conservative firebrand Phyllis Schlafly, who argued that (white) women, and their (white) families, were better under the current, unequal system that promoted patriarchy and white supremacy.
I mean he could have saved himself and readers a lot of trouble just by writing “white women suck” and leaving it at that.
Oddly enough, he didn’t seem dissuaded when it was pointed out to him (and others with similar rants) that those same white women helped elect the first black female Lt. Gov. in the state as well as a Hispanic AG, another first for the state, I believe:
#whitewomen voted for this woman.
So you can take your bullshit argument and shove it up your ass. You don't know WTF you are talking about.🙂 pic.twitter.com/Evg4mjBq7C
— HalosRamsFan (@HalosRamsFan) November 3, 2021
In Ali’s defense, maybe he wasn’t aware of this inconvenient bit of information since certain national news outlets didn’t find it relevant enough to mention in their reports on “historic firsts”:
By the way, the words "Winsome Sears" and "Jason Miyares" appear nowhere in this article.
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) November 3, 2021
USA Today has since fixed their rather stunning omission, but only after prodding from a Fox News media reporter.
As to the rants from Ali and all the rest, it just goes to further prove the point made by Fuzzy here that no matter how badly their agenda gets rejected by voters, leftists just never learn. It’s never their fault when they lose. It’s either voter fraud or “racism/sexism/etc.” from voters that are to blame, in their view. It also proves a point conservative women have long made about how Democrats really don’t give a damn about respecting a woman’s opinion unless she has the “correct” opinion and votes the “correct” way.
Having said all that, though I’m not a Virginia voter (North Carolina girl here), I am one of those “white women” who Ali and his ilk on the left frequently blame for this country’s ills when election results don’t go their way. But this “white woman” distinctly remembers Ali, along with CNN host Don Lemon and Lincoln Project co-founder Rick “Confederate cooler” Wilson mocking southern voters back in January 2020 in a laugh-filled segment where the words “boomer rubes” were uttered using a fake southern accent.
Wilson’s group admittedly tried to sabotage the Virginia gubernatorial election with a despicable last-minute tiki torch stunt. Ali enthusiastically applauded similar efforts to persuade voters against supporting Youngkin, who had the clear momentum going down the home stretch.
They failed. Bigly.
Y’all know that saying about “karma” and how it’s a “b*tch”? Yeah. That.
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