Three weeks out, and the media is still largely ignoring the 2021 Virginia Governor election, because as crucial as it is, they still haven’t figured out how to get ratings out of it.
Prediction: the media will wait until the week before the Virginia election, then try to get ratings by scaring you into believing that Democrat Terry McAuliffe is going to lose for sure.
But this kind of doomsday coverage only demotivates people even worse than if the media weren’t covering it at all. Yet viewers have been conditioned to believe that listening to a pundit say “we’re gonna lose no matter what” is somehow being “vigilant.”
So here’s the real story. Democrat McAuliffe is slightly ahead of the Trump-like candidate. If the polls are accurate, McAuliffe will win. But if the polls are off by a couple points, he could lose. We can’t take that risk. So we need to whip every last vote.
This is NOT like the California recall, where all we had to do to win big was drive turnout. Virginia is a swing state. We’ll have to drive major turnout there just to win by, like three points. If we lose, Virginians are really screwed.
But this is one of those elections where we have a slight advantage, so if we put in the work, we’ll win. Now is the time. No matter what state you live in you can phone bank, do data entry, etc. Just sign up to help on McAuliffe’s site. Do it right now:
And once we get to the part where the media starts telling us McAuliffe is somehow going to lose no matter what, we have to tune that out (because it’s ratings-driven fiction), and remain focused on the facts: this is a highly winnable race, and McAuliffe has the small lead.
“But the republicans will just wave some wand in Virginia and magically win or steal it no matter what!” No. Nothing ever works that way. That’s just defeatist fiction that lazy people use to justify not putting in the work required to win, which the media amplifies for ratings.
Do you have a spare few dollars? Some of you don’t, but some of you do. If you do, donate to Terry McAuliffe’s campaign. There are enough of you reading this that even $5 or $25 or $3 a person adds up:
Can’t stress enough that while most of the other elections we care about are a year away in late 2022, the Virginia Governor race is in 2021. It’s three weeks from now. Blink and it’ll be over. That’s why we have to put in the work NOW – not wait til next time it’s mentioned.
We should also be supporting Democrat Phil Murphy in the New Jersey Governor race, which is also in three weeks. His lead is a bit more secure. But still, no lead matters unless you put in the work required to actually win. Help put Phil Murphy here:

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- January 6th Committee members are vowing to engage US Marshals if necessary against Steve Bannon.

- We’re not on “day five” of anything. The actual (secondary) subpoena deadline is tomorrow.

- Meadows and Patel are cooperating.

- Yes, the committee is winning.
- No, the committee won’t magically take action at 12:01am. This isn’t a movie. There’s a real world way in which things work.

- The committee has done a pretty good job of explaining what it’s going to do.

- Most pundits are spinning fiction just to pander to your outrage.
Meadows and Patel are expected to give depositions this week, per Reuters. If they bail last minute, they presumably face the same consequences as Bannon. But already two hostile witnesses have (seemingly) caved. This suggests they fear the consequences of not showing up.
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1) Not sure the nation is aware of how badly Andrew Yang destroyed the race for New York City mayor this year. His bumbling, no-effort vanity campaign got all the media attention, so qualified candidates got no attention, and corrupt candidates got no vetting. Then Yang imploded.
The media deserves blame for sure. But Yang knew what was going on. At some point he pretty clearly decided, consciously or subconsciously, that he didn’t really want to win. But instead of dropping out, he kept hogging the media attention while sabotaging himself.
By the time everyone figured out Yang wasn’t going to win, it was too late for qualified experienced candidates like Garcia, Stringer, and Wiley to get traction. Once Eric Adams pulled into the lead last minute, all kinds of scandals surfaced about him, but didn’t get covered.
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At this point it’s a fair bet that more Trump detractors are watching Trump rallies than Trump fans, because the media has spent the past month insisting that Trump is making a magic comeback and that we must all stare helplessly at his every move or we’re not being “vigilant.”
From literally the minute the media declared Biden the winner, it’s been pushing the “Trump 2024 magic comeback” narrative as a ratings ploy in order to survive what it knew would not be a ratings-friendly Biden presidency. The thing is, it’s not working for them.
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If Bill Maher were really trying to stop Trump, he’d be telling everyone to get out there and make sure Trump’s candidate loses in Virginia in three weeks. Instead he’s telling you Trump will win in 2024 no matter what, so you’ll stare at the screen in fear and boost his ratings.
The problem – and people like Maher all know this – is that if you’re staring at the screen in fear and dread so you can boost their ratings, you’re not out there doing any activism or work. And that’s how you lose elections.
Even though it’s extremely winnable, there’s a very good chance we’ll lose next month’s Virginia Governor race, simply because “woe is me” defeatism is off the charts – which means you’re not putting in the real world work required to win.
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After Obama won, liberal activists didn’t try to work with him to help him accomplish the agenda. Instead they sat in a park for years and protested in generic and pointless fashion – and then they acted shocked when the republicans won the midterms and stopped Obama’s progress.
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The kind of financial crimes Trump will be indicted on have a near 100% conviction rate. Even if you want to be a pessimist and say Trump has a 20% chance of being acquitted, it still means he’ll very likely be in prison before 2024. Yet the media never mentions this scenario.
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