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Rahm: President Obama supports me against striking teachers
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sept. 11, 2012 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 09/11/2012 1:12:41 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Speaking to reporters in Chicago today, Chicago Mayor Emanuel asserted that President Obama has already backed him up in against striking teachers, because many of his proposed reforms were taken directly from the President's "Race to the Top" education incentives.

"I want you to understand, the president has weighed in," Emanuel said. "Every issue we're talking about regarding accountability of our schools, quality in our schools to the education of our children, is the core thrust of Race to the Top."

Emanuel added that the "notion" of the teacher evaluations he proposed came from Race to the Top.

"In that sense there couldn't be a bigger push for the president," Emanuel insisted.

Emanuel also thanked Mitt Romney's for his statement of support.

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1 posted on 09/11/2012 1:12:44 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"President Obama has already backed him up in against striking teachers"

Zer0 against an army of teachers?

2 posted on 09/11/2012 1:14:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Obama doesn’t need the unions in Illinois to win that state and besides, he already has their money.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 1:15:24 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Even though Rush already poisoned their plan to have Ubama ride in on his white horse (is that racist?) and save the day, I think they are stoopid enough to do it anyway.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 1:15:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So far the only national leaders to vocally back Rahm are Romney and Ryan...


5 posted on 09/11/2012 1:16:57 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I want you to understand, the president has weighed in,” Emanuel said...”

This is too funny! It’s almost as though Rahm heard Paul Ryan’s comment voicing support for him against the teachers’ union, and then felt compelled to interject Obama into the situation—even though Obama has not made a comment publicly.

In light of the earlier situation of Obama having to change his mind over visiting the damage done by hurricane Isaac in response to Romney’s visit, I have this picture in my head of Obama and his campaign running after Paul Ryan and Romney like a dog chasing a squirrel.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 1:21:40 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: MNGal
"like a dog chasing a squirrel."

My dogs occasionally catch squirrels, even while on the leash. They are death on ground hogs.

7 posted on 09/11/2012 1:29:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think the Left sees what happened in WI and they want to pretend to they are on the “people’s side”.


8 posted on 09/11/2012 1:29:26 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: Free ThinkerNY
President Obama has already backed him up in against striking teachers

Sure ballet boy keep telling your fruitty self that.

9 posted on 09/11/2012 1:29:52 PM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: MNGal

So far, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have weighed in on Rahm Emanuel’s side, and with the Current Occupant at least tacitly aligned against the Chicago teachers’ union, that leaves only Joe Biden, the great intellect, as yet undetermined.

Any chance Joe could put in his $0.02’s worth?


10 posted on 09/11/2012 1:30:20 PM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Why can't I help but feel they are all on the same side, this is just a show and in the end the teachers will get a raise and the taxpayers will lose.

11 posted on 09/11/2012 1:31:07 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: alloysteel

“Any chance Joe could put in his $0.02’s worth?”

Oh yes, please! Let’s hear it! :-)


12 posted on 09/11/2012 1:31:56 PM PDT by MNGal
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This is funny. Now he has forced the issue. What are the odds that (1) 0bama will remain silent (2) 0bama will come out and agree with Rahm (3) 0bama will come out and agree with the striking teachers (4) 0bama will try to spin some long response that “considers the objectives of both sides of the argument”?

He makes Rahm a liar if he goes with either of the choices 3 and 4.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 1:33:03 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fine anf all, but I want to hear it from the “won’s” mouth. Let the little weasel say it himself!


14 posted on 09/11/2012 1:36:11 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: MNGal
"In that sense there couldn't be a bigger push for the president," Emanuel insisted.

Obama hasn't actually said anything yet. Emanuel is projecting his wishful thinking based on the "Race to the Top" program (which was cribbed from Bush, but of course focusing on blacks).

I doubt that Obama is going to say anything. He's between a rock and hard place, and we all know his response to that: go golfing!

15 posted on 09/11/2012 1:38:15 PM PDT by livius
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To: Free ThinkerNY

350,000 students and $400 million offered. Is my calculator broken? Sounds like a lot of cash in exchange for each stupid student. I could hire a lot of babysitters for that.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 1:41:47 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: NEMDF

Obozo has to cover his boney Butt he will have Carney come out with a long convoluted “Jerusalem” answer, stating that their position has never changed.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 1:45:00 PM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Rahm: President Obama supports me against striking teachers”

Obama and Rahm going against unionized teachers?

Pass the popcorn. This should get interesting.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 1:46:47 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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Rahm: President Obama supports me against striking teachers

Scr*w those kids! We want our 16% raise and lifetime benefits that 0bama promised us!


19 posted on 09/11/2012 1:57:23 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So why can’t the slug say it himself? He’s commented on just about everything else that he’s had no business commenting on.


20 posted on 09/11/2012 2:16:11 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL


21 posted on 09/11/2012 2:49:46 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ha. Ha. Ha. Rush was right. This “strike” is a setup by the RATS so nobama can waltz in and solve all the problems. The whole thing is a farce.

Consider the hardships and stress placed on parents and students. Think Rahmbo or nobama care? You’ve got to be kidding.


22 posted on 09/11/2012 2:57:21 PM PDT by upchuck (If nobama is reelected and gets to choose more SCOTUS judges, this country is finished.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sure, Rahm. Just like he supported Scott Walker...


23 posted on 09/11/2012 3:21:59 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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