Are Republicans who Voted For ESEA Really Democrats in Drag?
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Is this the face of the GOP? Are the GOP House members who voted for the ESEA reauthorization–a 1000 plus page bill that was made public only two days ago and filled with Federal carrots/sticks to make sure states don’t direct their own educational direction/delivery–really Democrats in drag? ALL Democrats who voted did so in the affirmative and only 64 Republicans voted against it. The Republicans who voted for this bill buy into the Nancy Pelosi style of government of needing to sign the bill so they could find out what’s in it. And even if they DID have time to read it, how did they miss what Oklahoma Representative Jim Bridenstine discovered in the bill that made him vote no?
These Missouri House Republicans in drag (masquerading as ‘conservative’ politicians stating they want to reduce Federal involvement/mandates/debt) need to be primaried for their vote:
- Ann Wagner (R–Ballwin): District 2
- Blaine Luetkemeyer (R–Jefferson City): District 3
- Vicky Hartzler (R–Columbia): District 4
- Samuel Graves (R–Independence/Kansas City): District 6
- William Long (R–Springfield): District 7
Jason Smith (R–Salem), District 8 was the only Missouri House Republican who may have thought that signing on to a bill that he (or the public) did not have time to read was not politically responsible. Many thanks to Representative Smith for voting ‘no’.
We have a new hashtag for these Republicans who allowed themselves to be Pelosied in signing on to a bill that circumvented public scrutiny and even legislative debate. Start referring to your Republican politicians in drag as #transpartisan. Declare them to be out of the political closet and understand there is little to no difference between them and the Democrats who voted for this educational recurring nightmare formerly known as NCLB.
You can determine if your Republican representative is #transpartisan from the voting list here.
Read more on why this bill should not have passed in the House.
Next move: The Senate. Vote rumored to be held on December 7. Anyone pick up on the significance on the date of that vote?