Skip to comments.Paul Ryan on Chicago teachers strike: ‘We stand with Rahm Emanuel’
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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Paul Ryan just called rahm a broken clock.
Whitehouse is sending condoms...these kids now have nothing to do except to stop in for breakfast and lunch.
AND pushed him and the Dems into a corner.
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?
The “hissing” sound you are now hearing is the so called Obama bounce that is quickly deflating!
Awesome call. Young Padawan Ryan has learned a thing or two from Master Palin.
Awesome call. Young Padawan Ryan has learned a thing or two from Master Palin.
Maybe so, but he did it with class.
Man, obozo will feel this burn for a LONG time...
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.
Ryan was in Oregon today?
Paul Ryan needs to stfu and stfooi.
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
Let the godfather live with the fallout of his own problems. Ryan shouldn’t even acknowledge him.
Not so sure about that. Brilliant move by Ryan.
Another point of view:
Why the Chicago teachers strike is bad news for President Obama
When you hold the schools and the classrooms hostage it’s called “collective” bargaining.
“We stand with Rahm Emmanuel” is the last thing I want to hear from someone who is supposed to be on my side.
Keep things in context.
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.
At least he didn’t say he stands behind Rahm Emmanuel.
Shmart! Very shmart.
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".
I’m liking Ryan a lot. He’s making it much easier to vote in November for me.
The Marxist now can’t claim full credit when it is ‘fixed’. Ha!
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.
There is no way for this to benefit Obama.
wrong, Ryan did the right thing and I am proud of Ryan.
This is a smart move by Ryan.. Obama now has to intervene and against the teachers union.. ;)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sad thing is, if Obama sides with Rahm, the media will say its courageous and the union will still vote for Obama.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think Rahm and the teachers union are working hand in glove
Rahm offered them 16%
they rejected it
he doesn’t mind because its not his money
Ryan Rope-a-doped Rahm. Leaves 0bummer on the outside.
Loyalty to the anti-Obama cause will earn loyalty from me.
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.