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Paul Ryan on Chicago teachers strike: ‘We stand with Rahm Emanuel’
Yahoo! News ^ | Sept. 10, 2012 | Chris Moody

Posted on 09/10/2012 4:04:52 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke out against the Chicago Teachers Union strike on Monday, saying he stands behind Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's opposition to the demonstration.

"Mayor Emanuel is right today in saying that this teacher's union strike is unnecessary and wrong," Ryan said in Portland, Ore., according to a pool report transcript. "We know that Rahm is not going to support our campaign, but on this issue and this day we stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel."

More than 26,000 education professionals in the Chicago area did not attend work on Monday over a contract negotiation dispute with the Chicago Board of Education.

President Barack Obama's administration declined to comment on the strike. Emanuel, elected mayor in 2011, was Obama's chief of staff from 2009 to 2010.

Here are Ryan's full remarks:

If you turned on the TV this morning or sometime today, you probably saw something about the Chicago teacher's union strike. I'd like to make a couple of comments about that because it does matter. I've known Rahm Emanuel for years. He's a former colleague of mine. Rahm and I have not agreed on every issue or on a lot of issues, but Mayor Emanuel is right today in saying that this teacher's union strike is unnecessary and wrong. We know that Rahm is not going to support our campaign, but on this issue and this day we stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2012election; chicago; education; election2012; illinois; kenyanbornmuzzie; mediawingofthednc; mittromney; obamadeficit; obamarecession; partisanmediashills; paulryan; rahm; rahmemanuel; strike; teachers; teacherstrike; teacherunions; unions; unionthugs
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1 posted on 09/10/2012 4:04:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Paul Ryan just called rahm a broken clock.


2 posted on 09/10/2012 4:08:35 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whitehouse is sending condoms...these kids now have nothing to do except to stop in for breakfast and lunch.


3 posted on 09/10/2012 4:09:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: barmag25

AND pushed him and the Dems into a corner.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 4:11:07 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Great strategy by Paul Ryan. And i also like how he called out the pResident.

And so, we were going to ask, where does President Obama stand? Does he stand with his former Chief of Staff Mayor Rahm Emanuel, with the children and the parents, or does he stand with the union?

5 posted on 09/10/2012 4:13:11 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: tanknetter

The “hissing” sound you are now hearing is the so called Obama bounce that is quickly deflating!


6 posted on 09/10/2012 4:17:08 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Awesome call. Young Padawan Ryan has learned a thing or two from Master Palin.


7 posted on 09/10/2012 4:19:18 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (You ain't holding anybody's feet to the fire ya lousy limp noodle.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

*face palm*


8 posted on 09/10/2012 4:19:20 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Awesome call. Young Padawan Ryan has learned a thing or two from Master Palin.


9 posted on 09/10/2012 4:19:25 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (You ain't holding anybody's feet to the fire ya lousy limp noodle.)
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To: barmag25

Maybe so, but he did it with class.


10 posted on 09/10/2012 4:21:07 PM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Man, obozo will feel this burn for a LONG time...


11 posted on 09/10/2012 4:21:43 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: GeronL

???????


12 posted on 09/10/2012 4:22:10 PM PDT by Perdogg ("Facts are much more interesting than theories" - Dr No by Ian Fleming)
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To: Menehune56

It will be a miracle if this turns out to be anything but Yet Another Axlerod Scheme To Help Reelect Obama. A chance for of us to witness the incredible negotiating skills of the President With No Birthplace. Expect praise for these skills to piled high and deep by the MSM.

Methinks Paul Ryan has been suckered.


13 posted on 09/10/2012 4:23:11 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ryan was in Oregon today?

Interesting.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 4:23:45 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke out against the Chicago Teachers Union strike on Monday, saying he stands behind Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's opposition to the demonstration.

Paul Ryan needs to stfu and stfooi.

15 posted on 09/10/2012 4:24:14 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: mojito

My friend lives in Oregon(Near Portland) and she said she sees ZERO signs for Obama, she used to see Obama signs all the time, now, not even ONE sign for the Commie


16 posted on 09/10/2012 4:26:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let the godfather live with the fallout of his own problems. Ryan shouldn’t even acknowledge him.


17 posted on 09/10/2012 4:26:20 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: InterceptPoint

Not so sure about that. Brilliant move by Ryan.


18 posted on 09/10/2012 4:26:36 PM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: InterceptPoint

Another point of view:

Why the Chicago teacher’s strike is bad news for President Obama

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2929024/posts


19 posted on 09/10/2012 4:28:20 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
20 posted on 09/10/2012 4:32:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When you hold the schools and the classrooms hostage it’s called “collective” bargaining.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 4:32:24 PM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Perdogg

“We stand with Rahm Emmanuel” is the last thing I want to hear from someone who is supposed to be on my side.


22 posted on 09/10/2012 4:33:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Keep things in context.


23 posted on 09/10/2012 4:34:43 PM PDT by Perdogg ("Facts are much more interesting than theories" - Dr No by Ian Fleming)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Chicago teachers have joined the OWS. Let them stay out until after the election. Maybe they can camp with the OWS protesters. Most of those protesters look more like SEIU members than members of the teachers’ union anyway.

One sign that a teacher was holding in the CNN picture said, “Support Students, not Bankers!” If that doesn’t sound like OWS, I don’t know what does.


24 posted on 09/10/2012 4:36:31 PM PDT by Eva
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To: GeronL

At least he didn’t say he stands behind Rahm Emmanuel.


25 posted on 09/10/2012 4:36:58 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shmart! Very shmart.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 4:37:43 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"We know that Rahm is not going to support our campaign, but on this issue and this day we stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel."

A master stroke by the next Vice President of the United States. We must be vigilant, though, to be sure that the ENTIRE sentence is quoted in the LSM, not just the part after the word "BUT".

27 posted on 09/10/2012 4:40:32 PM PDT by ssaftler (11/6: Repeal of One Bad Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m liking Ryan a lot. He’s making it much easier to vote in November for me.


28 posted on 09/10/2012 4:43:14 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Marxist now can’t claim full credit when it is ‘fixed’. Ha!


29 posted on 09/10/2012 4:44:16 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: ssaftler

I think it’s brilliant. He takes the side of Rahm’s hard-ass “poseur”ism, getting onboard while Obama is still pretending to be neutral, and forcing Rahm to hold the line on his initial “faux” stance.


30 posted on 09/10/2012 4:48:36 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: InterceptPoint
how?
This is Illinois.
Obama will look like a jerk, for siding with a union that walked out on kids and turned down a 16% pay increase offer.

There is no way for this to benefit Obama.

31 posted on 09/10/2012 4:49:06 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Uncle Chip

wrong, Ryan did the right thing and I am proud of Ryan.


32 posted on 09/10/2012 4:50:24 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58; All

This is a smart move by Ryan.. Obama now has to intervene and against the teachers union.. ;)


33 posted on 09/10/2012 4:51:57 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: GeronL

You are here to cause trouble among conservatives.

Nobody pays much attention to what you want to hear.

Ryan was right, I loved what Ryan said.


34 posted on 09/10/2012 4:52:56 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: RedMDer

Everyone (with a brain) knows the Union is “pretending” to strike and Rahm is “pretending” to oppose them and that Obama is “pretending “ to be neutral and plans to sweep in and broker a deal just as fake as his pizza pickup encounter. I think it’s real smart for Romney to oppose the union and Ryan to back Rahm so that Obama looks like the union goon as soon as he opens his lying mouth.


35 posted on 09/10/2012 4:55:26 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Kansas58

I have been on FR since around 1997 and I only want to cause trouble for RINO’s and the GOPe and the Marxist Demoncrap Party.

Nobody pays anything, my opinions are free.


36 posted on 09/10/2012 4:57:05 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Kansas58
There is no way for this to benefit Obama.

I hope you're right but I smell a rat. Here's a possible scenario:

Union organizes phony threat to strike. They set their demands way above any possibility that they will be successful. The Leftist MSM feigns worry and concern. A regular "woe is me" feast.

Obama comes to the rescue with a plan that satisfies the Unions and the Mayor. Dancing in the streets of Chicago, New York, Atlanta (CNN), Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Washington DC.

Obama gets another phony 5 point bounce in the polls. Whata guy. What talent. Pure genius.

37 posted on 09/10/2012 4:59:46 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: ez

Sad thing is, if Obama sides with Rahm, the media will say its courageous and the union will still vote for Obama.


38 posted on 09/10/2012 5:00:00 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: KevinDavis
Obama now has to intervene and against the teachers union.

Just read a transcript of Rush, with an angle that I hadn't thought of.

If you were scripting this for an Obama miracle, what would you do differently?

Nothing.

A few days of hand-wringing on the news, and Barry-O sweeps in, has a beer summit, gets the union to agree to 3.5%, not 4, and everybody wins, and who's the hero?

39 posted on 09/10/2012 5:03:16 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

It still neutralizes any benefit Obama would have gotten from brokering a deal and the union loses. Win-win. They messed up when they had Rahm pretend to oppose the union so strenuously. He should have stayed out of it. Then Obama could have still rode in and saved the day. Now if gets a deal done he appears to be against Rahm, Ryan, AND Romney and for the union.


40 posted on 09/10/2012 5:05:03 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Kansas58

Kansas, you may wish to check a poster’s sign up date, home page and possting history. GeronL has been here forever. You don’t get to stay if you’re just a trouble maker. I remember years of good posts by GeronL. Take it easy and do some homework, and we’ll mostly get along without inaccurate accusations.


41 posted on 09/10/2012 5:06:33 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: Sarah Barracuda

I live in the suburbs of Portland and have yet to see a yard sign for Obama. What is also surprising is that on my daily commute I only see 1-2 bumperstickers for Obama and usually see at least 1 if not more for Romney. Obviously it’s completely normal not to see alot of conservative stickers but weird not to see more Obama stickers-hopefully a good sign.


42 posted on 09/10/2012 5:17:56 PM PDT by AccountantMom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Machiavellian.


43 posted on 09/10/2012 5:22:46 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Take two Aspirin and call me in November - Obama for Hindmost.)
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To: GeronL

At first glance I understand your thoughts, however, this isn’t a game of checkers but rather a huge Chess game. Just think Ryan knows Obama well so this was a good move.


44 posted on 09/10/2012 5:50:39 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: GeronL
“We stand with Rahm Emmanuel” is the last thing I want to hear from someone who is supposed to be on my side.

If you're not on Rahm's side your with the teach unions; you want shorter work days, more paid holidays, a 16% pay hike and more.

45 posted on 09/10/2012 5:54:36 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 58 days away.)
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To: newzjunkey

I think Rahm and the teachers union are working hand in glove


46 posted on 09/10/2012 5:56:41 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: newzjunkey

Rahm offered them 16%

they rejected it

he doesn’t mind because its not his money


47 posted on 09/10/2012 5:58:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ryan Rope-a-doped Rahm. Leaves 0bummer on the outside.


48 posted on 09/10/2012 6:21:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Uncle Miltie
Of late, I have noticed that the poster in question rarely says anything bad about Democrats and is always back biting Republicans.

Loyalty to the anti-Obama cause will earn loyalty from me.

49 posted on 09/10/2012 6:35:47 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WTF? Why is it necessary to comment on an event that makes the teachers look bad? Why not leave them twisting in the wind? Why is it necessary to “reach across the aisle” to the mayor of Chicago and ace former chief of staff? The TARP instinct is still there.


50 posted on 09/10/2012 6:58:16 PM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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