RUSH: According to Politico, the politics of COVID-19 has reached a boiling point in California.
It’s not because of Governor Newsom flouted his own virus restrictions by attending an upscale party with his upscale lobbyist buddies at an upscale hotel. It’s not California lawmakers partying at a “conference” in Maui — again, flouting the travel rules they impose on everybody else.
It’s something more local: school.
Early on in the pandemic, Newsom and his Democrats kowtowed to the powerful teachers unions by shutting down the schools, and all these months later, schools are still shut down. Instead of being in class, most of the 6 million California school children are home.
Those who attend private schools, like Newsom’s kids, are back in the classroom. But the other students, including most minority children? They’ve got nowhere to go.
Now even a few Democrats are breaking ranks, and are calling this two-tier system “state-sanctioned segregation.” It’s inequality on parade. This is not what California stands for, they say.
Ha! They’re dead wrong. This is exactly how the liberal elites who run California have governed for as long as they’ve been in power. Their kids, their pals, their special interests get the breaks. Everybody else gets broke. Especially the minorities they claim to represent and care about. State-sanctioned segregation? Yep. Exactly.
Business as usual.