The results of the Virginia gubernatorial race between Trump-endorsed Republican Glenn Youngkin and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe could have national repercussions.
McAuliffe, a Democrat, once appeared to be the clear favorite in the race, but that is no longer the case. Youngkin has gained steam in the last month of the race, in large part by riding the wave of anger from Virginia parents who are upset with what school boards, like the one in Loudoun County, Va., are teaching their children.
And Terry McAuliffe has only helped Youngkin climb back into the race thanks to the Democrat hack’s arrogant belief that the government, not the parents, know what’s best for America’s children.
In one of the dumbest political remarks in recent American political history, McAuliffe said during a debate that he didn’t believe parents should have a say in what schools are teaching their children.
Yeah, seriously…that is something the one-time governor of the Commonwealth said during a recent debate with Youngkin.
“I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decisions,” adding, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
However, wasn’t done making an ass of himself, because he couldn’t help it: “Listen, we have a board of ed working with the local school boards to determine the curriculum for our schools. You don’t want parents coming in in every different school jurisdiction saying, ‘This is what should be taught here’ and, ‘This is what should be taught here.’”
Youngkin has rightly seized on the remarks to add to his issue-focused campaign. So far, he has run a very strong race focused on Virginia and has not made it a national race. He is speaking to real issues that impact Virginians.
In response to McAuliffe, Youngkin said the following at a rally on Tuesday:
“This is no longer a campaign, it is a movement where we are all standing up for our children, grandchildren, our nieces and nephews. We’re standing up to say we have a fundamental right to be engaged in our kids’ education.
“Parents matter. We have a fundamental right to make decisions about our lives as opposed to having big government make them for us,” he said.
And that is how the race became tied.
The Virginia race is being closely watched by politicos to see if a Republican will benefit from the anti-Critical Race Theory rage, thus representing a bellwether race for the 2022 midterms.
Thanks to McAuliffe’s idiotic statements, Youngkin, who once was polling below 40% in August, is now in prime position to pull of a huge upset over the Swamp creature that is Terry McAuliffe.