# General Discussion

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#### Demovictory9

(33,173 posts)#### Lochloosa

(16,300 posts)#### Ohiogal

(33,774 posts)#### TEB

(13,516 posts)stupid ignorance

#### LuckyLib

(6,853 posts)We insult teachers and students by having this idiot at the helm of the Dept of Ed.

#### madaboutharry

(41,026 posts)She is a right wing religious freak out to destroy public education.

#### yuiyoshida

(42,273 posts)Donald Trump.. I bet I can guess why he did...

#### Kath2

(3,147 posts)Right on. yuiyoshida!

#### panfluteman

(2,148 posts)Because a well educated voting public is less vulnerable to being influenced or manipulated by Russian trolls, bots and hackers???

#### yuiyoshida

(42,273 posts)from the Republican stand point, and of wanting to tear current education sytem apart, piece by piece..She has been doing so. Secondly because she is a blonde woman, the kind he would love to grab...etc.

#### Kath2

(3,147 posts)Is that you blowing those nice smoke rings on your sig line!

maybe XD

#### pangaia

(24,324 posts)every fucking republican congressshit is the same....

#### sarcasmo

(23,968 posts)#### Angry Dragon

(36,693 posts)#### rurallib

(62,936 posts)unfortunately, DeVos is in a position to do a lot of damage.

#### spanone

(137,238 posts)#### mythology

(9,527 posts)So far maybe Mattis, but I still firmly believe half the reason he got the job is the nickname.

#### NoMoreRepugs

(10,223 posts)#### pangaia

(24,324 posts)#### PoindexterOglethorpe

(26,124 posts)and I just love that place, is that they hire competent people.

#### dalton99a

(83,283 posts)#### CurtEastPoint

(19,029 posts)#### volstork

(5,550 posts)until it involves a pregnant woman. Then, not so much...

#### yardwork

(63,346 posts)#### lunasun

(21,646 posts)#### BigmanPigman

(52,129 posts)I guess being lying crooks runs in this stellar family. Great example for the kiddies folks!

#### Mike Nelson

(10,209 posts)...smile and lie. The Trump fans will believe her and think Stahl is treating her poorly.

#### Kirk Lover

(3,608 posts)it...including her. DeVos can't even bullshit well...that should be a prerequisite for this shaministration.

#### rickford66

(5,606 posts)#### Boomerproud

(8,255 posts)#### Docreed2003

(17,468 posts)It’s a wonder that she still know how to breath.

#### Freethinker65

(10,760 posts)...and knowing she is totally incompetent, she can singlehandedly destroy public education and its teachers while creating generations of non-critical thinkers (long term goals of the ruling GOP).

#### JDC

(10,346 posts)#### PdxSean

(574 posts)#### Ohiogal

(33,774 posts)I pleaded with him to vote no on her, saying that I feared she was going to destroy public education and kowtow to for-profit education and taxpayer-funded religion schools.

I got a boilerplate response back from him assuring me that in hearings Betsy had vowed that she would not do anything to disrupt public schools and that he felt she would be an excellent person for the job. Boy did she do a con job on everyone!

#### Freethinker65

(10,760 posts)#### Ohiogal

(33,774 posts)#### pazzyanne

(6,577 posts)I remember a certain Minnesota senator who did a great job of unmasking DeVos. Unfortunately she was still confirmed by a tiny margin of republican senators. Go blue in 2018 elections. GOTV!

#### cilla4progress

(25,436 posts)Leslie Stahl.

#### IluvPitties

(3,181 posts)#### Cha

(302,655 posts)She should interview trump and the other doormats besides betsy.

But, they'd be too chickenshit to sit down with her.

#### magicarpet

(15,802 posts)The very same God Blesses me because I am so very special and pious unto him.

https://goo.gl/images/vJu2jh

#### mythology

(9,527 posts)The lots of public schools are doing better, no I can't tell you which ones, reminds me of Sarah Palin's I read all the newspapers line.

#### ffr

(22,964 posts)#### Gabi Hayes

(28,795 posts)And probably caused the bankruptcy of a shipyard he contracted to build a bigger one

#### SergeStorms

(19,259 posts)about $30,000 worth of South Sea Pearls around her neck and on her ears during Stahl's interview. Nothing like an ostentatious show of wealth to solidify her "woman of the people" charade on national TV.

#### pangaia

(24,324 posts)Somebody just stuff an old sock in her mouth.

Are people born like this?

Bleck........

#### LovingA2andMI

(7,006 posts)#### aeromanKC

(3,432 posts)Her ignorance was on full display at her Senate Confirmation hearing. #ShameOnGOPSenate

#### zentrum

(9,866 posts)#### lindysalsagal

(21,843 posts)Grifters are whores.

#### badhair77

(4,482 posts)I did not know that. Plus I had not seen the young man at Harvard asking the question about her benefitting financially from education dept decisions she’s made. Very irritated that she was given a pass in answering the question.

#### jmowreader

(51,122 posts)#### brush

(56,309 posts)improves them.

These trumpsters destroy everything they touch in order to improve their own bank accounts.

#### Awsi Dooger

(14,565 posts)Probably held as the gold standard down the road.

"Why can't we find another Betsy DeVos?"

#### ejbr

(5,865 posts)that are underperforming. Maybe I should.

What the actual f&ck?!

#### czarjak

(12,161 posts)#### JI7

(90,083 posts)#### dlk

(12,116 posts)Her ignorance has caused and will continue to cause great harm to public education, the bedrock of our democracy.

#### 3catwoman3

(24,999 posts)...going to call her. She is completely devooid of any of the skills needed for this position.

What a fuckiing airhead.