Democrats’ New Catchphrase: ‘A Drag Queen for Every School’ - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Democrats’ New Catchphrase: ‘A Drag Queen for Every School’

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe captured the mission of the Democratic Party in 2021 when he uttered this phrase: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

Move aside, Terry. A new catchphrase encapsulates the Democratic Party even better: “A drag queen for every school.”

That demand was uttered Wednesday by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel at an education speech she delivered in Lansing.

While McAuliffe’s tagline showcased the Democratic Party’s disregard for the right of parents to have a say in their children’s education, Nessel’s gets closer to the truth: Democrats want to indoctrinate children into radical progressivism.

In Nessel’s speech, which was hosted by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, she said: “You know what is not a problem for kids who are seeking a good education? Drag queens.”

She continued: “Drag queens are entertainment. And you know what I’ll say that was totally not poll-tested? I’d say this: ‘A drag queen for every school.’”

Nessel, who is gay, said that drag queens would raise the spirits of children with “emotional issues.”

Republicans immediately recognized the aptness of Nessel’s statement. Donald Trump Jr. tweeted: “‘A drag queen for every school’ is a great summation of today’s Democrat Party platform.”

Drag queens have become symbolic of the indoctrination of children into LGBTQ ideology, as Drag Queen Story Hour has grown in popularity in elementary schools and libraries. The event features men dressed in drag who read children’s books that advocate for radical gender ideology. The story time is sometimes accompanied by sexually explicit dancing. The nonprofit Drag Queen Story Hour says that its events “capture[] the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood” and allow children to “see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish.” The New York Post reported last week that New York City schools have spent over $200,000 on drag queen shows.

The events have drawn headlines for connections to child predation. The former president of an organization that sponsored drag story hour events was sentenced to nine years in prison for possessing images depicting the sexual abuse of children. In another incident, the drag queen who read to children at the Houston Public Library was a registered child sex offender.

Nessel is up for reelection in November. Her opponent, Republican Matthew DePerno, said her statements on drag queens demonstrate that she is unfit for office.

“Students in the third grade are behind on their reading, our test scores are some of the worst in the country thanks to these disastrous COVID lockdowns,” DePerno said, “and she calls for drag shows for Kindergarteners.”

Nessel’s tenure as attorney general has been marked by radical progressivism. She sued to shut down the construction of an oil pipeline on the basis of protecting the environment and pledged to not uphold a Michigan law that outlaws abortion.

The attorney general has a penchant for speaking the unvarnished truth. Last year, she became so drunk at a football game that she had to be wheeled out. In a Facebook post, she told her constituents that she had two Bloody Marys on an empty stomach and left the game to avoid vomiting on anyone. She said that she would “definitely never [] have another Bloody Mary. Cause it’s gonna take a while to get that taste out of my mouth.”

Ellie Gardey
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Ellie Gardey is Reporter and Associate Editor at The American Spectator. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she studied political science, philosophy, and journalism. Ellie has previously written for the Daily Caller, College Fix, and Irish Rover. She is originally from Michigan. Follow her on Twitter at @EllieGardey. Contact her at
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