Shouldn’t Obama Be Marching With The Striking Chicago Teachers?
Isn’t that what Chicago community organizers do?
Isn’t that one of the top three items in the job description?
I guess I’m forgetting the number one rule in Obama’s world. Obama only does things that are good for Obama…
Why the Chicago teacher’s strike is bad news for President Obama
For the first time in nearly three decades, Chicago public school teachers went on strike this morning. At first glance, you might be tempted to think that what happens in Chicago has little to no effect on the politics of Washington and the presidential race. But, you’d be wrong.
There are several reasons to believe that what happens in Chicago could have a real — and negative — impact on President Obama and the broader race for the White House this fall. We list the three biggest reasons below.
It’s Chicago: Yes, we know that President Obama has no role — either way — in the strike. But, that the strike is happening in Chicago, the town where President Obama made his political name doesn’t help him. And that the current Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel, was Obama’s first presidential chief of staff isn’t much help either.
Read the other reasons here.
“We stand with the children and we stand with the families and the parents of Chicago because education reform, that’s a bipartisan issue. This does not have to divide the two parties. And so, we were going to ask, where does President Obama stand? Does he stand with his former Chief of Staff Mayor Rahm Emanuel, with the children and the parents, or does he stand with the union?
Who’s it gonna be Obama? Who deserves your support? The mayor who was your chief of staff and the families of Chicago? Or the powerful unions that bankrolled you and put you in office in 2008?
AP also highlights this great video from Reason which will teach you very much…