If I were an average citizen my head would be spinning, this started off as people trying to make this a viral moment with these people dressing up as tiki types (what does that even mean? When did were tiki torches part of the required Nazi getup?
Then it turns out some of the tiki torch guys seem to be recognized VA Democrat staffers so people ask, “Mr McAuliffe did you know about this stunt”, which he claimed to have no knowledge.
Then the Lincoln Project claims it was responsible.
The Lincon Project claim to be Republicans but have spent the past years really only concentrating on being anti Trump. So if they are Republicans at all, they are establishment types, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney the ones that suck up to corporations and want non stop war or they are just Democrats pretending to be Republicans.
Head spinning yet? Republican supporters are like.
Now here’s the interesting part, the Republican in question Glenn Youngkin is not seen as part of the Trump base, more like he is part of the establishment and only slightly better than the Democrat. From a source that belongs in the Trump camp.
What passes for an acceptable Republican in Virginia is the Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney and John McCain brands. There is almost no difference between an establishment Republican and an establishment Democrat in this region. They eat together, hang out together, party together and generally live their best swamp life together. As a result, their election debates are usually on nuanced cultural issues.*
In the widely covered current governors race, the difference between former governor Terry McAuliffe (Democrat) and first-time Republican candidate Glen Youngkin, is very small. The clubs keep it that way; and no, they do not care about your opinion. Anyone who challenges the internecine club system in Virginia will quickly see themselves removed, and the club(s) will modify the party rules to avoid any further encroachment.
More on this story I think will follow.