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Glenn Youngkin and the Revolt of RoVa—the Rest of Virginia

Posted on Wednesday, November 3, 2021
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AMAC Exclusive – By Scott Centorino

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The political world has come to know NoVa—Northern Virginia—and its enormous sway in pulling Virginia leftward over the last two decades. 

Move over, NoVa. Republican Glenn Youngkin has beaten Democrat Terry McAuliffe in a stunning upset and America needs another introduction.

Meet RoVa— what some call the “rest of Virginia.”

NoVa, of course gets all the attention. It’s the growing, bright blue mega-suburb of Washington that turned Virginia supporting George W. Bush by over 8 points to supporting Joe Biden by ten points.

An 18-point swing in 16 years. That’s NoVa’s growth and power in a nutshell.

But RoVa is where a majority of Virginians still live. And that’s who just elected Glenn Youngkin and sent a message to the world that radical leftists and their policies are political losers.

Youngkin won because he could compete in Virginia’s urban and suburban areas outside the Washington metro area, even winning some like his hometown of Virginia Beach and run up the numbers in rural Virginia like no Republican before.

For example, when Terry McAuliffe won his first term as Governor in 2013, McAuliffe won over 40 percent of the vote in rural counties across the state like King and Queen, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, and Southampton.

As of this writing, it appears that McAuliffe didn’t even break percent in those counties.

RoVa took a stand, not just for the Rest of Virginia but for the Rest of America.

For the last several years, Virginia Democrats have pushed the limits of leftist policies—an abortion bill which essentially legalized infanticide, a relaxed approach to releasing violent convicted felons and granting them voting rights, and allowing public employees to collectively bargain against taxpayers.

But above all else, Virginia’s election centered around schools—specifically critical race theory, parental involvement, and mask mandates. Of course, it’s no coincidence that schools are where progressive activists, in concert with teacher’s unions, have had the most unchecked power in driving a radical leftist agenda.

Leftism isn’t over. But RoVa just taught its practitioners a valuable lesson on behalf of the Rest of America: we’re watching. Radicalism, even if it’s cloaked in bureaucratic legalese and the jargon of human resources-speak, is radicalism.

And the vast majority of Americans aren’t buying it.

We remember when prominent Democrats supported welfare reform instead of Medicaid-for-all.  We remember when even Barack Obama understood that a national debt of $8.6 trillion shifted “the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.”

The debt today? Almost $29 trillion.

But it’s the left’s cultural imperialism, not its financial lunacy, that’s driving the Rest of America crazy.

We remember when basic patriotism was bipartisan.

To see how far the far left has gone, just look at the crest of their last, big cultural wave—the counter-cultural movement of the 1960s.  

Sure, there were a few North Vietnamese flags flown and the early accusations of what would come to be known as “systemic racism.”

But underlying the vast majority of even the radical left of the 1960s was a love of America.

The Port Huron Statement, the 1962 manifesto of student activists, argued that “freedoms of speech, assembly, thought, religion, and press should be seen as guarantees, not threats, to national security.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. framed his rhetoric as positions of faith and patriotism more than any leader of any political persuasion in American history.

Know what the very last song played at Woodstock in 1969 was—the song that wrapped up three days of countercultural excess?

Jimi Hendrix played the Star-Spangled Banner. You read that right. 

That’s not the left today. Now, NPR only broadcasts the Declaration of Independence after offering a disclaimer.

In Virginia, Glenn Youngkin’s campaign became a symbol of opposition to the left’s cultural radicalism. RoVa was watching and took a stand.

Now, it’s the Rest of America’s turn.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

Seed for 2022 races ahead?
Won NYC Mayor Adams Pro Law Order, & NJ??

Sharon Ormsby
Sharon Ormsby
2 years ago

Grateful for my friend who lives in Virginia. Who won in NJ?

SAMSON
SAMSON
2 years ago

Praise GOD that we got rid of the evil democrat that was running VA. Pray that Glenn Youngkin carries out his duty in a GODLY manner.

Joyce
Joyce
2 years ago

Grateful VIRGINIAN here! So thankful that Glenn Younkin and the Republicans took the vote in the beautiful Commonwealth of Virginia. I hope this bodes well for 2022 Senate and House Races and 2024 Pesidential Race.

Hal
Hal
2 years ago
Well it looks like our fellow Americans in Virginia have broken thru the lies and self-serving activities of the DemocRat Party in spite of the DemComRat's effort to rig the election. I salute the voters of Virginia. I know that VA is probably infected with more DemocRat's than most States due to its proximity to Wash DC.  Thanks to Virginia's voters for leading the way to rid the political stranglehold the DemocRat Party has been able to use and abuse the voting process and stake a POTUS that is an insult to the Nation ...by turning down Hillary C's boyfriend and choosing a good person to run VA (Virginia, not Veterans Administration which still functions under the ineptitude of Joe Hidin' Biden).
J. Farley
J. Farley
2 years ago

Sooner or later people will standup and protect their God given and Constitutional Rights, we are sick and tired of being sick and tired of being called Racists, Anti-gay, being called Bible thumpers, People on the right due more to help the disadvantaged, we give our own money to help others, the Democrats give, but it’s your money they give.
The left is always going after your Guns, Guns that you use to defend yourself and your family but turn right around and import people that they know nothing about, and a substantial portion of them are Rapist, Child molesters, and Drug pushers, and Murders and people who will help them destroy you God given rights.
We should not and cannot became complacent, we need to setup and attend more rally’s send letters to the Editors of local papers, speak were ever we can and to whoever we can about the lie’s the left tries to spin, start telling your local network news that you will stop watching their News Casts unless they give you fair and balanced reporting and if they don’t, you will tell their advertisers, hit them in their pocket book for a change, I for one only watch my local News for the weather forecast.
Put the head on them for a change, run them out of the kitchen, we can win this, but we must use ever tool at our disposal, fight and you CAN make America Great again.
God Bless America, we might be waking up.

Patty deBingo
Patty deBingo
2 years ago

Praying this will be a turning point to bring our nation back. And… hope the new gov. is not a rino. I want President Trump back where he belongs… in the White House. NOW!

Linda
Linda
2 years ago

Praying for more victories like this one in 2022!
Americans, don’t give up and don’t give in!
Fight for what our forefathers fought for and our constitutional God given rights as LEGAL AMERICANS!!

Jesse Tiede
Jesse Tiede
2 years ago

Good For Virginia! It does my heart good to see my former home take a stand against the fascistic policies brought to US by the media supported Left! Now, Governor Youngkin must take action to turn VA around some of the most odorous Liberal policies, like the “an abortion bill which essentially legalized infanticide, a relaxed approach to violent convicted felons and granting them voting rights, and allowing public employees to collectively bargain against taxpayers.
But above all else, Virginia’s election centered around schools—specifically critical race theory, parental involvement, & mask mandate. Of course, it’s no coincidence that schools are where progressive activists, in concert with teacher’s unions, have had the most unchecked power in driving a radical leftist agenda.” I went to all 4 years of high school in Chesapeake, VA, as well as another year working on the economy before going into the military. Since the 1970’s, I’ve watched my former home go in a direction that was contrary to basic Human Decency, some of which, much to my chagrin, I participated in! I grew up. I changed. It’s time that Liberal Progressive Socialist Democrats do, too…

Rae
Rae
2 years ago

He gave God the credit…I feel his prayer was answered…this is purposeful…we may have another chance to save this Country…

Kim
Kim
2 years ago

I am so pleased that Glenn Youngkin defeated the far left McAuliffe in a blue state. Parents finally have had enough of the stupidity spewing from these liberals…the ones who think they know better than the parents what is best for their own children. Thank goodness for McAuliffe’s “honest opinion” of where parents stand concerning what is taught in schools.

The economy, though, was first on the list of voter concerns, and VA is ranked 49th in best states to do business. If Youngkin, a businessman, can get the VA economy on the right track, the rest of the country will take notice. I think I can hear a faint echo of Donald Trump’s footsteps… Even New Jersey is close to seeing a R governor! The final count won’t be in until Friday, apparently, but the R candidate is ahead of Murphy by 1100 votes. Stunning.

Maybe the country is turning around and seeing sense in more conservative ideals and what they mean to a family’s financial well-being. Because of the idiocy coming from the dems on each issue, being tied to the D party can only equate to being feeble-minded or, at best, terribly uniformed. Change is hard, but these races are seeing voters switch alliances in huge numbers. This is great for the mid-terms and for the big one in 2024. Let’s keep this ball rolling.

Jeffrey T
Jeffrey T
2 years ago

Two days ago, pretty much all network “news” were saying McAuliffe will win and, “Trump’s endorsement of Youngkin was hurting any hope for a Youngkin win” and the like. Apparently people are getting off of the HATE Prsident Trump train and starting to understand that if we fail to stop the leftists’ assault on our country, we stand to lose our great nation. I pray this will be indicative of future elections.

BwaHa
BwaHa
2 years ago

I have no dog in this fight other than I’m happy as all get out to see yet another somewhat conservative Republican (though I’m non-partisan) win a race in a leftist leaning state. Youngkin’s election that effectively defeated the liberal sitting guv’nor of Virginia, liberal democrat career politico McAuliffe via a tight election suggests to me even some of the liberals and middle of the road folks are all about change! We’re all tired of trying the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. This Youngkin win shot that whole idea down. Now maybe we can start seeing some conservative values being installed throughout Virginia again. Another great state reclaimed from leftist tyranny. Great job VA voters! Y’all did good!

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!

FJB LET’S GO BRANDON!

Adonis
Adonis
2 years ago

Kamala was right in one of her pre-election comments, an outcome of Virginia gubernatorial election will be good prediction of things to come in 2022 and beyond. The only problem is that in her little mind , her hubris, and arrogance of power she never even considered what the real and consequential outcome this could be, and it is. So here we go Kamala, you were right, eat your words.

BwaHa
BwaHa
2 years ago

Why would anyone be ashamed of being an American? I’m more proud of being an American today than I have been in quite some time… since the left tried to take over the guv’ment during the alleged “riot/takeover”. I won’t let any liberal tug on my nose ring for anything.

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

Peter Steven Petroski
Peter Steven Petroski
2 years ago

Awesome news!

Janine Easterwood
Janine Easterwood
2 years ago

Hey RoVirginians, I voted early for our man Youngkin, and I live in Northern Va, Fairfax County specifically. I don’t think I am the only one, but Republicans only had one little table out front of the voting station, while Dems had a whole bunch of volunteers. (I’m guessing they weren’t paid to be there). I did my lonely happy-dance this morning!!

Sally Duncan
Sally Duncan
2 years ago

Yes, and in some places, it is an uphill battle. Biden is so distructive to our country because he cowtows to the radical left. He really sees himself as being a winner by doing so and would like nothing better than to destroy this country. Lets go Brandon!!!

Denise
Denise
2 years ago

Best news I have heard this year. Time to take our country back! God Bless America!

Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen
2 years ago

All the ( D ) communists are about is 4 things:
TAX – SPEND – LIE – CONTROL ( all aspects of oour life ! ! ! )

Gary
Gary
2 years ago

What amazed me about the election yesterday , was the fact that so many of the races were very close . When you consider last summer’s gangs of DEMOCRATS rampaging through so many cities , burning and looting , I wonder how the DEMOCRATS could get so many votes . Who votes for marauding gangs of DEMOCRATS rampaging through so many cities ? Are memories so short ? Such results tell me that REPUBLICANS must not let their guard down . Republicans simply must re-double their efforts to clean up our election laws , and to focus on election integrity . They should not become complacent . The fight is still on . Stay vigilant !

Rosalee Cavanaugh
Rosalee Cavanaugh
2 years ago

Woke up this morning and saw the results of the election. Yes, he won for all of the States. Go Brandon

Kenneth Jackson
Kenneth Jackson
2 years ago

Some are calling his win “bloodbath”. While it’s wonderful news, it’s hardly a bloodbath. We need to double down and create a nationwide bloodbath. When that happens, we will have accomplished a monumental task.

RLH
RLH
2 years ago

One term with Terry was more than enough!

David Spade
David Spade
2 years ago

I am not certain the the Marxist Democrats can’t change their “tune” on the far left turn that they have made. That may be good for conservatives because it is very easy to see and citicize the stark differences. On one hand, I would want to see those very apparent differences to be brought to the public’s attention each and every day. On the other hand, I can hear the alarm clock going off for the main stream of the Democrat party…..eventually they will wake up to reality in America. They know that they cannot win elections by pumping up this Marxist policy agenda forever. They will either have to bring the rhetoric back to the middle or risk losing their voter for an awfully long time.

Walter
Walter
2 years ago

Glad GY won. What idiots voted for TM and how many were fake mail in votes?

Pete from St Pete
Pete from St Pete
2 years ago

Now that the Repubs have won the governorship and the House of Burgesses (what ever that is) it is important that they deliver a good government to their voters if they don’t want to end up one time wonders. Straighten out the school system, scrap Critical Race Theory and listen carefully to the voters. Do not push to outlaw abortion; polls show the majority of voters do not want to do so at this time. Don’t let the voices from the members of the Swamp who live in Fairfax County overwhelm you. Be open and truthful with the voting public at all times. Good luck.

Sheree Ellen Fortier
Sheree Ellen Fortier
2 years ago

So glad to hear Youngkin has won! With the confidence in which Biden remarked that McAuliffe would win, I was truly expecting his win, by cheating!
We’ve been praying for you in Virginia, way out here in Washington state!

C Griff
C Griff
2 years ago

Whaddya know?!? Maybe we CAN still pull off an honest election yet! Hallelujah!

Paul W
Paul W
2 years ago

Congrats to Glenn Youngkin and the YUGE Red Sweep!!! 11/2…great red pill day! LET’S GO BRANDON!
PS I despise mlb, but so fitting that the Atlanta Braves won the WS after the clowns at mlb yanked the All-Star game out of Georgia. Those idiots got the “Tomahawk Chop”.

Kashoub
Kashoub
2 years ago

Port Huron still hasn’t lived the rest of that statement down. Lol

Steven Coughlin
Steven Coughlin
2 years ago

While last night’s election results were very welcome news, Republicans and Conservatives need to stay on the offensive every single day going forward. If and when the Republicans win back control of Congress and the White House , they’d better govern correctly and with backbone, or they will find themselves back in the minority during the next election cycle. This is how politics works in America. Those on the right and especially RINOS need to stop cow towing to the Left and realize these people are the enemies of freedom. On another note, has anyone noticed that those on the Left never say anything good about America?

Charles Alvarado
Charles Alvarado
2 years ago

Go MAGA !!! Congratulations and all support to the Youngkin administration. We patriots are with you. You did the improbable. Don’t forget to thank President Trump for his assistance in getting you his MAGA base support.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 years ago

Thank goodness a PUB. got in. Kyle L.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 years ago

Dont remember what county it was butexit poll showed black women voted for McAwful by 80 %. Just shows you what welfair will do. Kyle L.

Becky
Becky
2 years ago

What a joy this was to wake up to today! Thank you, Virginia.
Conservatives must keep up the fight, the pace, and the momentum to end this Communist attack against America.
We are the last bastion.
There is nowhere else to run to.

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

Yes, what an uplifting article exposing how the MAJORITY rejects the failed policies and politics if the communist democrat partying!
We the People believe in America,Our Constitution, the Rule of Law, Religion, personal responsibilities,honesty ,Opportunity for all and Freedom!!!
This garbage the useless democrats and their Marxist pals espouse is NOT AMERICA!

Their destruction of America,divisiveness, hatred,cheating,corruption and open borders are NOT acceptable.
Throw them out with their 50 year failed ideas.

Kenneth D.
Kenneth D.
2 years ago

Yes, once AGAIN, it appears to be the GOP’s turn at the plate, as the political establishment pendulum swings back to the right and America once AGAIN expects assertive actions and initiatives from the representatives they have chosen from the political herd. Too many times this has been the case, only to watch as the GOP career politicos bask in victory’s tenuous limelight while their leftists counterparts go back into the shadows to lick their wounds and plan their next strategic and tactical assaults on America’s constitution and personal freedoms.
They do this because they “know” the apathetic and often politically incompetent GOP will once AGAIN fumble the ball on the 1-yard line and a gullible electorate will swallow the left’s slick rhetoric and giveaway promises.
I truly hope a new breed of conservative statesmen/women will arise from the GOP ranks to flush out the old guard of career “go along to get along” politicians who have played patty cake with the post-60’s Democrats for decades while America’s political, economic, social and cultural foundations crumbled. As Donald Trump aptly, and sometimes arrogantly, demonstrated, in a war for America’s survival and future, you must never submit to playing nice against a known and ruthless adversary.
Let us see whether the true conservative patriots have actually learned anything during the past 5+ decades….

Karen
Karen
2 years ago

Halleluia!!!!!!!!!!!

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