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Advice For The National Education Association

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/07/03

Mike Antonucci has an article entitled NEA Convention 2012: America’s Greatest Education Governor Not So Great at Math. You should read it. In fact, it’s part of a series on the NEA Convention this year. You should read the whole series.

It seems the NEA eliminated ten manager positions, and the delegates wanted to change that situation but got shot down. (A violent, gun-related term relating to a school-related group? Am I in trouble with the Thought Police?)

NBI 10 revealed that 10 NEA managers had been notified by telephone that their positions were being eliminated, but the effort to address it was ruled out of order. NEA president Van Roekel cited the by-law that gives the union’s executive director exclusive responsibility over staff matters.

What is that? A totalitarian, top-down, fascist rule within the NEA? Where have I heard of that sort of thing before? Oh yeah. Here’s my free advice to the officers and delegates of the National Education Association: You all should Unionize! And then you all should strike the NEA, demanding job security and a change in the NEA bylaws to strip the tippy top of his tyrannical totalitarian authoriteh!!! And you should do it right now!!!

But on a serious note, a NBI (new business item) wanted the NEA to declare itself opposed to any military action against Iran. Nevermind how mindlessly foolish such a stance would be. At least the delegates had the good sense to vote not to consider the proposal. But here’s the nub of it: Jobs within the NEA are out of order for discussion while foreign policy is not out of order for the National Education Association to consider. Foreign policy is none of the business of an organization dedicated to education, but jobs within the organization is the business of the organization.

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Obama’s Political Games Backfiring UPDATE!

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/13

Obama tried to play a political game with his Federal Budget proposal, which was not meant to pass but only to paint Republicans in a bad light. It went down to defeat in the Democrat-held US Senate 97-0. Obama’s naked political ploy fizzled badly. So, not learning from shooting himself in the foot, he tried the exact same thing the next year. It went down to defeat in the US House over 400-0. In neither case did a single Congresscritter, Republican or Democrat, vote for it. Ignominious defeat for the cynically hyper-partisan Obama who was looking or easy political talking points. It’s hard to call Republicans obstructionists when even the Democrats vote against your crap sandwiches.

Then came the whole “stay at home mothers don’t do any real work” back-fire fiasco. And his Administration’s direct frontal attack on Catholics, who are a major Democrat voting bloc. Again, Obama’s corrupt Leftist machine had failed to realize the US is not, at all, a radical Leftist political environment but rather a center-right one. Will Obama and his handlers ever learn? Apparently not.

With a clear majority of States in the Union voting for Traditional Marriage, including California, Obama has come out in favor of homosexual “marriage”. And it’s already backfiring. Jeff Poor at The Daily Caller (HT Hot Air Headlines) writes about Socialist thug and Union Boss Richard Trumka’s reaction and warning:

On Friday’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” on Bloomberg TV, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka acknowledged that President Barack Obama’s recent announcement that he personally supports same-sex marriages could hurt his popularity this fall among labor leaders and union members.

Professor Jacobson reports on Indiana’s Democrat candidate for US Senate running away from Obama as fast as he can:

If you want a sense of how Obama’s cynical, money-driven gay marriage evolution ploy will play in key states Obama won in 2008, look not only at North Carolina’s vote Tuesday, but also at how fast Joe Donnelly is running away from Obama on the issue[.]

In order for Obama to try to drive a wedge issue in the election cycle, dividing the people instead of uniting them, and in order to get money his campaign desperately needs, Obama is running people off, people Obama needs to vote for him (and for down-ticket races). As Trumka said, Obama will lose some of the blue-collar Union vote because of this. Obama is also in danger of losing a couple points of the black vote, a couple points of the Hispanic vote, and more than a couple points of the Catholic vote. But he made Hollywierd happy enough to open their purses at a 40-grand-a-plate dinner (can anyone say “one percenters”?) immediately after his flip-flop-flip announcement.

Joe Manchin, the Democrat Senator from WV, has already declared that he doesn’t know if he’ll be voting for the Democrat Obama in November or not. Many Democrats are in danger of losing their jobs (and many already have) due to the whole ObamaCare fiasco, so they are busily trying to avoid getting tied to that.

Obama’s driving wedges into the population, alright. And he’s hurting people’s election bids with his purposefully hyper-partisan antics. But what he and all his radical Leftist handlers don’t understand is he’s hurting Democrat election chances and improving Republican election chances.

Keep talking, Baraka, keep talking. The more you talk, the more potential votes you lose.

UPDATE: Remember I said Obama’s most recent homosexual “marriage” gambit will cost him a couple points among the black community? Well, it’s already happening! As RS McCain reports:

Our ‘First Gay President’ Now Losing Support From Black Christian Pastors

Ouch, that’s going to leave a mark“:

A Texas pastor who once led the Southern Baptist Convention in introducing a resolution that recognized Obama’s historic achievement has voiced his displeasure with the president’s support and approval of gays, reports the Associated Baptist Press.

Dwight McKissic, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, wrote in a blog on May 9 that Obama’s statement is worthy of incurring wrath of biblical proportions. . . . “President Obama has betrayed the Bible and the Black Church with his endorsement of same-sex marriage. The Bible is crystal clear on this subject. . . . The moral impact of this day and decision is equal to the military impact of al-Queda when they attacked the Twin Towers on 911.

(Hat-tips: News One and Fox Nation.) This is something I think most secularists don’t understand about us “bitter Bible-clingers.” We are People Of The Word, servants redeemed by unmerited grace who therefore owe as a sacred obligation the duty to defend the Word.

RS McCain has it right. Christians (true Christians, not the Leftist false version of Christians) absolutely defend the Word of the Almighty Creator. And black Church-goers most definitely pay attention to their pastors, oftentimes moreso than do white Church-goers. And this is something Barack Obama does not understand, among a great many things Barack Obama does not understand. He doesn’t understand American culture and tradition and religious value, but what he does vaguely understand, that he detests virulently.

Obama has, for many years, acted in a very hyper-partisan manner in the hopes of benefiting himself politically, driving wedges into American society in the hopes of dividing American society so that he can conquer American society. And he is failing miserably because he is constantly misjudging — out of arrogant ignorance — the value structure of We the People. As I have shown above, Obama’s multiple hyper-partisan “divide the public” wedge issues for political gain have been badly mis-aimed. Each wedge issue he throws out cuts out some of the support he previously had, and harms Democrats further down the ticket. “The greatest, wisest President since sliced bread” continues to prove his arrogant ignorance and his narcissistic delusions of grandeur, to not only his own detriment but to the detriment of Democrats as a whole.

UPDATE: Ed Morrissey weighs in with news out of Maryland that black Pastors are blasting Obama for Obama’s violation of Providence’s Holy Word, and declaring they will no longer support Obama. Obama’s decision-making skills and divide-and-conquer tactics are proving to be disastrous to himself and to Democrats up and down the ticket.

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Chicago Union Bosses Get Huge Tax-Payer Pensions

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/13

The Lonely Conservative cites msnbc.msn.com for some outrageous Illinois dealings at a time when Illinois is having a hard time paying its bills.

A labor leader in Chicago is expected to receive pension payments of nearly $500,000 a year, while another could get about $438,000 a year, according to reports Wednesday.

The Chicago Tribune and WGN-TV, which obtained information about union pension benefits during a joint investigation, said at least eight union officials in Chicago were eligible for what were described as inflated city pensions on top of union pensions for the same period of employment.

The news organizations said this was due to “a charitable interpretation” of Illinois law by officials representing two city pension funds.

“Can you name any place in the world where someone can get two pensions for the same job?” state Rep. Tom Cross, a Republican, told the paper. “Even by our standards here in Illinois, it’s beyond belief. It’s insane.”

Chicago and Illinois are facing financial trouble, in part due to pension shortfalls.

Illinois, facing budget shortfalls, raised taxes massively this year. Right before the new Legislature was sworn in, a Legislature that wouldn’t raise the taxes. And by “right before” I of course mean at 3 in the morning on the day the new Legislature was sworn in. And immediately, the jobs began disappearing. Businesses have been pulling up stakes and leaving due to the tax increases and new taxes. Residents have been pulling up stakes and leaving.

The gargantuan tax increases passed by tax-and-spend Democrats are guaranteed to provide even fewer tax dollars. And yet Illinois sees its way to paying half a mil a year in tax-payer pensions to a Union Boss. Hey, OccupyWallStreet clowns, the pension of one Union Boss would be enough for 12 20-dollar-an-hour jobs and the pension of a second Union Boss would be enough for another 10 20-dollar-an-hour jobs. Why don’t you go stand out in front of the Union Bosses’ homes and yell and scream and poop on their cars and sit around naked with your pink hair and nose balls, while doing your drugs and complaining that nobody will hire you? Or maybe you can doodoo all that at the homes of the Democrats who caused it and allowed it to happen?

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