Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent gets something wrong here that a lot of Democrats still believe about the gubernatorial election in Virginia. Yes, critical race theory in schools played its part in the election, but exit polls showed that voters’ top concern was the economy. Of course, Terry McAuliffe did himself no favors when he declared that parents shouldn’t have a say in their children’s curriculum, and it hurt him badly.
Sargent seems to think Virginia voters fell for a fake CRT scam (which was much bigger news on MSNBC than it was in the voting booths) and now “cheerful suburban dad” (is that an insult?) is ready to destroy lives with his Republican agenda:
Cheerful suburban dad Glenn Youngkin convinced many Virginia parents that their children were under threat of CRT indoctrination.
Now Republicans in the state plan to:
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) January 12, 2022
— Brian Doherty (@BDOH) January 12, 2022
God willing. https://t.co/1QD33jHcux
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) January 12, 2022
Sounds pretty awesome https://t.co/XnFXQtf2nL
— William (@SouthernSummr) January 12, 2022
All good things https://t.co/jCObwBHCH2
— Senator eekers🇬🇧🎨 (R-NY) (@38_eekers) January 12, 2022
There's still two weeks of early voting, as opposed to an insane 45 days, so not exactly a threat to democracy. And Voter ID is popular even with black voters. This is not exactly a threat to voting rights. https://t.co/6i7DbaD4zx
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) January 12, 2022
We absolutely need to change the early voting. 45 days is *insane*. It's a relic from when early voting was just "in-person absentee," which required an excuse. Very few people used it. People should not be voting en masse in mid September. https://t.co/g0g24YfnUq
— Tony (@realtonysm1th) January 12, 2022
Tired argument I make that bores people to tears but 6 weeks of early voting is not a good thing https://t.co/oLBB8hBUAv
— Nwlaguy (@nwlaguy) January 12, 2022
Setting aside that Youngkin has proposed none of this and all of it has to get past a D senate…so what?
Voter ID has 60% approval *among democrats*. The min wage hike is a buck. The cut to early voting keeps 2 weeks of early voting.
This is supposed to be shocking? https://t.co/baP3PnC1pe
— Boop (@factory123) January 12, 2022
Maybe if Terry McAuliffe hadn't gone all-in against parents being involved with their kids' education and maybe if the federal government hadn't solicited a letter from the NSBA suggesting concerned parents were domestic terrorists things would be okay for you. https://t.co/8y3SEQP3OX
— Joe Cunningham (@JoePCunningham) January 12, 2022
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) January 12, 2022
BASED BASED BASED BASED https://t.co/Msa3JgPgmy
— Josh (@Joshua4570) January 12, 2022
Sounds like a solid agenda. https://t.co/v4uwobHmAr
— Aaron Lockhart 🇺🇸 (@arabbitorduck) January 12, 2022
It does, and yes, it is what Virginia voted for. Not surprisingly, most of the anger in the replies is directed at white women who are racists who didn’t want slavery taught in school. White women got blamed for Trump’s election too, so … maybe don’t try so hard to turn them off?
Class is in SESSION: Winsome Sears SCHOOLS CNN’s Dana Bash on CRT being taught in Virginia schools and OH HELL YEAH (watch) https://t.co/SF5qgMju9j
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 22, 2021
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