|Fannie, Freddie, Rush, it's all good baby...|
If anyone needs convincing that public school teachers have much to worry about if Obama is re-elected, look no further than the outrage of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel being invited to speak at the Democratic Convention. Rahmbo as he is disaffectionately known in Chicago is remembered for statements like "Fuck that UAW" and when informed that the liberal base was losing patience with Obama's decidedly middle of the road governance Emanuel told them they were "fucking retarded." This provided Sarah Palin with an opportunity to remind everyone about her Down's syndrome child and attempt to shame Emanuel for his remarks. Rush Limbaugh waddled into the fray and defended Emanuel's choice of words, using the R- word no fewer than 27 times in a tirade that both aligned him philosophically with Rahm Emanuel and made Sarah Palin eat shit. Currently Rahmbo is trying to intimidate Chicago's Public School teachers from striking and asking administrators to report any union activity they can observe. The CTU is legally protected from this thug behavior as they are a legitimate union and they are allowed to exercise their first amendment rights in order to present their side of a very nasty labor dispute made so by Emanuel. He has tried to force them to work longer hours for no extra pay and cancelled a promised pay raise. He has also closed schools and essentially taken aim at defenseless minority communities deliberately underfunding their schools using something akin to a siege mentality in order to make them fail so he can close them and replace them with charters. This guy is toxic and he is a sworn enemy of organized labor. Rahm Emanuel is yet another misdirected Dumbocrat acting like the bottomest feeder of the Republicans. He's yet another friend of the corporate donors like Hyatt mogul Penny Pritzkin whom Rahm has appointed to his Board of Education and apparently built her family a free hotel on the backs of taxpayers by stealing school funds to boot. Forget firebrand and occassionally anti-White Reverend Jeremiah Wright and forget about ex-Weathermen operative Bill Ayers too. Barack Obama needs to distance himself from Rahm Emanuel the way Tina dropped Ike. And fast.
|Is the speaking engagement Obama's way of throwing Rahmbo a bone after yanking the G-8 Summit from Chicago as Emanuel amped up his goon squads and pepper spray stores for protestors?|
With friends like this in the White House do public school teachers really need any enemies? When I look at the dopey ass NEA magazine I put in the chinchilla cage I see these earnest educated dopes waving Educators for Obama banners and I have to ask if they just did it for the free hat or in Rahm's folksy terms : are they really that fucking stupid?