Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the trembling denture-sucking drunken wonder from California, decided to step in and help Democrats in a highly competitive round of elections. Pelosi, most noted for ignoring the feces-laden streets, homelessness, and raging crime in her once-glorious San Francisco, decided to appear in a series of fear-mongering videos to remind Virginia’s voters that their ability to have abortions up to and past their due dates would be jeopardized by GOP leadership.
Virginia state law currently allows abortions up to 26 weeks (about 6 months) of gestation, although progressives hope to expand access to abortion to thirteen years after the birth, especially if the teen is displaying conservative values.
Pelosi teamed up with Democratic State Senator Lousie Lucas in the star-studded videos, with such heart-pounding and original messages like “Virginia voters can defend reproductive freedoms and stop extreme Republicans from punishing women and their doctors” and “Tell Glenn Youngkin and Donald Trump to stay the h*ll out of your doctor’s office.” For added spice, the fantastic duo noted, “Democrats have momentum. Virginians will be voting to protect women’s rights, fund public education, and address the kitchen table needs of working families.”
For Pelosi, the orchestrator of dramatic moments such as pre-tearing former President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address so she could effortlessly and “spontaneously” rip it in half after his speech in 2020, video appearances were the perfect choice. It allowed disgusted Virginians to fast-forward past her crow’s feet and senseless ramblings.
But Virginia Lt. Governor Winsome Sears took a moment during a segment on local radio station WMAL to suggest Pelosi step off and go home. “Why don’t you take care of your own backyard before you start talking about us, Nancy Pelosi?” Sears said, adding, “You got enough problems of your own. Handle that first, and maybe we’ll listen to you.”
But Sears, being Sears, wasn’t done yet. She went on to challenge Pelosi about when she would “start cleaning up the filth and literal feces” on the streets of San Fransisco or address the mass exodus of people from her city.
And she has a valid point. San Francisco faces significant issues, including elevated crime rates, a growing homelessness crisis, continuous business departures, and growing numbers of residents leaving to escape the city’s deteriorating condition. The situation has become so dire that authorities caution federal and state employees, even those working in the Speaker Pelosi Federal Building, not to report for work due to unsafe conditions.
Winsome Sears, originally from Kingston, Jamaica, immigrated to the United States at six. She takes pride in her service in the United States Marine Corps. Alongside various appointments, she has held positions as the Vice President of the Virginia State Board of Education, a presidential appointee to the US Census Bureau, co-chairing the African American Committee, and part of the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
She holds the distinction of being the first female Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and the first Black female elected to statewide office. Unlike liberal Black females in prominent positions (we’re looking at you, Vice President Kamala Harris), she seldom references her race and is proud of her merit-based accomplishments. Sears was dismissive of her historic place in Virginia’s 400-year legislative history, telling a crowd of supporters, “It’s a historic night – yes, it is – but I didn’t run to make history. I just wanted to leave it better than I found it.”
Sears’s most impressive accomplishments include being a former program manager for the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, a VISTA volunteer, a trained electrician, and a successful businesswoman. However, her most cherished work involves leading a men’s prison ministry and directing a women’s homeless shelter in her community. Her educational background includes a B.A. in English with a minor in Economics and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership, specializing in government.
Under the leadership of Governor Glenn Younkin and Lt. Governor Winsome Sears, Virginia was on a promising path to prosperity. Regrettably, voters returned control of the General Assembly to Democrats, setting the state on a course of political gridlock and questionable priorities. Nevertheless, this situation presents Sears with abundant opportunities to brutally challenge the state’s House and Senate, and a nation of fans and supporters eagerly await her insights into the Democrats’ inevitable missteps.
Since her election to the second most powerful office in Virginia, her style of pull-no-punches outspokenness keeps a nation wondering what she will say next. We live for these Winsome nuggets, and she never disappoints.