Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: DeVos appointment is central part of Trump's coup. Say 'NO'!

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: DeVos appointment is central part of Trump's coup. Say 'NO'!:

DeVos appointment is central part of Trump's coup. Say 'NO'!

Alaskans gathered outside U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Anchorage office urging her to oppose the nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary Monday. (Bill Roth / Alaska Dispatch News)
Unless the vote is postponed, today is the day of decision on Betsy DeVos. There are many reasons to oppose the appointment of right-wing billionaire DeVos, from her ignorance of and disdain for public education, her extremism in pushing privatization and "choice" (privately-managed charters and vouchers) to her imposition of religious fundamentalism into the schools, crossing the constitutional separation of church and state.

But more importantly, the DeVos appointment, along with the rest, should be seen as part and parcel of the Trump/Bannon/corporatist/white nationalist coup d'etat. This is not simply a matter of her competence as an administrator or policy adviser to the president.

Senate Democrats, who've been rendering unto Caesar on previous Trump appointments, 
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: DeVos appointment is central part of Trump's coup. Say 'NO'!:


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