Was the Virginia gun rights rally a huge victory for mainstream conservatism?
The NRA is based in Virginia where Democrats now control all three branches of the state government for the first time in 30 years. Conservatives did nothing to slash the growth of “big government” in the Beltway or to curtail legal and illegal immigration. They did nothing to preserve the family or marriage either. More than any other factor, it is single, college educated, brainwashed suburban White women who have killed the GOP in the state.
The New York Times, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times have all crowed about how Democrats conquered Virginia through changing its demographics. In response, the Republican minority in the Virginia state legislature railed against white supremacist garbage before the big gun rally in Richmond. It was ignored by the Democrats who have since killed several gun rights bills and pushed the red flag law through the state senate.
I was reminded of this while watching the March for Life spectacle below. This is the 47th annual March for Life. Two years ago, I wrote an article about the 2018 March for Life in which I said that I would be willing to bet a million dollars that Roe v. Wade would still stand in 2020. Every year tens of thousands of conservatives rally in Washington against abortion and nothing ever happens even though the GOP has controlled the presidency for 32 out of the last 52 years, the Senate for 15 of the last 25 years, the House for 20 of the last 25 years and have appointed 15 of the last 19 Supreme Court justices. Contrast the inaction on abortion with the speed with which the Democrats moved on gun control in Virginia or how they pushed both sodomy and gay marriage through the Republican-controlled Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas and Obergefell v. Hodges. Even after losing the White House, Senate and House of Representatives in the 2016 election, the Democrats still managed to score a big victory on criminal justice reform.
This is the first time in 47 years that a Republican president has ever personally been present to address the March for Life and give lip service to their cause. After half a century, their ideas are making headway and there is a pro-life majority on the Supreme Court. I’m confident that one day very soon we all wake up to the news that Gorsuch and Kavanaugh have paid off for the pro-life movement and that the Supreme Court has struck down Roe v. Wade.
Note: Now that the demographics of Virginia have changed, Democrats are working on transforming the state into an abortion safe haven.