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Liberals Pounce on Snowstorm Traffic Disaster in Virginia to Blame Glenn Youngkin, Who Hasn’t Been Sworn in Yet

Liberals Pounce on Snowstorm Traffic Disaster in Virginia to Blame Glenn Youngkin, Who Hasn’t Been Sworn in Yet

“Looks [like] Youngkin failed his first test in Va, with traffic stopped for 10-12 hrs on 95 in Virginia”

Hundreds of drivers were stranded on I-95 in Virginia this week due to a snowstorm and an ensuing traffic jam. Liberals on social media used the opportunity to bash Glenn Youngkin, but there’s one little problem. Youngkin isn’t the governor yet.

This was Ralph Northam’s problem.

And make no mistake, this was a big problem.

People on the left were all too eager to wrongly lay the blame at Youngkin’s feet.

Christopher Hutton reports at the Washington Examiner:

Social media blames Glenn Youngkin, not Ralph Northam, for I-95’s snowy traffic jam

A few liberals appear eager to blame Virginia’s Republican governor-elect for a mess he has no power over.

Some social media accounts are blaming Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin for the hundreds of drivers stuck on I-95 due to Monday’s snowstorm, though Youngkin has not been sworn into office.

“Looks [like] Youngkin failed his first test in Va, with traffic stopped for 10-12 hrs on 95 in Virginia,” tweeted Jennifer on Tuesday. “Failure for gov.”

Even noted never-Trumper Jonah Goldberg got in on the action.

Legal Insurrection’s Stacey Matthews wrote at RedState:

As the frustrations mount and the insane clips and photos of what things look like continue to roll in, some have taken to the Twitter machine to blame Republican Glenn Youngkin, who I should point out is the Gov.-Elect and won’t be sworn in until January 15th. The blame was so predominant that as I write this, “Youngkin” is trending on Twitter.

For instance, Jonah Goldberg, who we have been reliably told is a truuuue conservative or something, said on Twitter that “If I was Glenn Youngkin I’d be flooding the zone to get this I-95 crap fixed. DC suburbs are vengeful about this kind of thing.”

When he was reminded Youngkin was not yet in charge of the state, Goldberg sheepishly noted that he “thought [Youngkin] was sworn in already. Tho grabbing his truck would be a baller move.”

Some people eventually realized their error and deleted their tweets:

But the internet is forever:

Just consider this a preview of how the left will behave once Youngkin is actually sworn in and becomes governor.


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Layers and layers of fact checkers. That’s what we’ve been told.

2smartforlibs | January 5, 2022 at 11:11 am

He doesn’t take office until the 15th. This is all on Gov Blackface.

“Just consider this a preview of how the left will behave once Youngkin is actually sworn in and becomes governor.”

We are far beyond playing “nice” with these people. They are a clear and present danger to a Constitutional Republic. We’ve seen their behavior, and what drove them crazy? Trump. Donald Trump played their game and turned the tables on them, even with a one-sided media. They don’t like the game played against themselves.

“Democracy dies in malignant narrative.”

I take it as Democrats can’t wait for Youngkin to take over. BTW I love the pouncing headline. We haven’t had enough pouncing. I’m ready to pounce.

They’re like children. But with malicious intent.

American Human | January 5, 2022 at 12:06 pm

This will eventually become the truth.

Comanche Voter | January 5, 2022 at 12:09 pm

you can’t go wrong betting that some liberal somewhere will say something really, really stupid in the next 30 seconds. You’ve got a mortal lock to win.

I’m sorry, but Republican or Democrat, what is the governor going to do when you’ve got people on I-95 in a snowstorm when the roads couldn’t be treated beforehand because they were already wet and it was going to rain before the changeover to snow so any pre-treatment would have been worthless, and tractor-trailers are jackknifing and therefore blocking exit ramps? Ban driving entirely?

    henrybowman in reply to p. | January 5, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    More to the point, what is the Governor of Virginia going to do?
    Virginia people (most especially the drivers) get Anticipatory PTSD at the first snowflake.
    And rightly so, because they can’t handle driving in snow to save their lives.
    When I lived in Virginia, the Fairfax County school system once cancelled school on account of clouds (I’m not making a joke). Because they might have had snow in them.

    (Full disclosure: I now reside in the Phoenix area, where drivers can’t handle rain. There are many excuses proposed for this. One is that the rain lifts years of baked-in oil to the surface of the roads. Another is that drivers discover that their windshield wipers that have fried for four years entirely unused in the desert sun fail to operate. A third is that the bald tires they’ve been running on just fine forever don’t actually work when wet. I lean towards the second explanation — this is what the trashcan outside our local auto parts store looks like on the first rainy day of the year.)

      Not sure how long ago you lived in VA, but I remember when the brand-new Springfield Mixing Bowl interchange opened up in 2008 (I think it was 2008). What happened? Ice storm. Jim Gilmore was the governor at the time and his vehicle was stuck on one of the ramps for a couple hours.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to p. | January 5, 2022 at 6:37 pm

        Which was worse in his view? Stuck in the snow, or having to be near the peasantry?

      As a Virginian, I can’t support your analysis. We have a ski area near by therefore we have learned to drive in the snow. BTW nobody wants to drive when it’s raining. No reason for that madness.

        henrybowman in reply to r2468. | January 5, 2022 at 2:58 pm

        I recently posted a personal experience of my first year in beltway Virginia, when we drove 15 miles to our first office party, twice (the original one and the postponed one), in the snow (about an inch that was NBD to a New England native), only to find it “cancelled for snow” with no warning both times. I thought I did that here, but I can’t find it… in case I’m wrong, I won’t bore y’all with it again.

        healthguyfsu in reply to r2468. | January 5, 2022 at 9:57 pm

        I’m born and raised VA but I’ve been around a lot.

        We are middle ground for ice and snow.

        NoVA is a freak circus when anything weather happens, Western part of the state is pretty good at handling it, and Tidewater where I live is in the middle of those extremes.

        It’s very region specific. Also, we handle it wayyy better than the deep South like Floridians or Texans because the white stuff is like sunshine cancer. That said, we don’t handle it as well as West Virginia as a whole or the Northern and Ohio Valley states.

          AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 6, 2022 at 8:20 am

          The whole entire area adjacent to the 495 Beltway is a freak circus, of epic proportions. That applies to every aspect of living in that area.

          I was born and raised in that area, and I must have pissed someone off because I was stationed there four times after enlisting in the AF to get away from that freak show.

          They panic at the hint of snow, with the COVID level “go buy milk and toilet paper until it’s all gone” hoarding that comes with it.

      robertthomason in reply to henrybowman. | January 6, 2022 at 3:57 pm

      Don’t get stuck on the 101.

    Ironclaw in reply to p. | January 5, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    What does it matter? If the communists are going to play that game, we need to do it as well. Never get into a fistfight with a street brawler unless you’re willing to get down into the gutter with them because they’ll just low-blow and groin-shot you to death as you try to stay with the Marquess of Queensbury rules. So yeah, it’s Klanhood McBlackface’s fault because the stupid communists tried to blame it on a guy who hasn’t been sworn in yet.

    Milwaukee in reply to p. | January 5, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Out west, say Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado, to name a few, there are gates on entrance ramps and they close the highway. Someone should have closed the highway. Once closed, vehicles can be turned around and sent back.

    Joe-dallas in reply to p. | January 5, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    p | January 5, 2022 at 12:31 pm
    I’m sorry, but Republican or Democrat, what is the governor going to do when you’ve got people on I-95 in a snowstorm when the roads couldn’t be treated beforehand

    concur –

    Similar thoughts with covid –
    There is not much man can do to overcome mother nature.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Joe-dallas. | January 6, 2022 at 8:22 am

      Please stop trying to bring logic into the discussion. It ruins the narrative and removes the ability of tyrants to control the masses.


    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to p. | January 5, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    “I’m sorry, but Republican or Democrat, what is the governor going to do…”

    Well, the sitting Democrat governor could have closed I-95 to traffic before the storm hit knowing 8 or more inches of untreated snow would close it in any event. After the fact, he could have called out the National Guard which has lots of 4, 6, and 8 wheel-drive vehicles and even tracked vehicles to go rescue stranded people and house them in school gyms and such with hot food also prepared by the National Guard. He could have had his guard to erect large tents along I-95 which warm food and portable heaters at intervals so people who needed to could gather for warmth, lavatory facilities. In these stations he could have posted Guard medical personnel to respond to emergencies.

    He could have foreseen various emergencies and worked with his Guard leadership to prepare contingency plans to respond to disasters before they strike and put them on alert when the weather warnings indicated a severe winter storm alert. In fact, FEMA gives the states grants explicitly for this purpose, and such plans would also speak to how to declare a disaster and get federal dollars and assistance if required, such as federal military vehicles, food and shelter from Ft. Belvoir, AP Hill, and Marine Corps Base Quantico.

    I could go on.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | January 6, 2022 at 8:26 am

      What?! And bring out voters in the cold just to appease travelers passing through Virginia on their way someplace else?

      Let them sit in the cold. No one asked them to drive before a pending snowstorm. What did they think, that they needed to return home from Christmas travel or something?



      Have a stash of insulin (or acquire one) for those motorists that needed it?
      Change the electronic signs near the NC border about an impending storm instead of flashing year-old COVID warnings?

Seems like spreading misinformation to me….twitter checkers should be allll over this with the ban hammer any minute now.

It is Youngkins fault and his voters. The snow storm was Gaia’s vengeance on all Virginians for his being elected.

More proof that communists are stupid. They can’t even read a f*cking calendar.

Looks like libs are as ignorant and irrational as we thought they were.

I blame NC drivers and Tim Kaine driving north.

A poll was taken in December of 1998 asking for the approval rating as to how good of job Jesse ventura was doing as Minnesota governor. Results of the Poll were positive

Jess Ventura was sworn in as governor in Jan 1999

Several Amtrak trains were stuck for hours. Did Youngkin do that too? Maybe they were waiting for Build Back Better money or some trees fell across the tracks and caused a delay. Apparently Amtrak doesn’t carry chainsaws on trains anymore.

ThePurpleCrab | January 5, 2022 at 2:54 pm

Liberal ignorance on display.

This is Northam’s outgoing FU to the voters of Virginia for voting the adults back into office.

Pasadena Peabody | January 5, 2022 at 3:10 pm

Just recently John Kerry warned of the crippling consequences of global warming. “Ninety-seven percent of the world’s scientists tell us this is urgent,” he said.

Ninety-seven percent of the people stuck on the freeway in Virginia were no doubt prepared for global warming, but very few were prepared for snow on the road in the middle of the winter.

Unfortunately this is going to stick with Youngkin, governor or not. Stupid voters are going to “remember” how he messed up in the snowstorm and hold it against him. It won’t hurt him at the next election because he won’t be able to run anyway, but if he tries again in 2029 there will be people who’ll vote against him because of this.

    henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | January 5, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    They’re just mad at Youngkin because they can’t date him.

    CommoChief in reply to Milhouse. | January 5, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    Exactly. This is why the d/prog make absurd claims; it will stick in the minds of some portion of voters. When someone casts blame, like J Goldberg did, at a r who isn’t in office yet, but refuses to redirect their blame to the sitting d once the error is pointed out it tells us who their friends are and what their priorities are.

    ‘Fake but true….’ ring any bells? It’s the same narrative; cast the r as villains even where they have been proven to be innocent. Then refuse to back off the debunked claim because the person making the false claim wants to project motives.

We are awash in a sea of morons…

The only silver lining to this is that whatever credibility Jonah Goldberg had left in his pretending not to be a leftist is gone forever.

Acid test that they are all sure to fail….will any switch their posts to blame Northam to try and maintain a shred of credibility or will they just all slink away and scurry off with tail in crotch.

Steven Brizel | January 6, 2022 at 8:15 am

A governor elect has zero power

Youngkin certainly can’t be blamed for the traffic jam but, he is to blame for his poor choice of Education Secretary. It seems he’ duped voters by saying he didn’t support CRT and other nonsense pushed by Progressives and then appoints someone as Education Secretary who does support their agenda. What’s up with that Youngkin?

What can you expect from a low IQ, low information libtard?

Oh, this is priceless…
Do you know what the actual governor did to solve the crisis?
He blamed the victims!
I told you not to go out there!
Just when you thought Northam couldn’t possibly prove himself a bigger asshole than he already has… hold his ham!