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Wed Jan 18, 2017, 01:28 PM

Mother Jones: Here Are Just Some of the Stunningly Bad Moments From Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearin



















Read here for MJ commentary: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/betsy-devos-confirmation-hearing-bernie-sanders-al-franken-real-bad

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Reply Mother Jones: Here Are Just Some of the Stunningly Bad Moments From Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearin (Original post)
demmiblue Jan 2017 OP
suffragette Jan 2017 #1
ananda Jan 2017 #3
calimary Jan 2017 #4
suffragette Jan 2017 #6
tavernier Jan 2017 #7
suffragette Jan 2017 #10
demmiblue Jan 2017 #8
suffragette Jan 2017 #9
Dark n Stormy Knight Jan 2017 #13
suffragette Jan 2017 #14
skylucy Jan 2017 #2
onethatcares Jan 2017 #5
disalitervisum Jan 2017 #11
central scrutinizer Jan 2017 #12
cp Jan 2017 #15
Phoenix61 Jan 2017 #16

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 02:40 PM

1. Add Senator Warren segment on higher education, specifically administering Pell Grant

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and loans and enforcing current rules regarding fraud and abuse.

https://m.

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Response to suffragette (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 03:40 PM

3. This grilling by Warren is just brilliant!

It shows DeVos as both incompetent and committed to Trump's
agenda of abuse and fraud in every department, including hers.

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Response to ananda (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 03:49 PM

4. She's agenda-driven, for sure.

And a SHITTY agenda it is.

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Response to ananda (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 03:55 PM

6. Exactly so. Her statement about the ethics form was on point as well.

Warren did her homework.

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Response to suffragette (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 03:57 PM

7. Wow

Wow wow wow

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Response to tavernier (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:17 PM

10. Yes, all the Democrats and Sanders used their very limited time very well.

They made succinct and important points one after another.
Every one of the videos is a Wow.

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Response to suffragette (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:08 PM

8. Elizabeth Warren is a force of nature!

Thank you for adding that.

I am really proud of our Dems (and Bernie) regarding their kick-arse questioning.

Knowing families who have children with learning/physical disabilities, Senator Hassan's questioning was particularly poignant for me.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:13 PM

9. Agree. Hassan demonstrated that DeVos has no idea about IDEA. The Democrats together

made it clear that she has no knowledge or understanding of the basic fundamentals and laws about public education in the United States and is completely unqualified.

Very impressed with their handling of this, especially given the purposeful poor scheduling and limited rounds and time for questioning.

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Response to suffragette (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 12:15 AM

13. Holy crap! Elizabeth Warren shows them all how to do it!

Unfortunately the crook-in-chief will get his way and have this corporate grifter appointed. But, nice try, Elizabeth.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 12:36 AM

14. I think they all did a great job. There was so much to tackle in a condensed time and

They hammered away at as much as they could succinctly and efficiently.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 02:52 PM

2. Thanks for posting. Very interesting...and scary.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 03:53 PM

5. the smirk, the billionaire smirk

is endemic with these people.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:46 PM

11. this woman

has been destroying public education in Michigan for years. She is a Christian dominionist who advocates using public money to fund private and religious schools, in order to "advance the kingdom of God on Earth."

Everyone should read the Mother Jones background article published yesterday. These people are truly dangerous. They believe trump is the most likely person "to bring Jesus into the world."

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 07:12 PM

12. She's even worse than Arne Duncan

That's saying something

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 01:21 AM

15. Good job, Senators!

Another billionaire completely UNqualified for the position. Excellent prep and questioning by our Senators, showing what Congress can do.
Besides her wretched non-answers about serving kids with disabilities, the fact of taxpayer money flowing to religious schools is a violation of the Constitutional separation of church and state.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:38 AM

16. It's like watching someone take a pop quiz when they have skipped class for a week

What an idiot!

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