‘She’s interested in rational debate and discussion to make progress. … She’s not an ideologue…’
(Ben Sellers, Liberty Headlines) As the Trump White House seeks to drain the swamp and the Barr Justice Department increases its scrutiny of intelligence-agency corruption from the Obama era, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va. is a symbol of just how formidable an adversary the Democrats’ political machine is.
In a recent, fawning profile, the left-leaning Washington Post misleadingly attempted to portray Spanberger as a “front-liner”—a blue-dog Democrat of the people whose dynamic charisma led a district that supported Trump by a 7-point margin to suddenly switch sides.
“She’s old-school Virginia,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., of the New Jersey native. “She’s interested in rational debate and discussion to make progress. … She’s not an ideologue.”
The Post article cast Spanberger as a tireless bridge-builder, swilling buy-one-get-one-free Coors Lights at NASCAR events while touting her love of shooting.
But, in fact, the former CIA agent—who was full-throatedly endorsed by disgraced ex-FBI Director James Comey during her 2018 run—is a loyal party foot-soldier, beholden to a litany of outside interests.
Spanberger defeated Dave Brat—a rising-star in the Freedom Caucus who, in turn, had upset longtime neo-conservative incumbent House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the 2014 primary. Cantor had been criticized as too soft on immigration.
Amid the inter-party wrangling, few Virginians noticed the chicanery from forces largely beyond the state that eyed the 7th District as a plum political prize—a strategic victory in their master plot to undermine longstanding democratic institutions nationwide.
Sue Till Blue
Following the forced partisan passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, Democrats lost delegates and representatives en masse through the legitimate electoral process.
Their 2010 midterm “shellacking” saw then-President Barack Obama’s party lose unprecedented numbers in Congress and in statewide positions, just before districts were set to be redrawn.
Rather than accept the defeat as a mandate against their policy agenda, the Left took its fight to the unelected judicial branch.
The 7th District had long been a Republican stronghold in central Virginia, which remains largely conservative, with giant Confederate flags visibly waving from major thoroughfares, including Interstate 95—despite pockets of blue clustered around urban centers like Charlottesville, Richmond, Norfolk and the affluent exurbs of Washington, D.C.
But in 2016, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe—a Clinton stooge and New York native, whose own election to the office came under questionable circumstances—launched an initiative alongside then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and several other Democratic power-brokers to use the court systems to redraw districts in red states like the one McAuliffe represented.
The effort ultimately became the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, fronted by former Attorney General Eric Holder, with support from high-powered attorneys who were well-versed in stealing elections, such as Perkins Coie’s Marc Elias.
Using a “sue till blue” strategy dubiously supported by crooked activist judges and prosecutors, Virginia Democrats successfully forced the redrawing of the district maps, making the 7th District more demographically favorable to them by clipping part of its southern boundary.
In addition to getting help from the courts, it helped having well-heeled billionaire allies.
Spanberger’s campaign was able to out-raise Brat’s by a total of nearly $4 million, more than double his total—not even counting the considerable dark-money contributions through superPACs funneling resources into the race.
Many of the donations came through aggregators like ActBlue and Democracy Engine, which provide software and services deliberately designed to muddy the waters.
These fake “nonprofits” create a middle man, often so that mega-donors like George Soros can avoid scrutiny and skirt campaign finance restrictions, while the donations show up as having come from the organization instead of the actual contributor.
With many of her funds coming from these sources, Spanberger suspiciously raised nearly double what Brat did by September 2016, a fact that was not lost on her opponent.
“She raised $3 million in the last three months—which is unheard of—from Nancy Pelosi and ActBlue, which is a George Soros-backed group,” Brat told WRVA in October 2016.
“It’s her largest bundler which raises money, and that is the group that is behind the resistance movement across the United States,” Brat said.
While Soros-linked groups such as Democracy Alliance also use ActBlue—a widespread, go-to platform for radical leftist activism—Brat was not able to establish a direct link between the Hungarian plutocrat and his opponent’s campaign.
Even so, Spanberger’s donor list was hardly lined with the groundswell of 7th District ‘old-school Virginians’ clamoring for change that The Washington Post suggested she was fighting for.
Among her top donors, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, were: Alphabet (the parent company of Google), pro-abortion group Emily’s List, Palestinian advocacy group J Street, and the University of California.