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Jill Biden - Beroep, opvoeding en Joe Biden

Jill Biden - Beroep, opvoeding en Joe Biden

Dr. president en voormalige vise -president, Joe Biden. Van 2009-17, as tweede dame van die Verenigde State, pleit sy vir meer ondersteuning van militêre gesinne en borskankernavorsing, onder andere, terwyl sy as professor in Engels werk en skryf aan die Northern Virginia Community College.

Vroeë lewe en huwelik met Joe Biden

Gebore as Jill Jacobs in 1951, in Hammonton, New Jersey, het sy grootgeword as die oudste van vyf susters in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, 'n voorstad van Philadelphia. Op 18, nadat sy kortliks modehandel aan 'n junior kollege in Pennsylvania bestudeer het, trou sy met Bill Stevenson. Die twee het saam aan die Universiteit van Delaware begin woon, maar is 'n paar jaar later geskei. Jill verlaat kortliks die kollege, maar keer later terug om haar baccalaureusgraad in Engels in 1975 te verwerf.

In dieselfde jaar is sy voorgestel aan Joe Biden, destyds 'n Amerikaanse senator uit Delaware, deur Joe Biden se jonger broer, Frank. Nege jaar ouer as Jill, Joe Biden, het sy eerste vrou, Neilia, en sy eenjarige dogter, Naomi, in 1972 in 'n motorongeluk verloor, kort nadat hy vir die eerste keer in die senaat verkies is. Sy twee seuns, Hunter en Beau, is in dieselfde ongeluk beseer, maar het oorleef.

Joe het beroemd vyf keer aan Jill voorgestel voordat sy dit aanvaar het. In Junie 1977 is hulle in die Verenigde Nasies se kapel in New York getroud. Jill het gehelp om Hunter en Beau groot te maak, asook hul dogter, Ashley, gebore in 1981.

Onderrig loopbaan

Jill Biden het twee meestersgrade verwerf, in die onderwys (met 'n spesialiteit in lees) aan die West Chester Universiteit in 1981 en in Engels aan die Villanova Universiteit in 1987, terwyl hy adolessente in 'n psigiatriese hospitaal geleer het. Sy gee later jare skool aan die Claymont High School, Brandywine High School en Delaware Technical and Community College.

Biden het teruggekeer na die Universiteit van Delaware om haar doktorsgraad in die onderwys te behaal, wat sy in 2007 behaal het. Intussen is haar man vyf keer herkies in die Senaat en het hy twee keer sonder sukses as president verkies, in 1988 en 2008, voor Barack Obama, die uiteindelike Demokratiese genomineerde in 2008, het hom as sy hardloopmaat verkies.

Jill Biden as Second Lady

Nadat Obama en Joe Biden in 2009 ingehuldig is, het Jill Biden as professor in Engels aan die Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) begin werk. Volgens die Los Angeles TimesDaar word geglo dat sy die eerste tweede dame was wat ooit 'n betaalde pos beklee het terwyl haar man in die amp was. Aan haar studente bekend as 'Dr. B, 'was sy bekend daarvoor dat sy tydens verskillende staatsreise na die buiteland vraestelle behaal het.

In die volgende agt jaar werk Jill Biden saam met presidentsvrou Michelle Obama oor die Joining Forces -inisiatief, wat daarop gemik was om militêre gesinne te ondersteun. In 2012 publiseer sy 'n kinderboek, Moenie vergeet nie, God seën ons troepe, gebaseer op die impak van haar stiefseun Beau se ontplooiing in Irak op sy vrou en jong kinders. Sy pleit ook vir opvoeding en die waarde van gemeenskapskolleges, en bied die eerste beraad van die Withuis oor gemeenskapskolleges met president Obama in 2010 aan en reis deur die land vir 'n Community College na 'n loopbaantoer in 2012. As medestigter van die Biden Breast Health Inisiatief het sy haar steun uitgespreek vir navorsing oor borskanker en vroeë opsporing.

Pad terug na die Withuis

Die Biden -gesin het in Mei 2015 'n tragiese verlies opgedoen toe Beau Biden, 'n veteraan in Irak en voormalige prokureur -generaal van Delaware, op 46 -jarige ouderdom aan breinkanker gesterf het. Obama se tweede termyn, het hy uiteindelik daarteen besluit. Jill Biden het voltyds as professor aan NOVA gewerk en in 2019 'n memoires gepubliseer, Waar die lig inkom: bou 'n gesin, ontdek myself.

Tydens Joe Biden se veldtog om die huidige president Donald Trump in die verkiesing in 2020 te verslaan, het Jill Biden 'n meer sigbare rol gespeel as in die vorige presidensiële lopies van haar man. Sy was een van sy aktiefste veldtog -surrogate, het 'n beroep op wetgewers gedoen om immigrasie -hervorming namens hom te bespreek en hom gehelp om Kamala Harris as sy historiese hardloopmaat te kies. 'N Paar keer het sy selfs as sy nie -amptelike lyfwag opgetree, en dit het memorabel gehelp om protesgangers wat sy toesprake onderbreek het, af te weer.

By die Demokratiese Nasionale Konvensie, wat feitlik gehou is weens die COVID-19-pandemie, onderstreep Jill Biden haar lewenslange passie vir onderwys deur uit haar voormalige klaskamer aan die Brandywine High School te praat. Voor die verkiesing het sy gesê dat sy hoop om voort te gaan met onderrig nadat haar man as die 46ste president aangestel het. 'Dit is belangrik,' het sy gesê CBS Nuus. 'Ek wil hê mense moet onderwysers waardeer en hul bydraes ken, en die beroep verhoog.'

Bronne

Dr Jill Biden. Obama Wit Huis.

'Jill Biden is uiteindelik gereed om die presidentsvrou te word. Kan sy haar man help om Trump te verslaan? ” Washington Post, 17 Augustus 2020.

"Dr. Jill Biden oor familie, onderrig, verlies en ligsinnigheid. ” CBS Nuus, 9 Augustus 2020.

'Hallo, ek is Jill. Maar noem my asseblief dr. Biden. ” Los Angeles Times, 2 Februarie 2009.

"Jill Biden: Alle vroue van die vise -president." Vogue, November 2008.


Wat is verkeerd met Jill Biden?

Deur Joan Swirsky

As hierdie titel 'n klokkie lui, is dit omdat dit so soortgelyk is aan die titel van 'n artikel wat ek hierdie maand presies 'n jaar gelede geskryf het, toe presidentskandidaat Joe Biden - sigbaar in die gedrang gekom het deur duidelike tekens van kognitiewe mislukking indien nie reguit demensie nie - was in sy swak verligte kelder, omring deur linkse padda's wat sy af en toe teleprompeterende verklarings uitwis, en bewaak deur vrou Jill, wat nooit die vrae aan hom beantwoord het nie, sy vonnisse afgehandel het of hom van die kameras weggejaag het.

'N STERKKONTRASIE

In daardie artikel het ek genoem dat my man Steve onlangs 'n erge verkoue gehad het en dat ek hom met tee en heuning en hoendersop (ook bekend as Joodse penicillien) gesmeer het, en selfs daarop aangedring het dat hy 'n volksmiddel probeer, wat volgens my baie effektief en Dit blyk dat Vicks VapoRub saans aan die onderkant van sy voete (met sokkies daaroor) besmeer, hoe beter om wakker te word met duidelike neusgange en longe.

Dit is presies wat miljoene kere per dag plaasvind, nie net in die Verenigde State nie, maar ook in die hele wêreld - vroue wat na hul mans of lewensmaats omsien en alles in hul vermoë doen om hulle te beskerm teen skade of seer.

Gee JILL aanvanklik die voordeel van die twyfel

Dit was ongetwyfeld die bedoeling van Jill Biden toe sy in 1977 met die senator uit Delaware trou en nie net die dogter wat hulle saam gehad het nie, maar ook sy jong seuns, Beau en Hunter, grootmaak nadat die eerste vrou en babadogter van die senator dood is motorongeluk in 1972.

Namate die jare verstryk het, het senator Biden - vir agt jaar - vise -president geword - en die kragpaar Jill en Joe het wêreldwyd roem en groot rykdom verwerf.

Maar voor dit het Jill jongleren om hul drie kinders groot te maak deur 'n doktorsgraad in onderwys te behaal en daarna jare lank in 'n psigiatriese hospitaal klas te gee, waar haar studente emosioneel versteurde kinders en adolessente was.

Sowel in haar opvoeding as in kliniese werk was sy sekerlik bewus van, sensitief vir, kundig oor –– en beskermend van –– die studente wie se beperkings hulle nie in staat gestel het om 'n hoër funksie te kry nie. Sekerlik het sy in staat geword om gedagtes en spraakstoornisse, dissosiatiewe denke en onsamehangende gesukkel op te spoor, selfs te diagnoseer.

Die volgende voorbeelde tydens die veldtog van Joe Biden was hartseer om te aanskou en het die baie ernstige vraag laat ontstaan: wat is fout met Jill Biden?

Dit was toe. Maar soos met alle verslegtende toestande, het dinge nou erger geword. Tot en met –– en daarna –– die verkiesing op 3 November 2020, ole Joe:

  • Hy het 'n gehoor vertel wat hy vir die senaat aangebied het.
  • Gevra, tydens 'n toespraak, “Wat doen ek hier? ”
  • Verwys na Doug Emhoff as “Kamala [Harris ’s] se vrou. ”
  • Het die Wuhan-virus die ‘Luhan-virus ’ en Covid-19 Covid-9 genoem.
  • Het gesê dat 200 miljoen Amerikaners aan COVID-19 gesterf het-ongeveer twee derdes van ons land se bevolking.
  • En net die ander dag, na Kamala Harris verwys as president Harris.

WAAR HET DIT INSIG GEGAAN?

Waarom het Jill se begrip, empatie en selfbeheersing in aksie ontbreek om haar duidelik verminderde man te beskerm teen die slingers en pyle van 'n wrede presidensiële wedstryd? As Joe en Jill Biden in die kantoor van 'n neuroloog in Amerika sit, sou die dokter die kandidaat en nou vermoedelik president onmiddellik op medisyne plaas om sy bloedsimptome te verlig. (Eintlik vermoed ek dat dit al meer as 'n jaar gedoen is, indien nie langer nie).

DIE GODSDIENSKAART

Die Biden's beweer dat hulle katolieke beoefen. Jill moes haar huweliksbeloftes beslis ernstig opgeneem het: 'Ek, Jill Stevenson, neem jou, Joseph Biden, om my getroude man te wees, om van vandag af aan te hou en te hou, ten goede, aan erger, aan ryker, aan armer , in siekte en in gesondheid, om lief te hê en te koester, totdat die dood ons skei ... ”

/> Die belofte wat jy koester, is geloofwaardig, maar wat het gebeur met die gelofte van "in siekte en in gesondheid"? Het Jill Biden werklik geglo dat dit beteken om haar man met 'n klinies benadeelde 'ondersteuning' te ondersteun om die pynlike proses om dit tot die verkiesing in November uit te skakel, voort te sit deur hom op te steek, die toenemend geglasuurde en leë blik in sy oë te ignoreer en te sien hoe hy stadig is ?

Het sy geglo dat haar rol was om 'n ewige Cheshire Cat -glimlag te pleister voor 'n media wat met haar saamwerk in die 'alles is groot' misleiding, haar man red wanneer gepaste gedrag hom in die steek laat, en maak asof sy gesamentlike, deurmekaar, inderdaad bisarre uitsprake op een of ander manier, magies, sinvol?

Voor die verkiesing en tot vandag toe was elke Joe Biden -verskyning die nuwe klere van die keiser, met die hele demokratiese instelling - insluitend CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, NY Times, Washington Post, et al –– saam met hierdie jammerlike charade, terwyl ek die feit ignoreer dat die Amerikaanse mense wat hulle in sulke minagting hou, oë en ore het!

WAT GAAN WERKLIK?

Jill Biden is nou 69 en sy en Joe is die baie welgestelde eienaars van verskeie uitspattige huise en, soos ons weet, baie ander bronne van welvaart.

Op die oog af vermoed ek dat Jill ook redelik gesond is. Daarom strek dit die verbeelding dat sy of haar 78-jarige man-wat nou duidelik in die dreigende stadium gekom het-regtig die volgende vier jaar van hul lewens wou deurbring met vreugdevolle buitelandse potensate, wat die botsende en omstrede eise van die Amerikaanse kiesers, of om die onverbiddelike kollig in die algemeen te verweer, wat meedoënloos op die hoogste amp in die land gerig is.

Noudat die Bidens grotendeels afgesonderd, geïsoleer is, in wese in kwarantyn in die Withuis sit agter doringdraadheinings en 'n belaglike militêre teenwoordigheid, word mnr. die ander aand –– toon 'n vreugdelose, uitdrukkinglose, geprogrammeerde uitvoerende hoof wie se enigste funksie lank genoeg vertikaal bly om die radikale agenda van Barack Obama te verwesenlik. Die meer as 40 uitvoerende bevele wat hy onderteken het sedert die inhuldiging op 20 Januarie, is duidelik voorberei deur die funksionarisse van Obama, waarvan die meeste aangestel is in magsposisies in die Biden White House, State Department, et al.

As ek daarvan praat, glo ek dat Joe Biden gekies is as die vise -president van Barack Obama vanweë die inherente smeebaarheid en swakheid wat hy in byna 50 jaar op die openbare verhoog getoon het. Die magtiges wat sy 'verkiesing' georkestreer het, twyfel nie daaraan dat hulle enige idee, beleid, troeteldierprojek of korrupte plan in Joe se oor kan plaas nie en vertrou dat hy dit ongetwyfeld sal volg. Hierdie vertroue was natuurlik gebaseer op Joe se lang geskiedenis van weergalm - - eintlik steel - die woorde van ander mense wat in 'n verdoemende reeks plagiaatskandale beskryf word, sowel as die uitvoering van, in sy eie woorde, dreigende dreigemente toekomstige magte in die Oekraïne wat gelei het tot die resultaat wat hy en Obama wou hê.

WAT IS DIT VIR JILL?

Ek vermoed dat die magtiges, onder wie breinpanne soos David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, en veral George Soros-wat deur sy groot bydraes verskyn om die Demokratiese Party, die Demokratiese Nasionale Komitee, die meeste, indien nie alle Demokrate nie, te besit. komitees en die linkse media - bymekaar gekom en besluit om Joe Biden te ondersteun, omdat hulle met absolute sekerheid weet dat hulle hom een ​​keer in die amp kan beheer.

En tydens die veldtog, toe dit vir hulle duidelik geword het - soos in die res van Amerika en die wêreld - dat 'n wankelende Joe Biden gelukkig sou wees om oor die wenstreep te kom, fluister hulle eenvoudig in Jill se oor:

  • Bly in die spel.
  • Ons het die verkiesing ingestel met pos-in-stem-en die hulp van China--so dit sal hierdie keer werk.
  • Ons sorg vir die regbank - tot by die hooggeregshof - sodat Joe (en u) nie aangekla word vir die twee groot geldwassery- en omkopery -skemas wat hy in die Oekraïne afgehandel het nie, en die ander bedrogspul wat Joe gehelp het , sy broer, sy seun Hunter, Obama en so baie van sy makkers maak miljarde uit China -handelstransaksies en regulerende beleide, telkens.
  • Ons sal die land bestuur net soos vir Obama, hierdie keer saam met Susan Rice of 'n ander funksionaris wat ons aan die roer kies.
  • Glimlag net en maak dit vals tot in November!

Joe het moontlik nooit hierdie stilswyende dreigemente gehoor nie, maar as my teorie korrek is, kan u wed dat Jill dit hard en duidelik gehoor het en die boodskap 100%gekry het!

DIE KAMALA FAKTOR

Daardie boodskap moes verpleegster Jill laat skrik en oorweeg om met afgryse haar gesag en mag oor te gee aan 'n vrou waarvan slegs 'n handjievol mense tot verlede jaar gehoor het.

Wie ook al die Joe Biden-vertoning agter die skerms bestuur, dit is duidelik dat hy of sy of hulle 'n hand gehad het om die eerste Afro-Amerikaanse vrou, Kamala Harris, in die vise-presidentskap-cum-presidentskap van die Verenigde State van Amerika te manipuleer. Sy wie se moeder 'n boorling van Indië is en haar vader Jamaikaan en 'n marxistiese professor in ekonomie aan die Stanford Universiteit in Palo Alto, CA --– nie een van hulle stam uit Afrika nie!

Maar maak nie saak nie. Vir die Demokrate, wat besig is met ras, geslag en die kaart vir lewenslange slagoffers, is vertelling alles-kwalifikasies is nie soseer nie.

Maar ... mmm ... noudat ons weet van die noue professionele bande van Kamala se man met die Chinese Kommunistiese Party, was dit miskien nie die kleur-geslagsgeding wat haar in die VP-pos gekies het nie. En miskien is dit nie Obama nie , wat die meeste mense veronderstel om die program te bestuur, wat hierdie fiasko georkestreer het.

Na die lees van hierdie pragtige artikel van die gewaardeerde skrywer en joernalis Jack Cashill, moet ek saamstem dat dit nie Obama is wat die Biden -regime aan die toutrek trek nie.

'Alhoewel dit sedert die kinderjare duidelik in linksisme gedompel is, selfs marxisme', skryf Cashill, '[Obama] het nooit die vlak punt van die poel verlaat nie. As president was hy so bekwaam om beloftes te oortree, omdat hy nie diep genoeg omgegee het om te verseker dat hierdie beloftes nagekom word nie. Wat meer belangrik was, was dat hy gesien word hoe hy die regte houding slaan, die regte groef vind, die regte vertelling draai. Obama is nie 'n ernstige man nie. Nooit was nie. ”

/> Cashill bied nie 'n teorie van wie nie is ek hou daarvan dat Susan Rice, Obama se ambassadeur by die VN en Amerikaanse nasionale veiligheidsadviseur, aan die gang is - sy wat 'n Oscar waardig is vir haar skouspelagtige talent om nie een van die eienskappe van opregtheid, eerlikheid te beliggaam nie. en integriteit!

Waarna kyk ons ​​regtig?

Ons kyk na 'oop marxiste op die rand van 'n volledige oorname van die Demokratiese Party', skryf Cliff Kincaid, joernalis, skrywer en direkteur van die Center for Investigative Journalism of Accuracy in Media.

'Bolsjewistiese Bernie Sanders', gaan Kincaid voort, 'die enigste senaatlid van die Congressional Progressive Caucus, is gereed om die Demokratiese Party oor te neem, nadat sy ondersteuners en simpatiseerders die verdrywing van die goewerneur van New York, Andrew Cuomo en president Joe Biden, ontwerp het.

Kincaid sê dat "The Congressional Progressive Caucus, 'n Marxisties-georiënteerde groep naby The Democratic Socialists of America ... byna 100 lede van die Demokratiese Party in die kongres insluit. Hierdie groep dryf die Marxistiese agenda van Biden/Harris. Dit maak aanspraak op 234 hoofstukke regoor die land, een hoofstuk in Washington, DC, miskien 'n toekomstige staat, en dit het in een jaar met 500 persent gegroei.

As dinge verloop, sal hulle hul eie sosialisties-kommunisties-marxistiese kandidate inplant deur hul tipies eerlike verkiesings, en sodoende groot sprong neem na hul doel om Amerika 'fundamenteel te transformeer' in die soort totalitêre staat wat hulle so bewonder . Met die hulp, natuurlik - wat reeds gelewer is - van Big Tech, het die linkse mediahoere, die akademie, die [gebrek aan] vermaaklikheidsbedryf, die howe, ens.

Maar hoe kan dit wees? In my dekades waarin ek die gedrag van al die bogenoemde spesies waargeneem het, is dit duidelik dat die lys van diegene wat omgekoop en bedreig kan word, eindeloos is!

Waar laat dit alles Jill? Sekerlik op 'n minder veilige plek in die geskiedenis as Edith Wilson, wie se man Woodrow POTUS was van 1915 tot 1921. Interessant genoeg, net soos Jill Biden, was Edith die tweede vrou van die president. Nog interessanter is dat sy letterlik die graafskap bestuur het ná haar man se beroerte in 1919, terwyl Jill op hierdie stadium besig is om inmenging vir haar ongelukkige, afvallige man te voorkom.

WAAR VERLAAT DIT ONS?

Konserwatiewes soos ek het twee dinge gemeen. Die eerste is dat ons na die groot prentjie kyk, wat 'n breë historiese perspektief beteken. Tans is daar tussen 75 miljoen en tagtig miljoen mense wat vir Donald Trump gestem het en die Amerikaanse geskiedenis ken-anders as die huidige "wakker" geslag-en besef dat ons deur groter gevegte gegaan het en die oorhand gekry het.

Amerikaners met gretigheid, moed en liefde vir ons land was deur die Amerikaanse Revolusie, die Burgeroorlog, die Eerste Wêreldoorlog, die Groot Depressie, die Tweede Wêreldoorlog, 'n epiese burgerregte -rewolusie, 11 September 2001 en agt jaar van Obama -verraad –– en het as oorwinnaars uit die stryd getree!

Ja, daar is probleme om op te los, wat almal voortspruit uit die de facto-lewensondersteuning in Pennsylvania Avenue 1600:

  • 'N Oop suidelike grens wat deur honderde duisende onwettige vreemdelinge in dwelmkartelle oortree is en ander wat positief getoets het vir Covid-19,
  • Die sluiting van die Keystone -pypleiding lei tot die verlies van duisende werkgeleenthede.
  • Die onderdrukking van 'n ondersoek na die hoogs verdagte, indien nie opgemaakte presidensiële stem in 2020 nie,
  • Die instelling van meer Drakoniese beperkings om die kolossale hoax van aardverwarming te stuit,
  • 'Kenners' kyk na nuwe maniere om die kinders van Amerika nog 'n jaar van normale lewe en skoolbywoning te ontneem,
  • Die opstanding van die dodelike kernooreenkoms met die aarts -terreurstaat in die wêreld, Iran,
  • Die poging om alle toekomstige verkiesings in die VSA te rig om demokratiese oorwinnings te behaal,
  • Die weerstand om Anthony Fauci aanspreeklik te hou vir die ontelbare verkeerde oproepe wat hy die afgelope jaar gemaak het,
  • Die weiering om die boewe, misdadigers en anargiste van Antifa en Black Lives Matter aan te kla (en in die tronk te sit) vir hul jaar lange misdaadtyd, aan en aan.

Dit lyk asof Jill Biden in die National Hall of Shame ingelyf word weens die ouer mishandeling van haar man wat misluk, in die lig van die bogenoemde probleme, maar daar is tronk selle in ons hele land wat diegene wat aan hierdie misdaad skuldig bevind is, vashou. Wat sy doen is wreed en onmenslik, eenvoudig en eenvoudig.

Die tweede ding wat konserwatiewes soos ek in gemeen het, is 'n ontembare gevoel van optimisme, en daarom is ons nie net vol vertroue dat hierdie probleme opgelos sal word nie, maar dat konserwatisme self met 'n magtige brul na ons land sal terugkeer.


'N Professor en presidentsvrou, dr. Jill Biden, kan onderwys weer gesog maak

“Mevrou presidentsvrou - mev. Biden — Jill — kiddo, ”begin die skrywer Joseph Epstein se onlangse Wall Street Journal-oproep waarin sy die dr. Jill Biden, verkiesde presidentsvrou, versoek om op te hou om na haarself as dokter te verwys. Die artikel self is so vernederend, belaglik en swak geskryf - die tese is: 'Dink daaraan, dr. Jill, en laat die dokter dadelik los' - dat dit amper nie 'n direkte weerlegging regverdig nie. Maar die publikasie daarvan beklemtoon 'n dieper dekades oue probleem in die Amerikaanse kultuur: die mate waarin ons onderwysers onderskat en die verwoestende gevolge daarvan vir opvoedkundige kwaliteit.

Epstein voorspel sy argument dat Biden se besit van 'n doktorsgraad in die onderwys haar as minderwaardig bevind as diegene met doktorsgrade in medisyne en ander rigtings, oor sy opvatting dat onderrig 'n 'belowende' loopbaan is. Hy is nie korrek of alleen in die oortuiging nie, en die Amerikaanse onderwysstelsel ly steeds daaronder. Bied eerder as om die reg toe te laat om haar opvoedkundige opleiding en trots daarop te verneder, moet Biden die klag lê teen die lae prestige van die onderwysberoep terwyl hy in die amp is. Deur dit te doen, kan sy die lewens van beide Amerikaanse onderwysers en die leerlinge vir wie hulle verantwoordelik is, verbeter.

Byna die eerste twee eeue van die Amerikaanse geskiedenis was die plig van die eerste dames byna uitsluitlik seremonieel. Met die uitsondering van presidentsvrou Edith Wilson, wat in wese die uitvoerende tak bestuur het na die beroerte van destydse president Woodrow Wilson, was hul verantwoordelikhede beperk tot die ontvangs van gaste, die versiering van die Withuis en die beplanning van geleenthede. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt het dit alles verander. Sy het lesings gegee, 'n daaglikse rubriek in 'n koerant geskryf en die VSA deurkruis terwyl sy in die amp was, en na president Franklin D. Roosevelt se dood was sy die hoof van die Universele Verklaring van Menseregte as die voorsitter van die Verenigde Nasies se Kommissie vir Menseregte. Sedert haar ampstermyn het byna elke presidentsvrou 'n saak voorgestaan: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis het die kunste ondersteun, Hillary Clinton het geveg vir groter toegang tot gesondheidsorg en Michelle Obama het gewerk om vetsug by kinders te verminder. Presedent dui dus daarop dat Biden waarskynlik sy voorbeeld sal volg.

As en wanneer sy wel 'n oorsaak kies, is sy in 'n unieke posisie om onderwys te kies. Biden is die eerste presidensiële eggenoot wat ooit 'n doktorsgraad in die onderwys behaal het, waarvoor sy oorspronklike navorsing gedoen het. As 'n ervare, hoogs gekwalifiseerde opvoeder met dekades se ondervinding as eggenoot van 'n politikus, beskik sy oor die aktuele kundigheid en beleidsblootstelling wat nodig is om binne die stelsel 'n revolusie in Amerikaanse onderwys te kan doen. In teenstelling met Epstein se verkeerde mening, verdien Biden aansienlike respek as akademikus en as persoon.

Biden het verduidelik dat sy haar pos as professor aan die gemeenskapskollege sal behou, wat haar die enigste presidentsvrou sal maak wat ooit buite die Withuis gewerk het terwyl sy in die amp was. Dit is op sigself bewonderenswaardig - geen vrou se professionele lewe moet ondergeskik wees aan die van hul eggenoot nie, en onderrig tydens die optrede as presidentsvrou sou dit aan die Amerikaanse bevolking bewys. Boonop sal dit haar ook help om haar ander kwalifikasies te gebruik om 'n buitengewone beleidsondernemer te word, of 'n openbare leier wat voorstelle bevorder en deur die beleidsbepalingsproses daaraan herinner. Aangesien 'n groot verskeidenheid belangegroepe, vakbonde, verenigings en ander organisasies die beleid oor onderwys oorheers, is die proses dikwels pluralisties en daarom baie vatbaar vir die invloed van beleidsondernemers. Kort verhaal, die unieke professionele situasie van Biden en die pluralistiese neiging van die onderwysbeleid kan haar help om beduidende veranderinge teweeg te bring.

Dr Jill Biden praat by die Center for American Progress. (Sentrum vir Amerikaanse vordering/Creative Commons)

Biden se agtergrond as opvoeder stel haar ook voor om die voordele met groot nut te gebruik. Nadat sy ongegronde respek van die gasheer van Epstein en Fox News, Tucker Carlson, opgedoen het vir haar loopbaankeuse, moet sy die ervaring gebruik om te verbeter vir een van die grootste tekortkominge in die Amerikaanse onderwys: die lae prestige van openbare skoolonderrig. In die VSA is universiteitsstudente onderrig onder die mees onaantreklike beroepe ter wêreld, en die meeste onderwysers word opgelei in skole met lae akademiese standaarde. Ons het 'n tekort aan onderwysers van hoë gehalte, want ons kan nie studente van hoë gehalte oortuig om die werk te neem nie, of hulle goed op te lei wanneer hulle besluit om dit te doen, en die leeruitkomste daardeur ly.

In ander lande is onderrig in openbare skole uiters gesog, en dit blyk. In Finland bewonder studente byvoorbeeld meer as regte of medisyne. Die aanvaardingskoerse van Finse onderwyskolleges is ongeveer 10%, vereis dat alle studente navorsing doen en is oor die algemeen baie streng. Daardie hewige mededinging beteken dat slegs die beste van die beste onderwysers in Finland kan word, en die gekwalifiseerde paar wat slaag, word buitengewoon goed opgelei. Gegewe die groot invloed van onderwysers op die prestasie van studente, is die feit dat Finse studente deurgaans die internasionale ranglys van akademiese prestasie behaal - en hul Amerikaanse eweknieë vertrap - geen verrassing nie. Om die opvoedkundige uitkomste van studente en die lewensgehalte van onderwysers te verbeter, moet die VSA die Finse voorbeeld volg. Biden kon en behoort die aanklag te lei.

Sy moet spesifiek saam met haar man, die onderwysdepartement en die betrokke belangegroepe werk om die prestige van die onderwys te verbeter deur die manier waarop ons onderwysers oplei, te verbeter. Eerstens moet Biden die beleidmakers daartoe dwing om 'n landwye vereiste in te stel dat alle nuut geakkrediteerde onderwysers in die openbare skool ten minste 'n magistergraad in die onderwys of die vakgebied waarin hulle hoop om te onderrig. Dit sal onderwysers nie net ontmoedig om armer state te verlaat nie, maar dit kan ook die prestige van onderrig tot die vlak van ingenieurswese, regte en uitvoerende bestuur verhoog.

Boonop behoort haar ervaring met navorsingswerk vir haar doktorsgraad in die onderwys haar te help pleit vir die ander belangrike komponent van die verhoging van die prestige van onderrig: die verbetering van die kwaliteit en strengheid van onderwysersopleiding. Dit kan beteken dat u Master of Education-programme subsidieer op voorwaarde dat hulle uitsluitlik driejarige grade aanbied en van studente vereis dat hulle proefskrifte skryf, of dat hulle beide moet doen voordat hulle hul akkreditasie hernu. Presedente in Finland en elders dui daarop dat dit meer gekwalifiseerde mense na die beroep sal lok en dit meer effektief sal oplei.

As professor met drie nagraadse grade en 'n algemeen merkwaardige mens verdien Biden haar tyd om studente te leer en hierdie land ten goede te hervorm, sonder om die vakansie -estetika van die Withuis te bepaal. Biden is 'n outonome persoon met die reg om haar eie lewe te lei presies soos sy goeddink, maar sy is meer as opgewasse vir hierdie uitdaging, en Amerikaanse onderwysers en studente het haar nodig om dit aan te pak.

Dit sal egter 'n uitdaging wees, en die kongres moet haar dienooreenkomstig betaal. Geen presidentsvrou het ooit 'n sent van die regering ontvang vir hul werk nie, ondanks hul enorme werkdruk en groot impak. As president Donald Trump oor vier jaar $ 1,6 miljoen aangebied word om die Amerikaanse demokrasie in die wiele te ry, verdien Biden dat hy betaal moet word om die oorblywende goed te benut.

Deel dus Epstein se artikel met u vriende en familie om sy aanvalle bloot te stel vir die vernederende vitriol wat dit is. Roep Biden op om op te tree, druk op u verkose amptenare om saam met haar te werk en aan openbare onderwysgroepe te skenk. Vra jouself af of jy bevooroordeeld is oor onderrig en waarom. En ernstig, as u nou op universiteit is, dink daaraan om 'n onderwyser te word. Jy kan baie goed doen.


Joe Biden

Ons redakteurs gaan na wat u ingedien het, en bepaal of hulle die artikel moet hersien.

Joe Biden, bynaam van Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., (gebore 20 November 1942, Scranton, Pennsylvania, VS), 46ste president van die Verenigde State (2021–) en 47ste vise -president van die Verenigde State (2009–17) in die Demokratiese administrasie van pres. Barack Obama. Hy het Delaware voorheen in die Amerikaanse senaat (1973-2009) verteenwoordig.


Jill Biden was gebore as Jill Tracy Jacobs op 3 Junie 1951 in Hammonton, New Jersey. Sy is van gemengde (Brits-Germaans-Spaans-Ierse) etnisiteit.

Bron: NBCNews (Jill Biden met haar man Joe Biden)

Haar pa, Laat. Donald C. Jacobs was van beroep 'n bankteller. Later word sy die hoof van die Saving & amp Loan Association vir Chestnut Hills. Haar ma, Laat. Bonny Jean was 'n tuisteskepper.

Sy spandeer haar grootste deel van haar kinderjare in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Sy het egter die meeste kinderjare deurgebring saam met haar vier jonger susters.


Sy het verskeie meestersgrade

Na die geboorte van haar dogter Ashley Biden in 1981, behaal Jill twee meestersgrade aan die Villanova Universiteit en die West Chester Universiteit, asook haar doktorsgraad aan die Universiteit van Delaware.

Sy was die eerste Tweede Dame wat voltyds gewerk het tydens haar man se visepresidensie

As 'n passievolle onderwyser het Jill by die Northern Virginia Community College gewerk toe Joe in 2008 as vise -president by Barack Obama ingesweer is.

Business Insider het gesê dat sy die eerste presidentsvrou was wat voltyds gewerk het terwyl sy saam met haar man diens gedoen het gedurende sy twee termyne.


Jill Biden en die doktorale doktorsgrade vir nie -dokters

'Ek hoop dat dr Jill die algemene chirurg word, sy vrou. Joe Biden se vrou. Sy sou dit nooit doen nie, maar ja, sy is 'n helse dokter. Sy is 'n wonderlike dokter, 'verklaar die aktrise en mede-gasheer van Die uitsig Whoopi Goldberg in Maart verlede jaar.

Nadat iemand Whoopi daarop gewys het dat “Dr. Jill ”het 'n doktor in onderwys (EdD) aan die Universiteit van Delaware en nie 'n mediese graad nie, het Goldberg om verskoning gevra. 'Ek was verkeerd oor sy vrou. Ek was verkeerd, voordat u begin SMS en e -pos stuur, ”het sy gesê.

Begin met Goldberg se insinking in Maart en eindig met Joseph Epstein Wall Street Journal het Biden gevra om in Desember 'die dokter' te laat vaar, en die alomteenwoordige teenwoordigheid van Jill Biden op die nasionale verhoog tydens die presidentsverkiesing in 2020 herleef jarelange debatte oor die gebruik van die 'Dr.' eerbewys en die akademiese grade wat daaraan lê.

Wat beteken die eer beteken in 'n era van massa -geloofwaardigheid en lae akademiese standaarde?

In 'n stroperige profiel gepubliseer in die lente -uitgawe van Wilmington, Delaware lifestyle magazine Brandewyn -handtekening, Vertel Jill Biden van haar vreugde nadat sy teruggekeer het nadat sy haar proefskrif verdedig het en twee tekens in die tuin op haar gewag het: 'Baie geluk Dr. Jacobs-Biden' en 'Dr. en senator Biden woon hier. ”

Oral waar die Bidens gereis het, het die titels daarmee saamgegaan. Presumably, Senator Biden’s team considered Dr. Jill’s honorific to be so politically expedient that it became a prominent feature of every one of his campaigns, starting with his unsuccessful attempt to obtain the Democratic nomination for president in 2008. Until recently, only one writer dared to question their comically excessive use of the title.

In early 2009, Los Angeles Times opinion columnist Robin Abcarian noticed that campaign news releases and subsequent White House announcements persistently referred to her as “Dr. Jill Biden.” She asked fellow journalists and academics to weigh in.

Responses ranged from dismissive to disapproval. Abcarian wrote that Joel Goldstein, a professor at St. Louis University School of Law, appeared to be “mildly amused upon hearing that Biden liked to be called Dr.” Tyd magazine writer Amy Sullivan opined, “Ordinarily, when someone goes by doctor and they are a PhD, not an MD, I find it a little bit obnoxious.” Washington Post desk chief Bill Walsh observed that “if you can’t heal the sick, we don’t call you doctor.”

Despite the criticism, the Biden camp continued to use the title with impunity. Many media outlets dutifully complied, even as the AP Stylebook established the reasonable standard of mandating the use of “Dr.” only for individuals who possessed a degree in medicine, dentistry, optometry, or veterinary medicine.

Those sentiments were acceptable in 2009, but are no longer tolerated in 2021. Epstein’s essay provoked an avalanche of condemnation from every corner of the internet.

Mostly left-of-center writers lined up to accuse Epstein of sexism and other human rights abuses, while Northwestern University erased all mention of Epstein, who had taught at the institution years ago, on its website and affirmed its commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The criticism missed the point of Epstein’s essay. The honorific is not the issue. The lowly state of doctoral education in America is.

The creation of the doctor of education, or EdD degree, came at the intersection of three critical developments in the history of American higher education. In the 19th century, American colleges, institutes, and universities began to develop formal teacher training programs that combined instruction in pedagogy with the emerging field of psychology.

At the same time, colleges and universities created advanced degree programs for professions like law and medicine. Finally, institutions of higher education began to adopt the research university model introduced to the United States with the founding of Johns Hopkins University in 1876.

The result was the creation of doctoral programs in education designed to legitimize education as a scientific, professional, and independent field of study. Amusingly, the field itself hadn’t developed a meaningful body of knowledge by the time the Teacher’s College at Columbia University launched the first doctor of philosophy program in education in 1893. (Some would argue that it still hasn’t).

Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education founded the first doctor of education program in 1920. Fourteen years later, Teacher’s College would add a doctor of education degree program of their own. Today, most large research universities offer both degrees.

Harvard’s Graduate School of Education created the EdD as a way to separate it from the PhD awarded in the School of Arts and Sciences. That decision appeared to satisfy both academics in Arts and Sciences who questioned the legitimacy of the field and ambitious leaders of the Graduate School of Education who sought to establish its independence.

Most EdD degrees can be completed part-time with no coursework beyond the often substandard offerings from the school of education.

In practice, the EdD focused on professional training for educators and administrators rather than a research-focused enterprise. As Frank Freeman concluded in his 1931 book, Practices Of American Universities In Granting Higher Degrees In Education: A Series Of Official Statements, the doctor of education degree appeared to be designed to “organize existing knowledge instead of discovering new truths.”

My alma mater, the University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development, echoes Freeman’s distinction between the PhD and EdD.

According to the description of the institution’s doctoral programs, the doctor of philosophy program “develops academic scholars who develop a line of research in conjunction with a mentor and often within a disciplinary setting.” The doctor of education “is a professional degree designed to support practitioner-scholars in their pursuit of identifying, studying, and solving problems of practice in a work setting.” As such, doctor of education candidates often select convenient samples, such as their workplace, to conduct research for their dissertation or capstone project.

Although credit hour requirements are similar between the two doctorates, coursework, residency, and dissertation requirements vary by program. For example, my PhD program requirements included three academic years of full-time graduate work, completing multiple courses in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the successful defense of a doctoral dissertation.

Most EdD degrees can be completed part-time with no coursework beyond the often substandard offerings from the school of education. Some doctor of education degree candidates may complete a capstone project in lieu of a dissertation. Jill Biden’s 120-page dissertation, “Student Retention at the Community College Level: Meeting Students’ Needs,” is a capstone project masquerading as a dissertation. As one commentator wrote, it “shimmers with the wan, term-papery feel of middle school.”

Moreover, doctor of education programs and prospective school district administrators enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship. Teachers and junior-level administrators looking for higher-paying administrative positions in the school district hierarchy provide a steady source of dollars to EdD programs.

Because wages for public school employees are based partly on credentials, taxpayers subsidize the automatic salary increases awarded to those who earn the doctoral degree. Taxpayers also support the schools of education offering the degree and grant programs that support those enrolled in the program. I have yet to encounter compelling evidence confirming that dollars-for-doctorates produces meaningful benefits for students.

Almost since the inception of doctoral programs in education, there have been numerous reform proposals. On the one hand, Geraldine Clifford and James Guthrie proposed eliminating the PhD in education and preserving the EdD as a way to refocus education schools on teacher training.

A decade later, Thomas Deering called for eliminating the EdD and preserving the PhD to avoid confusion between the two terminal degrees. Then-president of Columbia University’s Teachers College, Arthur Levine, recommended transforming the EdD into a master’s degree similar to an MBA.

In the short term, eliminating the doctor of education degree and reestablishing ties with graduate programs outside of the education school is the best option.

In 2014, the Harvard Graduate School of Education announced that it had transitioned from the EdD to the PhD. Harvard leaders declared that the justification for eliminating the EdD was to “better signal the research emphasis that has characterized the program since its inception in 1921” and to “strengthen ties with academic departments across Harvard University.” I think Harvard has the right idea.

An interdisciplinary approach similar to the one employed by my PhD program at the University of Virginia would be one way to raise the quality of doctoral studies in education.

As for me, I don’t care if people call me “Dr.” But the Jill Biden episode has revealed a world of new possibilities. Shortly after the publication of Epstein’s op-ed, etiquette expert Steven Petrow implored Americans to “start calling people as they wish.”

Fine. Call me Grand Master Jedi Terry Stoops and use “Dr.” for those who can heal the sick.

Terry Stoops is the Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation.


What Is Wrong With Jill Biden?

(Mar. 19, 2021) — If this title rings a bell, it’s because it’s so similar to the title of an article I wrote exactly a year ago this month, when presidential candidate Joe Biden––visibly compromised by clear signs of cognitive failure if not downright dementia––was being sequestered in his dimly-lit basement, surrounded by leftist toadies cranking out his occasional telepromptered statements, and guarded by wife Jill, who never failed to answer questions posed to him, finish his sentences, or whisk him away from the cameras.

A STARK CONTRAST

In that article, I mentioned that my husband Steve had recently had a bad cold and that I had plied him with tea and honey and chicken soup (aka Jewish penicillin), and even insisted he try a folk remedy I was told was very effective and proved to be––smearing Vicks VapoRub on the bottoms of his feet (with socks over them) at nighttime, the better to wake up with clear nasal passages and lungs.

This is exactly what takes place millions of times a day not only across the United States but the entire world––women taking care of their husbands or partners, doing everything possible to protect them from harm or hurt.

INITIALLY GIVING JILL THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT

No doubt, that was Jill Biden’s intention when she married the senator from Delaware in 1977, and raised not only the daughter they had together, but his young sons, Beau and Hunter, after the senator’s first wife and baby daughter were killed in a horrific car accident in 1972.

As the years elapsed, Senator Biden became Vice President Biden––for eight years––and the power couple Jill and Joe gained worldwide fame and huge wealth.

But before that, Jill juggled raising their three children with earning a doctoral degree in education and then teaching for years in a psychiatric hospital where her students were emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.

Surely, in both her education and clinical work, she was aware of, sensitive to, knowledgeable about––and protective of––the students whose limitations rendered them incapable of higher function. Surely she became capable of detecting, even diagnosing, thought and speech disorders, dissociative thinking, and incoherent ramblings.

The following examples during Joe Biden’s campaign were sad to witness and raised the very serious question: What is wrong with Jill Biden?

That was then. But as with all deteriorating conditions, things have now gotten worse. Right up to––and beyond––the election on November 3, 2020, ole Joe:

  • Told an audience he was running for the Senate.
  • Asked, during a speech, “What am I doing here?”
  • Referred to Doug Emhoff as “Kamala [Harris’s] wife.”
  • Called the Wuhan virus the ‘Luhan virus’ and Covid-19 Covid-9.
  • Said that 200 million Americans died of COVID-19 ––approximately two-thirds of our country’s population.
  • And just the other day, referred to Kamala Harris as President Harris.

WHERE DID THAT INSIGHT GO?

Why has Jill’s understanding, empathy, take-charge persona been missing in action when it came to protecting her clearly diminished husband from the slings and arrows of a brutal presidential contest? If Joe and Jill Biden were sitting in the office of any neurologist in America, the doctor would immediately put the candidate and now putative president on medication to alleviate his florid symptoms. (Actually, I suspect that has already been done for well over a year now, if not longer).

THE RELIGIOUS CARD

The Bidens claim they are practicing Catholics. Jill certainly must have taken her wedding vows seriously: “I, Jill Stevenson, take thee, Joseph Biden, to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part…”

The cherish pledge is believable, but what happened to the “in sickness and in health” vow? Did Jill Biden really believe that it meant to “support” her clinically compromised husband in continuing the painful process of slogging it out till the November election by propping him up, ignoring the increasingly glazed and vacant look in his eyes, and witnessing his slow devolution?

Did she believe her role was to plaster on a perpetual Cheshire Cat smile before a media that collaborated with her in the “everything is great” deception, rescuing her husband when appropriate behavior failed him, and pretending that his disjointed, confused, indeed bizarre utterances somehow, magically, made sense?

Before the election and to this very day, every Joe Biden appearance has been the Emperor’s New Clothes, with the entire Democrat establishment––including CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, the NY Times, the Washington Post, et al––going along with this pitiful charade, while ignoring the fact that the American people they hold in such contempt have eyes and ears!

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON?

Jill Biden is now 69 and she and Joe are the very wealthy owners of several lavish homes and, as we know, many other sources of affluence.

By appearances, I’m guessing that Jill is also quite healthy. That is why it stretches the imagination that either she or her 78-year-old husband––who has now clearly entered the doddering stage––really wanted to spend the next four years of their lives glad-handing foreign potentates, fielding the conflicting and contentious demands of the American electorate, or generally weathering the unforgiving spotlight aimed relentlessly at the highest office in the land.

Now that the Bidens are, for the most part, secluded, isolated, essentially quarantined in the White House behind barbed-wire fencing and a preposterous military presence, the occasional sighting of Mr. Biden––like his peculiarly bug-eyed, robotic speech the other night––shows a joyless, expressionless, programmed chief executive whose only function seems to be staying vertical long enough to actualize Barack Obama’s radical agenda. The over-40 Executive Orders he has signed since the inauguration on January 20 th were clearly prepared by Obama’s functionaries, most of whom have been appointed to positions of power in the Biden White House, State Department, et al.

Speaking of which, I believe that Joe Biden was selected as Barack Obama’s VP because of the inherent malleability and weakness he has displayed in nearly 50 years on the public stage. The powers-that-be who orchestrated his “election” had no doubt that they could plant any idea, policy, pet project, or corrupt scheme in Joe’s ear and trust that he would follow through unquestioningly. This trust, of course, was based on Joe’s long history of echoing––actually stealing––the words of other people described in a damning series of plagiarism scandals, as well as carrying out, in his own words, menacing threats leveled to the powers-that-be in Ukraine that resulted in the outcome he and Obama wanted.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR JILL?

I suspect that the powers-that-be, among them brainiacs like David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, and especially George Soros––who appears through his massive contributions to own the Democrat Party, the Democratic National Committee, most if not all Democrat fund-raising committees, and the leftist media––got together and decided to back Joe Biden because they knew with absolute surety they could control him once in office.

And during the campaign, when it became clear to them––as it did to the rest of America and to the world––that a faltering Joe Biden would be lucky to make it over the finish line, they simply whispered in Jill’s ear:

  • Stay in the game.
  • We’ve rigged the election with mail-in voting––and the help of China––so it will work this time.
  • We’ll take care of the judiciary––right up to the Supreme Court––so Joe (and you) are not indicted for the two massive money laundering and bribery schemes he pulled off in the Ukraine, and the other scam that helped Joe, his brother, his son Hunter, Obama and so many of his cronies make billions off China trade deals and regulatory policies, on and on.
  • We’ll run the country just as we did for Obama, this time with Susan Rice or some other functionary we choose at the helm.
  • Just smile and fake it till you make it to November!

Joe may never have heard these tacit threats, but if my theory is correct, you can bet that Jill heard them loud and clear and “got” the message 100%!

THE KAMALA FACTOR

That message must have nursemaid Jill running scared and contemplating with horror handing over her authority and power to a woman only a handful of people ever heard of until last year.

Whoever is running the Joe Biden show behind the scenes, it is clear that he or she or they had a hand in manipulating the first African-American woman, Kamala Harris, into the Vice Presidency-cum-Presidency of the United States of America. She whose mother is a native of India and her father Jamaican and a Marxist economics professor at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA––neither of them descended from Africa!

But no matter. To Democrats, who are preoccupied with race, gender and the lifelong-victim card, narrative is all––qualifications not so much.

But… mmm… now that we know of the close professional ties of Kamala’s husband to the Chinese Communist Party, maybe it wasn’t the color-gender thing that got her chosen for the VP position at all. And maybe it isn’t Obama, who most people surmise is running the show, who orchestrated this fiasco.

After reading this stunning article by esteemed author and journalist Jack Cashill, I have to agree that it is not Obama who is pulling the strings of the Biden regime.

“Although clearly immersed in leftism since childhood, even Marxism,” Cashill writes, “[Obama] never left the shallow end of the pool. As president, he proved so adept at breaking promises because he did not care deeply enough to ensure those promises were realized. What mattered more was that he be seen striking the right pose, finding the right groove, spinning the right narrative. Obama is not a serious man. Never was.”

Cashill doesn’t offer a theory of who is running the show, but my guess is that Susan Rice, Obama’s Ambassador to the U.N. and U.S. National Security Advisor, is in the running––she who is worthy of an Oscar for her spectacular talent in embodying none of the qualities of sincerity, forthrightness and integrity!

WHAT ARE WE REALLY LOOKING AT?

We’re looking at “open Marxists on the verge of a complete takeover of the Democratic Party, writes Cliff Kincaid, journalist, author and director of the Center for Investigative Journalism of Accuracy in Media.

“Bolshevik Bernie Sanders,” Kincaid continues, “the lone Senate member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is poised to take over the Democratic Party, after his supporters and sympathizers engineer the ouster of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and President Joe Biden.”

Kincaid says that “The Congressional Progressive Caucus, a Marxist-oriented group close to The Democratic Socialists of America…includes nearly 100 members of the Democratic Party in Congress. This group is driving the Marxist agenda of Biden/Harris. It claims 234 chapters around the country, one chapter in Washington, D.C., perhaps a future state, and it grew by 500 percent in one year.”

If things go their way, they will implant their own socialist-Communist-Marxist candidates of choice through their typically honest elections, and by so doing take huge leaps toward their goal of “fundamentally transforming” America into the kind of totalitarian state they so admire. With the help, of course––already rendered––of Big Tech, the leftist media whores, academia, the [lack of] entertainment industry, the courts, et al.

But how could this be? In my decades of observing the behavior of all of the above species, it is clear that the list of those who can be bribed and threatened is endless!

Where does all this leave Jill? Certainly in a less secure place in history than Edith Wilson, whose husband Woodrow was POTUS from 1915 to 1921. Interestingly, like Jill Biden, Edith was the president’s second wife. Yet more interesting is that she literally ran the country after her husband’s stroke in 1919, whereas at this point Jill seems busy running interference for her hapless, devolving husband.

WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE US?

Conservatives like me have two things in common. The first is that we look at the Big Picture, meaning a broad historical perspective. Today, there are between 75-million to eighty-million people who voted for Donald Trump and know American history––unlike today’s “woke” generation––and appreciate that we have been through bigger battles and prevailed.

Americans with grit, courage, and love for our country have been through the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, an epic Civil Rights revolution, September 11 th , 2001, and eight years of Obama treachery––and emerged victorious!

Yes, there are problems to solve, all of which emanate from the de facto assisted-living facility at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue:

  • An open southern border which has been breached by hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens in drug cartels and others who have tested positive for Covid-19,
  • The shutdown of the Keystone Pipeline, leading to the loss of thousands of jobs.
  • The suppression of an investigation into the highly suspicious if not rigged 2020 presidential vote,
  • The imposition of more Draconian restrictions to stem the colossal hoax of global warming,
  • “Experts” looking at novel ways to deprive America’s children of yet another year of normal life and school attendance,
  • The resurrection of the deadly nuclear deal with the arch terrorist state in the world, Iran,
  • The attempt to rig all future elections in the U.S. to gain Democrat victories,
  • The resistance to holding Anthony Fauci accountable for the countless wrong calls he has made over the past year,
  • The refusal to indict (and imprison) the thugs, criminals and anarchists from Antifa and Black Lives Matter for their year-long crime spree, on and on.

Inducting Jill Biden into a National Hall of Shame for the elder abuse of her failing husband may seem to pale in light of the above problems, but there are prison cells all over our country holding those convicted of this crime. What she is doing is cruel and inhuman, plain and simple.

The second thing conservatives like me have in common is an indomitable sense of optimism, which is why we are so confident not only that these problems will be solved but that conservatism itself will return to our country with a mighty roar.


Dr. Jill Biden and the problem with education degrees

So here’s a question, culled from our latest Twitter war: If Jill Biden held a doctoral degree in economics or biology instead of in education, would Joseph Epstein have derided her for employing the title “Dr.”?

I doubt it. And that’s the question that’s mostly missing from the controversy over Epstein’s op-ed about Biden, which went crazy-viral after the Wall Street Journal posted it on Friday night. Unless you live under a rock — or stay off social media — you already know that Epstein wrote that Biden’s use of “Dr.” sounded “fraudulent, not to say a touch comic.” And if that wasn’t enough, he instead addressed Biden with a more colloquial title: “kiddo.”

Sexist? You bet. But this isn’t just a matter of a man mocking a woman, as online critics correctly noted. It’s also about the poor reputation of education degrees, like the one Jill Biden earned from the University of Delaware in 2007.

And yes, the two problems are connected. Although almost nobody is willing to say this out loud right now, doctorates in education too often lack the intellectual rigor, difficulty and originality of advanced degrees in other fields. And that, in turn, reflects how education was typecast as a “female profession” from the dawn of our history.

By 1850, the United States enrolled a larger fraction of its children in schools than any other country on Earth. Their teachers were mostly women in their teen years (yes, you read that right) or their early 20s. To operate so many schools, we needed a large, easily mobilized workforce that wouldn’t break the bank. Young women fit the bill: You could hire them for a few years, before they got married, and you could pay them less than men.

That’s the place to start, if you want to understand why American teachers usually receive less pay — and, most of all, less status — than their counterparts in other Western democracies. And it also helps explain the fate of education schools, the institutions that developed to prepare these mostly female teachers for the classroom.

Begun as so-called “normal” schools, these institutions were rarely selective. They couldn’t be, because the country needed so many teachers. So they typically took all comers, which is never a good formula for creating a high-status profession.

And once they got folded into universities, they also became cash cows. The constant demand for new teachers translated into a steady stream of tuition dollars, which was irresistible to revenue-hungry administrators. In short order, ed schools were subsidizing other parts of the university.

Should we be surprised, then, that the degrees offered in education were often of lower quality? At the undergraduate level, students who majored in education came in with lower grades and test scores than those in the liberal arts. And when ed schools established graduate degrees — mainly to train principals and superintendents — these programs likewise lacked the depth and prestige of advanced degrees in other parts of the university.


Jill Biden Gets Standing Ovation on Education During Joe Biden’s Joint Address

Amid the serious nature of President Joe Biden&aposs joint address to Congress — his first following the contentious 2020 election — were a few lighter moments on Wednesday evening, including a standing ovation for his wife, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden.

The applause came as the first lady, who wore an upcycled version of her inauguration dress, complete with a message of unity, entered the chamber ahead of her husband&aposs speech.

Later in the night, President Biden, 78, touted his wife&aposs role in the education proposals in his $1.8 trillion new American Families Plan, which he said includes "four additional years of public education for every person in America" and "two years of universal high-quality pre-school for every 3- and 4-year-old in America." (The legislation needs Republican support and faces an uncertain future in Congress.)

"Jill is a community college professor who teaches today as first lady," the president said in his address. "She has long said any country that out-educates us is going to outcompete us — and she&aposll be leading this effort."

Dr. Biden, a longtime educator, is the first first lady to maintain a job while carrying out her unpaid East Wing duties.

Upon announcing her intention to continue teaching after moving to the White House, she said last year: "I want people to value teachers and know their contributions and lift up their profession."

After taking the fall off to focus on the presidential campaign, she returned to teaching this spring and has acted as an advocate for education since her husband has been in office.

During a community college tour in Dixon, Illinois, earlier this month, Dr. Biden, 69, spoke to reporters about her duel roles, saying: "Most people now call me first lady. But to one group of Northern Virginia Community College [students], I am first, foremost and forever their writing professor: Dr. B."

An outspoken advocate for the value of a community college education, Dr. Biden said earlier this year that her husband&aposs administration was backing ways to make it free.

In another more personal moment from Wednesday&aposs speech, Kamala Harris&apos husband, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, could be seen waving at the vice president enthusiastically before blowing her kisses from the socially-distanced crowd.

Wearing a mask, Emhoff then patted his chest over his heart before offering his wife one final wave.

Emhoff, 56, is a former entertainment attorney who in December was announced as a new instructor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he currently teaches a two-credit course for the spring semester titled "Entertainment Law Disputes."

He and Harris met on a blind date in 2013 and got married a little over a year later, in August 2014.

Speaking of his role supporting his wife&aposs work as vice president, Emhoff previously told PEOPLE: "She&aposs got plenty of great people giving her political advice. I&aposm her partner, I&aposm her best friend and I&aposm her husband. And that&aposs what I&aposm here for. I&aposm here to have her back."