Happy Hour News Briefs
Say, you know what guys? It’s been a while since we heard from our old friend Ralph Reed, Jack Abramoff’s glabrous grifting pool boy.
I wonder if our boy-on-the-take Ralph has anything to say?
In recent weeks, there have been scores of stories planted by teacher’s union apparatchiks that smear Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee to be secretary of education, for her deeply held religious beliefs and for her support for allowing children in underperforming public schools to attend religious schools that infuse religion and moral values into classroom instruction.
So everyone who objects to Devos is a union apparatchik (amusing when you consider that word applies to The Russian Usurper as if by definition)? Please to be citing your sources, Ralph.
I don’t think anyone cares about her religious beliefs (including you, Ralphie, as long as her Amway-funded check clears the bank, you know, like Jack Abramoff’s Indian Casino money), but we do care about her qualifications, of which she has none. Xristian Xrazies can send their spawn to all the private religious schools that they want to, but they cannot and should not have public money to pay for doing this.
Why, you ask?
Because, Ralph, it would violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment. I learned that in Civics in my public school. You see, as soon as any government entity gives public money to any religious entity it is picking winners and losers amongst the various faiths. Imagine if your tax money was going to a Madrasa, Ralph.
Anyway, no one is attacking her faith. But it seems like you might be taking advantage of her faith to promote your agenda, which is what exactly?
If the Democrats continue to ratchet up this line of attack during the confirmation process for Mrs. DeVos, they will further alienate people of faith and create a big opening for the Trump administration to make inroads with voters of faith, including African-Americans and Hispanics. This would create a permanent shift in American politics that could solidify the Democrats status as America’s minority party for a generation or more.
The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter. — Sam Spade
Oh, one last question Ralph: was this billable time? Yeah, I thought so.
Thanks Ralph for this interesting theology discussion.