If government schools are simply indoctrinating America’s children with wake propaganda and distorted their understandings of American history, it’s fine. But, it’s another thing. If that happens to be hurting Democrats in the polls, Joe Scarborough will raise an alarm.
On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, Scarborough used the San Francisco recall election in which three far-left members of the school board lose in a landslide were an example of how, sadly, woke politics are really hurting “Democratic candidates.”
We’ve been chronicling this story for more than ten years, here and here. snobby-elitist Scarborough — with a home in exclusive Jupiter, Florida — has mocked his conservative-blogger critics as a bunch of Cheeto-munching losers living in their mother’s basement.
Scarborough, however, seemed to say this morning that his liberal critics were also mommy-dwelling subterraneans.
Scarborough stated that the opposition of parents to wake politics being taught at schools is now mainstream and “pissed off”, not only conservatives living in Virginia but also liberals from places such as San Francisco. Scarborough:
This is an obvious warningThis is something I have been doing for the past couple of years. People can get very angry. Some people on Twitter are so mad that they have to post from their basement. tweeting out, “How dare you talk about woke poli” — it — it — really — Liberals are irritated by it. Liberals are just as annoyed by it as conservatives. Woke politics really is hurting Democratic candidates.
Joe raises the alarm. Democrats! Stop wasting your time with woke politics in school It is causing us pain at the polls
Also of note was Mika vaguely describing one of the grievances against the recalled board members as being their attempt to alter “admissions requirements for one of the city’s most prestigious high schools,” This was Lowell High School
The “change” that was being discussed actually involved to To abolish all merit-based admissions completely, a lottery system was substituted. Many Asian-American parents were upset by this, as their children have made up a large portion of the school’s student body under the merit system.
Brzezinski reiterated the point during the 7:30 Eastern hour as part of a long panel segment on what the election (and poor polling for Democrats like California Democratic governor Gavin Newsom’s) means for the country.
There, Scarborough tag-teamed with Mike Barnicle to again paint himself as in tune with those outside his bubble of fellow “elites,” harkening back to a lesson he learned when running for office (click “expand”):
BARNICLE: [M]ore of the more important issues in this country was unveiled for the umpteenth time yesterday in San Francisco with the — with the supervisors being voted out. This is the problem: If you look back at a 12-year-old child two years ago, and see that same child in high school, it’s easy to think of how that child missed so many aspects of their lives. Because millions of American families have been without school for the past two years, socialization, education and even the promise of college has all but disappeared. They wake up every day, as they have for the last couple of years, and wonder, “School today?” No school today? Virtual school today? No masks today Masks are not needed today. Today, work? No work today? Do you want to stay home? We are going to make a difference.
SCARBOROUGH – I quickly realized that they were voting in their best interests, their children’s best interests, their parents best interest and their school’s best interests. It was all stuff — let’s just face it, it’s the wealthy. It is the elites. The people living in ivory towers are it. It’s the people around the table. We can go, well, you know, I’m really concerned just generally about where the Republican — I mean, we have the luxury of being philosophical when we go into vote. Most Americans are trying to make ends meet. Their children with emotional difficulties should be able go to school again. Their small business, their customers want to return to the shops. The elites of the Republican, Democratic, and independent parties have the privilege of seeing it from 35,000 feet. Most Americans don’t. You’re correct, most Americans vote in the best interests of their families.
Joe Scarborough fretting that the teaching of woke politics in government schools is “really hurting Democratic candidates,” was sponsored in part by Dove, Sandals, and CarShield.
The transcript is here.
February 16, 2022
6:04 a.m. Eastern
[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Three San Francisco School Board Members Ousted in Landslide Recall Election]
BRZEINSKI : Now we’re turning to a story that is developing out of San Francisco. Three members of its education board were swept aside by voters in a landslide recall vote.
JOE SCARBOROUGH : It’s a big story.
SCARBOROUGH: Politically —
BRZEZINSKI: The recall —
SCARBOROUGH: — nationwide, this is a huge story.
BRZEINSKI: — the recall of each member was supported by more than 70 percent of voters. Critics claim they put progressive politics above priorities such as the pandemic. For example, the board was criticized for crying to rename schools when many parents —
SCARBOROUGH, including schools named after Abraham Lincoln & Diane Feinstein
BRZEINSKI: — and this is when many parents wanted to focus on the reopening of schools. Some schools that were targeted had names like Abraham Lincoln. Joe mentioned George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Senator Diane Feinstein. Asian-American parents were also energized by the change in admissions criteria at one of the most highly regarded high schools in the city. London Breed, the San Francisco mayor, supported recall. Now, London Breed will have to nominate replacements.
SCARBOROUGH, And Elise Jordan. This is happening in San Francisco which is one of America’s most Progressive Cities. And you have parents — and this is a clear warning. Virginia was the first to see it. Now we can say that it was from Virginia. We were told that Virginia schools do not teach critical race theory. Still, you’re hearing the same thing about a rebellion — and I’ve been saying this for a couple years. People get really angry, some people in their mom’s basement on Twitter get really angry, tweeting out, “How dare you talk about woke poli” — it — it — really — it pisses off liberals. Liberals get as pissed off as it does conservatives. Democratic candidates suffer from woke politics. This is how Asian Americans feel. Not only are they being attacked physically, but also in politics. It was toxic mixture and the city had three of three progressive board members, but it wasn’t close.
ELISE JORDAN – Joe, what would make you happy if your election was won by 70%? The outcry of San Francisco parents was very widespread. It’s just that the national anger about misplaced priorities in schools is reverberating throughout the country. Parents want their children back in a classroom and want them to not — [SIGNAL DROPS]
BRZEZINSKI : Reverend Al will be sharing more on this later.
Eastern, 7:44 AM
MIKE BARNICLE : Let me break it down. It’s possible to argue that many Democrats don’t understand what the average American is hearing.
BARNICLE : Their language is not understandable by the average American.
SCARBOROUGH: You’re talking democratic politicians?
SCARBOROUGH – What are you saying, Democratic politicians?
BARNICLE: Yes, yes. Okay and what I mean by that is more of the more important issues in this country was unveiled for the umpteenth time yesterday in San Francisco with the — with the supervisors being voted out. The problem is that if your child was twelve years old when the pandemic started, then you can now look at the child in high school to see how much that child has lost. Because millions of American families have been without school for the past two years, socialization, education and even the promise of college has all but disappeared. Every day they get up, just like every other day over the past two years. They wonder, where is school? No school today? Virtual school today? No masks today Masks are not needed today. Today, work? No work today? Do you want to stay home? We are going to make a difference.
EDDIE GLUDE: Yes.
GLAUDE: That’s right.
BARNICLE: So, when they hear these, for lack of a better phrase, and I hate the phrase, woke Democrats talking about something that does not apply to them or their household —
BARNICLE: — where are they going to go? They’re going to go to two places. The other is really dangerous. They travel online. Online is where they are living. This is where they live in an ocean of hatred, resentment, and anxiety. Then, there’s the Republican Party.
BRZEZINSKI: Well, that’s — that’s —
SCARBOROUGH, They Are Doing It.
BRZEZINSKI:— a little of what we were talking about at dinner last night and sort of, like, the Democrats, if there are three issues that I think people are looking for answers on, it’s COVID and hat has been the Biden answer on that? And it’s economy and it’s crime.
SCARBOROUGH – Let’s not forget the three Cs, Donnie. COVID stands for crime and costs of living.
SCARBOROUGH – These are the issues. Democrats: Crime, COVID and cost of living. It’s best to write it on a blackboard. It can be written on the palm of your hand. COVID stands for crime and the cost of living. Donnie: These are three major issues that Americans will discuss. When they go to vote, those are the issues that will determine whether Republicans or Democrats take control of the House and Senate.
Eastern, 7:47 AM
SCARBOROUGH, I realized quickly that they were voting in the best interest of their family, their kids, their school, and for their parents. It was all stuff — let’s just face it, it’s the wealthy. It is the elites. The people living in ivory towers are it. It’s the people around the table. We can go, well, you know, I’m really concerned just generally about where the Republican — I mean, we have the luxury of being philosophical when we go into vote. Most Americans are trying to make ends meet. Their children with emotional difficulties should be able go to school again. Their small business, their customers want to return to the shops. The elites of the Republican, Democratic, and independent parties have the privilege of seeing it from 35,000 feet. Most Americans don’t. They vote in their best interest and that’s what you should do.