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Capehart on PBS: If Democrats Lose in Virginia, ‘Concern Works’ and ‘Whiteness Is a Hell of a Drug’


On Friday’s PBS NewsHour, they lamented the shut race for governor in Virginia of their weekly roundup, and Washington Submit columnist and MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart spat out that “white grievance” was guilty, and “whiteness is a hell of a drug.” 

Anchor Amna Nawaz sounded like AP, that “Democrats have not a misplaced statewide race since 2009 within the commonwealth. Why is it as tight as it’s?” She performed a soundbite of Barack Obama touting Democrat Terry McAuliffe, however ignored the half the place he implied that considerations over two sexual assaults by a teen boy in northern Virginia excessive colleges are a “fake outrage” and a “trumped-up tradition struggle.”

Nawaz then went after the Republican: “Glenn Youngkin, in the meantime, has been campaigning with officers who’ve repeated the lie of mass election fraud.” When was that? The one visitor Youngkin’s marketing campaign has touted within the final week is nation singer John Wealthy, who sang for the candidate in Blacksburg.

She added the unproven declare “He is been leveraging parental anger over Important Race Idea, which is not being taught in colleges.” She did not point out the Youngkin marketing campaign having a name for the press of black leaders who’re upset over McAuliffe’s criticism of oldsters, or Youngkin’s marketing campaign touting how black former Governor Doug Wilder praised his dedication to funding traditionally black schools. However this was nothing in comparison with NewsHour panelist Jonathan Capehart’s view of what occurs if Democrats lose: 

CAPEHART: It might present that concern and anger win the day. The truth that we’re having a dialog about Important Race Idea that’s not taught in public colleges in Virginia, it simply goes to point out how Republicans have determined that selecting at white grievance and tap-dancing with white supremacy is their means again into energy.

And if Glenn Youngkin wins, yeah, the Democrats ought to be afraid, as a result of concern works. And I prefer to say, whiteness is a hell of a drug. And going into the midterm elections, we are going to see simply how profitable it may be.

A minimum of his fellow panelist, New York Instances columnist David Brooks, talked about there was sexual assault within the combine: “I believe the swing within the final week can solely be the tradition points, the college board points. There is a case of — it is extra difficult than Republicans are making it out to appear, however sexual assault in a woman’s toilet with a fluid-gender man because the — because the alleged perpetrator. And in order that’s instantly changed into a giant factor.”

He stated the query is are “colleges imposing values that we do not agree with on us and imposing them on our children? And that has made lots of people offended. And I believe that is the problem of the final week that has actually seized folks. And the way the Democrats let themselves get on the flawed aspect of that concern is a little bit of a thriller to me. It is a no-brainer that individuals have very numerous views on gender and all these items.” 

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