After all, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe never recovered from declaring, "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."
Texas Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Mike Collier clearly didn't get the message. Just 10 months after McAuliffe's blunder, Collier has given incumbent Republican Dan Patrick a similar gift as he addressed the Texas Democratic convention.
Lashing out at school voucher programs, which enable parents to use state education funds to attend private schools, Collier said:
"If Dan Patrick gets another term, he's already told us he's coming after your school and he's coming after your teacher. He wants to privatize and profitize our public schools. As lieutenant governor, I will lead the legislature to amend our constitution to ban forever private school vouchers. You know why? Because vouchers are for vultures!"
If you need more proof that Collier's campaign is utterly tone-deaf, note that we became aware of his gaffe because his campaign eagerly publicized it on Twitter:
As Lt. Governor, I will lead the legislature to amend our constitution to ban forever private school vouchers.— Mike Collier (@CollierForTexas) July 21, 2022
Because vouchers are for vultures. pic.twitter.com/GND2Pp5EzS