The Politex Report #1231

U.S. Theocracy: Theocrats Trump, Pence, Bannon Welcome deVos

Billionaire Sec. of Education, Theocrat Betsey DeVos, who would like to turn America's schools into religious schools, has given money to the Republican majority on the committee that vetted her, and the committee limited each member's questioning time to 5 minutes. She still managed to display her ignorance about basic education in America. For the first time ever as a nominee, she had to depend upon the Vice-President, Theocratic Pence, to break the 50-50 tie. The 50 Republican Senators who voted for her were in her pocket to the tune of $1 million dollars, not counting the $8 million her family has given to Republican PACs. Her family has given $200 million to Republican causes over the years. --Jerry Politex


Donald Trump Will Lead a Theocratic Party Into the Election | The Nation

Mike Pence Is A Theocrat. His Christian Supremacist Followers Seek To Take Over America. Seriously. Kos

Theocratic Right Now Runs Trump Campaign - Bannon and Conway are in the CNP


How Betsy DeVos Used God and Amway to Take Over Michigan Politics - POLITICO

Trump's education pick says her reform can 'advance God's Kingdom' - POLITICO

Betsy DeVos and God’s Plan for Schools

Detroit's Pagan Pig Bones and Christian Public Schools: Meet Betsy DeVos, Our New Education Secretary. DK

Betsy DeVos Wants to Use America's Schools to Build "God's Kingdom" | Mother Jones


Here's How Much Betsy DeVos And Her Family Spent To Back The GOP Senators Who Confirmed Her: $9 Million. Huffington

NYT ED: Betsy DeVos Teaches the Value of Ignorance: "Government really sucks," she said.

A closer look at one of the questions that stumped Betsy DeVoid


Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Best Known for Profiting Off Unregulated Private Education, Is the Most Jeered Nominee. NYT

Betsy DeVos Invests in a Therapy Under Scrutiny That "causes real harm to children." NYT

Betsy DeVoid is unmitigated disaster for students with disabilities. | New Republic

Sex: In an era of Trump and DeVos, young women are standing up for each other

What We Didn't Learn About Betsy DeVos At Her Confirmation Hearing (Led by Limiting Senators She Paid.) 538

Betsy DeVos’ big education idea doesn’t work:

The conservative (yes, conservative!) case against Betsy DeVos:


Verbatim Examples of Plagerism: DeVos questionnaire appears to include passages from uncited sources. WP

Betsy DeVos is the latest evidence that Team Trump has a serious plagiarism problem.


Coffee Party: The Battle Against Betsy DeVos Isn’t Over | New Republic

Rep. Waters: Trump 'leading himself to impeachment' GOP know deVos is unqualified. MSNBC

Betsy DeVos Deserves the Third Degree From Dems: Her ideas no less dangerous to Americans than Carson and Session's.

Confirmation of Betsy DeVos for Education Post Stalls as Both Sides Dig In: Dem Senators Hold 24 Hour Vigil. NYT

It’s Not Just DeVos: Trump's Cabinet Is Facing Unprecedented Opposition. 538

"There never has had to be a vice president to break a tie for a cabinet secretary before."

DeVoid Confirmation Makes Immigrants America’s Only Source of Educated People. Borowitz


DP: If you are really upset about the Besty DeVos confirmation consider running for your local school board. It's the best way to fight back.

Moore: Our great state of Michigan has given you Donald Trump (10K vote margin) & Betsy DeVos (she's worked tirelessly here to destroy our schools)


Vice President Mike Pence Wants the Bible Taught As Science: Quotes.

Mike Pence will be the most powerful Christian supremacist in U.S. history

Vice President Mike Pence Wants the Bible Taught As Science: Quotes.

Sundown in Indiana: How Mike Pence Enshrined Bigotry and Discrimination Into Law. Counterpunch


Steve Bannon Carries Battles to Another Influential Hub: The Vatican. Joins Pope Attackers. NY

Steve Bannon Is Trying to Undermine Pope Francis for His Vatican Friends. Esquire

President Bannon is plotting a coup—in the Vatican

Steve Bannon’s Vatican ties: ‘A meeting of hearts’ with Cardinal Burke – – Catholic Network

Steve Bannon Talk at the Vatican: How He Sees The Entire World - BuzzFeed

Exerpted Remarks of Stephen Bannon at a Conference at the Vatican | The American Catholic