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Cornered Terry McAuliffe won’t define CRT but implies parents who oppose it are racists anyway

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Democrats are clearly nervous that they could be made to face political consequences over critical race theory, the toxic ideology that indoctrinates children with the idea that America was built on a foundation of racism, an idea that has widespread support on the left.

With backlash building and Republicans set to capitalize on voter outrage in next year’s midterm elections and beyond, Dems who have openly embraced such corrosive and dishonest teachings are insisting that there is no such thing and that it’s all a myth that is merely a “dog whistle” to the conservatives whom they have continually smeared as racists, white supremacists and worse.

One politician who is seeking to gaslight Americans into dismissing the poisoning of impressionable young minds is Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton loyalist who during a discussion on local television, claimed that CRT wasn’t being taught in the commonwealth’s schools while refusing to define what it is.

McAuliffe also suggested that it was racist to even bring it up when he was pressed by anchor Anita Blanton of Norfolk’s WAVY-10  during a roundtable discussion with him and his Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin on Thursday.

McAuliffe was making his case for mandatory vaccines and masks in schools when Blanton changed the topic to critical race theory, asking the candidate how he would define CRT.

“It’s not taught in Virginia and it’s never been taught in Virginia,” he said, “and as I’ve said this a lot, it’s a dog whistle. It’s racial, it’s division and it’s used by Glenn Youngkin and others, this is the same thing with Trump and the border wall, to divide people. We should not be dividing people in school.”

Blanton pressed, “So how do you define it?”

“Anita, it is not taught here in Virginia,” McAuliffe said, dodging the question entirely.

Blanton refused to let up, “But how do you define it?” she asked.

“Doesn’t matter,” he insisted.

“It’s not taught here in Virginia so I’m not going to spend my time,” he continued, talking over Blanton, “I’m not even spending my time because the school board and everyone else has come out and said it’s not taught. It’s racist. It’s a dog whistle.”

“But if we don’t have a definition, how can we say it’s racist?” Blanton asked. “I just want a definition from you.”

“It’s not taught here in Virginia,” he responded. “Here’s what I’ve said all along, and it really bothers me, you know, it really bothers me, this whole idea of stirring parents up to create divisions, our children are going through such challenges today because of COVID, and we’re talking about something here today wasting precious viewers’ time.”

McAuliffe seeks to return to the governor’s mansion where he resided from 2014 – 2018 as Virginia’s 72nd governor as the replacement for Ralph Northam aka “Coonman,” a polarizing figure who survived a firestorm after photos from his college yearbook showing him in either blackface or a KKK hood were unearthed.

In Virginia, governors are prohibited from serving two consecutive terms although a governor is allowed to run for a second term in the future after the expiration of a first term, a wrinkle that sets the Old Dominion apart from other states.

During a debate last month, McAuliffe defended himself against Youngkin who attempted to make an issue about his veto of a bill while he was governor that would have allowed parents to have a say in the availability of sexually explicit materials in school libraries.

“I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out, make their own decision,” McAuliffe said, “Yeah, I stopped the bill but I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

As was made even more evident when Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo that would allow the FBI to go after parents who protest at school boards, Democrats have a very serious problem when it comes to critical race theory and the short term political benefits of fomenting anti-white racial resentment has now clearly boomeranged on them.

Chris Donaldson

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