Thank you, Steven Singer. You are exactly correct.
If the Democrats think that they can win by acting more and more like Republicans, why would anyone who leans that way vote for the faux-Republicans?
We do need to start organizing and fighting at the grassroots level.
Fight, fight, fight! It may take awhile, but we need to start. Now.
“If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you, too?”
If you’re a Senate Republican, the answer is apparently “YES!”
Otherwise, why would all but two such lawmakers vote to confirm Betsy DeVos, the most unqualified candidate for Education Secretary in U.S. history?
During a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), DeVos showed herself to be hopelessly out of her depth.
She wouldn’t commit to protecting students with special needs.
She wouldn’t commit to keeping guns out of school campuses (because of rampaging Grizzlies).
She wouldn’t commit to holding charter and voucher schools to the same standards as traditional public schools.
She didn’t know the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was a federal law.
And she couldn’t explain the difference between proficiency and growth, two extremely common education terms.
Yet only Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine) joined all…
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