Obama between a rock and a hard place with Chicago teachers strike

Sep 12, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

Actually, the Chicago teachers, who began their first strike in 25 years on Monday, shouldn't expect President Obama to do much more than ignore them.

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Libya, Chicago, Gas prices, un-employment, recession, Egypt, discontent, housing starts, Etc.
What more proof do you need that the democrats, especially Obama, are a bunch of rotten eggs?
By the way, Corzine and Andrews are probably both going to jail in NJ. 2 more rotten democrats.

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Obama should have never turned his back on Israel.
Now Obama is going to get it shoved up his ass by Rahm. Good for Rahm.

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The Dems. are in free fall, they can't control international events, can't control the very powerful and RICH Teachers Unions and can barely function now.

The Teachers Unions have to be broken and brought down to size. They do not have one child's interest in their view, no matter what they say. They don't want Charter Schools, who actually TEACH and hire non-union teachers, they don't want the teachers to be held to any standard, they are fine with only 15% of 4th graders being competent in reading, Fine with only 20% of 8th graders being competent in Math and just fine that only 50% of their students even graduate from HS, perfectly happy that the Chicago schools are at the bottom of the heap in aptitude and they are VERY HAPPY THAT THEY ARE THE HIGHEST PAID TEACHERS IN AMERICA! They AVERAGE something like $72,000 a year while the average salary of the parents of the children they are, ahem, "Teaching", is around $43,000 a year. And some of these same dumb parents are picketing with the teachers to get them even more money! Stupid is as stupid does. Those parents must be former students of these teachers, no other reason could account for such ignorance.

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Eighthman wrote:
Obama should have never turned his back on Israel.
Now Obama is going to get it shoved up his ass by Rahm. Good for Rahm.
Too bad you're such a hate filled moron, you can't see that Ron Emanuel is fighting against teachers requests for an exorbitant increase in pay - while trying to promote charter schools and paying for "PERFORMANCE" you douche bag!!!!!!

You're such a jerk - promoting a bi-partisan piece of legislation in your mind is a bad thing? Basing pay on performance instead of tenure is now a bad thing?

Weren't you republican imbeciles the ones that came up with "No Child Left Behind" - a POS program that pushed kids who were not ready to go up a grade allowed to go anyway?

Douche bag - some kids SHOULD BE LEFT BEHIND! But will youi dummies take credit for a failed educational policy? OF COURSE NOT!

For the record, didn't Romney leave any mention of the troops in Afghanistan out of his speech? Can we interpret this as a sign of disregard for the military?

As far as Israel is concerened, FCUK THEM! They wouldn't be a nation without the U.S. supporting them to begin with! Let them support themselves for a change - what are we, their mommy?

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Ballybunion wrote:
The Dems. are in free fall, they can't control international events, can't control the very powerful and RICH Teachers Unions and can barely function now.
The Teachers Unions have to be broken and brought down to size. They do not have one child's interest in their view, no matter what they say. They don't want Charter Schools, who actually TEACH and hire non-union teachers, they don't want the teachers to be held to any standard, they are fine with only 15% of 4th graders being competent in reading, Fine with only 20% of 8th graders being competent in Math and just fine that only 50% of their students even graduate from HS, perfectly happy that the Chicago schools are at the bottom of the heap in aptitude and they are VERY HAPPY THAT THEY ARE THE HIGHEST PAID TEACHERS IN AMERICA! They AVERAGE something like $72,000 a year while the average salary of the parents of the children they are, ahem, "Teaching", is around $43,000 a year. And some of these same dumb parents are picketing with the teachers to get them even more money! Stupid is as stupid does. Those parents must be former students of these teachers, no other reason could account for such ignorance.
In some states, some teachers do get paid an exorbitant salary, this is true. But every individual has a vote in their own school budget - that's your's and your states decision as to what funding to allocate, and current teaching policies are in fact based on "No Child Left Behind" - an extremely flawed system that has been needed to be overturned for 20 years. And, this was a republican piece of legislation - take blame when your party deserves it.
We see, in my state, many teachers not getting paid anywhere near $72,000.00 a year - but administrations within the school districts themselves have exploded - and these people are making 6 figure salaries, while not teaching a single student anything! This needs to be changed.

And no, Emanuel has been fighting for performance based teaching, while rejecting the teachers in that states unfounded requests for more than 12% increase in pay - unheard of!
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SHAME on Chicago SLACKERS!

"Throwing kids and families under the buses"!!

REAL leadership would say-get your sorry street walking butts BACK to work and STOP wasting yet MORE tax payers dollars!!!!

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
Because America needs Real LEADERSHIP again!!

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I'm sure we'll find out this a manufactured crisis, esigned to have Obama come in and save the day.

Never let a good crisis go to waste.

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White House declines Netanyahu request to meet with Obama...

'Schedule Full'...

Announces 'Letterman' Appearance... and radio station visit with DJ….

LEADERSHIP IS A FOREIGN WORD TO OBAMA………..

U.S. AMBASSADOR TO LIBYA, 3 OTHERS, KILLED IN ATTACK, will Obama apologize again for bleeding on their soil.

OBAMA CONVENTION BOUNCE GONE: O 46% R 45%... DEVELOPING...
NOW THE JIMMY CARTER LIKE DECLINE STARTS………………..another middle east fiasco.
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TheIndependentMajority wrote:
SHAME on Chicago SLACKERS!
"Throwing kids and families under the buses"!!
REAL leadership would say-get your sorry street walking butts BACK to work and STOP wasting yet MORE tax payers dollars!!!!
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
Because America needs Real LEADERSHIP again!!
Do what Reagan did with PATCO. Fire their sorryasses and bring in maximum security guards from Marion Penitentiary to "teach" them a lesson and "instruct" the future inmates of the Chicago Public Schools.
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OBAMA'S CHOICES:

1) What Obama would like to do if he was Emperor of the World: Issue AK-47 assault rifles to the striking teachers and use them as Brown Shirts to kill Republicans.

2) What Obama would like to do if he was King of the USA: Issue AK-47s to the striking teachers and use them to threaten his opponents.

3) What Obama would like to do if he was President for Life of the USA: Issue AK-47s to the striking teachers, but hold them in reserve until option 1 or 2 above becomes a reality.

4) What Obama will do as a President coming up for election: tap dance, lie, BS and try to make the most political hay while offending the least amount of voters. He can't reach his REAL goal (options 1, 2 or 3) until he gets re-elected.
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Too bad you're such a hate filled moron, you can't see that Ron Emanuel is fighting against teachers requests for an exorbitant increase in pay - while trying to promote charter schools and paying for "PERFORMANCE" you douche bag!!!!!!
You're such a jerk - promoting a bi-partisan piece of legislation in your mind is a bad thing? Basing pay on performance instead of tenure is now a bad thing?
Weren't you republican imbeciles the ones that came up with "No Child Left Behind" - a POS program that pushed kids who were not ready to go up a grade allowed to go anyway?
Douche bag - some kids SHOULD BE LEFT BEHIND! But will youi dummies take credit for a failed educational policy? OF COURSE NOT!
For the record, didn't Romney leave any mention of the troops in Afghanistan out of his speech? Can we interpret this as a sign of disregard for the military?
As far as Israel is concerened, FCUK THEM! They wouldn't be a nation without the U.S. supporting them to begin with! Let them support themselves for a change - what are we, their mommy?
We are a nation of two major parties. We need several major parties that make deals with each other. Because we do not agree on many issues even if we vote for a party we like. I write at times to give examples. Here is one. I grew up Christian. I am not a fundamentalist every week person. The Bible has references to Jewish people. They are chosen. I respect that. Unfortunately there are people who interpret scripture to mean I must lick the azz of a jewish person no matter what. There were/are people who put the Ford lightbulb on their heads centuries ago to take advantage of people. They are not religious. They are not loving and giving. They are self serving and spread the word to their own people that the wagons must be circled as the goyim are the enemy if they do not agree. The middle class jewish person is torn and makes the safe choice of liberal craziness. Mainly because he/she has become very secular forgetting the religious side in a world where they are a minority in while their own elitist class craps on them using others to do the deed. Mistrust is the result and a conflict builds after so many decades or longer that blames people for nothing they did. This exists in other groups also. Evil represents all. But we love those who are of our own background as they are innocent of any hate while others are the guilty. The tragic thing is that messages of hate are benign or start that way. And then grow in small increments. The power of media and communication destroys the religious bible. For this is every day and constant. And people live for the now. The bible is a lifetime to learn. And with our flaws, easy to dismiss. People are weak. But a small percentage always convinces the majority what is good for them and pays them off with some crumbs. They are convinced by the truly corrupted and those who live on the fringe that they are wrong and manipulated by the caveman past views. The same views that got us to survive to now despite interference from the elitists who crave p[ower throughout human history. Well Tony, your love of massive government interpreting what freedom is when minimal government is the real freedom will result in millions dead and a tyranny unknown in American history. Well played Tony...well played...
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and Obama is between a rock and a hard place with the apology issued from the embassy to Libyans for the utube trailer (California film maker) on Islam- all the while the protesters had killed 4 Americans.

Graphic photos of ambassador Chris Stevens
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/12/chri...

This seems like a Clinton failure as well as an Obama mistake.

It's the let's be friends and not hurt their FEELINGS. It's the pschological empathy and sympathy ...of "I feel your pain" about the film putting down your religion.

Hell, that happens everyday in the USA-attacks on Romney's religion, Obama's religion, jews and catholics, etc.

Just TODAY former president Bill Clinton made a crack about Mormonism!

Clinton — toting a copy of Milica Z. Bookman’s new book about economics in the afterlife,“Do They Take Credit Cards in Heaven?”— spoke of recruiting presentations he’d attended at the local Mormon church while he was growing up in Hot Springs, Ark. Clinton, a Baptist, said he admires the church for its high ethical standards and belief in a celestial kingdom but said the idea of being in a heaven without his non-Mormon friends was too much to give up.

“I didn’t want to leave all these other people behind,” he said.

SO WHY IS OBAMA CONDEMNING "ATTACKS ON ISLAM" BUT NOT ON MORMONS?"

These animals in the Middle East are functioning at the LOWEST LEVEL of life. Vicious, hateful and slow thinkers. They are egged on by their 'leaders'.

Arab Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer!

Remember how the Libyan rebels paraded the pictures of a dead Gadaffi
http://www.bing.com/images/search...

and Obama's Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying about that: "WE CAME, WE SAW, HE DIED"

Ineffectual leadership in the Middle East. It's that Clinton: "I feel your pain"
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The union school bus drivers went on a strike and LEFT, ABANDONED children at their bus stops. Too many of these students were left IN THE DARK, EARLY MORNING BY THEMSELVES!

http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_c_palm_be...

These 'it's all about me, me, me instead of the children' bus drivers were protesting their wages.

They expect a PART TIME JOB to be a FULL TIME PAY.

They come screaming to school board meetings that they can't live on their school bus wages!

Well, being a school bus driver is NOT supposed to be a FULL TIME JOB, it's PART TIME. But these bus drivers want wages commisserate with FULLTIME PAY.

Be glad you have a job! THUGS! abandoning children!
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I agree with the title.

Obama is caught between a " Rock and a hard place "
we'll see what manuevers and spin he employs.

How long he plays default neutral we'll find out.

The Obamaites claim it's a local issue and not Obama's concern. But we know Obama jumps into local issues every time it suits his fancy.
Travon Martin , beer summit , Wisconcin, etc.
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Wonderful entertainment watching union thugs turn on their political puppets.
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Obama is supposed to be running the COUNTRY, not concerning himself about a city that can't get its teachers to go to work.

Chicago is Rahm's problem.

Dragging Obama into this local issue is a distraction from Obama NOT doing HIS job.

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serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> We are a nation of two major parties. We need several major parties that make deals with each other. Because we do not agree on many issues even if we vote for a party we like. I write at times to give examples. Here is one. I grew up Christian. I am not a fundamentalist every week person. The Bible has references to Jewish people. They are chosen. I respect that. Unfortunately there are people who interpret scripture to mean I must lick the azz of a jewish person no matter what. There were/are people who put the Ford lightbulb on their heads centuries ago to take advantage of people. They are not religious. They are not loving and giving. They are self serving and spread the word to their own people that the wagons must be circled as the goyim are the enemy if they do not agree. The middle class jewish person is torn and makes the safe choice of liberal craziness. Mainly because he/she has become very secular forgetting the religious side in a world where they are a minority in while their own elitist class craps on them using others to do the deed. Mistrust is the result and a conflict builds after so many decades or longer that blames people for nothing they did. This exists in other groups also. Evil represents all. But we love those who are of our own background as they are innocent of any hate while others are the guilty. The tragic thing is that messages of hate are benign or start that way. And then grow in small increments. The power of media and communication destroys the religious bible. For this is every day and constant. And people live for the now. The bible is a lifetime to learn. And with our flaws, easy to dismiss. People are weak. But a small percentage always convinces the majority what is good for them and pays them off with some crumbs. They are convinced by the truly corrupted and those who live on the fringe that they are wrong and manipulated by the caveman past views. The same views that got us to survive to now despite interference from the elitists who crave p[ower throughout human history. Well Tony, your love of massive government interpreting what freedom is when minimal government is the real freedom will result in millions dead and a tyranny unknown in American history. Well played Tony...well played...
You seem to not understand what I was referring to, and went on and on with your Catholic / Jewish nonsense - why?

Government was exploded in the last 40 years by REPUBLIUCANS - well documented fact. Do you require specifics? I'd be more than willing to provide the data to you.

Share your ideas, in less than 4000 characters, on what you interpret as "minimal government".
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Eleanor wrote:
Obama is supposed to be running the COUNTRY, not concerning himself about a city that can't get its teachers to go to work.
Chicago is Rahm's problem.
Dragging Obama into this local issue is a distraction from Obama NOT doing HIS job.
He drags himself in when conveinent as in the Beer Summit , Travon Martin and Scott vs. unions in Wisconcin.
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This worthless piece of shit president is leading from behind on this issue just like he did in Libya and Egypt. In those two cases he will do nothing about the invasion of these two pieces of US sovereign territoris and the murders of American citizens. Odummy will not support eiter side in Chicago just like he did in Wisconsin.

Why people would even consider voting for this turd is beyond me.
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""""" "Romney doubles down on Obama criticism
Posted by Rachel Weiner on September 12, 2012 at 10:40 am

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In a press conference from Jacksonville, Fla., Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney stood by his criticism of President Obama over the handling of attacks in Egypt and Libya."""" ""

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As he will be becoming president, it is the right for Mr. ROMNEY to do to the right thing to stand for the position to be more than double-down criticizing Obama, AS ALWAYS.

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