Everyone can agree that the 2023 elections were a disaster for Virginia Republicans.
But there are widely different views on why it happened.
Now a top VA Republican has blasted the misguided view that ‘abortion’s a loser’ after Glenn Youngkin’s disastrous 2023 elections.
Virginia Republican Congressman Bob Good just offered his take as to why the Democrats were able to win both houses of the state’s General Assembly last week.
What’s the point of winning?
According to Good, the party’s abortion platform wasn’t strong enough.
And in fact, Virginia’s Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin pushed a “compromise” position on abortion that would still allow 94% of all abortions in the Commonwealth.
This caused pro-life voters to stay home while pro-abortion activists pushed the lie the GOP wanted to ban all abortions.
So pro-abortion radicals were able to use lies and scare tactics to turn out pro-abortion voters.
“We just came off of an election in Virginia. And the narrative now is, oh, abortion is a loser. We got to surrender on abortion. We got to give in on abortion,” Good said.
“We’ve got to be like the Democrats on abortion. Then maybe we can win elections. I would argue what’s the point of winning elections if you’re not going to fight for life?” the popular Congressman added.
Good went on in his spot-on analysis, “But beyond that, what was Virginia’s position? What was the state of Virginia’s political leadership position on abortion? We’re okay with 94% of abortions because we want a 15-week ban. And the Democrats, the other side wants 100% of abortions. So we’re going to rally in the red areas and the conservatives and the red base to fight for 6% of abortions. And I submit that’s the reason why we had low red turnout in Virginia.”
Fighting an uphill battle
“For those who are reading into that, this was all about one particular issue, that people didn’t vote on inflation and grocery prices and gas prices and crime and the border and education, everything else that we’re winning on. We lost only because everybody who voted in Virginia was voting on whether or not they could have abortions up to the moment. Abortion, you have to pay for with your tax dollars.”
Congressman Good is exactly right.
Pro-life voters in Virginia were at best unenthusiastic to a GOP campaign led by Glenn Youngkin’s “reasonable” plan to allow the killing of babies in a wrongheaded effort to appease the Left.
Meanwhile the Democrats claimed falsely that Youngkin’s 15-week ban would end abortion in Virginia.
Their fear campaign worked, and Youngkin fell flat on his face.
And Good’s analysis that selling out on life was bad politics was born out by the facts on election day.
In those races where the GOP candidate ran as a strong pro-life candidate the Republicans won.
But in close races where the Republican candidate took the Youngkin compromise position the Democrats won.
Unfortunately the people of Virginia and the preborn will be the ones to suffer from Youngkin’s sellout.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.