In her “Ingraham Angle” commentary on Tuesday, host Laura Ingraham said some on the left are finally waking up to the prospect that locking down students, forcing them to cover their faces with cloth masks– and instituting draconian rules like no talking during lunch or forced quarantine of otherwise healthy students have damaged the Democrats and the reputation of the public school system.
“You know it’s bad for the Democrats when they’ve gotten the New York Times worried about how they’re handling education,” she said, pointing to one aforementioned warning from liberal columnist Michelle Goldberg, who wrote that Democrats desperately need schooling to get back to normal.
“Since the early days of the pandemic, The Angle tried to warn Democrats that locking down schools would damage for children and the economies in states that refused to open up,” Ingraham continued.
“It was obvious to anyone except the rankest of partisans that life had essentially returned to normal in states run by conservative governors.”
She pointed to Ron DeSantis of Florida, Greg Abbott of Texas, Brian Kemp of Georgia and William Lee of Tennessee, who largely kept their schools at proverbial normal operation.
“Yet the Democrats running these other states, and the school boards dominated by teachers union influence simply didn’t care. They ignored warnings and pleas from parents, from us, from everyone,” she said.