CRT is taught to elementary school kids in Loudoun County, Virginia.— Marina Medvin ?? (@MarinaMedvin) October 27, 2021
White kids vilified based on skin color.
“My 6 yr year somberly came to me and asked if she was born evil b/c she was a white person, something she learned in a history lesson at school.”pic.twitter.com/GCPvLJcIku
Glenn Youngkin had a good pitch in Virginia.
Gas prices are up. Grocery prices are up. The Democrats are brainwashing your kids in the public schools into becoming little woke monsters. He had a compelling cultural and economic argument. It also helped that he comes across as a smooth suburban dad instead of an asshole like Trump.
Terry McAuliffe responded to Youngkin by running against Donald Trump who isn’t the president anymore and “the January 6th insurrection” and “white supremacy.” He also confirmed that parents had no business sticking their noses into what is being taught to their children in public schools.
In my view, it is not really surprising that he lost and that the Youngkin campaign resonated so strongly with White working class women. These are pretty basic concerns like prices and education which have always resonated with women. It is their wheelhouse. And yet, Ryan Cooper has to push back against the woke shitlibs in Democratic Party who are ready to write off all the Karens.
“Democrats whiffed the Virginia elections this week, and the dread “Karen” is to blame. So argues Wajahat Ali at The Daily Beast, pointing to exit polls finding that a 57 percent majority of white women voted for the GOP in the state. “Democrats must finally stop chasing Amy and Karen, and start chasing Stacey: lean on women of color and a multicultural coalition that will inspire and bring out voters of color, who are your base and helped deliver you Georgia and Arizona,” he writes.
This is a stupid and counterproductive argument. Liberals’ habit of using collective responsibility to explain election outcomes needs to stop.
To start with, the class connotation of “Karen” isn’t even right. This (increasingly grating and offensive) stereotype is generally applied to educated, upper-middle class white women with a bad case of entitlement. Examples are people who call the cops on Black men at the drop of a hat, yell at service workers, work to keep their schools racially segregated, flip out about affordable housing proposals, and so on. But white female college graduates are the closest subgroup to the stereotype in the Virginia exit polls and they actually swung towards Democrats. It was white female non-graduates who swung Republican, from 56 percent to 75 percent (which Ali does note, to be fair). For the argument to make sense, we need a more classist derogatory synecdoche — maybe Krystal or Amber? …”
How would this work anyway?
As Cooper accurately notes, the Karens in NOVA actually swung toward McAuliffe while the Krystals and Ambers turned on him. There aren’t remotely enough Staceys out there to replace the Krystals and Ambers. Black women also already vote for the Democrats by like a 9 to 1 margin.
The Biden coalition rests on a White working class foundation: 29% of Biden voters were White college graduates, but 32% of Biden voters were White working class voters. The largest demographic group of Biden voters are White working class voters. The Krystals and Ambers are the lynchpin of the Biden coalition because the White working class voters who voted for Joe Biden are more likely to be White women than White men. Close that gender gap and it all comes tumbling down.
Joe Biden won 38% of White men and 44% of White women in 2020. He is currently standing at 24% among White men and 41% among White women. Where is he supposed to make up for this devastating decline in his approval among White men? Maybe “Latinx” voters?
“In the Virginia race for governor, exit polls showed a big shift among White women voters, a group that made up more than a third of the state’s electorate. In 2020, they roughly split their votes for president, but this year, they backed the Republican candidate for governor by 14 points.
What’s behind this swing?
Much of this shift comes from White women without college degrees. They voted for Republican Glenn Youngkin over Democrat Terry McAuliffe by nearly 50 points. Donald Trump’s margin over Joe Biden with this segment of women voters was 12 points, a far smaller margin. …”
Moral of the story: Krystal and Amber are angry about gas prices and grocery prices and not in the mood to hear that their children are being taught that they are evil for being born White. The Democrats also aren’t doing shit to address their usual concerns like health care.