As I’m sure you’ve heard, Virginia Republicans have nominated multi-millionaire Glenn Youngkin to be their nominee for governor in the 2021 election. This may not be a name you’re immediately familiar with, so I’m here to help you out! Here are 5 fictional characters that will help get you up to speed on the new leader of the Virginia GOP.
1. Fred Waterford (The Handmaid’s Tale)
If Donald Trump had his way, he’d rid the U.S. of all women, immigrants, minorities, and people who are disabled and put the rich, powerful, and white in charge just like Waterford in the “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Guess who is a dyed-in-the-wool Trump supporter? You guessed it, good ole Glenn. He is so far gone he previously refused to acknowledge the results of 2020’s fair and free election and accept that Joe Biden is the President. Then old Glenn pulled a whopping flip flop. He would fit right in Gilead.
2. Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
Donaghy is the quintessential example of the fat cat CEO who cares about nothing else but his golden parachutes and his stock options. CEO Glenn is this times ten. He is the former CEO of the Carlyle Group, the company that sold the rights to Taylor Swift’s music away from her. This Harvard grad’s net worth is $254 million. Jack Donaghy would approve.
3. Coriolanus Snow (The Hunger Games)
If you’re sensing a dystopian theme in relation to Glenn, you are spot on. In “The Hunger Games,” Snow uses his security forces to stomp out any form of resistance. Glenn is extremely pro-police and would repeal any reforms we’ve made over the years to fix this broken and racist system. Not to mention, CEO Glenn brought his own rent-a-cop to the GOP convention. Laughs in Black Lives Matter.
4. Thanos (The Avengers: Infinity War)
Have you ever met someone who describes themselves as an outsider but they possess all the privilege this world has to offer? If you have, then you understand the campaign strategy of both Glenn and his mentor, Trump. To Glenn, becoming Governor of Virginia is just another stone in his infinity gauntlet just like with Thanos’ quest for god-like power. Next he’ll be eying a run for Senate and then the White House. When is the greed going to end?
5. Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl)
I mentioned before that Glenn is filthy rich. But he parallels Chuck Bass with his ability to self-finance his own campaign for governor. Just like Chuck was able to buy his own nightclub while still in high school, Glenn cut his campaign a $5 million check. This loan to his campaign all but guaranteed the GOP nomination.
If you are alarmed by this real-life villain’s plans to trample over our rights and keep us from caring for our families and thriving in Virginia, then please join our list to keep updated on how you can stand up for progressive values now and in the future.