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My first political donation, in my mid 20’s, was to Obama during the primaries. Today at 39 I can admit I was indoctrinated out of grad school. Democrats have been crystal clear they hate children and oppose school choice. I will most likely never vote for another Democrat again. Ever. While we can afford choice for our own children, and have been grateful for their academically elite private, conservative Christian school these last 2 years, Democrats have gone all in on destroying their generation.

It’s not just about the masks. It’s about sexualizing little kids and pushing big pharma subscription plans that are known to cause permanent drops in intelligence (puberty blockers) and create life long health issues (cross-sex hormones) with child sterilization sprinkled on top. It’s about the fact my own mixed race kids don’t exist to them as they push neoracist theories that are based in Democrats centuries old beliefs they literally own the minds of anyone with darker skin. It’s about the lack of expectations that will cost this generation in immeasurable ways. Mostly, it’s about often childless monsters that run school districts and teacher’s unions who cheer destroying other people’s children they see as nonhuman political pawns.

Hell has no fury like an angry mom. There are millions of us. And yes, you are either with us, or against us…… those against us attacked and destroyed a generation of children - we will show them no more mercy than they showed the children whose future they flattened.

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“It’s not just about the masks. It’s about sexualizing little kids”

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I will say it again because apparently it needs to be said.

The people who opposed “Sex Ed” in public schools didn’t oppose it because they were fundamentalist Christians. They opposed it because it is incredibly creepy to have these people talking to kids about sex.

Now your daughter is having her breasts removed and you’re looking at me like “Well, this is bad”.

Yeah. We fucking told you.

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“when I was in school, candles were just invented”

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If I remember correctly from my Sex Ed class, when I was in public school, you’re supposed to put the candle up your ass and then your partner uses their strap-on to extinguish the flame.

I don’t know if I have this right but it’s approximately what I learned.

🕯🕯🕯🕯

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KD... and now we know, the reason God invented the Fart, put the candle out before placement...thank God fro that.

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I don't know if you've heard of a Blue Angel, but I wouldn't recommend trying to put a candle out by farting on it.

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Read the beginning of this thread Miles - my first political donation in my mid 20’s was Obama snd “today at 39”

I was born in the early 1980’s. I am a millennial.

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You have more gas than I...do not candle anymore...

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This is why the "see, the future is the left, look at the youth of today!" doesn't work. That's been said for 60 years now. People grow up, own some property, raise a family and want normality (with the understanding that there is some range in the definition of that latter terms).

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"...own some property, raise a family and want normality..." Read the BLM manifesto. Each of these is verboten. If "growing up" becomes marinating in this garbage - as tens of millions of college kids are doing - the future IS the left.

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Unless you're the BLM founder, in which case you own several million-dollar properties in California. Communism for thee, but not for me.

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Teaching was once an honorable profession. I grew up in Brownsville/East New York in the 50s and 60s. My older sister was the only white child in her class and, without sounding cliche, she never felt it was a problem. Mr. Hill, an African American, taught English and he took his class to see the play, Raisin In The Sun with Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (who were his friends). It was one of her greatest experiences and planted the seed for a love of theater. Teachers like Mr. Hill were committed to teaching, however, today's teachers decided to pursue their free Masters Degrees when they lost their jobs in the private sector. I have no problem with reinventing yourself (I had to do that myself) but many of these teachers are frustrated activists who are using children as pawns for agendas that have nothing to do with curriculum. I also never believed in sex education in schools. That was our responsibility as parents. Allowing teachers to influence the sexuality of children and pushing the idea of hormones should be considered illegal. We're so afraid of taking a stand until we hit crisis mode and by then so much damage has been done.

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I spent a lot of time working on projects in western Carolina for NCDOT. Everyone I met was great. When I went in the service in 1969, my Dad, a New York WW2 combat cetera, told me to find d a Tarheel and stick with him, because Carolina boys never run in a fight. He corresponded with his Carolina buddies (5 of them) as long as he was alive. Every Carolinian I met in my business career was top-notch.

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Love it.

South Carolina is pretty awesome, too. :-)

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The problem is no term limits with the people that make our laws. It keeps money in the political system...and it's not good money. The Convention of States is one way to address this as politicians will NEVER vote for term limits. Google them (hopefully on duck duck go) and look at what they're doing (https://conventionofstates.com). If this Constitutional right works, we will have mandatory balanced budgets and term limits. It's our only way to fix this mess.

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and future grandparents.

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Your first statement ‘Dems hate kids’ just isn’t helpful so I stopped reading your comment.

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Dems literally want to abolish the nuclear family - one of the most important institutions for raising children.

If Dems had any interest in the wellbeing of kids then why do they always sacrifice the wellbeing of kids for their political agenda?

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Sorry you find the truth to be unhelpful.

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Sorry, but It’s not ‘the truth’, just your overblown divisive opinion.

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Oh really - name a policy supported by the Democrat party which is positive for kids? Masking toddlers isn’t hate? Teaching decisive racism isn’t hate? Promoting child sterilization isn’t hate?

Keep sticking your head in the sand and denying objective truth. It’s working so well for all the kids whose lives are being ruined by Democrats!!!!!!

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his head ain't stuck in the sand , it's up his ass , looks like some people are pulling their heads out of that place and looking to fix the mess they voted us into

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Agree. I don’t claim to have a crystal ball decades down the road, but it is demonstrably false to blame anything but Democrat policies for the harm being inflicted on children. Republicans aren’t proposing or pushing this harmful crap. No independent political platform I’m aware of can claim its pushing the sexualization 5 year olds, re-segregation on 2nd graders, or masking of 2 year olds. No Republican is demanding teenage boys get a heart attack shot to play sports. These are uniquely Democrat/ leftist policies. Those who chose to keep voting for it ARE responsible. I’ll buy some people were still being fooled about this in 2020. But still being fooled today? Nah. As we enter 2022 it is crystal clear even to the barely paying attention these are the harmful and intentional policy priorities of foolish Democrats, and Democrats alone.

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Meanwhile here are a couple videos from just one public school district in the US. You can scroll through this in about 2 minutes and then pick your jaw up off the floor. https://networkinvegas.com/ccsd-confirms-brutal-beating-of-girl-inside-las-vegas-high-school-more-concerned-with-video-getting-out/

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Wow - that’s heartbreaking

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The one of the mom in the mini van mowing through the crowd then reversing and doing it again and again - how the heck was that not national news?

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Collateral damage isn't driven by hate. Indifference sure, but not hate.

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Intentional damage is - and that’s what most, if not all, of these policies are. One doesn’t “accidentally” promote segregation or child sexualization. They don’t “accidentally” encourage child sterilization. There is no “ooopps, it turns out masking little kids causes a lot of harm.” Undereducated, phsycologically damaged, unmotivated, less intelligent, humans are far easier to control. That’s the goal. There is no “collateral” about it.

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Please take a minute to scroll through the video I posted right above this. Many parents want remote schooling because going into places like this is so terrifying. I'm curious to hear your opinion about collateral damage after seeing these. It's a very quick study and short word count accompanying article. I promise.

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No it IS the truth. Look at what they DO not what they say. Public school teachers today are pathological narcissists and have nothing but contempt for kids and their parents.

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Dems only find kids useful when they can berate or beat up the opposition. Otherwise, notsomuch.

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Feb 9, 2022·edited Feb 9, 2022

They don't hate all the kids, just non-sexy ones that even biden wouldn't sniff. Dem leadership/policy is disastrous towards kids - from their curricula to their family policies. Proof is in the pudding. If you're not a rich democrat, your kid is likely screwed.

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The vast majority of the Dem base that actually have children are gleefully sacrificing their own kids. Having a regressive parent that fancies themselves “enlightened” telling you to have sex at 14, cover your face like a woman under Taliban rule, put out effort in life only when it comes to making cardboard signs and yelling at strangers, to sign up for every big pharma subscription plan that comes along, and to find a way to be a victim in life isn’t exactly a recipient for successful future adults.

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Also an angry parent, who was angry long before we got to COVID. On the sexualization point, my 8th grade child was mocked because this child is a virgin. So proud of said child - who stood his/her ground and said something to the effect of "we are in 8th grade. it would be gross if I wasn't a virgin. And I think you are lying about not being one." To my knowledge, this child hasn't been attacked on this point again. My children know that actions have consequence and that sex can have consequences that minor children are typically not equipped to handle (pregnancy, disease, emotional ramifications, etc). And, yes, they also know that we believe that God believes that sex should be a part of a healthy marriage.

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What’s terrifying is 8th grade!!!!! It’s evil that kids that young have been taught that having sex is some “accomplishment” for a kid. It’s rape at that age. It screws their minds up. It damages their ability to have meaning relationships going forward. Props to your child!!! He/ she has his/ her head on straight.

My kids go to a conservative private Christian school - they get lots of wait until marriage. We are just starting to talk with our daughter (10) and we typically tell her sex is best in a loving relationship, and while waiting until marriage is wonderful, waiting for the maturity to love is more important - and that doesn’t happen before high school or college. We aren’t going to hold them to a standard we didn’t hold ourselves to, but we are holding them to healthy standards.

Our son knows way too much about where babies come from because he’s a nut about science/ animals - when he hears gender ideology his response is very matter of fact (he’s 7 😂) “Mammals can’t change their gender because it’s genetic.” Then he goes on to talk about species of fish that are girls but some become boys if they are big enough and crocodiles gender is determined by egg temperature and all this other stuff I didn’t know until he was learning about it at 3 and 4 years old. 😂🤦‍♀️ Although he does say “mom, I know the baby comes out of a different place, but it really looks like the mommy poops the baby out, and lots of mammals actually do poop when they have the baby.” 😂.

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It never occurs to the sort of people who write "I stopped reading after" that their own rhetoric gives others far more reason to stop reading early on than does that which they themselves refuse to read.

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Well, I mean, c’mon. You’re willing to slaughter them in the preborn state and willing to tolerate them being trafficked through our southern border. That sounds like hate to me.

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I didn't have you pegged as an Obama voter NCmom. :) Well I once voted for a Clinton.

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We all make mistakes. I own mine as it helps to admit to mistakes if one aims to avoid repeating the same mistake over and over and over and over again. Bari and Nellie should try it sometime. It's actually very liberating.

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And angry grandparents. My daughter is a 27 year public middle school teacher in Southern Calif. She totally hates what’s going on. When she graduated with a double degree from UC in Geology and English (there were no specifically “education” degrees) she decided to go into English teaching. She loved her job for years. About 10 years ago it quickly went to hell. You would not BELIEVE the s**t that’s going on at the state level in California. Teachers have been turned into micromanaged minions. Textbook publishers are sick organizations. The district will buy some fairy tale “program” which is actually destructive to the kids, but they can say they are “doing something”. The kids are their pawns. Ed culture is dumbed down to make the least engaged look good and to hell with anyone who wants to build their mental power and capabilities. She’s outa there now that her daughter is finished with HS. My son in law is already in another state working and establishing their new home. California public ed is beyond sick and creepy.

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Robert... i here you , but could you give a specific on "fairy tale program".

Penn. passed a bill, which still has another vote to come before it goes before the public for a final vote. The bill , among many issues, will require books for teaching to be published on the net. Bill #1036, i think.

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and it is getting worse, you should read the new CMF, in the name of equity, math in CA will be even worse...

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Good point - dad’s aren’t sitting by doing nothing - they are just as committed (including in my home). 😊

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Anyone who is at all engaged with children that they love feels the sting of this.

I don't have kids of my own, but all of my stepkids were in various stages of college when the pandemic started, and that has just been ruined for them. Thank goodness the oldest is out of it all now...she was about to graduate when in-person classes shut down, so it didn't hurt her too much.

The other two have been delayed by years because of this. And don't get me started on my niece and nephews and the harm I've seen come their way. I come from a big family and we know how to circle the wagons and protect our kids...which we did...but you can still tell it's had a devastating effect.

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It’s been hugely devastating. While those of us circling the wagons can minimize the damage to the young people we love, we can’t shield them from the society of very damaged kids they must live in as adults. This whole fiasco has been pure evil and the evil tyrants aren’t even trying to hide they’ve used Covid fear to gain power and control for the sake of compliance, not public health.

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And angry aunts.

My sister is a nurse and her husband works for a German company that didn't shut down completely (had different shifts each week with half of the employees, so they got one week, one week from home)

When schools shut down, they were left high and dry. I have the luxury of no kids and working from home, so I started going over there a couple days a week just to give the kids some variety.

My nephew was in first grade at the time, 6 years old...and it was just heartbreaking. He's so social. His neighborhood shut down the playground and literally chained up the swings with padlocks. We would just sit in the grass and talk...get some Vitamin D. He's so sensitive...was worried about killing his grandma...killing me. I just scooped him up and told him I'd rather die than "social distance" from him.

Fortunately my other nephews out-of-state have one stay-at-home parent and they were able to keep life somewhat normal for them.

I'm just so furious about the histrionic rhetoric and what it's done to our kids...the burden of guilt and shame we've asked them to bear. I saw it very early with my niece and nephews...like they were ashamed to be kids and anxious about unintentionally killing the people they love.

It's unforgiveable.

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Feb 16, 2022·edited Feb 16, 2022

Unforgivable indeed. These people are simply MONSTERS!!!!! see today’s Common Sense https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/how-to-save-science-from-covid-politics

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Oh please. Yeah, so now they're finally seeing the light. But these are the geniuses who thought it was so cool to elect a senile imbecile to run America that they threw a party. So they tossed out an effective president because he made mean tweets and was the poster boy for "toxic masculinity" whatever the hell that is. And now they're stuck with the leftist scum and deep staters who descended on DC to feed at the trough and make our lives miserable.

Their cute little flirtation with the left nauseates me still. They rail against the dictatorial and mindless edicts from nitwits such as Hochul. Quelle surprise. What do they think the Left is? The Big Lie is still...well, a big lie. Socialism doesn't work. It destroys society. It destroys your soul. It is the essence of the policies they claim to hate. Will they learn anything from this? My hope is that they will, my fear is they won't

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Your comment made me laugh. I remember celebrating Obama's win, and being horrified by Trump. Then when my daughter was in school the same thing happened to me, they were pushing CRAZY on so many fronts, I was shocked and blindsided. At first I thought the CRT Trans thing was a right wing plot to discredit the left. But they were dead serious about it.

What I want to say is, When you are a mother of a young child, everything about your wellbeing is connected to others. There is no one on this planet who needs and wants to get along more with her fellow moms, and school, and city, than a young mom. This is being taken advantage of.

People who like to see moms fight, who celebrate the raging mom, should back it up to realize that once she is fighting, a tragedy has already happened.

I hope these beautiful and powerful women can stand up to this madness. I hope we can search our souls for how this happened in our culture and our city. I have had to do this. The trail of lies goes a long way back, once you wake up to it. It is scary, and what is worse for a mom, isolating.

I didn't celebrate Joe winning. The light cracked thru with Trans, and it illuminated all.

Democrats are not the party of Women, as we were Told. I'm afraid that Feminism which ignores home and nurturing, and focusses on public accomplishment, is toxic.

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Reducing the term woman to a dress up character for men is misogynistic. Placing the feelings of delusional men above the innate and immutable biological reality for all women and girls is definitionally anti-girl.

It was this issue that woke me up too. I went from horrified of Trump to donating to him. 😂

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NCmom your comments over the last weeks bring me joy.

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Thank you. That brings me joy. 😊

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i don't vote for a party of men or women , I want competent qualified people running the country , don't care about religion race or gender

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As well as "choice in the early stages."

Can you see it's all points on a continuum?

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No!!

I’m an environmentalist - few things are more ecologically destructive than “renewables” or energy plaa asks from know-nothing “climate alarmist.” I’ve never supported open borders, but I’d love to see immigration reform.

I never thought the Republicans hated anyone. I believed the lie that central planning “could” work as a young adult. Then I watched it fail under Obama. Badly.

I voted for Johnson in 2016, but did so knowing Trump would take NC (if I had been concerned I would have voted Trump in 2016, and did in 2020).

I still think the second George Bush was a terrible President. I don’t like war mongers from either party. Trump really won me over on foreign policy.

It was actually the erasing of biological sex that woke me up to the cruelty of Democrats. The intentional over cruelty. You don’t sterilize a kid for not fitting a stereotype. Nor does the stereotype determine “real” gender. Chromosomes do. Yet increasingly Dems demand just that. I just saw this cruel shift in attitude a few years before most did.

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"The erasing of biological sex" Just yesterday in an email to my SOUL MOTHER (alma mater)! I used the term Sexual Erasure to name this ideology that is coming at us. CRT and Sexual Erasure, are coming at us in synch as "allies".

I think it is important to point out that they contradict each other. That house will not stand. Not internally in an individual psyche, and not socially.

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I had two friends lose parents in the towers so yes, watching your friends lives get destroyed at 18 years old gives some insight. Starting a war with Iraq had nothing to do with the twin towers.

I actually read Obama’s white papers and yes, he supported a far greater degree of central planning. That he didn’t get it all has nothing to do with his motivations.

And yes I did notice Obama liked to blow up innocent people once in office. My initial support for him was based on his opposition to the Iraq war. He lied and a lot of innocent people died. I am proud I never voted for the second Bush but rather regret having voted for Obama.

I was 18 when the second Bush was elected and wrote a paper freshman fall I was nervous he’d go to war with Iraq - more than a year before the twin towers. I’m shocked how many people forget all the war mongers around his long before any planes hit any towers.

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I was Independent and no. Golfer and I've been watching you, Schadenfreude doesn't serve our common cause.

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Could be worse. She could have gone full Häagen-Dazs on you

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Hell No , never voted for a demoncrat in my life , worked since i was 13 years old , never was a fan of more taxes for useless shit

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Exactly! Biden and children? He's the nasty old man you don't allow near your daughters and there are videos to prove it! When he was in the basement behaving like Jill's sock puppet, these women thought it was fine to check his name on their ballots.

The rest of the world is opening up; shedding the masks and restrictions while we're waiting for Biden to shuffle to the microphone.

Are these women only mom-centric? Do they feel for those of us with grown children or who are childless facing dreaded rides on the subway; empty food shelves; decaying infrastructures? I fear that when the edicts disappear, they will retreat to their mega apartments and homes.

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Feb 8, 2022·edited Feb 8, 2022

I get the frustration and have articulated that in this comment section on different posts. But - those of us who have seen this coming for decades do need to extend a welcome hand. Getting your eyes open on one issue can lead to opening your eyes on many issues. And making a connection with someone you previously thought was (fill-in the blank: racist, sexist, hate-filled...) and realizing you only thought that because you believed the same media and people that are now calling you those things when they told you about 'those' people, (sorry for the run-on sentence), is the best way to have a broader shift of thought. So, let's not slam the door on anybody who is doing the painful work of re-thinking their past votes and decision - GASP - they may even discover they know nothing true about Donald Trump.

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This is true. I had a revelation in the 1980's after my daughter was born. Becoming a parent changed my perspective on many, many things. I found I no longer had anything in common with Democrats and became a Republican. My politics were evolving.

I am not sure this will happen with these women because they live in a liberal bubble. Everyone they know where they live are liberals.

If they do get converted to a more conservative point of view they are going to be rudely awakened by the attacks from people and family they thought were friends.

I lived in Brooklyn, NY in the 1970's when Richard Nixon ran for President. Everyone, and I mean everyone, I knew at that time despised Nixon. When he won, no one could believe it because they did not know one single person who had voted for him. They lived in a liberal bubble and never heard any other opinions, or positions expanded their worldview.

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You make excellent points. I will try to be more inclusive.

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Having my first child a decade ago is what started the process of opening my eyes!!!!

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I applaud you. I couldn't have said it better.

There is one point to consider. If they win these seats they will replace representatives we KNOW are awful. That is a plus.

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Feb 8, 2022·edited Feb 8, 2022

I think once they get their way on this issue they’ll be just as bad. Sorry but the political system has made me very cynical.

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I don’t think they do. I doubt those issues have been problematic for them. The doctrine runs deep in them.

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Yes these women are the same as the woke idiots they oppose.

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It seems that way with one exception: they want kids in schools unmasked.

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Precisely. If Maud Maren was so concerned about the broader landscape, she most certainly would have changed the D after her name to an I.....at the least.

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I’m so glad this is the first comment, as it perfectly captures the solipsism of this piece. These people see absolutely no connection between their past choices and all these problems

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No truer words. Those on the Left have utopian visions. They NEVER see consequences. Utopias never succeed and can only be maintained by the police force of the state.

I was once, long ago, one of those with utopian visions of perfecting the world. Then I had a child. At that time, Al Gore and others were pushing midnight basketball for inner city kids. It stopped me in my tracks. No way would I ever allow any child of mine to be out playing at midnight. They would be home in bed (by 8 or 9 PM) to get a good night's sleep before school (or church) the next day. What these Democrats, liberals, and Lefties were advocating was so toxic to these children as to be staggering. It was one of the most bigoted things I had seen since pre-1965 and the Civil Rights Act. George W. Bush called it "the bigotry of low expectations." For some reason these white elites (midnight basketball was never supported by anyone of African descent), thought black children did not need to be alert and ready for school. They saw these children's future as sports' stars. How condescendingly racist.

It made me examine my political positions which I had not given any thought to before. I voted the very first time for Jimmy Carter, (and lived to regret it). It made me a Republican because I could not be a Democrat any more.

I also adored Ronald Reagan.

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I also adored Ronald Reagan.

Amen to that sister. He was the first president I ever voted for when I turned 18. To think there was a time in America when you could feel good and proud about who you were voting for, not just "the lesser of two evils." Someone who told you America was a shining city on a hill, not a systemically racist evil hellhole.

If Reagan could somehow be resurrected to run in 2024, landslide win. LANDSLIDE. Soros would cry into his coffee, there's no amount of money he could throw at it.

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Ronald Reagan KNEW what it meant to be American and he proudly and joyously proclaimed it. The media hated him but couldn't get to him because Reagan was cloaked in good will and love for his fellow man. He was also incorruptible.

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Same ladies!

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AMEN!!!!!

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As I understand it, in Latin, the "U" in Utopia indicates non existence. Utopia equals no place. Or Utopia doesn't exist.

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You may be thinking of nirvana.

utopia

yoo͞-tō′pē-ə

noun

An ideally perfect place, especially in its social, political, and moral aspects.

A work of fiction describing a utopia.

An impractical, idealistic scheme for social and political reform.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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The perfect tag line for Bruce Miller's comment!

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Was thinking the same thing. I'm fairly well read, and I've never heard the word solipsism, ever, in my life.

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Feb 9, 2022·edited Feb 9, 2022

To be fair, solipsism was virtually non-existent and shameful 50 years ago.

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Not many, because most practice it.

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only 97 ?? I'm a moron and was in the 99th percentile what does that say ?

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i don't do snark , funny maybe

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Why did the hipster burn his mouth?

He ate his pizza before it was cool.

What's with all the anti-woke hipsters complaining about who got red-pilled first? Better late than never; more people hopping off that particular bandwagon is unambiguously a good thing.

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Feb 8, 2022·edited Feb 8, 2022

You are correct about that. It's a trickle now but it will become a flood as Biden's horrendous policies come home to roost. Inflation alone is an eye opener. It hit me smack in the face when Jimmy Carter was president. I voted for him and came to regret that vote every day.

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I don’t they’ve actually done any hopping

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They've learned not to take everything progressive leadership says at face value; everything else follows from there.

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"Real communism has never been tried" is a pithy slogan capturing the eternal left-wing tendency to blame bad leaders for every failure of their ideology, forever absolving the ideology of any flaws. So long as they persist in this, they are not actually changing at all. They will happily repeat their mistakes with new leaders, insisting that this time is different!

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That's assuming everyone on the left actually believes in woke ideology, as opposed to being on the fence about it, but trusting the leadership & "experts" who keep saying wokeness is a good thing.

Once people have seen woke policies up close, they stop trusting the experts who insist it's for the best.

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We shall soon find out. Personally I think enough probably have. At least for the next election. And hopefully more for the next.

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Yes, agree.

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Well put. And put well. They got exactly what they voted for (all invasive-smothering government, CRT, etc.), and now they complain. My wife is same way. Says she hates Trump (mostly to fit in with her circle of chardonnay-swilling friends), but hates mask mandates, could care less if her massager lady is vaxxed, and is unlikely to get any "booster" covid shots, since she was hit pretty hard by the initial shots and then got COVID anyway. And, she can't believe how much we saved in taxes by leaving California (as in a happy way).

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My thoughts too. I applaud you for speaking up and calling it as it really is.

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It’s like the old saying - when they came for everyone else they were all in - until they came for them - I wonder how many times they called someone a racist /bigot etc for defending trump ,,,or any Republican- I would like to believe they are for real ! This country needs major help !

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AMEN!!!!!

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I would love to see a follow up interview where they are all asked point blank these exact questions. But at least a little progress is being made.

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Skepti...To me , it is a one step at a time thing. Is it progress? That is all I can ask for...one step.

Your dentist does not start with a jack hammer...hopefully.

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Depends on your insurance

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Glad these (mostly) white mostly once upon a time leftist women are waking up. But seriously, anyone who voted for Joey depends wasn’t very aware now were they? And to vote for him because Trump was just too icky, well a lot of this is on them.

What we see going on is the left. And anyone who votes for a democrat is to blame. Yes the GOPers are sometimes as bad. But they can be cycled out easily. Democrats are like termites. They burrow in and people are just too stupid or lazy or ignorant to see them for what they really are - fascists and totalitarians. I hope these women prevail. But I hope they don’t slip back if they do.

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No truer words.

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Race has zero relevance here.

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It may have relevance. These white upper class highly educated women have been the backbone of the Democrat Party and progressivism. They were the cheerleaders (and often the fundraisers) for Biden to save us from that awful Trump. Trump may be uncouth but his policies were good for the country.

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Au contraire biker. White leftist women are the backbone of the democrat party. They are the ones sacrificing their daughters because heaven forfend they be transphobic. They are the ones protesting along with BLM for the criminal st Floyd. They are the ones going along with defunding the police. I could go on and on. They are the Karens of the world.

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And they won’t change once they get their way on this issue.

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Correct. Minority votes in the Democratic party tend to be much more moderate and sensible.

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Are you kidding me? Upper middle class white women have been detrimental to the nation the past 40 years and disastrous since bill clinton. A function of 'education,' 'media propaganda,' and I suspect anti-depressants. Congrats on your $90k/year career - how's your family, stress level, and debt load (don't bother responding, we know the divorce/single-family children, health, and debt/bankruptcy stats)? Free at last, free at last.

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Yes, you are correct. I have often said I would give up my right to vote if NO OTHER woman could vote. Too many women vote by emotion rather than logic. A physically attractive candidate, who is unqualified to hold office by poor character, womanizing, corruption, drug use, etc., will win election over a qualified candidate who is less physically attractive. We have seen this pattern again and again and again. President Trump, who has demonstrated managerial ability, was despised by the elite cadre of white women because he is uncouth. Uncouth? We had four years of stability, prosperity, full meaningful employment, safer borders, a stable dollar...I could go on, the list is long.

Yes, upper middle class white women have been detrimental to the nation.

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Educated white woman. I would give up my vote too! Love how you said that. But I have been a deplorable for years!

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Me too.

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Well I’m a 30 yr married debt free SAHM so I’m not even close to whom you’re describing and I still think race is irrelevant.

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It is the white women who have changed their voting patterns. Blacks have generally been 9:1 democrat, but white women have shifted more to democrats over since clinton (The West Wing) and the MSM takeover.

YMMV

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Unwoke...course what you say is true.

But, so much Control is in the hands of the Media and it takes time, years, to get around these controls, the Media is All these people had to go on, day in and day out, nothing but lies, exaggerations. These collage kids after being schooled for 20 years, are going to listen to their new teacher, they trust the Media.

Gonna take a while...patience we must.

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My husband just walked in and said, “Jamie, read the new Bari Weiss article. This is you!” Unlike the mothers in this essay, I gave up and moved to a rational red state (Utah) where mask mandates are banned. However, I just encouraged a friend who took over my school board seat in suburban Illinois to attend her next meeting maskless. I sure hope she does. If they throw her out, she can thank me for her productive evening. My former school district is still requiring students to mask outside. Obviously, critical thinking skills are not required to work there.

My favorite line from the essay:

Randi Weingarten, who runs one of the most powerful teacher’s unions in the country, “should be put on an island and kept away from people.” 

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Left IL right when the pandemic started but just live across the border and go back regularly. I CAN NOT believe that we have been out of masks for more than a year while they are still wearing them and need vax card to enter restaurants in Cook Co. The place is the experiment of a guy who ate all of his meals (too many) through room service! My friends there are counting the days until they can retire and move.

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Anyone who watched the Democratic Party applaud the burning of Portland, Minneapolis, Kenosha, etc., who watched the Democratic Party applaud the movement to defund police, who watched the Democratic Party embrace socialism and wokeness, and on and on and on, yet still voted for President Biden, needs to consider what the hell they actually expected from his administration. You are getting exactly what you ordered, the continued attempt to eliminate individual rights and replace them with a state-controlled existence.

Pardon the grammer.

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Biden ran on taking the Democrats back towards sanity. As it turns out, that was a complete bait and switch.

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I think it was very clearly apparent what we would end up with Biden. And, here we are...

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Sucker that I am, I fell for the fake moderate schtick. Won't make that mistake again.

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Did you ever actually read his campaign website? Even my own mom was likewise fooled (she has since left the Democrat party after 52 years). But it was on Biden’s campaign website.

Biden promised to destroy girls sports and private spaces day 1, he promised to drive up energy prices day 1, he promised to bribe public schools to incorporate CRT in their curriculums, he promised destructive redistribution economic policies.

I think the media made this baseless claim Biden was moderate, and a lot of people blindly trusted the media because they just wanted the same media to shut up about politics 24/7. They still get politics 24/7, but also the crappy policies they voted for without realizing it.

I voted for Obama - and I was gullible and foolish for doing it. I own is was my own stupidity. Likewise, I won’t be making the mistake again.

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I mean, I'm Canadian, so I was a pretty casual observer. I did flip from voting Trudeau to voting Conservative though.

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you voted for Tru-doh ? what was it his hair that got you voting for him ? The guy (Tru-doh) is clueless

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I have a brother in media in NYC. He didn't like Trump but I'd say is center right voter. I don't know who he voted for but I told him Biden was going to 1) get rid of the Hyde amendment 2) try to pack the Supreme Ct 3) end the filibuster 4) focus on DEI bull crap. I was right on most. Either way, he's lived in a progressive bubble for far too long and now the rest of us live with this insanity.

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That's like thinking Jeffrey Epstein is taking us back to celibacy.

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My favorite comment so far Daniel.

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But Trump had an outer-borough accent, so you couldn't expect these well-heeled ladies to vote for a guy like that. Better to vote for the destruction of their own children's educations.

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"Grab em by the pussy" might have had something to do with it too. If women have to choose between having their hair smelled or their pussy grabbed, I could see Biden being the lesser of those two evils.

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Grabbing 'em all would constitute overreach, that's not Trump.

Jokes aside, any woman married to a man who likes having sex with women, who was offended by that comment, should know: your husband has said worse around his buddies. So have your dad and brother. So has Biden, Obama, Bush, CLINTON.....

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With Trump it was more than just talk though - he also liked to burst into teenage beauty pageant dressing rooms like an Orange Kool-Aid man.

OH YEAHHH!

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Ha! Well I can't be a character witness for the man. But in that one particular instance, he didn't make the comment in mixed company, the media did. Show me the epitome of a gentleman and I'll show you a guy that says inappropriate things behind closed doors. No exceptions.

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That was a confirmational bias excuse - those were bill clinton supporters wailing about that comment the most. Hypocrites.

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Feb 8, 2022Liked by Suzy Weiss

I became a mom during Covid. Recently I was watching a movie that came out in the mid 2010’s. There was a scene where someone goes to a mommy and me class. I actually forgot that those were a thing that had existed. My husband wasn’t allowed to go to any of my prenatal appointments. I was told to be prepared to give birth alone and actually cried with joy when I found out my husband could be there. I had to be induced at 37 weeks due to preclampsia. The only reason I didn’t have to deliver while wearing a mask was because I had puked in 3 masks while laboring. My negative Covid tests or being fully vaxxed wasn’t enough.

People say this won’t affect my daughter too much, she’s only 7 mos old right now. This has already gone on for 2 years, whose to say this won’t keep getting stretched out? She is shocked whenever she sees someone outside has a whole face. I can’t help but think Covid is going to impact children’s Development more than we can guess right now.

I would say I’m a classical liberal. I was hoping Biden would govern as a moderate and have been so disappointed. We’ve allowed for the progressives to take over the party and push insanity. Now the left is accelerating the haves and have nots divide, but if you call them out then you run the risk of being called a racist, ablist, etc. Math is the perfect example. My state of Oregon has announced That advanced math classes will no longer be offered in Public school, which just sounds like an incentive for kids to go to private. And what for? Taking advanced math out of schools under the guise of racial equality is absurd. Why aren’t we focusing on lifting up African Americans that made phenomenal contributions to math such as Katherine Johnson? She would be rolling in her grave at the common talking point from progressives now that BIPOC children are naturally bad at math. Other countries are going to continue to push advanced math in their School, we are just going to farther fall behind. Honestly, I can’t help but wonder if foreign PsyOps campaigns pushed this ridiculous notion for the woke mob to insist on keeping our children back.

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Thanks for sharing this Ali, I really appreciate it! I'm curious: have any other aspects of motherhood-- besides the harrowing Covid birth story, and your daughter only knowing a world with masks!-- shifted your politics?

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Feb 8, 2022Liked by Suzy Weiss

I wouldn’t so much say that I’ve had a shift in politics as much the fact that I farther feel politically homeless. I was a Never Trump Republican, my perspective on him hasn’t softened as during his term he seemed most interested in his ego. I’m sad that the GOP seems to have gone Trump or bust. I miss the compassionate conservative like John Kasich or the RINOs like Jon McCain, it feels like a loss of sanity. I’ve been a registered independent and increasingly horrified at the progressives. I watched Defund the Police bubble up on social media in absolute horror. There are many parts of my beautiful city I don’t even consider taking my daughter to. I don’t feel safe at a number of parks/nature areas due to the quite large and brazen homeless population. I don’t know if the police will respond if something were to happen. We own a gun and have talked about getting a second.

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Start now thinking of homeschooling. It's never too early to realize that your child's education is your own responsibility. And it's so much fun.

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Yes! We pulled our 7yo daughter out of public school after a terrible kindergarten year. She and my wife are homeschooling and having a lot of fun! She is reading 3rd grade level books and is way ahead in math. Spends all of her... elective time I guess you would call it... making awesome artwork and gardening. Her kindergarten teacher was wonderful, but with 28 six year old children (thats right 28) and ISD covid policy related issues, she had no chance.

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So sorry your pregnancy and delivery had this pandemic shadow over it. Your husband didn't get to be with you the first time you had a sonogram. That was one of the most special days! Your second paragraph frightens me. My kids are older teens and 20 now. That this is happening to the development of the youngest is criminal. I was recently having a conversation with a friend that we hoped some documentary film makers have been saving content on the subject of following kids that grew up in places like ours (open red states) and those that grew up in closed societies. How different they might be. Will those two different groups even want to be friends with each other? Will they marry? It's like some weird science experiment.

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Awesome idea! As a retired early childhood educator, I couldn't agree more the incredible differences in child development because of political power and fear.

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Watching what has happened to children and schools has made me so happy that my kids had a COVID mask free childhood (they are in their 20s now). I’ve thought a lot about it and I really think that home schooling may be the only way for kids in this situation. Find some similarly minded parents and spare your children from the absurdity.

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I sometimes get choked up thinking about the fact, I don’t know what it’s like to be a mom when there isn’t a global pandemic. It was a nightmare trying to find childcare. We were waitlisted at 4 places starting 3 months before my daughter was born. The soonest she could start at any was when she was 8 months old. I work in a factory, even though we were considered essential throughout the pandemic, I was considered low priority for childcare since I’m not in medicine or teaching. I felt extra scrutiny after people kept telling me to just leave my job, its not financially feasible for my family. We have had to hodge podge between my leave, my husbands leave and both of our moms coming out at various points to watch the baby. I’m using up the rest of my vacation now to tide us over. It’s just been so stressful and isolating.

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I’m so sorry Ali. That is really challenging. Try to focus on your beautiful child. You sound like an amazing parent. I’m glad family can pitch in to help.

We’re all starting to wake up to the realities of our choices and the effect on society. Personally I never gave much thought to local races. Now I can’t wait for Garcetti (maskless at football! #hypocrisy) to ship out to India and God willing our DA will get kicked to the curb in his recall.

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Feb 8, 2022·edited Feb 8, 2022

You live in Oregon and think they’ve now gone too far? Where the heck have you been? Your nutjob Governor wants to release violent felons, she has done away with requiring standards for graduation because diversity and racism of course, she refuses to get rid of a worthless mask mandate, antifa takes over Portland that the grime and homeless have not and destroys and burns nightly, 1/2 the state have voted to start the process to secede to Idaho and you still call yourself a liberal?

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Fair criticism. I was a registered Republican throughout college and then as an independent. I didn’t move to Oregon for the politics, my company sent me here. I don’t care for either party as they have gone too extreme and believe we need to rebuild a healthy middle again. I personally think that the parts of Oregon that want join idaho should be allowed too. In 2020 I was all in on the Yang Gang. He’s still the person that makes the most sense to me.

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The first thing I notice is how diverse - in the best sense of the word - these women are. There has clearly been a remarkable miscalculation by the progressives: they think that immigrants and "people of color" are as innocent of reality as are the Democrat politicians that the Leftists are now driving before them. They are not. They are like everyone else - motivated by their families, not some unattainable Marxist utopian fever-dream.

I predict a political bloodbath in November. As a lifelong hunter who's spent many long days and nights in the mountains of West Virginia, I've learned a few things: be afraid of rattlesnakes, and never get between a bear and her cubs.

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But they are just focused on the trees. They don't even see the forest.

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It took me a whole paragraph to say what you just said so succinctly ~ 👏👏👏

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It's almost that they do not realize that all these Latinxes they love, and want to cultivate as voters are leaving former socialist utopias for the capitalist pig of all capitalist pig countries?

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That's because they are family people that know what's best for their families - basically the opposite of what the left has been selling for over 60 years.

PS: they overwhelmingly hate the made-up word 'Latinx.'

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My wife is Hispanic, and she calls folks that use "Latinx" "pendejx"

I'm a gringo, at least she still gets upset with me when I call our kids "rednexican" or "hickspanic"

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ya think?

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Feb 8, 2022Liked by Suzy Weiss

Fabulous article! I wondered how long it would take for moms to get fierce. I ❤️ moms and stand with them.

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Too damn long.

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Thank you Deb!

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Never forget!

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"These women don’t really care about The Big Lie or Russiagate or filibuster reform. They could not care less about Big Abstract Theories Of Government."

As exciting as it is to see diverse mothers coming together over the in person learning/mask issues, it also makes me sad. Why? Because "one issue" Moms/voters are still failing to grasp the bigger picture. Perhaps this is a start (🤞), but until they realize the systemic corruption of our institutions, they will not fix anything. We will still have multiple institutions creating false narratives that are reinforced by a biased media and enforced by corporations who think nothing of censoring/canceling those who don't tow the line. These women need to recognize and care about all of the lies; they need to care about "Abstract Theories Of Government", because theories won't matter when our only choice is a totalitarian regime.

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I wonder where their voices have been for two years. It was apparent that the school policies were incredibly harmful from the beginning, yet seemed to be accepted without question at the time. Better now than never I guess, and hopefully this will turn the tide against the indoctrinating versus teaching trend that's infected our schools for the last 30 years.

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Feb 8, 2022Liked by Suzy Weiss

True. I got my ass kicked hard on social media when I questioned these insane policies back in 2020.

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The people who hang out on Twitter like to troll others. Gives them a sense of power to bully others anonymously. Jordan Peterson says this is negative female aggressiveness. Females can be vicious slandering thugs.

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The upside of Twitter are the "Blue Checks" - just lets me know who to ignore in advance

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People were so rabid and insane. I disconnected all of my social media mid 2020 thinking I'd come back when everyone came to their senses. I'm still not on any of it and I think I'm better off for it. Oddly I am more connected to friends now. I send hand written cards, meet for lunch and dinner and have voice to voice phone calls with others. If anyone wants to know what I'm up to they are going to have to actually talk to me :)

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I need to try some of that old school medicine!

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Good plan. They will be pushing meta. I will opt for reality.

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Feb 9, 2022·edited Feb 15, 2022Author

Hi Alex: curious what this sounded like. What were people (accounts?) saying to you?

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Yep. Me too.

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Where were their voices? They were so delighted to have Biden in office and blissful that finally their version of utopia would be fulfilled once that crude, loud Trump was gone.

I am glad to see them challenging the progressive poison but I will be surprised if they win and attain office that they will be much better for the broader community. They are all fuzzy liberals and while they may vote to get their kids back in school, will they vote to continue "diversity," CRT, soft on crime, etc.?

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Feb 9, 2022·edited Feb 9, 2022

The mothers profiled by Suzy do seem to be of the privileged, elite class that supports progressivism generally. So an interesting question is whether the political "awakening" of these mothers is limited to their self-interest (in their children), or has it caused them to reassess their underlying political philosophy. Did they previously, and do they now continue to support progressive thought outside of the realm of education : expanded federal government involvement in regulating the economy,; relaxed immigration enforcement and border security; the imposition of climate change mandates on business; the racial doctrines underpinning diversity, equity, and inclusion programs; criminal justice "reforms" such as reduced police funding, decarceration, and eliminating cash bail; and the deplatforming and suppression of speech by Big Tech in the name of combating "misinformation", among others. If these mothers still hold "progressive" beliefs in these areas, how important will their involvement in politics be outside of child education? I'd love to see Suzy follow up with these mothers to try to explore whether their awakening is simply parochial, or is more fundamental.

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Yes, I would as well.

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Oh, Bari, I'm disappointed again. I want to like your content, but the past several posts I've read on your Substack have been low-content and poorly argued tribalism. This piece, for example: wealthy moms want... what? For their kids to go to school? So do we all. First we have a paragraph fangirling about Maron's large, expensive Soho apartment. Her husband works in private equity. I bet he does. Who else could afford that kind of apartment. Then I read that Burns is running against the Establishment, only to read later that she put up $250,000 of her own money towards her campaign that she will likely lose (according to this very article she describes her decision to run as "rash"). She has an extra $250,000 to burn?! I am never going to relate to the false Quixotic narrative of these moms as underdogs fighting against the elite. They ARE the elite. They have expensive homes, lots of money, and they just want power like anyone else does. What do they stand for? What are their policy positions that will benefit anyone but themselves? Steinkamp sounds inarticulate. "I don’t care if they’re teaching ‘Kite Runner.’ I just want to know what the kids are reading.” -- Those sentences mean opposite things. She wants to know what the kids are reading, so if they're reading Kite Runner, then she does care that they're reading it. I can't see that these women stand for anything. Tired of COVID? So are we all. How are they leaders? Either these are just wealthy women who want their share of power, or if they do stand for a cause worthwhile, this article is so poorly written that it utterly failed to communicate what that might be. The difference between you and Andrew Sullivan is that he writes coherent intellectual arguments which, even if they fail to persuade me, educate me. Your writing and the writing that you host is the majority of the time just more culture war dreck -- and elitist at that.

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Agreed. Not the finest piece.

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Could’ve used some copy-editing, too. “Chezkosolvaia”?

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I agree. Suspect that many of these moms send their kids to private schools, because NYC public schools had an in person option starting in Fall 2020. They are in person now. Hmmmm.

That the article fails to identify the schools or their actual policies is problematic. It seems that teachers have become the latest object of hate by the Weis family and they search for opportunities to heap their unquestioning scorn upon them. Very disappointing….

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“Tired of COVID? So are we all. How are they leaders? “

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Are you running for Congress, Mira? Oh so you’re not? Okay. So that’s your answer. That’s how they are leaders.

Anything else? Do you have other questions besides that?

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Suzy wrote this, not Bari.

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I know that. But Bari hosted it.

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Definitely agree with this...the pictures look like they're straight out of a Macy's catalog or something. I mean, come on. This same piece could have been written with a focus on the less fortunate and it would've resonated 10x better.

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Mira...oh sure, you can put Money at the top, but it aint. Reminds me of J.P.Morgan, had lots of negatories, but in the end "He Da Man". Hey, same with the Donald..

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"...the only thing they really care about is what works. What is actually happening in the real world. What is being done to their children. And they are willing to vote for whoever can actually bring a return to normal."

Because the man endured more hate and vitriol than a honey badger sticking his head in a bee's nest I feel compelled to remind that Trump DID attempt to put kids first on several occasions and was drowned out by democrat governors and federal bureaucrats - financially compromised Tony Fauci - including the all-powerful democrat teachers unions. Fauci has over 1,200 pages of 'conflict of interest' disclosures with the NIH...

This article simply gives me joy as fine American ladies and mothers are finally taking a lead. Bill of Rights is all we need...

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This was one of the problems President Trump faced: all of the people on the advisory team either had served too long in senior government positions (Fauci and Birx) or were incompetent (the heads of CDC and FDA).

Fauci has served 35+ years as head of NIAID. He is completely out of touch with today's science and public health policy as he has not dealt with day-to-day issues for decades. It is rumored that President Trump wanted to fire him in the summer of 2020, but was told it would a storm of attacks on him in the press and from the Democrats (considerable overlap there!). He did appoint Dr Scott Atlas of Stanford University, who had the expertise in public health policy that was lacking in the advisors, but Atlas was ignored by Fauci and Birx (literally; they would not speak with him).

The CDC made a big mistake right at the start, refusing to allow a valid COVID test developed by a doctor in Seattle, but releasing their test, which was badly flawed. The FDA made numerous weird decisions just about HCQ, for example finally approving temporary use but only in hospitals. Yet the scientific evidence was very clear: it only works at the early stages, before you are hospitalized. And, it is highly safe, being used daily by hundreds of millions of people around the world to prevent malaria and to treat lupus.

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I swear I didn’t read your comment before I commented. You referenced honey badger too!

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No worries, honey badger and Mom are inseperable.

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When it affects their children they finally react. Bravo. No problem when the IRS targets conservative organizations. No problem when the security state creates a hoax and interferes with an election and an administration. No problem when an election is rigged.

I’m glad these women are finally waking up but I do not trust them to dig in for the long term difficult job of cleaning out the Augean stables that is Washington DC.

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Exactly. Now that these insane policies affect them they wake up and step out of the toxic progressive bubble they’ve always been in. This article infuriated me.

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Me too. I could barely read it with all the eye-rolling it caused.

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I have no love for Biden or progressive politics but I keep seeing statements like "No problem when an election is rigged" from posters here - there have been countless opportunities in the courts of law in this country to provide proof of 2020 election fraud and all have failed. What evidence can you provide to support this statement? Are you suggesting that all those court proceedings were also fraudulent?

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OMG. The courts didn’t look at whether there was evidence or not, they only looked at standing and said no standing here. To my mind any legitimate voter should have standing because when someone votes illegally (check out Pamela Moses) or cheats, it devalues my legitimate vote.

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Well, I don't know. The big tech conspiracy to suppress the true information about Hunter Biden (and the "big guy") until post-election seems mighty suspicious to me.

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The majority of the "election fraud" cases never examined the actual evidence. The cases were dismissed due to "lack of standing" or other technicalities. And perhaps, Democrat judges in Blue States are inclined to rule based on more than just the law. Further, legacy media will not touch "election fraud" with a ten foot pole. If you really want to find out what is going on with this subject, I would suggest reading articles at The Gateway Pundit or watching 2000 Mules.

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Please read “Rigged” by Mollie Hemingway if you are interested. There has been and always will be some level of fraud in our elections. This year was demonstrably worse. All specialists have in elections agree election fraud is very difficult to prove afterwards. This is why election rules and security are so important I really don’t think you have an open mind on this and I won’t belabor the multiple problems with the election

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I second this book recommendation.

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What the tech companies did during the election (and continue to do) is shameful. I'm surprised Bobbie didn't even put this into their consideration. There are far too many examples to list here.

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Appreciate all the suggested reading - there's always more of that to be done. I'm not closed minded, just haven't seen any instance yet of alleged large-scale fraud that could be proved. And, yes, most cases were dismissed on standing but that's because those cases were highly contrived constitutional theories that stood no chance to begin with: e.g., Goehmert et al challenged an election law from 1887 on constitutional grounds, and Texas AG Paxton suing other states (Texas v Pennsylvania et al) in an attempt to invalidate their results, etc. Other claims made it past summary judgment (e.g., Wisconsin Voters Alliance et al), but were ruled against and not appealed. This link (btw how does one make links active on this platform?):

https://will-law.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2021ElectionReviewStudy.pdf

is from a conservative legal org in Wisconsin and provides a good summary of what happened there. To Golfer, Medjack and Martha's points it does highlight the greater potential for fraud given changes in how the election was administered but IMHO, it being the first major election of our lifetimes administered in the middle of a pandemic, it's no surprise that some of the procedures for collecting, processing etc. of ballots were not normal. But abnormal does not equate to fraudulent. And, yes, there's always some fraud in elections and usually it's bi-partisan as all audits of this election have shown. Simply put, there has been no evidence of organized, massive pro-Biden fraud in any of the post-election lawsuits or audits.

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Feb 9, 2022·edited Feb 9, 2022

aha, I see the link took care of itself :)

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Finally, after over 15 years of advocating for a third party to anyone who would listen, I may be witnessing its creation. I call it The Centrist Party. Our slogan: socially conscious, fiscally responsible. For those who think democracy is dead, this is democracy in action. Power to the people!

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The problem is the Anti-trust and RICO nature of the DNC and GOP. They operate like the mob to strongarm any competitors, and rely on their duopoly to suck out any oxygen from the real debate. Case in point - the committee on presidential debates. There should not be anyone registered to a political party involved with that organization. Good luck with that.

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May I suggest that just as your eyes are being opened to the anti-family, anti-child slant of the Democrat Party, you should be willing to explore if what you think of as 'social conscious' is not automatically the moral high ground and shouldn't be forced on those who believe other ideas? Can you have the humility to question your own biases?

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Im not a democrat. I’m an independent and have been for 15 years.

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