C Credibility Crisis: NC Democrats Searching for Ways to Both Support and Oppose School Reopening
Absurd position is consequence of Democratic Party’s years-long marriage to far-left NCAE
Democrats feeling squeeze to support either far-left NCAE or children; can’t choose both
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina Democrats are in a bind.
They know the science overwhelmingly shows students can safely return to school by following protocols already outlined by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
But the far-left N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE), to whom N.C. Democrats have long been wedded, opposes school reopenings.
So what do N.C. Democrats do when forced to make a choice — when vague platitudes like “schools should reopen” no longer suffice and they must vote yes or no?
They try to have it both ways, of course, which results in absurdities like those currently on display.
· They support schools reopening but oppose measures to reopen them.
· They voted for $1.6 billion in school aid and then, 24 hours later, claimed there wasn’t enough money to reopen schools.
· They support local school district flexibility to decide how to reopen, but oppose a bill granting that flexibility because…it’s too flexible.
· They claim most parents in their districts don’t want schools to reopen even as parents in their districts pool their money together to buy giant billboards demanding schools reopen.
Bottom line: Democrats tried to have it both ways. Now they’re searching for any excuse they can find to justify voting against reopening after claiming to support it.