There were some pretty hot takes running up to the gubernatorial election in Virginia last fall. Juan Williams said that âparentsâ rightsâ was just code for white race politics. Jennifer Berkshire, co-author of âA Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of School,â tweeted that âparentsâ rightsâ was âa centerpiece of a GOP that is increasingly hostile to public education AND democracy.â The assumption, apparently, was that it was those white suburban parents who ruined everything with their made-up concerns over their kidsâ education; blacks donât care what their kids are taught or exposed to, we guess.
There are also a lot of pretty hot takes that Glenn Youngkinâs âcheerful suburban dadâ persona was just a facade hiding radical right-wing politics, like leaving it up to parents if their children wear masks to school. Democratsâ embrace of the teachersâ unions and disdain for involved parents cost Terry McAuliffe a lot of votes, but it looks like theyâre sticking with that narrative. Watch as they sit silently as Youngkin reasserts parentsâ rights to be involved in their childrenâs upbringing and education.
WATCH: Democrats refuse to applaud when @GovernorVA @GlennYoungkin tells parents they âhave a fundamental right, enshrined in law by this General Assembly, to make decisions with regard to your childâs upbringing, education and care. And we will protect and reassert that right." pic.twitter.com/TMTVLkI5U4
â Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) January 17, 2022
Seriously, cling to critical race theory, which you donât believe is a real thing but will defend even if it costs you an election.
That's actually kind of terrifying.
â Whitepilled Joe (@FormerModerate) January 17, 2022
â Will Ritter (@MrWillRitter) January 17, 2022
â Blake Arrington (@makeitwrite1128) January 17, 2022
Wow.. thatâs so revolutionary, parents having a say in their childrenâs lives..
â HoldenC1981! (@HoldenC1981) January 17, 2022
Solid strategy they should ride hard into the fall.
â Kaiser Bill (@WaivedSAP) January 17, 2022
A visual reminder of who gets money from teachers.
â Steve (@Steve56666007) January 17, 2022
That this is controversial is bananas.
â LonnieB (@LonnieB46409797) January 17, 2022
If you have kids how could you not want to walk away. #redpill
â Tom Fox (@tomfoxcon) January 17, 2022
It's astonishing how everyone can't agree with this promise.
â Ray eppsđŽ (@mkerd1976) January 17, 2022
The implication is that the Dems believe the children belong to the state.
â mallen2010 (@mallen_2010) January 17, 2022
This is why they may lose all of their seats in every State.
â Michael StewartâŞ (@We_Have_It_All) January 17, 2022
He scares them, love to see it
â Sgt. Griswold (@Sgt_Griswold) January 17, 2022
If I'm a voter, that's all I need to see. Dexit.
â CSR57 (@CSR572) January 17, 2022
Never has so much been said with silence.
â Rich Saunders (@RichSau61052334) January 17, 2022
And that arrogance is why they lost VA and why it's quite likely they will lose hard in the midterms.
â Rembrandt van Rijn (@RembrandtvanRi9) January 17, 2022
Save the video for election ads. #brilliant
â đşđ˛âŚď¸RollinOnTheRiverâŚď¸đşđ˛ (@riverstrolling) January 17, 2022
Democrats are just trying to protect children from the science deniers who want kids to die from COVID instead of learning about slavery.
âBlack parents would DISAGREE with you, jacka*sâ: Juan Williams REKT for claiming parentsâ rights is just code for âwhite race politicsâ https://t.co/GoMZLQ6Iax
â Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 1, 2021