For John, BLUF: Early 2017 promises to be very ugly, at least on Capitol Hill. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Every time President-elect Donald Trump names a cabinet pick, liberals have a field day— how can they paint a Trump pick as racist, elitist, extremist, and all-around evil? These attacks reached a fever pitch against Trump's selection for secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.The author then goes on to give examples of how easily Secretary of Education nominees slide through the US Senate.
As Frederick M. Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) wrote in National Review, the debate over education usually proceeds with "a modicum of civility."
Then follows is a listing of seven accusations being used against Nominee Betsy DeVos, and rebuttal.
But, perhaps the most interesting item was this comment, from XSANDIEGO. First off, the idea that someone would leave San Diego, California, is interesting of and in itself. Then there is the comment itself:
The Primary Reason I voted for Trump was the ire he raised among all the "right" people, the bien-pensant, the "cognoscenti", the "literati". They just did not oppose Trump. They hated him. They foamed at the mouth. It was then that I knew he was perfect for the job! They did not elect Trump. We Proud Deplorables elected Trump. We are the only ones Trump needs to please and we are pleased with Betsy. True to form the "right people" have their knickers in a twist! If Trump nominated Jesus, the "Pharisees" would shriek and moan. You Go, Betsy! You Go, Donald!I wonder if Democrats realize that guerrilla warfare on Capitol Hill is not the way to take care of the working class?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff