Episode 35. November 15, 2019.
CLP Topic: Vichy Republican Collaborators
Title: The Virginia GOP’s Message.
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Our podcast today examines the message the Virginia GOP sent in the November 5, 2019 election.
Some supporters of the GOP suggested that the Virginia Republicans needed to tighten up their public relations marketing message.
For example, Scott Reed, of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, noted,
“It was a rough night. The Republican Party is lacking message discipline, and that needs to be addressed.”
Tim Hannigan, a leader of the State GOP said that the Republican Party in Virginia needs to get its act together and deliver a winning message. He states,
“I think Republicans have failed to convey what we think is a winning message,”
Other observers suggested that the Virginia GOP message did not appeal to suburban voters. It was not a problem of the message, noted Austin Chambers, head of the Republican State Leadership Committee, it was a problem of marketing and packaging.
“No doubt about it, Republicans have a suburban problem. Anyone who looks at the data can see that. But the problem is a matter of substance for Republicans — it’s a matter of packaging. I don’t think you have to moderate your politics and beliefs to win in the suburbs, you just need to do a much better job communicating.”
Much of the media analysis of the Republican defeat in Virginia has focused on the shift of voter’s allegiance in the suburbs, from Republican to Democrat, based upon their hatred of Trump.
For example, the New York Times wrote,
“For the second Election Day in as many years, suburban voters demonstrated enormous political power in electing or aiding Democratic candidates in historically Republican areas, underscoring the drift of many moderate voters from the G.O.P. in the era of President Trump.”
The Washington Post noted that the 4 northern metro counties in Virginia voted overwhelmingly for the Democrats.
“Virginia now stands as a fearful avatar for Republicans of what the nation’s unrelenting demographic and cultural changes mean for the party, as the moderate-to-liberal urban and suburban areas grow, and more conservative rural areas lose ground.”
The media’s focus on the geographical difference between suburban and rural voters is more accurately characterized as a rural working class versus metro bourgeois class division.
From the perspective of the NYT, the prospects for socialism depend on urban, well-educated, suburban voters, many of them immigrants from India, who hate Trump, because he has been branded as a racist, by the socialist media.
It would not have mattered what message was sent by the Virginia GOP, or how the message was packaged.
The message that was sent by the GOP was not the same message that was received by the voters. The National GOP allowed the NYT and Democrats to brand the GOP as racist.
The suburban voters in Virginia will never vote for the racist Republican Party and the Virginia GOP will never recover from this branding.
Corey A. Stewart, the outgoing chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, said,
“The Republican Party is toast in Virginia for the next 10 years. Republicans will cease to be a serious political power.”
No amount of media public relations or packaging of the Virginia GOP message will overcome the socialist branding of the Republican Party, as the party of racism, led by a white supremacist.
The Republican Party brand is permanently damaged because they were incompetent to brand themselves as pro-worker, pro-economic growth, pro-freedom, and pro-national sovereignty.
Our podcast concludes that the Republican Party is toast, not just for the next 10 years, but permanently.
The Republican Party must be replaced with a new conservative political party that has a coherent ideology of individual freedom and national economic sovereignty that appeals to the 63 million Trump voters, and to suburban immigrants in Northern Virginia, who came to America to benefit from the national culture of liberty.
I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this is the copyrighted Citizen Liberty Party News Network podcast for November 15, 2019.
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