AMAC Exclusive by: Tammy Bruce
Courtesy of iconically deep-blue San Francisco, we now have confirmation the Democrat’s woke agenda is a complete political fiasco for them. On Tuesday, San Franciscans voted to recall 3 members of the school board. This was no ordinary result—it was a landslide with all three suffering defeats reflecting a complete and utter rebuke of woke and progressive policies by over 70 percent of the voters.
Voters didn’t just fire these people—they threw them into the political volcano. It was a quiet, definitive riot sending an undeniable message that abandoning our children and schools to the disaster of woke policies is unacceptable.
For one of the bluest cities in the country, a city known for over half a century as being a haven for liberals, the unusual, hippies, and all that defined the 1960s, this recall must be seen as a harbinger of what is to come in the November midterm election.
Two single parents launched the recall after what was clearly the last straw: the school board became obsessed with renaming scores of schools in their mission to establish “equity” in the city. Buildings targeted included those named after George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and even Senator Dianne Feinstein. This idiotic social justice mission was ridiculed nationwide as they allowed public schools to remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic while private schools were open and operating with no problems.
This added to the outrage as the school board pursued other woke policies and social-justice measures many in the city felt were racist and targeting Asian-American students specifically.
In other words, it was wokeism on steroids, and exactly what happens when the Democrats have complete control. Keep in mind this wasn’t a one-off problem for that city. The defund the police disaster, woke justice policy, homelessness, and crime, among other catastrophes, are part and parcel of the same Marxist agenda. Holding children’s education and well-being hostage during COVID-19, subjecting them to constant masking, Critical Race Theory, and sexual identity politics became simply and absurdly too much.
For the teacher’s unions and the Democratic machine, it was about holding children hostage for more federal COVID funds while the utter disaster of ‘remote learning’ continued to destroy children’s lives.
A Wall Street Journal editorial noted this in February of 2021, less than one month after Joe Biden became president, “Congress last year appropriated $68 billion in Covid relief for K-12 schools, but they have spent only $4 billion. Although parochial schools enroll large numbers of low- and middle-income kids, they have been mostly excluded from federal relief funds. Now Democrats in Congress plan to send public schools another $130 billion—whether they open or not.”
Then came the Parent’s Revolt. As parents began to see the woke curriculum to which their children were being subjected, as school boards continued to keep classrooms closed, parents began showing up at school board meetings. It would have served the Democrats well to take them seriously instead of trying to get them categorized as terrorists.
Then there was the Virginia election when parents were outraged at Terry McAuliffe’s remarks that parents had no right to be involved with what their children are being taught. He said what Democrat and Leftist leadership discuss in private, but his mistake was that he said it in public. That remark alone was probably the key revelation leading to his loss to Glenn Youngkin, who made education and children the priority in his campaign.
The Virginia election, flipping that blue state red on the issue of parents and their children, was recognized by some in the Democratic Party as something serious. We saw their epiphany in San Francisco as the “Progressive” Mayor London Breed supported the school board members recall. She’s due for re-election next year. In June, San Franciscans have another opportunity to clean up their city and send an additional message with the recall of far-left district attorney Chesa Boudin whose policies are at the core of rising crime and little punishment.
These elections and recalls should make clear to the Democrats that culture wars, hostility toward parents and children, and smug superiority is not a winning strategy.
Politico reported this week on documents they “obtained” from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee warning about exactly this: “Democrats’ own research shows that some battleground voters think the party is ‘preachy,’ ‘judgmental’ and ‘focused on culture wars,’ according to documents obtained by POLITICO. And the party’s House campaign arm had a stark warning for Democrats: Unless they more forcefully confront the GOP’s ‘alarmingly potent’ culture war attacks, from critical race theory to defunding the police, they risk losing significant ground to Republicans in the midterms.”
Even now, they refuse to admit their policies are the problem, or take responsibility for the misery they cause. It’s time they take parents seriously about their disgust for and rejection of woke policies in schools and face the concern about the explosion of crime throughout this country due to woke ‘equity’ justice policies. Instead, they see it as a messaging problem.
Democratic leadership is in for a world of hurt if they believe they can once again con their way back into office. They did it in 2020, and the American people won’t be fooled again.