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Rush Limbaugh: Chicago strike is Democratic ‘setup’
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Posted on 09/10/2012 2:01:01 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Rush Limbaugh: Chicago strike is Democratic ‘setup’ By: Kevin Robillard September 10, 2012 03:14 PM EDT

Rush Limbaugh said Monday a strike by the 26,000-member Chicago Teachers’ Union was nothing but a ploy to help President Barack Obama’s reelection.

“Let’s just see how long this thing goes on, and let’s see how it gets solved,” the conservative talk show host said on his radio show. “Anybody want to bet against me that Obama’s the one that gets credit for this, in a few short days? Anybody want to bet that there might be a little bit of violence and finally Obama will have to move in and do something? He and [Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel] will figure this out so they get credit for solving it. Because, I tell you: There is no union that is gonna go on strike right now for the express purpose of harming Barack Obama.”

The union started striking Monday for the first time in a quarter-century after rejecting a contract that offered them a four percent annual pay raise over the next four years. The union said it has concerns about how the school district’s proposal handled teacher evaluations, job security and health benefits. Almost 400,000 students attend public schools in Chicago, the country’s third-largest district.

“You watch,” Limbaugh predicted, according to a transcript. “Rahm Emanuel himself is the guy who said, ‘Never let a crisis go to waste.’ We know that the unions, Obama and Rahm Emanuel, the Democrats, are in bed with each other. So this, to me, I think it’s a perfect setup.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2012election; 57states; chicago; election2012; illinois; kenyanbornmuzzie; mediawingofthednc; mittromney; mymuslimfaith; partisanmediashills; rahm; teachersstrike; teacherunions; unions

1 posted on 09/10/2012 2:01:06 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree. My hubby and I said the very thing.


2 posted on 09/10/2012 2:03:34 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Me too. And before I read this I had that figured out. Rahm orchestrated this so that 0bama could be the guy who ‘SAVED THE DAY’ with negotiations.. Watch. This will happen sometime in October with 0bama as the hero.


3 posted on 09/10/2012 2:08:19 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Sub-Driver

Rush nails it as usual.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 2:08:54 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Sub-Driver

My cynicism must be slipping. I never even thought of this, but it is so obvious that I should have.


5 posted on 09/10/2012 2:11:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The odds in Chicago are that one of these 'children' that should be in school will be murdered or will murder someone while their teachers are on strike.
6 posted on 09/10/2012 2:12:47 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver

A Freeper mentioned this in a post even before Rush said it. Is Rush plagiarizing FR? He could do worse.


7 posted on 09/10/2012 2:12:47 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t know if the Barry, the Buffalo soldier will ride in to save the kids, now that Rush has put out this possible scenario. I’m not a fan of unions, but I’d be upset if a paltry sum of 4% over 4 years was turned down. On the other hand, if the employer doesn’t have it, then at least I’d have my job.


8 posted on 09/10/2012 2:15:17 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Everything is a setup with this admin. Nothing is a coincidence.


9 posted on 09/10/2012 2:15:17 PM PDT by grimalkin (This paper by its very length defends itself against the risk of being read. - Winston Churchill)
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To: oneamericanvoice

That was 4% a year for four years. =16%. I’ll take it. Send the greedy bus tards home. Bet I could not do any worse. When 8th graders can’t read, even I would look smart. The union was asking for 18%.


10 posted on 09/10/2012 2:33:48 PM PDT by papageo
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To: papageo

Yes...I’d take this in a second. I’ve had very favorable reviews in a private sector job over the last few years and have been averaging about 2% per year because the economy sucks.

They should be jumping all over this.


11 posted on 09/10/2012 2:41:33 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: papageo

79% of Chicago 8th graders cannot read.

Helluva job they’re doing.


12 posted on 09/10/2012 2:44:35 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“My cynicism must be slipping.”

I hate when that happens.


13 posted on 09/10/2012 2:49:52 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Sub-Driver
It is interesting that Chicago is the nation's third largest city education system and the worst by every standard. Yet that is where Obama went to get the Secretary of Education the - superintendent of the worst of the worst. That is Obama at his very best!!
14 posted on 09/10/2012 2:51:55 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: TurboZamboni
"79% of Chicago 8th graders cannot read."

So, the Chicago public school system is merely the largest and most expensive babysitting service in the world.

15 posted on 09/10/2012 2:53:01 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: TexasCajun

“The odds in Chicago are that one of these ‘children’ that should be in school will be murdered or will murder someone while their teachers are on strike.”

Yes, but...

1. This would eventually happen anyway

2. This is simply “collateral damage”

/sarc


16 posted on 09/10/2012 2:58:15 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is this from politico instead of directly from Rush?


17 posted on 09/10/2012 3:03:06 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Sub-Driver

Invest in pulik skools so are kidz can git a good edumucashion.
18 posted on 09/10/2012 3:03:49 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Sub-Driver

October Surprise? . . There’ll probably be several. - Anyway, get ready for “HERE he comes to save the day; This means that MIGHTY O is on the way! On the sea or on the land; he’s got the situation well in hand!” - Hokey as all get out; but not beyond belief.


19 posted on 09/10/2012 3:07:46 PM PDT by Twinkie (In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Ps. 15:4a)
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To: Don Corleone
A Freeper mentioned this in a post even before Rush said it. Is Rush plagiarizing FR?

I admit, I hadn't thought of this angle, whoever was first to come up with it.

But Rush DID use my Tagline on the air one day without giving me credit. Actually, I wish he'd use it more, but the first time he should've given me credit.

20 posted on 09/10/2012 3:10:10 PM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No doubt. He is trying to get that all important union vote and will come out on the side of the public servants. I hesitate to call them ‘teachers’. Probably isn’t a teacher in the whole lot.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 3:10:20 PM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: circlecity

And I bet many,if not most, of the teachers there retired with million dollar pensions.


22 posted on 09/10/2012 3:19:37 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: woweeitsme

Pension gap divides public and private workers (2007 article but timely)

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-02-20-pensions-cover_x.htm
You can bet the politicians will be looking for ways to steal the 401k savings of the non-government retirees to fund the bloated benefits of the government retirees. The former group has nobody to defend them. The latter has politicians and unions feeding at the trough.
Read pensiontsunami.com regularly. It’s a compilation of news reports, mostly local or regional, about pension problems and abuses everywhere. You’ll see what the private sector is angry about.
www.pensiontsunami.com


23 posted on 09/10/2012 3:21:35 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Sub-Driver

Like one of Rahm Emanuel’s dead fish, the longer this strike goes on the more it will stink. And it will particularly stink up the reputations of the City of Chicago, teachers’ unions, unions in general, and the overriding force behind them all — the Democrats. The longer the strike lasts, the worse for Obama and his party.

But if Obama steps in to solve the situation in the next few days, it will not be a major victory for him since the public is not particularly engaged in the issue now. But if he waits for the strike to become a national issue, the public will have become so disgusted with all the players — all Democrats — that his late appearance after so much turmoil will not likely elicit cheers so much as ‘’What took you so long?!’’


24 posted on 09/10/2012 3:50:59 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.
"Let's just see how long this thing goes on, and let's see how it gets solved," the conservative talk show host said on his radio show. "Anybody want to bet against me that Obama's the one that gets credit for this, in a few short days?"
That will be sauce for the gander, Rush.


25 posted on 09/10/2012 4:39:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Bluestocking

I agree. Even if Rush is right, and this is a setup, it’s going to backfire. NoBODY is in the mood for another nasty tantrum union strike. They woke the sleeping giant with the Chik-Fil-A gambit - now they’re poking him with a sharp stick?!

Baaad idea.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 5:22:24 PM PDT by Wife of D28Man
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To: papageo

The union upped the demand to 35%.

As for teachers, it is not always the fault of the teacher. You should hear what my sister has to put up with. There is a women with 7 kids by different fathers, who wasn’t phased by the fact her kindergardener couldn’t color, didn’t even know what it meant. Or the kids who are violent, and disrupt the class. When she was at middle school, there were kids with generational gang affiliation, prostitute mothers, parents who are drugies, parents who don’t care about helping the kids. I could go on. Kids tried to kill, yes, kill her and another teacher. Teachers have it tough.


27 posted on 09/17/2012 1:44:41 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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