Just a few minutes ago one of President Trump’s more contested cabinet picks, Betsy DeVos, was confirmed by the Senate on Vice President Pence’s tiebreaking vote. Despite the efforts of the Democrats to shut her down and the feckless nonsense peddled by a couple of squishy “moderate Republican” Senators, Betsy DeVos is on her way to the Department of Education with sledgehammer in hand and the demolition crew on speed dial. Chuck Schumer immediately denounced the vote as “unprecedented” because it’s the first time a vice president has had to break a tie on a cabinet post. Ever notice how when the Democrats do something it’s “historic” and “courageous,” but when the Republicans do something it’s “unprecedented” and “reckless?”
I actually had and still have some concerns over Mrs. DeVos based on her past support for Common Core, but I’m falling back on my old standard “if the left hates her so much she has to be good” rule of thumb. I’ll certainly admit it if I am making a bad call here or if the President chose poorly, but I’m confident at this point that she is being brought in to dismantle the place and send education policy back to the state and local level where it belongs, and that is why the left is having another collective meltdown. Seriously, this has to be one nightmare after another for these fools and it is beautiful. Their only hope at this juncture is really for their installed activist judges to pull some argument out of God knows where and issue stays and injunctions against actions that the executive clearly is well within his powers to take (unlike many of Barry’s actions that usurped Congressional powers while Congress sat by and tried not to anger the press).
Right now there are three more cabinet posts that I see as vitally important and very controversial: Jeff Sessions at Attorney General, obviously; Scott Pruitt at EPA, who will undoubtedly be wielding a hammer in each hand as he takes office; and Andrew Puzder at Labor, who made his fortune selling big glorious American hamburgers and advertised them using women in bikinis. The thought of the CEO of Hardee’s getting a cabinet post just fills my heart with joy. And of course, we need Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court as soon as possible.
Anybody out there tired of winning yet? Anyone? I’m not.