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Dems Had One Job: Don’t Be Crazy. They’re Mucking It Up.

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As Democrats ponder why they are poised to lose Congress in this year’s elections to a party that is unwilling to condemn an insurrection, they should consider how radical their policies look to middle America.

Let’s start in the windy city, where Monday was the fourth straight day Chicago Public Schools were canceled, due to the teachers’ union’s vote to refuse to teach in school buildings. “What the Chicago Teachers Union did was an illegal walkout. They abandoned their posts and they abandoned kids and their families,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot on NBC’s Meet The Press.

Lightfoot went on to note that “the safest place for kids to be” is in schools. She’s right, but she hastened to add that her team is working to “get a deal done” with the teachers unions.

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