Democrats are going to be in trouble come the 2022 midterms, and they know it. It seems one upcoming election may be the first domino to fall.
President Joe Biden is expected to stump for former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe in Virginia’s hotly contested gubernatorial race, Fox News reported. Recent polls have McAuliffe and GOP challenger Glenn Younkin in a dead heat in the deep blue state.
McAuliffe’s campaign notified the press that Biden will be joining the campaign exactly one week ahead of the Nov. 2 elections. The campaign is pulling out many big guns including former President Barack Obama and aggrieved Georgia gubernatorial loser Stacey Abrahms among others.
The two candidates are neck and neck as a RealClearPolitics poll has Youngkin up 48.8% to 47% for McAuliffe. However, Monmouth University has the candidates tied at 46% meaning it’s anyone’s bet right now. The possibility of a flip to red could start a cascade of losses for Democrats in the coming years.
What’s playing out in Virginia is part of a national conversation centering on what should be taught in public schools. The conflict in Loudoun County, Virginia has had a ripple effect nationwide, and McAuliffe is on record saying, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
This seems to be what’s tipping the scales for voters considering 57% disagreed with that sentiment. After being hammered on it, McAuliffe attempted to claim his words were taken out of context — a lie Youngkin easily debunked in a political ad.
Democrats are on shaky ground as their radical policies continue to prove unpopular, especially when it comes to America’s schoolchildren. As Biden’s approval numbers continue to dive in a tailspin, Democrats like McAuliffe are becoming that much more vulnerable.
Public schools have been a hotbed of anti-American leftism for years, but parents only recently were given a window in their kids’ school day during the pandemic. What they’ve seen and heard has woken them up to the leftist takeover that’s been well underway — and their renewed activism against it is only the beginning of the problems Democrats are about to have.