Published On: Thu, Apr 23rd, 2015

‘Weasel liberal’ Bill Bennett defends Common Core, invoking Ronald Reagan

Conservative radio host Bill Bennett began Thursday morning’s show by responding to criticisms from a listener’s email, which targeted Bennett’s support of education standards called Common Core and calling him a “weasel liberal.”

Bennett recently tapped into his time as “Education Czar”President Reagan, creating an ad, with the former leader, in defense of Common Core. “Thomas” sent in the email titled “How do you spell traitor?” taking Bennett to task”

Common Core objections may be the problem to some, listen to Bill Bennett explain his perspective and defend the "weasel liberal" attack from a listener

Common Core objections may be the problem to some, listen to Bill Bennett explain his perspective and defend the “weasel liberal” attack from a listener

“President Reagan is rolling in his grave with you using him in your commericals,” Bennett read from the email. “You are a weasel liberal.”

Bennett directed listeners to Utah’s post of these education standards, “find something to object to” and then noted that the standards were originally separate from the Federal government.

Bennett claims he doesn’t want the Federal government involved and every parent should want their child to learn to diagram a sentence, convert fractions into percentages and analyze the themes of a short story.

Common Core has come under attack by many conservatives across the country as Islamic history, anti-Christian themes, pro-Democrat speech and content have made it to student exams and materials.

“As far as Ronald Reagan….I think he’d be okay with me – he always was…”

Listen to the podcast below, which has the conversation start around six minutes into the show.

The Politco reported that Bennett was paid by the DCI lobby group to write an op-ed that promoted Common Core and defended the standards. Critics have targeted the Bill Gates ties and Jeb Bush profiteering for his brother Neil.

Reagan appointed Bennett to the role of Secretary of Education in 1985. Bennett resigned from this post in 1988, and later that year was appointed to the post of Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy by President George H. W. Bush.

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