Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The thanks they get for voting Obama | SocialistWorker.org

The thanks they get for voting Obama | SocialistWorker.org:


The thanks they get for voting Obama

Barack Obama is giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "adding insult to injury."
President Obama on the campaign trail (Christopher Dilts)
NATIONAL TEACHERS Appreciation Week, traditionally the first full week of May, passed this year without even a token statement from Barack Obama. Instead, the White House issued a presidential proclamation honoring the same weeklong period as...National Charter Schools Week.
Yep, you read that right. Barack Obama--who got the votes of millions of teachers last November and whose party depends on hundreds of millions of dollars in political spending by teachers' unions and the rest of organized labor--not only couldn't be bothered to utter a symbolic good word about teachers. He went out of his way to celebrate an initiative of the Republican Bush administration that spotlights a centerpiece of the anti-teacher school deform agenda.
If you're a regular reader of SocialistWorker.org, you'll know that there's a long history of the Democrats talking populist when they're asking for the votes of their working-class and liberal base of support--but acting quite differently when "the party of the 

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