Skip to comments.NEA General Counsel Complains of Attacks from "Right-Wing Bastards"
Posted on 07/09/2009 12:59:18 PM PDT by wagglebee
SAN DIEGO, California, July 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The general counsel for the National Education Association (NEA), America's largest teacher's union, complained last week of the "conservative and right-wing bastards" that are "after" the NEA. At the same meeting, the NEA rejected a proposal that would have ceased their abortion advocacy, and went on record in support of same-sex "marriage."
"We are not paranoid, someone really is after us," said General Counsel Bob Chanin in an address to NEA affiliates on the occasion of his retirement.
"Why are these conservative and right-wing bastards picking on NEA and its affiliates? I will tell you why: it is the price we pay for success. NEA and its affiliates have been singled out because they are the most effective unions in the U.S."
Chanin also noted that, in his opinion, NEA's advocacy is "effective" "not because of our creative ideas, it is not because of the merit of our positions, it is not because we care about children, and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child. NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power.
"And we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of millions of dollars in dues each year because they believe that we are the union that can most effectively represent them."
Although the Obama administration is more friendly to the left-leaning NEA than the Bush administration was, lamented Chanin, "attacks by conservatives and right-wing troops will continue."
According to a Baptist Press (BP) report, NEA delegates at the July 1-6 meeting voted 69-31 to reject an amendment stating the union had "no position" on abortion, which would have invalidated a resolution professing the group's support for "family planning, including the right to reproductive freedom." While the NEA technically holds a "neutral" position on abortion, this amounts to promoting a women's ability to choose, an NEA member told BP.
Despite protests that the group's involvement in same-sex "marriage" was causing a loss in membership, delegates at the meeting adopted an action plan strengthening the NEA's support of homosexuality with a vow to support same-sex "marriage" or civil union legislation.
Specifically, the resolution stated the group would support the enactment of same-sex "marriage" laws, and fight both state and federal constitutional or statutory provisions defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
That's because they have a virtual monopoly and all they care about is perverting the minds of children.
There are some really really telling quotes in this. Everyone should read it and see what the NEA has to say about itself.
Let that be a badge of honor, then. Before conquering England, William the Conqueror was known as “William the Bastard”.
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This is why, despite their problems, I say we should ignore the industrial unions and concentrate on the true ideologues in the teachers, government employees, and service unions.
Because we disagree with almost all of their positions on important issues, perhaps?
Taxpayers are your employers, NEA. And ‘Right Wing Bastards’ are some of the most productive in our society. Your organization is nothing but a bunch of looters considering the ‘product’ you have given us.
“NEA rejected a proposal that would have ceased their abortion advocacy, and went on record in support of same-sex “marriage.”
All of which is SO relevant to ensuring children learn mathematics, science, reading and writing.
The SOBs at the NEA are complaining about the right wing bastards? I think the protest too much.
Exactly! They are so effective at ruing the youth and wasting the taxpayer's money as they feather their own nest. NEA exemplifies all the worst of Unionism.
“NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power.”
What a dork. Effectiveness should be a metric regarding education, not how much power they have assembled. They are effective in using children’s education as a tool to get what they want, which is more power and control.
Have I said it already? This guy and his ilk are dorks.
Because, genius, the NEA is nothing about education (judging by results) and all about politics, greed and whining.
Need more reasons?
Quite frankly, I suspect most of the bastards are Democrats. After all, Democrat “family values” extoll single motherhood with children by multiple men none of whom teh single mother married.
Thanks for posting. Courtesy ping. Thanks for your work at Landmark exposing and going after the NEA.
It is interesting how it always comes around to one issue with these people. Absent the “right” to murder their unborn children, they feel unbearably repressed by a society they detest. And yet they wonder why we distrust them to teach values to our children.
“William the Bastard” circa 1024
“The International Criminal Gang of Bastards, led by Tony Blair and George Bush” circa 2003
“Karl Rove- Magnificent Bastard” 11/2000-11/2006
“Conservative and Right Wing Bastards, led by Jim Robinson and FreeRepublic.com” circa 2009
Bastards, getting the job done right for the past 1000 years.
The NEA- a bunch of left wing sissies!
Compared to the way the left treats the NRA, these bastards are getting a free ride.
Even though, the NRA has more members, NRA membership is voluntary, and parents have to choose to let the NRA educate their children.
We won’t stop coming after you until all of you communist union thugs are driven into the sea. ;-)
Wow.... I didn't realize that David Letterman's son was "right-wing". Who'da thunk it?
I guess we “right wing bastards” just don’t care for perverts like you infecting the minds of our children with your contempt for freedom, individual excellence, heterosexuality, and the United States.
More than likely the NEA is the bastards. Unions are evil. The unions should have no right to take their members money and use it for political causes of any types. Unions suck ash!
We’re not paranoid.
The NEA really is after us and really is working hard to destroy American culture, traditions and values.
It’s official: Anyone against abortion, promotion of homosexualism in schools and calling homosexual cohabitation “marriage” is a “right-wing bastard” in the eyes of the NEA.
He defines success as being a great union, I would define succes as educating our children to the highest standard.
I wonder if he was ever concerned about that?
Boycott ALL “union label” products!
Right now, I had rather buy something made in China, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc. than something union made. (My son is out of school!)
and throughout history,
leftists have always used state power to kill their ideological opponents.
I hope no one is under the illusion that we can live and let live with these people.
They cannot be allowed to control state power.
And if they do, NEVER let them remove your means of self defense.
I wonder if he was ever concerned about that?
I don't think providing a good education has ever even been a consideration.
We are getting to them!!!! :-)
“This is why, despite their problems, I say we should ignore the industrial unions and concentrate on the true ideologues in the teachers, government employees, and service unions.”
What about “EVIL LEFT WING SCUM” ?
NEA and its affiliates have been singled out because they are the most effective unions in the U.S.”
That’s because they have a virtual monopoly and all they care about is perverting the minds of children.’”””
R$ejecting the NEA? WHY??
1. Because NEA supports same sex ‘marriages’. LBGT’s are freaks, who want to be considered mainstream, and they are NOT mainstream. Quit telling me I have to ‘accept’ them in any form.
2. Nea supports federally funded abortions. Bad enough if you want/need an abortion-—but don’t ask me to pay for it!!!
3. After 45 years of total control of the nation’s ‘education’ system, NEA is consistently producing students who are unemployable. The shining few who are worth something are students who SURVIVED the NEA indoctrination in the guise of ‘education’.
4. NEA is a group of ‘workers’ who have TENURE. NO OTHER JOB in the world has tenure. NO matter how badly they do their jobs, they cannot get booted out. Serious house cleaning needs to be done, and tenure needs to be erased for good.
More reasons are those that are discussed on this forum daily.
The NEA is a main part of what is wrong with America today, IMO.
I was an AFL-CIO member and they tend to be more ideological than the UAW but I never saw the lockstep voting that some fantasize that happens among industrial union workers. It might happen in the cities but those people would vote liberal anyway.
The industrial unions have their own problems but they don’t control what our children are taught.
Liberals can’t take attack because they have no logical argument to defuse the attacks.
The only Bastard I can think of right now was fathered by the leftist Jesse Jackson.
Members of say an ironworkers union are really only interested in how much they are going to get paid and long-term benefits. The union leadership may be interested in political agendas but not the members themselves, this is not the case with the NEA.
An excellent start!
It was the industrial and trade unions who voted for Reagan and became the core of the Reagan democrats. It seems that the coal workers voted pretty heavily for Bush as well.
A friend of mine worked at a union shop in Dexter Michigan during the 2000 election. He said his union steward was supposed to pass out pro Gore literature but always threw it in the trash and told them they could get it from there if they wanted it. LOL
The goal is Marxism. Schools are the Marxists’ most effective tool for reaching that goal.
That we have the government schools that we do was **inevitable**! Our government schools were a socialistic scheme from the beginning! It's goal has always been creating pliant citizens of the fascist state. It's taken a few generations but the goal has been achieved.
It is probably too late but if conservatives want to beat back Marxism they must do 2 things:
1) Close down the government K-12 schools.
2) Provide tuition-free, conservative, **private** K-12 schools for every child in the nation. They can do this by forming educational foundations that would issue grants to individual conservative teachers willing to open one-room school houses. The foundations would certify the conservative teacher, test the students, and approve the curriculum.
If our colleges and university classrooms were filled with student capable of defending their faith and our nation's founding principles, their Marxist professors would wither before them!
Yes We Are!
Our youngest daughter is in your NEA. ha-ha-ha
She has a BSEd, not a socialist BAEd.
Actually, he attacked a number of groups by name. In the middle part of the speech was a detailed listing of NEAs foes over the years, specifically the Landmark Legal Foundation, the National Right to Work Committee, Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, along with the Bush Administration labor and education departments and, Chanin asserted, the IRS.
I’m sure he’s called you, Rush and Sean Hannity much worse things.
and tenure needs to be erased for good.
Tenure is merely a symptom of the underlying disease.
The disease is socialism. Government K-12 schools were a socialist scheme from the beginning! The goal of the government schools from the very beginning was to turn our compliant workers for the fascist state.
The solution is not just to get rid of tenure. We must abolish government K-12 schooling!
Effective at protecting incompetent teachers, effective in nailing down huge salaries and benefits, effective at promoting liberal policies and a socialist agenda...
absolutely sucky when it comes to educating children.
Damn right we’re after them.
Regretably, he’s right .. the NEA has been successful. Too successful. Since their rise to power and influence, public education in the USA has become pathetic.
I have spokeen with several teachers who belong to NEA solely because of malpractice insurance which they have to have in today’s environment but which rates are prohibitive unless purchased through the union.
Does anyone else wonder why it’s called an “Association” when it is, in fact, a “Union?” It’s a form of deception and dishonesty to present themselves as one type entity when they are quite another.
These teacher’s union goons steal money from me and every other productive person who owns a home, every December when I get my property tax bill.
Most of them are now on a 3 month vacation on the taxpayer’s dime.
One teacher’s union leech admitted to her high pay and low workload, my sister in law, who told her mother (who told me)”I can’t believe how much they pay me for what I do.”
That’s the truth that no teacher’s union employee says in public. That was back when she was a vice principal. Now she is a principal. More like a queen living high off the taxpayer.
Yes, we are.
The NEA is one of the Principal Causes of the ongoing destruction of this country. We try to eliminate such.
The sad thing is that I genuinely believe that most teachers enter the profession to provide a quality education to children; however, they are almost immediately derailed and forced to comply with the left’s agenda.
Forgive me in advance, but the simple answer is, we right wing bastards are forced to submit our kids and grand kids to those left wing sons of bitches for indoctrination.