2021 Election is a referendum on education

Tuesday is going to mark another cosmic realignment between Republicans and Democrats on the issues as well as the beginning of the GOP 2022 takeover.

The destruction of the Democrat Party is not all due to President Joe Biden. He is just the icing on the cake.

During the Obama years, Democrats kissed off the issue of health care with the passage of Obamacare that raised our health insurance rates while decreasing access to care. 

Progressives such as AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley gave rise to the Defund the Police movement that has completely destroyed the Democrats’ credibility on public safety. 

The issue of education will be gone momentarily. 

Until this election cycle, if voters were concerned about public education, they tended to vote for the Democrat candidate. The Virginia race for governor is going to mark the end of the Democrats controlling this issue, if GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin prevails. Gone with the wind will be the ancient teachers’ union mantra – “It’s for the children.”

Republicans have always had good ideas on education such as school choice, but not until recently did the public take a second look at the GOP on this topic. 

For two years, the Democrats have been burning this bridge with voters. During COVID they fully backed the teachers’ unions.  While parents wanted their children to learn, the Democrats supported paid vacations for the teachers. 

When Critical Race Theory was pushed by the radical progressives to be part of the curriculum, Democrats got on the bandwagon.

As parents pushed back on all the craziness of mask mandates and teaching race hatred in the schools, the Biden administration labeled parents “domestic terrorists” and had the attorney general threaten to sic the very ethical Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on them.

That set the stage for Terry McAuliffe, the former Virginia governor and Clinton’s national Democrat Party chairman, now running for his second term as governor.

McAuliffe finished off what minimal credibility he retained on the education issue when in a televised debate, he uttered the words:  “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

Bye, bye education!

2022 cannot come soon enough, because the Democrats have no message and no issues, except for one – Donald J. Trump.