My god, this is so pitiful it’s amazing: Virginia House GOP leader, Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), who I’ve heard from many Democrats is one of the biggest bullies around, is now super sad (quick, somebody call a waaaaaaaaaaambulance for this guy! LOL) because Gov. Northam had the AUDACITY to lay out a strong Democratic, progressive agenda in his speech last night. [note: you know Northam’s doing something right if it elicits the response it’s gotten from Gilbert et al — keep up the good work!] Can you imagine such a thing? I mean, a Republican governor would certainly NEVER do such a thing, right? Nor would General Assembly Republicans, with only the slimmest of majorities in each chamber, even THINK of using their tiny majorities to stack committees, kill Democratic legislation without even a floor vote, etc. Right?
Oh wait, of course Republicans would act like that and ARE acting like that — because that’s what bullies do, and people like Todd Gilbert are almost the dictionary definition of a bully. Of course, we know what happens with most bullies when someone pushes back hard against them – they often run away, whining about how unfair it all is, how mean everyone is to them, etc. Which, if you watch Gilbert’s whiny speech (see video below), pretty much fits the description. Sad! In stark contrast, check out House Democratic Leader Toscano’s mature, serious, adult response to Gilbert’s whiny rant, and ask yourself which party you’d rather have leading Virginia. The choice is glaringly obvious.