Democrats’ Woke War in Schools Backfires Spectacularly – Opinion

As Gov. Gavin Newsom continue to attack Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to be criticized for his decisions. DeSantis’s efforts to eradicate racial and sexual indoctrination from Florida schools has been criticised by the media for well over a decade.

Falsely framed consternation over “don’t say gay” came from the highest levels of the Democrat hierarchy, including from President Joe Biden himself. The political plan was clear: to make it seem as if DeSantis’ policies were deeply unpopular, harming his re-election prospects and Republicans at large.

This has backfired spectacularly. I really mean spectacularly. The margins of support for Florida’s new legal provisions protecting children are staggering.

A 32 point margin in battleground countries (i.e. those that matter electorally) isn’t just a win on the issue of protecting children from woke orthodoxy, it’s pushing one’s opponent off the battlefield and into the sea. Even though the poll is closing in, it’s still devastating news for Democrats. 27 percent support bans in schools that prohibit teachers and administrators from indoctrinating children about sexual orientation and so-called “gender identity.” By a 28 percent margin, the poll shows support for a ban on “transgender athletes” competing in girls’ sports.

On every point, DeSantis’ policy decisions aren’t just somewhat popular, they are becoming conventional wisdom. That’s a major victory in the culture wars and one that even many on the right doubted as they clutched their pearls. But why wouldn’t this outcome be the case? Is it possible that some activist with pink hair would teach their child how to become a girl at school?

Concerning the push for racial essenceism in schools the dynamic is the same. Children want to be taught science, math and language skills by their parents, regardless of whether they belong to an oppressive or victimized social class. They are also smart enough to differentiate between teaching history and teaching Critical Race Theory, showing that Democrat attempts to conflate the two aren’t working.

Lastly, and I’ll end with this, DeSantis is once again showing a unique ability to not just get things done, but to persuade people along the way. Fighting the culture wars isn’t just about throwing punches, and many past failures have testified to that. Rather, it’s about bringing people to your side. The kinds of margins in the cited poll don’t just happen by chance. They don’t just happen by ranting and raving without a clear vision and plan of execution. They happen with a well-thought-out cultural rescue mission that leaves no stone unturned, doesn’t back down in the face of pressure, and offers real alternatives to those who might otherwise be on the fence.

Some might call it “severe competency,” but whatever it is, DeSantis has it.

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