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GoFundMe Campaign to Buy a “No” Vote on DeVos from PA Senator Pat Toomey

February 2, 2017

No kidding.

As of this writing, 678 individuals have raised $11,111 via the GoFundMe link entitled, “Buy Pat Toomey’s Vote”:

Betsy DeVos has donated $55,800 to the campaign of United States Senator Pat Toomey.

Incidentally, despite all evidence to the contrary, Senator Toomey thinks that Betsy DeVos would be a great choice to lead the Department of Education.

Betsy DeVos has never set foot in a classroom, did not send her children to public school, cannot distinguish between proficiency and growth, and thinks that guns should be allowed in schools in the event of grizzly attacks. That fictitious grizzly is about as qualified as Ms. DeVos to run the Department of Education.

If Betsy DeVos can buy Senator Toomey’s vote, we should be allowed to do the same.

If, of course, Senator Toomey does not wish to accept any funds raised*, all money will be donated to Camp Sojourner, the Pennsylvania Arts Education Network, and the Children’s Literacy Initiative.

*or if this tongue-in-cheek fundraising page somehow constitutes a bribe, despite being eerily identical to the actions of Ms. DeVos.

betsy-devos-hearing  Betsy DeVos


  1. Reblogged this on David R. Taylor-Thoughts on Education and commented:
    I love it. What is good for the goose should be good for the gander.

  2. Zorba permalink

    Reblogged this on BLOGGYWOCKY and commented:
    Hahahahahaha! Well, if this is considered a “bribe,” then why wouldn’t Betsy’s donation be considered one, as well?
    But as we all know, “donations” to political campaigns are just “business as usual.” Despite the fact that the big donors are, essentially, buying votes and influence.

  3. DeVos has been paying off legislators all over the country at both federal and state levels. In TN in the 2016 election she donated to many right here in my home state. Example: TN State Chair of the Senate Education Committee, Sen. Dolores Gresham (a favorite of Students First and friend of Jeb Bush) received $12,500 from two DeVos funded organizations and $3500 from Students First. Oh but nothing to be concerned about here now is there? DeVos bought her way to this job and I am very saddened that Trump nominated her. The problem is that most of those on his list are not really much better. Trump doesn’t understand the Choice these people are using is choice of location not choice in education. And I know for a fact he is being isolated from the other side of this argument.

  4. booklady permalink

    As of 7:50 pm, Go Fund Me $23,403.

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