If there was any doubt left that CNN commentator S.E. Cupp is now a full-blown leftist, the following should remove all doubt. On Monday night’s CNN Tonight during the panel discussion, S.E. Cupp went ballistic over Republican governors wanting to keep public school children safe from “LGBTQ” indoctrination and grooming from their teachers.
Host Alisyn Camerota broached the subject in light of the nationwide teacher shortage. Suggesting that Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act and the teacher shortage are somehow linked.
“In Florida, there are these two controversial bills. There is one that is called the Parental Rights Act, it's also known by critics as the, quote, don't say gay bill. There’s another that is called the, quote, Stop Woke Act,” Camerota whined.
“Both bills are creating a culture of confusion among teachers who are nervous if they can be open to litigation by parents who somehow disagree with the curriculums,” she continued her wailing. “This is happening in the middle of what the labor bureau is calling a nationwide teacher shortage.”
Later in the segment, S.E. Cupp huffed how Arizona Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake “literally wants to indoctrinate kids with the Trump-approved curriculum from Hillsdale College in public schools.”
According to Cupp, teaching five-year-olds about transgenderism isn’t indoctrination, but the liberal arts college Hillsdale teaching high schoolers about our founding documents without smearing them is indoctrination.
Cupp continued her shrill shrieking over Republicans wanting to protect little children from being sexually indoctrinated:
They really are big government Republicans now. I mean, this is as intrusive as government gets into your private life. Your kids and school and education. This is all big government.
When Camerota asked Cupp what she thought about DeSantis’s proposal to hire veterans as teachers. Cupp scoffed at the idea: “Is he under the assumption that all veterans are Republican Trump lovers? Because I know tons that are not.”
She ended by howling that “the right has co-opted like the patriot porn” market for decades.
This is supposed to be CNN’s version of a “Republican.” No thanks! No wonder they have no ratings.
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ALISYN CAMEROTA: It’s back to school time and in Florida and really across the country many kids are returning to classrooms that are struggling to find teachers. In Florida, there are these two controversial bills. There is one that is called the Parental Rights Act, it's also known by critics as the, quote, don't say gay bill. There’s another that is called the, quote, Stop Woke Act. Both bills are creating a culture of confusion among teachers who are nervous if they can be open to litigation by parents who somehow disagree with the curriculums. This is happening in the middle of what the labor bureau is calling a nationwide teacher shortage.
S.E. CUPP: The irony is that over in Arizona, the Republican nominee over there Kari Lake, literally wants to indoctrinate kids with the Trump approved curriculum from Hillsdale college in public schools. I mean, literal indoctrination here, but it's the left that’s woke. I just think the worst of it, there's gonna be lawsuits which are terrible, and then there's the villainization of teachers. Which teaches kids to villainize teachers so that they're no longer partners in your education, they are the enemy, that’s terrible.
As you say, they're already understaffed, underfunded, this is going to be worse. And then lastly, what I hope doesn't happen is I fear for transgender students. Who could be targeted by these laws. Because Ron DeSantis has told school districts to ignore federal guidance that would protect trans students from discrimination. That could have, incredibly dangerous, real-life effects.
CUPP: They really are big government Republicans now. I mean, this is as intrusive as government gets into your private life. Your kids and school and education. This is all big government.
CAMEROTA: But about this idea? Ron DeSantis because they’re having teacher shortage, has suggested and is encouraging veterans to become teachers.
And they won't need a college degree. They can just get a certificate. I find this interesting because obviously, veterans have a lot to offer, they certainly have a lot to offer in the classroom. But without a degree in teaching, I’m not sure how that’s going to work.
CUPP: And also. Also, is he under the assumption that all veterans are Republican Trump lovers? Because I know tons that are not. And so, I mean look, the right has co-opted like the patriot porn, you know, market for decades, decades. And in some cases, Democrats have ceded it to them. But because of Trump, I mean, I know a lot of veterans who feel abandoned by the Republican Party. So I don't think this is very well thought out.