Skip to comments.Crowd Laughs as Chicago Teachers Union President Talks about Killing the Rich
Posted on 01/08/2013 10:45:29 AM PST by Kaslin
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“unions are just politicians giving money to themselves and overporked thugs like her feeding off of the serfs.”
One aspect of this issue that is overlooked by too many people is that many believe the Dems represent the teachers’ unions, while in fact it is the other way around. The Democratic Party is the political arm of the teachers’ unions (specifically teachers’ unions); that is why their token mouthpiece Obama, in dealing with this economic crisis, still has to give a shout-out for hundreds of thousands of new teachers. He and his party work directly for the teachers’ unions, and those public comments should have revealed this to any doubter.
One reason why Chris Christie is popular with taxpaying voters here in NJ is that he has clearly understood this for many years, he has publicly stated this, and he has taken action to protect taxpayers from the predatory teachers’ unions. EVERY OTHER ISSUE is secondary to the Dems; blacks and Hispanics are just cattle on which the unions base their demands for more money (despite the fact that large segments of both of these populations are functionally illiterate), and the unions will see that more of them are imported every year just to keep warm bodies in classrooms. Their actions are very destructive to other unions (the trade unions lose their work to illegals, and the cops and firemen lose their jobs when the larger teachers’ unions have to be paid first during fiscal tightening); but since they own the Dem Party it goes on and on.
This is the woman leading the walkout of 26,000 public school teachers in Chicago. Karen Lewis, head of the Chicago Teachers Union, is a loud-mouthed social justice radical whose Big Labor racket would rather abandon 350,000 children to the streets than accept merit-based pay,
teacher evaluations, and a 16 percent pay raise. The school board had already caved considerably on the unions demands, but as the Chicago Sun-Times put it: From the get-go, the union seemed intent on striking.
Last night, Lewis mocked public charter schools that are defying the strike and doing their jobs as not real schools.
Derision is her specialty. Her tirades at teachers confabs are infamous. Dont feel sorry for her when she moans about Mayor Rahm Emanuels bully tactics and trash mouth. Lewis has one of her own. Here she is bragging about smoking weed in college, cracking homophobic slurs about Education Secretary Arne Duncans lisp, and whining about teachers being demonized at a social justice conference:
“’Continuing her pacing as she lectured about teaching for social justice, Lewis highlighted good differences, using herself as an example.
I am the only black woman in the class of 1974 from Dartmouth College. Woo. People are impressed. Let me tell you, I spent those years smoking lots of weed, self-medicating. Self-medicating, thank you. Sounds like you all did to. Oh, Im sorry there are kids here, I wasnt suppose to say that right? Too late!”
Heres Lewis chumming it up with former Communist Party leader Michael Klonsky, who praises her as a fist-in-the-air, crowd-rousing, dynamic union leader. Asked to explain increasing dissatisfaction with public education, Lewis blames lack of respect for government union teachers leaders on lower class students and students of color. Its always someone elses fault:
” Karen Lewis” — in the youtube she looks, overfed....
Paging Captain Hyperbole....
I guess that I worked in a lot of lethal places, and never knew it.
Compared to other people in Chicago, teachers are rich.
Pity McCarthy didn't get to finish the job of clearing the S.O.B.s out.
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