Election Night, generally speaking, was good for traditional Americans, not so good for the woke.
In a huge upset, Republican Glenn Youngkin, riding a wave of parental opposition to Critical Race Theory, beat former governor Terry McAullife, a former Democratic National Committee chair, and a real smarmy piece of work. He thought shouting “Donald Trump” would be like “Shazam” and give him super powers.
He was wrong.
And I hope you saw the acceptance speech of Youngkin’s Lieutenant Governor, Winsome Sears. If you didn’t, here’s the video. It’s eight minutes of love for her adopted country.
The daughter of a Jamaican immigrant who arrived in the U.S. with $1.75 in his pocket, and thrived, she joined the Marines before she was even a citizen. Why? She said she was willing to lay down her life for a country that had done so much for her.
I will keep the video clip and post it every time I hear the damnable lie — always from the Left — that America is “systemic racist.” She became the first Black woman to be lieutenant governor, and was bathed in cheers from a mostly white crowd of Republicans.
I will get back to Youngkin in a minute.
But first — other good news that Americans are returning to their senses.
In ultra woke Minneapolis, the idiotic ballot proposition to get rid of its police department has failed. Maybe the increasing crime rate had something to do with it. 😊 Maybe the streets soon will be safe for Mary Richards.
New York City elected retired police captain Eric Adams to replace the certifiable Bill de Blasio. He is the second African-American to lead America’s biggest city, and ran on a platform of public safety.
“I wanted people to know my story, being a dishwasher, having a learning disability, being arrested as a child, going to school at night, working in a mail room. That was the story I wanted to send New Yorkers, and they felt me. And because of that, I’m now going to be the mayor of one of the greatest cities on the globe,” the Democrat told CNN’s John Berman.
Obviously, he is not one who believes America is racist.
In New Jersey, well, we don’t know the outcome yet, but in a shocker, Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy was tied with Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli in a deeply blue state.
The Republican’s main talking points were the economy, and Murphy’s heavy-handed COVID policies.
Even if Murphy pulls it out, a message has been sent. Will Democratic leadership hear it?
The election of political amateur Youngkin has sounded an alarm for Democrats across the nation. Less than a year after Dems took over Washington, D.C., they lost Virginia, which had become a blue state. Why? Overplaying their hand.
And in Youngkin’s case, not listening to parents, both Black and white, who oppose so-called Critical Race Theory.
Tuesday night I heard — again — news anchors say “Critical Race Theory isn’t even taught below the college level.”
The two were 6ABC’s Jim Gardner and CNN’s Don Lemon.
Yes, “Critical Race Theory” is a college course, but its contents are in public schools.
What do Gardner and Lemon think parents were screaming about at school board hearings? Were parents imagining things?
What did they think Condoleezza Rice meant when she said on “The View” that white children should not be made to feel like oppressors and Black children should not be made to feel like victims? She was immediately attacked by some progressives as a white supremacist. (A growing number of Black conservatives are called white supremacists by the usual race baiters who are themselves racist in their belief that Black people can’t think for themselves. Maybe like Joe Biden telling Blacks they are not Black if they don’t vote for him.)
The “theory” itself is not taught, but its pernicious elements are scattered like apple seeds by teachers who themselves have been indoctrinated on campuses that have banned free speech, created “safe zones” and puppy petting stations for students who tremble at the thought of an imagined micro aggression.
Gardner and Lemon were in the same bubble as McAuliffe, unable to see what was right in front of them.
Parents don’t object to slavery being taught.
It already is.
What they don’t want is white children being taught they are irredeemably racist.
They are not — and many Black parents also object to this far left view of their country.
Traditional Americans spoke loudly Tuesday night.
We will see in the next election if it was a hiccup, or a sea change.