Skip to comments.Bernie Sanders turns to ‘sexist’ demeaning attacks against Betsy DeVos
Posted on 02/04/2017 3:56:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders asked President Trumps education secretary candidate, Betsy DeVos, whether she would have got the job if her family had not donated $200m to the Republican party. Sanders demeaning question was followed with questions promoting his free college initiative.
My question is, and I dont want to be rude, but do you think if you were not a multi-billionaire, if your family had not made hundreds of millions of dollars of contributions to the Republican party that you would be sitting here today?
Senator, as a matter of fact, I do think there would be that possibility. Ive worked very hard on behalf of parents and children for the last almost 30 years.
Sanders retreated from his ridiculous attack tactic, then asking DeVos whether she would work with him to make colleges and universities tuition free.
Senator I think thats a very interesting idea and its really great thinking about, but I think we also have to consider the fact that there is nothing in life that is truly free, somebody is going to pay for it.
Sanders said the Senate had been presented with a law to substantially lower tax breaks for millionaires while low income young people could not afford to go to college.
Do you think that makes sense?, Sanders asked, prompting DeVos to reply: Senator I think if your question is really around how can we help college and high education be more affordable for young people .
That was not my question, Sanders interrupted. My question is should we make make public colleges and universities tuition free for every family in America, regardless of their income, to be able to give their children higher education.
DeVos responded: Senator, I think we can work together and we can work hard in making sure that college and high education in some form is affordable for all young people who would like to pursue it.
DeVos has partnered with the Christian Reformed community in Michigan and is known for her push for private school voucher programs and more school choice. DeVos has poured millions of dollars through the DeVos Family Foundation into strongly supporting and heavily lobbying for charter schools and vouchers.
No surprise that the teachers union has rallied opposition against DeVos.
She is missing the biggest piece of the puzzle, which is to wholeheartedly support public school as well as the needs and dilemmas of all kinds of students, said Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association.
She is regarded as an enemy to public education since she has associated herself so closely to the private school choice program, said Jon Valant, a fellow at the Brown Center for Education Policy at the Brookings Institution.
COMMENTARY: Countless attacks on DeVos whitewash the NEA as a union calling it an organization and the outrage by socialist groups, looking for more government control and not less. Sanders gets away with these insults because hes a beloved leftist.
If Ted Cruz asked an Obama appointee the same, hed be called out for being a sexist pig.
DeVos is a GREAT choice in the Trump cabinet, coming onto the scene based on qualifications to FIGHT COMMON CORE, the NEA, the Federal government on education. She was a Jeb Bush fan, then Carly Fiorina, then Marco Rubio so not exactly a Trump troll.
The Democrats dont have the votes and I hope the GOP rallies the warning bells to ensure she gets the votes and the meltdown of the leftists can continue. If DeVos and the Trump administration works to bring school choice and vouchers into the system, Sanders and the leftists will be out of their minds.
The spit was really flying.
So sayeth a man? who’s NEVER had a real job in his sorry socialist life.
No, senator or representative is NOT a real job.
Bernie gets another smackdown, I LOVE it!
Bernie, there is no free lunch even in your fantasy lala land...
This sexist abuse of conservative women has been going on for a long time, because conservative women are seen as traitors of the liberal feminist tribe.
The Four Stages of Conservative Female Abuse
Demonrat idiots don’t get that when you give something to someone it loses any value it had. Give someone free college? Why not just skip the entire multi year process, give them the piece of paper/degree and call it good. The end result is the same: more idiot demonrats.
If college is free, it will be a useless form of state indoctrination into collectivism. Look at some of the universities now that regularly charge over 30k/yr, they’re useless for most students.
Bernie, whose wife bankrupts good functioning universities has an opinion on how to improve education. How ironic.
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Speaking of special favors, what’s with that vacation home somebody bought for you to “be nice” and not upset the DemoRAT convention?
Why didn’t you donate that money to send a few kids to college, you hypocrite!
The socialist idiot Bernie has a personal war on women. How disgusting.
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