CNN host, Dana Bash, learned a valuable lesson over the weekend when she apparently attempted to blindside Virginia Lieutenant Governor-elect Winsome Sears. The no-nonsense businesswoman and former United States Marine Corps veteran, was pressured by Bash to reveal whether she was fully vaccinated or not.
“During the campaign you encouraged people to get vaccinated but you are not saying whether you are vaccinated. Do you want to say now?” Bash asked.
The 57-year old, Jamaican born, former Virginia House of Delegates Republican didn’t flinch.
“As I said, America, if it’s about nothing else, it’s about liberty, it’s about being able to live your life free from the government telling you what to do. And so we understand this thing about slippery slopes. The minute that I start telling you about my vaccine status, we’re going to be down the bottom of the mountain trying to figure out how we got there, because now you want to know what’s in my DNA,” Sears said. “You’re going to want to know this, that and the other. In New York, you see, we have people, waiters, waiters! asking people their vaccination status. And by the way, do you know what else they require? A photo ID to determine if this vaccine card you’re presenting is really you. Who are we fooling? Come on.”
Adding; “Let’s say you get the vaccine. Go ahead and get the vaccine. If that’s what you want to do, get the vaccine. Don’t force it on anybody else,” Sears continued. “We know and by the way, media, they’re not telling us that people are suffering as a result of getting the vaccine. They have all kinds of problems. I understand it might be the minuscule, but when you’re the one out of 30,000 that gets it, it’s important to you. So we need to tell the good, the bad and the ugly about the vaccine.”
Sears’ comments came on the heels of the 5th Circuit Courts order preventing OSHA from implementing Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate, forcing private business owners with a minimum of 100 employees, to virtually become the enforcement arm of the government, and if they refuse to comply, they face huge monetary fines.
1. Shes pure Winsome. The authenticity, the honesty, and the purely blunt answers are what voters want. Voters want someone to speak in their diction and tone, not that of DC or NYC.
— Matt Colt Hall (@MattColtHall) November 21, 2021
Bash also attempted to spin the facts concerning Critical Race Theory, insisting it was not part of the school curriculum in Virginia.
“Let’s talk about education more broadly. You opposed Critical Race Theory taught in schools, which I should say is not part of Virginia’s curriculum,” Bash said. “You did say though that the good and the bad of American history should be taught, and that, we should also tell viewers you’re a former vice president of the Virginia Board of Education. Explain how you think race should be taught in Virginia public schools.”
Sears immediately fired back, at Bash’s obvious attempt to mislead her audience; “Well, let me back up. I beg to differ that CRT is not taught,” Sears pointedly remarked.
“I didn’t say that. I just said it’s not in the curriculum, just to be clear,” Bash attempted to once spin the facts.
However Sears would have none of it, again firing back; “No, no, no, no, it is part of the curriculum, it is weaved in and out of the curriculum,” Sears continued, arguing that while there might not be lesson plans titled Critical Race Theory, the principles had been woven into the standard curriculum over time. “In fact, in 2015, former governor, who was just defeated, McAuliffe, his state Board of Education had information on how to teach it, so it’s weaved in. So you know, its semantics, but it’s weaved in.”
Sears went on to school the befuddled CNN host, reminding her that it’s important to teach history, “the good, the bad and the ugly.” Because history exposes our past mistakes for future generations, not to make those same mistakes.
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“But while we’re talking about history, how about we talk about how people, from the 1890s, black people from the 1890s to about 1950 or 1960 according to the U.S. Census, had been marrying in a percentage that had far surpassed anything that whites had ever done. When we talk about the Tulsa race riots, let’s ask ourselves how did the black people amass so much wealth right after the Civil War, so that it could even be destroyed? How do they do that? You know, they were coming from nothing, from zero, some of them never even got the ’40 acres and a mule.’ Let’s try to emulate that,” Sears continued.
Adding; “The one thing that the slaves wanted, well, three top things, their freedom, certainly, then the next thing was they wanted to find their families and the third thing was they wanted an education, and my God, when did education become a bad word among black people? No!” Sears added, saying that she had seen the results of what a good education could do firsthand.
“Education lifted my father out of poverty when he came to America with only $1.75, education lifted me, because I have to find my own way in this world, and education will lift all of us,” she concluded.