Leftists tend to live detached from reality as they so often indicate, and they’ve done so again in recent days as they rushed to blame Virginia’s Glenn Youngkin for not reacting quickly enough to a snowstorm that strained thousands of motorists on I-95 earlier this week.
There’s just one problem, though: Youngkin is not officially governor of the Old Dominion yet; Democrat Ralph Northam still is until this coming weekend.
Not that either man could have stopped a snowstorm, however, but we digress.
PJ Media’s Cameron Arcand:
As Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia dealt with the traffic jam of the century, which left some drivers stuck on the road for over a day because of heavy snow, liberals on Twitter decided to blame Republican Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin as opposed to the person who is really in charge– Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam.
“Does Virginia’s new Governor Youngkin know people have been stranded on I-95 for 15 hours? With no help in sight?” one user, who later deleted her tweet, asked.
Youngkin is going to be sworn in next Saturday, so this has nothing to do with him. But the tweets somehow go downhill from here.
Meanwhile, South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Fred Grimm responded to investigative journalist Jim DeFede’s tweet about the situation on Tuesday morning, with another incorrect take.
“Collateral damage between Glenn Youngkin and the wrath of God,” he tweeted.
Collateral damage between Glenn Youngkin and the wrath of God.
— Fred Grimm (@grimm_fred) January 4, 2022
Others also chimed in to blame Youngkin, falsely, for ‘failing as governor’ — though again, none of them bothered to explain how any governor, right or left, is supposed to interdict a snowstorm or wave a wand to magically make snow and ice disappear.
@GlennYoungkin Virginia governor are you safe and warm?
I95 has been a parking lot since 3 yesterday afternoon
This is a glimpse of the Governor Virginia elected
— Lisa (@rexrode1967) January 4, 2022
So, where’s Republican Gov Youngkin in this I-95 mega-disaster???? 48 mile shutdown for hours & hours in VA & he’s nowhere to be found. This never happened under Dem Gov Northam—or any other Gov for that matter!!!!! Shame!
— Scott D. Rhodes (@ScottdrhodesD) January 4, 2022
Others, including The Hill columnist and Fox News contributor Joe Concha, reminded Twitter users who really is still governor.
In a related story, Ralph Northam (D) is still Governor of Virginia. https://t.co/ZtC4vDjLuH
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) January 4, 2022
Youngkin hasn’t even been sworn in, yet.
Democrat Ralph Northam is the current governor.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) January 4, 2022
Ralph’s hood must be covering his eyes
— Rob VanWormer (@Rob_VanWormer35) January 4, 2022
Northam is governor until January 15th. So yes this is literally happening under Dem Gov Northam.
— The triggered left (@hafools) January 4, 2022
Younkin will stop the snow
— Kevin Jones (@sts124) January 4, 2022
Remind me again who the governor is?
— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) January 4, 2022
He’s not governor yet. He does not take office until Jan 15.
The CURRENT governor is Democrat Ralph Northam.
So, yes, this happened under Dem. Ralph Northam.
— Shay Patrick Cormac (@ShayCormac_1) January 4, 2022
LOL ! “On Saturday, January 15, 2022, Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin will be sworn in along with Lieutenant Governor-elect Winsome Sears…… “
— Justplainbob (@Justplainbob1) January 4, 2022
Typical… right down to the “Republicans” like Jonah Goldberg blaming Youngkin rather than the DemoKKKrat governor who’s in until Jan. 15.
Glenn Youngkin Gets Blamed for I-95 Traffic Snarls As Actual Governor Ralph Northam Appears MIA https://t.co/UOTo52F1l4
— Howie Carr (@HowieCarrShow) January 4, 2022
Eventually, Northam spoke about the mess on I-95, nothing that it was essentially an act of nature and that no one is ‘responsible’ but that things were getting done as fast as humanly possible with, oddly enough, an assist from ‘the weather.’
“Obviously, VDOT folks have been working through the night,” he said at a news conference, WTOP-FM reported.
“And with the sun up now, that will certainly help us, but we need to get people off the road. We have food, warming shelters in place, and we’re getting to these individuals as fast as we can.”