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Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) Photo credit: Bob Brown, Times Dispatch

by Dick Hall-Sizemore

As reported in today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch, Senate Democrats are pretty much making mincemeat of Governor Youngkin’s Day One agenda.

The Governor’s reaction? “I’m disappointed at the partisan politics that I see being played in the Senate.” What? Did he actually expect the Democrats to roll over and go along with his proposals because he had been elected Governor? And, what about the united opposition of Republicans to Democratic bills in previous years? Why wouldn’t that be considered “partisan politics”?

The Governor went on to say, “This is why I won — to actually get things done.” Well, that is how Democrats felt two years ago. The big difference between then and now is that they had the votes to get stuff done and they actually did get things done and they see no reason to allow the Governor and his allies in the General Assembly to undo those things.