First, they said we’d have to sacrifice our grandparents and anyone over 65.
Then they decided that the lives of the people working in industries essential to their comfort could be easily sacrificed. Those people are mostly poor and include many people with skin darker than theirs and of foreign origin.
Now they are asking us to sacrifice the nation’s children on the altar of productivity and economic rebound.
Anything to ensure the re-election of Donald Trump is not impeded by a mere pandemic!
Open those schools! Get the kids out of the house so that the parents can go back to work for sub-par wages!
In an effort to ensure that this dastardly agenda moves forward unimpeded by common sense or public outrage, Trump is sending his worst and dimmest cabinet member — a subjective judgment that’s difficult to make definitively, given the wealth of candidates in that KKK Klown Kar — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on a media tour to justify forcing schools to open despite the fact that doing so would only exacerbate the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
After Secretary DeVos displayed her total and complete lack of qualifications for the position she holds during an interview with Dana Bash on CNN‘s State of The Union yesterday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff decided that the woman in charge of the nation’s educational policy need to take a “pop quiz” about the rationality of attempting to reopen schools while the coronavirus is still steadily multiplying, with deaths subtracting from our population, the nation dividing, and anxiety added everywhere.
Pop quiz for Betsy DeVos!
Kids can safely return to school if you apply:
a. Magical thinking
b. Threats to withhold federal aid
c. A comprehensive, scientifically-based reopening plan
b. Endemic to the Trump Administration
c. Both a and b https://t.co/w9pTFoBrQT
— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) July 13, 2020
Given that there is no real wrong answer to the second question of the California congressman’s test, DeVos is guaranteed a grade of at least 50% — which is considerably better than her standing average when it comes to being correct.
At least Representative Schiff can still retain a wry sense of humor during these trying times.
That’s more than can be said for DeVos, Donald Trump, and the rest of his administration, whose policies would be completely laughable jokes if they weren’t so deadly and serious.
With the only response to the Trump administration’s plans to reopen schools in the fall being a resounding “You first!”, hopefully, the majority of the American public will be smart enough to simply ignore the desperate entreaties to salvage Trump’s re-election prospects with his latest gambit and keep their children safe at home.
Anything else that could be said about this insane situation was perhaps better expressed by The Fun Boy Three in the video below.
Original reporting by Bob Brigham at RawStory.
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