In a rare turn, we must applaud LG Northam for his realism (a virtue not shared in the laughing-gas-infused echo chamber of DPVA) when he acknowledged and complimented Speaker-designee Kirk Cox at last night’s dinner for VirginiaForever, and looked forward to working with the certain Republican majority in 2018. This exposure to reality, accidental or not, for Virginia Democrats must be painful.
Unfortunately, the polls are sinking for LG Northam, and while he may not get to make good on his olive-branch, we appreciate it all the same.
His good nature, however, does not seem to extend down the ticket. Justin Fairfax has been cut from Dem literature targeted to NORTHERN VIRGINIA. So, just to be clear, the only non-white-dude on the ticket, in the most diverse region of the state, from which flow the majority of democrat votes, has been canned. It’d be sad if it wasn’t such good farce.
The reins holding the bit in the mouth of the ticket are being held by an international, DC-based union group, LiUNA. Apparently they are not fans of Fairfax’s opposition to the ACP, putting a union *gasp* on the clear opposite side of the Dems’ base. This will be a great topic for conversation when Sullivan, Levine, Simon, and company return to Richmond to crow about Republicans bowing to their donors, and the “party of old white men.”
VA GOP Caucus