Democrats for Ed Reform.
The Democrats want our vote, no, in fact they expect it and pretty much demand it. Why are NEA and AFT and NYSUT simply throwing in with them no questions asked when this party features first rate motherfuckers like Rahmbo Emanuel who's looking to help disgraced cheating scumbag Michelle Rhee and her merry band of wanskters to Chi town? This is after he's closed schools, fired teachers, cancelled a raise, increased class sizes and hired a CEO to run the schools on about the same message Rahm had for the UAW when Obama had him on a long loose leash in D.C. that message being : Fuck em. The same message Rahm had for the liberal base someone tried to warn him that Obama's middle of the road Republican policies were alienating. That message was "they're a bunch of fucking retards." I remember this because mainly because Sarah Palin got up on her snowmobile and tried to shame Emanuel for using such talk conveniently remembering that she was in fact the mother of a Down's Syndrome child. Well to keep the fun going Rush Limbaugh saw a chance to chime in and used the word "retard" 27 times in telling Palin to shut up and showing her who was boss. Rush was also canoodling with a like minded misanthropic piece of shit from the other party and effectively bonding in misanthropy with Emanuel, rubbing Palin's ( a dumb broad after all) nose in the dirt and using a word most of us abandoned in 7th grade when someone explained how hurtful it was. But after all Limbaugh only used it to denigrate people he finds offensive and unAmerican according to Rush Limbaugh's America anyway. The Prez in typical charter school style appointed Arne Duncan a lawyer he plays basketball with as Secretary of Ed. Arne has no teaching cred, no classroom experience and no love for public education. He is a charter schooler all the way. If this sounds strange to you look up the credentials of the #2 NYSED appointee Katie Campos a dear friend of Sam Hoyt who leapfrogged over thousands of seasoned educators, administrators and janitors to be installed in Albany and write the teacher evaluations for public school teachers. She has never taught, has no teaching certifications, has no educational credentials, period. She has a Bachelor's in Political Science and that's it. Oh yeah and she's pals with Sam Hoyt another charter schooler who is so clueless he once advised NY State Thruway travelers to pay their tolls in pennies as a protest against local tolls. Yeah, the ones Carl Paladino went to court and had taken down with a lot less horn blowing and self congratulation. Of course as a silver spooner Sammy didn't really get how his Homer Simpsonesque notion of a protest was just working people screwing other working people and I am sure none of us were so fatheaded that we rolled up on Henrietta or Pembroke with our piggy banks and yelled Viva la Resistance! at the bedraggled fume addled dude in the booth who just wants to take our money and tell us to have a good one.
Of course there's no voting for Romney (Americans should get as much education as they can afford, he says with no hint of irony) and we are definitely stuck with the guy we helped get elected last time. My point here is to say listen fools, we threw in behind you last time and got screwed. What's the difference which party does it when no matter who wins we're going to get it again? I say fuck you Democrats, earn my vote or I'll just pull a straight Socialist ticket cause you're not going to do me any favors anyway. Our unions need to get something from these clowns and we can't take the half baked promises and the doubletalk that simply turns into another bending over once the votes are counted.
Earlier this month Wisconsin held a recall vote to get rid of Governor Scot Walker who had turned on labor and took away their rights to collective bargaining. It's the most critical labor referendum of the past decade if you ask me. The Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schulz went on record as blithely observing that the race held no national significance. The day before the election President Obama sent along a tweet. The Koch Brothers et al poured in some 30 million maybe more, these days we don't get to know do we ? And the Dumbassocrats kicked in a dismissive remark and a fucking tweet. That doesn't add up to my vote in November. And if this isn't enough New jersey's morbidly obtuse Governor and teacher hater Chris Christie has voiced his admiration for the way Obama treats teacher's unions. Kinda like having the Klan or the Aryan Nation show up to support your cause, gee thanks guys but Get the hell outta here before somebody sees me with you! In case you aren't much for patterns let me trace a quick one here. Rush Limbaugh and Chris Christie, two union hating fat rich white guys have crossed the aisle to admire the way our Democratic Party President and his former Chief of Staff are abusing labor and the very people who got them to Washington. We need to make this party earn our support and stop acting like dupes and dopes AFTER we've been screwed by them - AGAIN.