Everyone knows a student who always thought they got away with everything and was clueless that the teacher was on to them every time.
Politicians today are like clueless students, and they don’t know the public is on to them with every slimy deal they make. It’s amazing how politicians believe they can pull the wool over the eyes of millions of watchful eyes, including the media.
A couple of clueless politicians are shirking the ruling party and making waves against a nominee of President Donald Trump. The Republicans believe they’ll be able to tank the nominee without the public adding up all the facts to reveal their true motivation. From RedState:
One has to wonder why two Republican senators, without any warning, would suddenly announce they’d oppose Betsy Devos’ nomination to be the secretary of education. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska both said they’d vote against Devos because she lacked the necessary experience to “strengthen public schools.”
Perhaps it is time to let somebody without experience in the public education system to try something new. But that won’t happen as long as the teachers unions still a lot of power.
Speaking of teachers unions, guess which two Senators have been getting donations from them?
Here’s the clues: Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. How does it all add up?
This report from Bill McMorris at the Washington Free Beacon provides the answers:
Murkowski and Collins have each benefited from contributions from the National Education Association. Collins received $2,000 from the union in 2002 and 2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Murkowski, meanwhile, has received $23,500.
The NEA represents 3 million members, making it the wealthiest and most influential union in the country. The NEA, along with other labor groups like the American Federation of Teachers, has waged a fierce campaign against DeVos, a billionaire philanthropist and school choice activist.
How wide is the gap between union-supported politicians and those the union opposes?
Teachers unions donate almost exclusively to Democrats. The NEA contributed $2.3 million to Democratic candidates in 2016, while Republican nominees received $350,000, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
The top beneficiaries of union largesse have already voted against DeVos’ nomination at the committee level. The union donated $740,000 to the 11 Democratic members of that committee – all 11 attempted to prevent the nomination from reaching the Senate floor.
Both senators will likely deny any influence from unions, but both are from smaller, predominantly rural states where every penny of political donations counts.
Siding with Democrats to oppose the Trump nominee, and the public can easily add up from where the influence flows.
The clueless senators may believe they are earning their donations with unions while the public is none the wiser. They forget about all those eyes watching them – and all those financial reports open for review.
Had the rogue senators thought through their fickle attempt at subversion, they would have realized all they did was expose themselves as untrustworthy. Republicans have the support – because of the vice president’s tiebreaker vote – to confirm Devos without the two turncoats.
Source: Washington Free Beacon