CHANTILLY, Va. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The whole country is still swept up in the exciting win of Republican Winsome Sears.
Last week, Sears won the office of lieutenant governor of Virginia in a surprising turn of events.
When Sears flashed onto the stage on election night in a crimson-colored dress to celebrate her victory, she said she was "at a loss for words for the first time in my life." Nonetheless, she delivered an unabashedly pro-American — and Christian — speech that is still reverberating across the highly partisan landscape.
"I'm telling you that what you are looking at is the American dream," the Jamaican-born politician began.
But before Sears left the stage in Chantilly, Virginia that night, her Christian faith shone forth.
"God bless you," she told the crowd, and grateful to her staff she said, "We ran an impossible, improbable campaign. … God was exactly with us, otherwise we would never have made it."
Speaking directly to Our Savior, she exclaimed, "And so I want to finish up by thanking You, Jesus. How sweet it is!"
During her speech, the wife, mother and businesswoman explained her journey to the second-highest position in Virginia.
When my father came to this country, Aug. 11 of 1963, he came at the height of the civil rights movement from Jamaica. He came, and I said to him, "But it was such a bad time for us. Why did you come?" And he said, "Because America was where the jobs and the opportunities were."
She commented on her time in the military: "When I joined the Marine Corps, I was still a Jamaican. But this country had done so much for me, I was willing, willing to die for this country."
Sears pushed back against those forces seeking to divide Virginians — and Americans.
"They would like us to believe we are back in 1963, when my father came [to America]," she warned. "We can live wherever we want, we can eat where we want. We own the water fountains. We have had a Black president elected not once but twice, and here I am — living proof."
"In case you haven't noticed, I am Black, and I have been Black all my life," she added.
Leftist elites are not happy at all about Sears' victory, expressing their disappointment in the now expected race-baiting tropes.
Representative of this are comments from Michael Eric Dyson, the Detroit-born sociologist who attended swanky Cranbrook academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and now teaches at Vanderbilt University.
Dyson called Sears a "ventriloquist" for White supremacists.
"There is a Black mouth moving but a White idea running on the runway of the tongue of a figure who justifies and legitimates the White supremacist practices,” he smeared. "So to have a Black face speaking in behalf of a White supremacist legacy is nothing new."
He has previously delivered comparably offensive and insulting remarks about Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — among others.
MSNBC host Joy Reid chimed in with hate-baiting remarks on Election Night:
You have to be willing to vocalize that these Republicans are dangerous, that this isn't a party that's just another political party that disagrees with us on tax policy, that at this point, they're dangerous. They're dangerous to our national security, because stoking that kind of soft, White nationalism eventually leads to the hardcore stuff … to the Jan. 6 stuff.
But the next morning Sears, the first Black woman to be elected to a statewide office in Virginia, was quick to react to Reid's tirade.
"I wish Joy Reid would invite me on her show — let's see if she's woman enough to do that," the lieutenant-governor elect challenged. "I'd go in a heartbeat, and we'd have a real discussion without Joy speaking about me behind my back, if you will."
But one week after the stunning Virginia election, conservative Americans are still chanting across the country along with the enthusiastic crowd that night, "Winsome. Winsome. Winsome."