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Obama Won't Comment on Chicago Teacher Strike
weeklystandard.com ^ | Sept. 10, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 09/10/2012 10:46:04 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

White House spokesman Jay Carney says President Barack Obama has no comment on the teacher strike in Chicago:

The president, as I think you just heard from me, has not expressed any opinion or made any assessment about this particular incident."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; chicago; democrats; obama; strike; teachers; unions

1 posted on 09/10/2012 10:46:04 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Once again BHO votes “present”.


2 posted on 09/10/2012 10:47:36 AM PDT by proudpapa
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The “present” President


3 posted on 09/10/2012 10:48:39 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He avoided the WI battle too. And his convention was in NC a Right to Work state.

He know the teachers unions have no place else to go so he ignores their fights, He must think they (the battles) may hurt him.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 10:49:29 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Interesting. No opinion on a teacher’s strike in his old hometown????

He can’t even say he hopes it gets settled quickly so that the kids are back in school??? What the heck???


5 posted on 09/10/2012 10:50:52 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The empty chair remains silent.

I kind of thought this might be a staged "Sister Soulja" moment where Obama would come out against the big teachers unions in an appeal to moderates. I should have known better, he is incapable of being anything but far left, even if being reelected depended on him moving to the center.

6 posted on 09/10/2012 10:51:18 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What Obama REALLY meant to say:

“Hey, Illinois isn’t a swing state, those pigeons will vote for me no matter what, come on, those unions love me, they kiss my ass every time I see them, I dont have to pander to those people.”


7 posted on 09/10/2012 10:51:33 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unprecedented and historic “empty chair” leadership.


8 posted on 09/10/2012 10:51:48 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

9 posted on 09/10/2012 10:52:01 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Dilbert San Diego
He could care less the more chaos the better.

Obama is a useless fool.

10 posted on 09/10/2012 10:53:54 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course, Obama is in bed with all these low life “teacher union vermin”!!!! However, I do not feel sorry for the citizens of Chicago for this union hostage action. You folks voted for the dirt bag Democrats that support this human waste, now....lie in the bed you made for yourselves, fools!!! Soon....you idiots that support Obama will see and learn that the “Obama stash” is going to disappear and......you will be at the mercy of tyrants like these public service labor union goons!!! The gravy train will soon be ending!!!


11 posted on 09/10/2012 10:54:06 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: proudpapa

Actually it’s none of the federal government’s business. It is disheartening that everybody seems to think that everything is it’s business. This is a matter for the people of Chicago. People need to mind their own business.


12 posted on 09/10/2012 10:55:08 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: proudpapa

Don’t worry.. Obama will be MR. NEGOTIATOR at the end of October and get all the glory for stopping the strike! You watch. The media will be throwing confetti.


13 posted on 09/10/2012 10:58:01 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

Of course not, because he’s all for it. In his mind, this will “energize” his base. And it will, too. But it will also wake up a few more Americans who have had a belly full of divide & enrage politics from this radical, racist communist we call our president.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 11:00:40 AM PDT by KGeorge
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To: proudpapa

Two faced clown, scared of his own shadow!


15 posted on 09/10/2012 11:01:07 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mr. Obama is a real tower of jello, is he not?

What a guy!


16 posted on 09/10/2012 11:04:25 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: all the best

Don’t they receive federal tax dollars? I agree with you they should only receive funds from the people of Chicago


17 posted on 09/10/2012 11:11:59 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How about community organizer??

Cat got your tounge?

You could not wait to run your mouth when Rush called Sandra Fluke a slut.

Not able to comment now? Could it be that it may be bad politics for you.

COWARD!!

18 posted on 09/10/2012 11:21:12 AM PDT by I miss American Motors
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He will be commenting as soon as his handlers figure out how to put another fake halo on his head.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 11:33:02 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: all the best
Thank you for saying that. The President shouldn't have any comment on a local city matter, regardless of his connections to the area.
22 posted on 09/10/2012 11:35:28 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: funfan

“Don’t they receive federal tax dollars?”

Guess you’re right. That’s another problem throwing federal money everywhere. Everything becomes nationalized. We have become a nation where everything is everybody’s business. One big collective.


23 posted on 09/10/2012 11:37:14 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: F15Eagle

Looks like from the picture he graduated from the megaphone to a telepromter. I despise that man and all that he stands for!


24 posted on 09/10/2012 11:37:39 AM PDT by funfan
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To: F15Eagle

Looks like from the picture he graduated from the megaphone to a telepromter. I despise that man and all that he stands for!


25 posted on 09/10/2012 11:37:50 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For his lunch he liked wagyu meat,
But he shrank from a physical feat.
..A timid old fellow
..Like quivering Jell-O
He preferred to vote: “Incomplete”.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 11:42:46 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What, nobody’s acting stupidly? No one could be his son? His chair status? Now he’s got nothing to say?


27 posted on 09/10/2012 11:43:45 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Obama Won't Comment on Chicago Teacher Strike..."

.....That's because this is probably a staged event and manufactured crisis. This is an important election for statists and socialists. As a result, the prez will probably personally step in and negotiate a winning settlement, that has probably already been reached. He will once again save the day .... the conquering hero will rise up to retake the status and mantle of deity among his adoring followers and all who worship at his feet.

28 posted on 09/10/2012 12:01:27 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: R_Kangel

It’s Chicago. Obama could care less.


29 posted on 09/10/2012 12:04:57 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe Rahm told him to shut up.


30 posted on 09/10/2012 12:12:46 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So now we know this will guarantee him to speak on it at some point.


31 posted on 09/10/2012 12:14:59 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Smart thing to do is stay out of local issues. Not that he was smart enough. Someone else suggested it, I’m sure.


32 posted on 09/10/2012 12:26:10 PM PDT by albie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course not. That would mean taking a position on an issue and explain without a teleprompter.

God help our country.


33 posted on 09/10/2012 12:37:52 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY



34 posted on 09/10/2012 12:44:18 PM PDT by tomkat ( my king of indifference trumps your race card every f'n time)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

” - - - Jay Carney says President Barack Obama has no comment - - - “

Duh, does Obama’s silence mean consent?

BTW, how will the parents of those 400,000 Chicago school children respond to Obama on election day?


35 posted on 09/10/2012 12:46:35 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Future Snake Eater; all the best

But had no problems with wading into the ‘they (the police) acted stupidly’ incident.


37 posted on 09/10/2012 4:36:26 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: the anti-liberal

Yep, and he was dead wrong to do so. He also got into the Trayvon Martin shooting—also dead wrong.

Maybe this clown CAN learn from experience...


38 posted on 09/10/2012 4:38:35 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

I guess we’ll see...


39 posted on 09/10/2012 4:47:48 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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