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Response to TM99 (Reply #8)

Fri May 1, 2015, 07:31 AM

29. Excellent post. "He has consistently governed as a Reagan Democrat."

Yes, he has. And in this particular case, it's important to point out that his overall education policies are predatory toward public schools. Giving out some ebooks to poor children does not change that.

The duty of politicians is to represent the interests of Americans, and the duty of citizens is to hold them accountable for doing that in a systematic, meaningful way. To suggest that a minor PR gesture like this should give a politician cover for an overarching predatory, corporate education agenda is an insult to voters and a deliberate perversion of the purpose of political discourse, of the vitally important role citizens play in holding politicians accountable.

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