Glenn Youngkin continues to reign terror in Virginia, at least according to the leftwing. This includes his decision to eliminate mandatory masking and to ban the teaching of objectively dangerous theories such as Critical Race Theory to grade-school students.
In response, Democrats have insisted that Youngkin is highly unpopular, a claim that is not only wrong but completely irrelevant. Virginia is a one-and-done state, which means Youngkin has no reason to care about polls given he can’t run for re-election.
Still, the latest gambit on that front involved a letter that supposedly showed all 133 of the state’s school superintendents in opposition to the governor.
All 133 Virginia school superintendents urge Youngkin to scrap tip line, effort to root out policies deemed “divisive” https://t.co/24s8TR1KNH
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 11, 2022
In a letter, 133 Virginia school superintendents chided Youngkin’s education department over its audit that broadly scrapped diversity resources offered by the state. They said the report could “set public education Virginia back many years,” protested not being consulted. pic.twitter.com/8fYwVsevie
— Mel Leonor (@MelLeonor_) March 10, 2022
A letter was sent to all 133 state superintendents opposing Governor Scott, but that was fake news because of all of the. 133 superintendents not getting a say in the letter. The letter was only voted on by a 12-panel board. It is amazing to see the absurdity in media these days.
Many reports stated that ALL 133 superintendents were behind this letter.
Those reports were incorrect. Some VA Superintendents note they were never made aware of or signed on.
A reckless mischaracterization ran rampant…Virginians deserve better. https://t.co/D1CewP3xed
— Macaulay Porter (@macaulayporter) March 14, 2022
Consider how ridiculous the Post’s assertions were. Did Youngkin’s critique of Critical Race Theory get rebuffed by all the superintendents of the state? These headlines were simply fabricated by the media to pretend that the governor was failing. As we all know by now, major media outlets are going to push their own narrative, which only includes what democrats want to hear or their views.
This is an important lesson for Republicans in purple states. The media will try to make it seem that bending the knee was a necessary political act. Youngkin chose to stay firm and keep his promises, rather than trying to please those who would hate him.
The same tactics will be used to try to defeat Ron DeSantis in November. The Conservative government is the only way to win, to stop the teaching of sexuality and gender ideology to kindergarteners. If that means Republicans end up losing, so be it. Of course, we hope that is not the case or the world is going to hell in a handbasket with democrats behind the wheel.
Doing the right thing should always be more important than political considerations.