The Virginia train wreck has set the stage for 2020
Virginia's Del. Kathy Tran's and Governor Ralph Northam's open and public admission that their bill, H.B. 2491, allowed for the murder of a baby up until the time of birth and afterward was never supposed to happen.
Tran's and Northam's partial-birth abortion-funders, Planned Parenthood and EMILY's List, have always encouraged their candidates in Southern states to stay mum on abortion until they get into office.
For example, in the run-up to the 2018 midterms, in blue state Virginia, where there are still plenty of conservative voters and where congressional races were tight, Democratic candidates focused on health care, fair wages, and security issues. Abortion, if mentioned at all, was couched in the more moderate-sounding "reproductive rights."
Consequently, Tran's and Northam's startling and unpredictable honesty about H.B. 2491 had the Democratic Party and its pro-abortion benefactors trying to stifle any reporting suggesting that Democrats are the party of infanticide.
Less than two weeks after Tran's testimony and Northam's radio interview, headlines miraculously shifted.
Suddenly, racist photos of Northam popped up; 48 hours later, a woman named Vanessa Tyson surfaced accusing Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of forced oral sex in 2004; and days later, Meredith Watson came forward saying Fairfax raped her in 2000 when they were both students at Duke University. Amid all the scandals, Attorney General Mark Herring interjected his own story of wearing blackface in 1980.
This Virginia smashup has set the stage for 2019 in Virginia elections and nationally in 2020. Thanks to Virginia's embroiled leaders, the Democrats have become not only the party of drugs, human-trafficking, open borders, MS-13, a Green New Deal, and socialism; they have now outed themselves as the Party of Infanticide, Racism, the KKK, Sexism ("F--- the B----"), and Rapists.
President Trump and the Republican Party should get a lot of mileage out of the Racist & Rapist party's double standard. There's little doubt among conservatives in Virginia and across the nation that if these were three Republican leaders simultaneously being accused of racism and rape, Antifa, MoveOn, Black Lives Matter, the NAACP, and #MeToo would be blocking traffic, threatening riots, and surrounding the capitol in Richmond until all three resigned.
In spite of the Democrats' long history of getting away with everything, including murder (Ted Kennedy), the explosive and quickly moving chain of events in Virginia these past few weeks has made ignoring this political earthquake impossible for the media.
Virginia's providential and high-profile disaster has put the Democratic Party's sins in the national spotlight. With 2020 around the corner, the Republican Party has been given an opportunity to rebrand the Democrats out of contention.