and their media enablers are playing dirty!
Remember when soccer moms elected Bill Clinton? (MTV played music videos, Jerry Springer dug through the trailer trash, and men wore mullets).
Now Joe Biden is parking FBI surveillance vans outside your school board meeting. What is that tap-tap-tapping at my telephone? In Virginia, Democrat(ic) candidate for governor Terry McAuliffe is trying to walk back the dictum he delivered during a debate: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
→ Have we been saying progressives can be identified by their arrogance?
Like the cavalry in old cowboy movies, the New York Times rushes to Democrats’ electoral rescue! Their page one headline:
“Republicans hope that concerns about critical race theory can help them
in the midterm elections.”
So that’s it! It’s political!
See what they’re doing? Hey, reliable Democrat voters, don’t second-guess our unionized educrats or you’ll play into the hands of those infernal Republicans! (Clap of lightning, whiff of sulphur.) The Times focuses on the school board recall effort in Mequon-Thiensville WI through the activism of parent Scarlett Johnson.
“There was this pyramid — where are you on the scale of being a racist,” Ms. Johnson told the Times. The video was “prioritizing race and identity” and introducing critical race theory. Time for the NY Times to demonize concerned parents as tools of the Great Conservative Conspiracy:
Republicans in Wisconsin have embraced [Mrs. Johnson]. She’s appeared on panels and podcasts, and attracted help from representatives of two well-funded conservative groups.
Notice that the mainstream news media never describes progressive interest groups as “well funded.” Back to the quote:
When Rebecca Kleefisch, the former Republican lieutenant governor, announced her campaign for governor, Ms. Johnson joined her onstage. Ms. Kleefisch’s campaign has since helped organize door-to-door outreach for Ms. Johnson and three other school board candidates.
Be afraid! Be very afraid!
The partisan stacking gets worse. Mrs. Johnson, readers are told, appeared on a podcast hosted “by a Trump supporter.” EEEK! Another citizen opposed to CRT owns a shooting range. YIKES! The WI Institute for Law & Liberty “known for promoting school choice” is proving legal aid. (As it is for Blaska’s lawsuit against Madison’s civilian police review board’s racial quotas.) HISS!
Stacking its condemnatory quotes even higher, the Times calls on retired teacher Chris Schultz: “The fact that this is being politically driven is heartbreaking.” BOO!
→ “Heart-breaking?” Might be because she is one of the four board members facing recall.
The Times summons teachers union boss Randi Weingarten, who obliges by calling the parent protest “a scare campaign cooked up by GOP operatives.” WOO-OOO! (Got white guilt? GOP operatives are standing by!)
The Times echoes the Democrat(ic) establishment by denying CRT — “an academic framework used in higher education that views racism as ingrained in law and other modern institutions” — is taught in our K-12 schools. That is a neat trick because the NY Times itself popularized CRT with its tendentious 1619 Project, which the Democrat(ic) mouthpiece now pumps into K-12 schools across America.
The 1619 Project, inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, challenges us to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation’s foundational date. Here you will find reading guides, activities, and other resources to bring The 1619 Project into your classroom.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The problem isn’t that Republicans are fighting critical race theory; the problem is Democrats are fanning racial hatred and telling parents to shut up.