See below for the full video of – as well as some reactions to – Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s weird, uncomfortable, awkward rally with far-right-extremist Michigan gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon last night. In particular, check out Youngkin’s entrance, clapping his hands over his head to the song “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum (“Prepare yourself you know it’s a must; Gotta have a friend in Jesus; So you know that when you die He’s gonna recommend you; To the spirit in the sky)” and making “Trump look like Travolta.” Heh. Then, Youngkin’s remarks to the sparse crowd began as follows:
“How about Tudor Dixon?!? Hellloooo Michigan! Tudor! Thanks for those INSPIRING words, and oh by the way, the spirit is in the sky! You know, when I was flying down [sic] here this morning, I was thinking about all of the things that make Michigan great – that great Michigan promise – and there I thought about my very first car…a Dodge Coronet station wagon…the most important thing about that car was that it was manufactured in Michigan…that first sense of freedom…to be in charge of your own life…we can’t take that spirit for granted, because there are people trying to take it away from us…because they feel that big government and bad policy are the right answers…they’re trying to extinguish that spirit of freedom, they’re trying to steal it from us…I watched it happen in my beloved Virginia. It’s what happened when progressive liberal leftists tried to turn Virginia into California. So last year we ignited the spirit of Virginia…Life in Virginia had gotten pretty bleak…[Youngkin then ran down a litany of supposed horrors with COVID, crime, schools supposedly being trashed, etc.,]…Does this sounds familiar, Michigan?…[Youngkin then claimed he was written off by pundits, media, etc.]…We have to elect Republicans all over Michigan and all over this nation and it is starting right here, right now by electing Tudor Dixon as your next governor in the great state of Michigan…Tudor is a cancer survivor. Tudor is a mother. Tudor is a patriot. I don’t think anybody can say those things about Gretchen Whitmer…”We are done [with the radical – sic – policies of Gretchen Whitmer and Joe Biden]…”
On and on it went, blah blah blah, the usual right-wing talking points, blather and (wild) lies in support of a far-right-extremist gubernatorial candidate who thinks insane stuff like “the bond that [14-year-old] rape victims will have with their babies will help them heal.” Yikes. And the most astounding thing is that there’s any audience at all for this unmitigated horse manure and inauthentic drivel. Why? What does anyone see in this – or in Youngkin, for that matter?!? It’s bizarre.
Youngkin comes to Michigan to back Trump’s candidate for governor who wants to force children to give birth after being raped because it’s “healing” for the child.
Anyone who pretended this guy wasn’t typical Trump GOP extremism in a mall vest can file your apologies by morning. https://t.co/NdH1zYdmjs
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) August 28, 2022
Is anyone there? https://t.co/b77qoZLGtW
— Susan Swecker (@DPVAChair) August 28, 2022
There’s a show called America’s Got Talent but it’s not all of them.pic.twitter.com/v50dtGMyM3
— L. Louise Lucas (@SenLouiseLucas) August 28, 2022
This is uncomfortable https://t.co/7xMqbsGWOv
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) August 28, 2022
Youngkin really is “a troglodyte in a sweater vest” with “dangerous lust for power.” Also, at least so far, there’s zero sign of any “red wave”…but sure, whatever Glenn. https://t.co/IpYlGKpCgM h/t @Powhatan_Dems pic.twitter.com/5OFwEjvoEg
— Blue Virginia (@bluevirginia) August 28, 2022