Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, former governor of Virginia, is challenging Glenn Youngkin as Republican challenger to his job as governor for the commonwealth. McAuliffe wishes McAuliffe was against Donald Trump.
McAuliffe was so determined to tie Youngkin and Trump, that the Democratic candidate created a joint event when Youngkin failed to attend any Youngkin campaign rallies. Guess how Glenn Youngkin will be finishing his campaign? McAuliffe asked the crowd Monday night at his campaign event, “Guess how Glenn Youngkin is finishing his campaign?” according to POLITICO.He is attending an event in Virginia with Donald Trump.
However, this was incorrect. Trump has not been to Virginia in the past and has never visited Virginia to run for Youngkin’s support. Trump did host a “tele-rally” last minute for Youngkin, but it did not include the candidate.
McAuliffe has tried to associate Youngkin with Trump several times now. Youngkin released a response campaign ad, mocking McAuliffe’s use of the word TrumpSo many times.
Trump is now the Republican Party’s de facto leader. Few Republican political leaders are ready to criticize him, or risk alienating their supporters. (Those who had denounced him were immediately marginalized. So it’s fair for Republicans to own this association. Trump is their man and they must answer for him.
But if Youngkin has to answer for Trump—someone he has taken great pains to avoid—shouldn’t McAuliffe be held responsible for the company he actively chooses to keep?
McAuliffe will close his campaign by elevating Randi Weingarten to the position of American Federation of Teachers President. Randi is the person who has more responsibility for the U.S. schools’ total abandonment of family responsibility during the COVID-19 epidemic. “When history books will be written about the reasons why U.S. schools K-12 were less open than others in rich countries, Weingarten is on the cover.” Reason‘s Matt Welch.
McAuliffe gave the impression to parents that he doesn’t believe they have a right to control school curriculum. After this was a controversial comment, McAuliffe tried to rebut it. But Weingarten’s view on the matter is abundantly clear: She recently tweeted a link to an opinion column in The Washington PostThis article was entitled “Parents say they are able to influence their children’s school curriculum.” They do not. Weingarten also added: “Great article on parental rights and public schools.”
Excellent piece about parents’ rights #publicschools. https://t.co/0DMghTjRBN
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) October 25, 2021
McAuliffe must also agree to this view by any reasonable standard.
Chris Hayes, MSNBC’s Twitter Account Manager writesHe said that he is intrigued by “education” issues being raised in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. However, the complaint about schools seems to have changed. He said, “A year ago, it was about the fact that schools are still being closed!” He tweeted. “Then, they opened it and it was both the masks” and critical race theory.
However, there is an obvious connection. Working families were asked to sacrifice a lot during the epidemic. Parents were expected to be more involved in the school day, including ensuring their kids turned off their computers and log into online classes. Many parents found this a difficult task. Many parents were not happy with what they saw and had questions about the curriculum. Now schools have reopened—though constant COVID-19 induced closures continue to cause frustrations—and parents are suddenly being told that they shouldn’t be so involved, that it’s the job of school boards and government officials to educate the kids.
Undoubtedly, many parents are at their wits end. It is that is why education has become the most important issue in the Virginia governor’s race—and why it was such a mistake for Democrats to ignore irate protesters at school board meetings, or worse, insult them as potential “domestic terrorists.”
McAuliffie suggested recently that he was proud of Virginia’s school system. strongly impliedHe had even sent his children to public schools in the commonwealth. He stated, “We have a wonderful school system here in Virginia. Dorothy, my wife, and I have had five children there. Of course, parents are involved in that.”
McAuliffe had four children who attended private schools.