by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
An overwhelming majority of white women voters with no college degree helped propel Virginia governor-elect Glenn Youngkin to victory over Democrat Terry McAuliffe, and some in the liberal media claim that they know why.
‘As a student of American history and a person of color, I never underestimate the white, hot rage, anxiety, and resentment of a Karen scorned,’ wrote Wajahat Ali for The Daily Beast in a piece titled, ‘You Damn Karens Are Killing America.’
‘When push comes to shove, many white women in this country have historically shoved people of color out of the way,’ Ali claimed.
‘I can assure you,’ declared MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross on Wednesday. ‘Black voters in Virginia are not shocked by the so-called Youngkin shocker.’
‘This is about the fact that a good chunk of voters out there are OK with White supremacy. Let’s call a thing a thing.’
‘Actually, scratch that. They are more than OK,’ Cross concluded.
MSNBC host Joy Reid also saw bigotry bubbling below the surface of Youngkin’s appeal.
‘[Republicans are] dangerous to our national security, because stoking that kind of soft white nationalism eventually leads to the hard-core stuff,’ she said on election night, claiming that the GOP is conditioning voters to accept, ‘soft racism.’
And like clockwork far-left pundits smeared many of the same Americans, who previously helped put Democrats in the White House.
White women with little or no college education were an important part of Biden’s coalition in Virginia in the 2020 presidential election.
44% of these voters supported Biden, nearly matching the percentage of white men with college degrees, who went for the now-president. But in 2021, the group swung 37 percentage-points towards the GOP.
They backed Youngkin by 74% to 25% for McAuliffe, according to exit polls.