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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

CHUCK ROGÉR: WAY-EARLY OBAMA ENDORSEMENT PUTS NEA’S LEFT-WING ZEALOTRY ON GRAND DISPLAY

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel (left) with AFL-CIO Head Thug Richard Trumka (center) and Syracuse University “social work” professor Eric Kingson
 

America is a year away from learning the identity of the Republican who will face Barack Obama in November 2012. Yet the National Education Association has officially endorsed President Hopey-Changey. NEA President Dennis Van Roekel states:

President Barack Obama shares our vision for a stronger America. He has never wavered from talking about the importance of education or his dedication to a vibrant middle class.

What Obama has done in the education arena has weakened education. What the man has done overall has weakened America. Obama’s economic policies have hurt the middle class. Yet reality doesn’t seem to register with the progressives at the NEA. After all, to lefty zealots such as those who populate NEA leadership, “talking about the importance” of something is as valuable as actually making that something happen. Having a “vision for a stronger America” makes America stronger. To the NEA’s starry-eyed “educators,” just as with all staunch liberals, noble intent is everything. Results are irrelevant.

Such “thinking” and the NEA’s premature Obama endorsement reveal the mendacity of this left-wing teachers’ union.

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