multiple times on Saturday Night Live. She's been a punchline repeatedly on late night tv She's used as an ancillary punchline-- in other words, not as the main part of a joke meant to skewer her, but as a useful barb to skewer someone else.
And the DeVos jokes just keep spreading. If you like to
The joke is pretty simple. They run a quote from the movie in which the Evil Russians say, "We don't need to learn, we need Americans not to learn."
Then the voiceover artist simply says "Betsy DeVos."
DeVos is literally a punchline, one considered so reliable that there's not even an explanation attached. It's just one line in one video, but still....
I've written before about how I think it's a disservice to the cause to dismiss DeVFos as a dope-- she's no dope. But there's definitely something curious going on when 1) regular citizens know who the secretary of education is and 2) that secretary is widely understood to be anti-education-- even by people whose understanding of the issues is, shall we say, a bit shallow.
But this is where we are. The United States Secretary of Education is a punchline. Good luck to us all.