The Old Dominion’s new governor, Glenn Youngkin, is on a bit of a winning streak. Over the past couple days, he’s passed a law banning mask mandates into law and won an at least temporary victory over the leftist recalcitrants in Loudoun County in a judge granting an emergency injunction against the attempt of those leftists to institute a mask mandate.
While ordinary Virginians, the ones who actually have to suffer under the weight of looney leftist mandates, are quite pleased with Youngkin’s victories, especially since his policies are just why they elected him governor, not everyone is happy that Youngkin is winning victories against the medical police state.
One such pouting pearl clutcher is leftist loser Tim Kaine, the guy who was widely mocked when he ran as Hillary’s VP and then went back to being a no-name senator from the Old Dominion.
Well, now that a remnant of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s past legacy of leadership is back in the news for doing great things, Tim Kaine is in the news trying to slander his political opponent.
Appearing on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Senator Kaine spoke with looney leftist Chuck Todd and went on a bitter, whining rant about Youngkin’s successes, especially ones having to do with the schools.
First, Todd brought up the recent massacre in the polls leftist school board members saw in San Francisco, where outraged parents forced them out by nearly 3-1 margins, and asked about how that massive defeat related to the Virginia governor’s race, which essentially revolved around school policy. In his words:
“To me, it reframes, a little bit, the Virginia governor’s race and what we saw at parental outrage and I think it’s a clearer picture for people that this was not about critical race theory, but this was about frustrations at government competence, if you will, at can you get this done, can you do what you’re saying, can you take care of our kids?
How should Democrats look at what happened in Virginia now, given what we saw in San Francisco and those school board recalls?”
In all fairness, it was actually a pretty good question: given the losses they’ve seen thanks to how they’re handling schools, what can Democrats do to start winning again?
Senator Kaine had no good answer. Instead, he went on a long, vicious tirade against the sort of people that put Youngkin in office, effectively calling them terrorists rather than owning up to the fact that Democrats have done a bad job.
First, he got defensive, saying that education in the Old Dominion was excellent thanks to Democrat leadership, ignoring all the deleterious effects of leftist policies, such as the multiple rapes in Loudoun county schools that happened thanks to how that district handled trans students. In Kaine’s words:
“Well, look, under Democratic leadership in Virginia, we have some of the best public schools in the nation, right? I mean, what do you want to look at, SAT scores, NAEP scores, the quality of our student performance, the quality of our higher ed institutions? Under Democratic leadership, it was high.
Then he tried blaming the pandemic, saying that the Democrats had done all they could do and were being unfairly blamed, ignoring that states with red governors had done far better than Virginia at getting kids back to school without forcing them to wear masks. Again, in Kaine’s words:
But, look, the pandemic has taken a toll. It’s taken a toll on parents, taken a toll on kids, taken a toll on teachers and others. And sure, there was huge frustration, and I’m not — I don’t live in San Francisco, but, what I hear is, overwhelmingly, the voters are like, you guys were more focused on renaming schools than you were on creating a learning environment that was safe. And if that happens, yeah, you’re going to find that local people will switch out their local leadership and they’ll put somebody else in.”
It was then that he got to what was likely the point he hoped would clinch the argument: those furious with the school boards for doing such a poor job handling everything are really terrorists making violent threats.
“What I worry about, and we saw this in Virginia, it’s one thing to say, I don’t like what the Loudon School Board does, it’s another thing to send a letter to their house saying, I’m going to kill you and your children. The violent threats against these poor school board members, most of whom are parents with kids in the school who want to run for next to no money, no pay, to try to do a good job. The kind of violence and threats and insults against them really go beyond the pale. I hope we can rein that back in, but you have to acknowledge it’s been a real difficult time for parents and kids.”
He’s just mad that Youngkin is working; parents that show up to protests aren’t any more terrorists threatening violence than the brave Canadian truckers standing up to Trudeau. But Kaine, like Castreau to the north, would rather call his opponents terrorists than listen to their reasonable concerns.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
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