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In the menagerie of horror-show characters that constitute Donald Drumpf's cabinet, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos . . .
. . . just because that's the kind of sound any normal, sane human should make at the mention of that awful woman's name . . . takes the grand prize for scariest monster masquerading as a sentient human being.
The new acting head of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights once complained that she experienced discrimination because she is white.
Although her limited background in civil rights law makes it difficult to infer her positions on specific issues, Jackson’s writings during and after college suggest she’s likely to steer one of the Education Department’s most important — and controversial — branches in a different direction than her predecessors. A longtime anti-Clinton activist and an outspoken conservative-turned-libertarian, she has denounced feminism and race-based preferences. She’s also written favorably about, and helped edit a book by, an economist who decried both compulsory education and the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In 2005, Jackson wrote a book on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Bill Clinton, titled “Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine.” She gained national attention last October after she arranged for several of Bill Clinton’s accusers to attend a presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Jackson sat with the women in the front of the audience. A few days before the debate, Jackson established Their Lives Foundation. In registration documents, she described two of its purposes as “giving public voice to victims of women who abuse positions of power” and “advocating for and against candidates for political office.”
Less than a week after the debate, Jackson posted on Facebook that her foundation “supports all victims of power abusers,” but labeled Trump’s accusers “fake victims.”
Betsy DeVos is a billionaire, fundamentalist religious whack job who has spent a lot of her own fortune over the years trying to destroy secular, public education in this country. Her goal, by all appearances, is to replace America's public education system with her own warped vision of a for-profit network of right-wing, Christian madrasas in an unconstitutional effort aimed at destabilizing the already tenuous wall separating church and state -- in other words -- undermining democracy.
Drumpf picked DeVos to run the nation's education system -- Why? You tell The Gadfly. DeVos has not one iota of education experience. Never a teacher, never an administrator, has never had anything to do with America's public education system aside from her efforts to dismantle it. She made her billions through MLM (Multi-Level-Marketing) also known as Pyramid Schemes. That's what Amway, her company is - period - and that subject is not fucking debatable.
No wonder Drumpf selected her -- she's a scam artist (and her scam is not at all unlike Donnie's Drumpf University) after his own larcenous, unethical heart.
Anyhow then -- is it really a surprise that the individual DeVos picks to oversee her Department's Office of Civil Rights is a white, Sweet Polly Purebred special snowflake who has a past of claiming to have been discriminated against because she's a caucasian and who also, it appears, has a wee bit of a problem with people whose skin color is a shade or three darker than her own?
And of course -- toss in the obligatory 'Bill Clinton's sexual assault accusers told the truth and Drumpf's accusers are fake' assholery and you have the perfect case of the worst possible candidate being hired for a job for which they neither have done nothing in their career arc to earn, and most certainly have done nothing notable in their lives to deserve.
The swamp only gets murkier with this Drumpf bunch and the slimy, reptilian predators that comprise their ranks are multiplying exponentially.