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Opinion: ‘The other guy is worse’ is a tired strategy

During the 2012 presidential campaign, I got a phone call from Obama for America asking for money. At the time I was still a registered Democrat, and I’d given frequently during the 2008 campaign, so the ask wasn’t a stretch.

But things had changed since 2008, particularly in an issue of great importance to me.

“I’m sorry — I will not give anything to Barack Obama until he commits to getting rid of Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education,” I told the operator. “Please feel free to pass that message on.”

He persisted, with this line: “But Mitt Romney will be worse.”

Sarah Darer Littman is an award-winning columnist and novelist of books for teens. A former securities analyst, she’s now an adjunct in the MFA program at WCSU, and enjoys helping young people discover the power of finding their voice as an instructor at the Writopia Lab.

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4 responses to “Opinion: ‘The other guy is worse’ is a tired strategy”

  1. anon

    Here is a Greenwich parent telling parents in Bridgeport what’s best for them, rich. A Greenwich resident slamming the ‘corporate’ reform lobby, rich.

  2. Mike Lyons

    Arne Duncan is the best appointment Obama’s made. Pryor is Malloy’s best. They are trying to genuinely reform public education against the forces of the status quo. I guess we know which side Littman is on.

  3. the donut hole

    Arne Duncan’s mission is to indoctrinate youth to Marxist views. This is why so many communities, liberal and conservative, across the country are rejecting Common Core. No one can blame Mike for implementing this as it was mandated. But, it is sad to see that he too has drank the kool aid now on this. God help our children.

  4. Donut, you should read the comments on the originally linked article. They range from liberal to hard left, all opposed to Duncan and Common Core. If he’s pushing Marxism, why is the proto-Marxist left so opposed to what he’s doing?

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