Teacher’s unions earn ‘F’ for Wisconsin recall abuse – Michelle Malkin:

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Teacher’s unions earn ‘F’ for Wisconsin recall abuse. – Michelle Malkin

They really outdid themselves. In Wisconsin and across the nation, public school employee unions spared no kiddie human shields in their battle against GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s budget and pension reforms. Students were the first and last casualties of the ruthless Big Labor war against fiscal discipline.

To kick off the yearlong protest festivities, the Wisconsin Education Association Council led a massive “sickout” of educators and other government school personnel. The coordinated truancy action — tantamount to an illegal strike — cost taxpayers an estimated $6 million. Left-wing doctors assisted the campaign by supplying fake medical excuse notes to teachers who ditched their public school classrooms to protest Walker’s modest package of belt-tightening measures.

When they weren’t ditching their students, radical teachers steeped in the social justice ethos of National Education Association-approved community organizer Saul Alinsky were shamelessly using other people’s children as their own political junior lobbyists and pawns. A Milwaukee Fox News affiliate caught one fourth-grade teacher dragging his students on a “field trip” to demonstrate against Walker at the state Capitol building.

The pupils clapped along with a group of “solidarity singers” as they warbled: “Scott Walker will never push us out, this house was made for you and me.”
Hundreds of high school students from Madison were dragooned into marches. When asked on camera why they had skipped school, one told a reporter from the Wisconsin-based MacIver Institute: “I don’t know. I guess we’re protesting today.” Happy for the supply of warm young bodies, AFSCME Local 2412 President Gary Mitchell gloated: “The students have been so energized.”

“Energized”? How about educated, enlightened and intellectually stimulated? Silly parents. Remember: “A” isn’t for academics. It’s for “agitation” and “advocacy.” Former National Education Association official John Lloyd’s words must not be forgotten: “You cannot possibly understand NEA without understanding Saul Alinsky. If you want to understand NEA, go to the library and get ‘Rules for Radicals.’”

Against a rising tide of rank-and-file teachers who oppose their leaders’ extremist politics, the national offices of the NEA and the American Federation of Teachers shoveled millions in forced union dues into astroturfed, anti-Walker coffers. According the WisconsinReporter.com, strapped state affiliates also coughed up major sums to beat back Wisconsin’s efforts to bring American union workers into the 21st century in line with the rest of the workforce:
“The Ohio Education Association made a $58,000 in-kind contribution May 30, followed a day later by a $21,000 contribution from the Pennsylvania State Education Association. New York State United Teachers gave $23,000 on June 1, the Massachusetts Education Association gave $17,000 on May 31, and a group of unions based in Washington, D.C., poured in $922,000 during the past week.” Even the Alaska NEA affiliate pitched in $4,000.

Back in the Badger State, the Education Action Group Foundation caught Milwaukee teacher’s union head Bob Peterson on tape this week bragging about how his school district organized bus runs and stuffed flyers into every K-8 student’s backpack urging them to vote in the recall election. No, this wasn’t a civic, nonpartisan get-out-the-vote effort. It was a purely partisan self-preservation campaign. Peterson preaches that educators must be “teachers of unionism. We need to create a generation of students who support teachers and the movement for workers rights, oppressed peoples’ rights.” Because, you know, asking teachers to contribute more to their pension plans is just like the crushing of freedom fighters in Iran, Egypt and China.

The progressives’ blatant exploitation of bureaucratic authority over the nation’s schoolchildren — at the expense of classroom achievement and fiscal sanity — isn’t sitting well with the public. A new Marquette University Law School poll released on the eve of the Wisconsin recall election showed that “only 40 percent of those surveyed said they had a favorable view of public-sector unions, while 45 percent viewed them unfavorably.” In addition, “three-quarters of respondents said they approved of the law Walker signed requiring public employees to contribute to their own pensions and pay more for health insurance, while 55 percent approved of the new limits on collective bargaining for state employees that Walker signed into law.”

Uncertainty reigned over Wisconsin as both sides braced for a possible recount on Tuesday night. But from their first unhinged salvos 16 months ago in the state Capitol and right up until Election Day, the union bosses have made one thing clear as a playground whistle: It’s not about the children. It’s never about the children. It’s about protecting the power, perks and profligacy of public employee union monopolies.


Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be “Julia” – Michelle Malkin – Townhall Conservative Columnists

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be “Julia” – Michelle Malkin – Townhall Conservative Columnists.

Quick, hide under the covers. The nation’s storyteller, Barack Obama, unveiled a frightening new fable on the Internet intended to scare women away from supporting fiscal conservatives in November. But as is increasingly common with Obama’s social media propaganda initiatives, “The Life of Julia” immediately flopped.

Why? Because 1) self-sufficient women voters aren’t as sheeple-ish as Democratic strategists make them out to be, 2) conservative activists are overtaking Obama’s zombie army online, 3) non-delusional Americans don’t want cradle-to-grave utopians turning their country into the next Greece or Spain, and 4) responsible grownups are getting sick and tired of radical Saul Alinsky-style tall tales from the progressive Pied Piper.

Using snazzy graphics and interactive slideshow features, BarackObama.com spins a glowing narrative of imaginary Julia’s life from age 3 to 67. But “Julia” is a pathetic figment of the progressive imagination. She simply cannot function without the lifelong intervention of federal patriarchs.

Instead of two parents preparing her for school, Obama credits Head Start bureaucrats with ensuring that Julia is “ready to learn and succeed” in kindergarten.

Instead of individual teachers, private mentors, home-school organizers or charter school leaders, Obama extols his federal Race to the Top program for implementing the high school “classes she needs to do well” in college.

Instead of thrift-minded families who save for their own kids’ higher educations (or who opt for non-college alternatives) and who encourage those kids to work in private-sector summer jobs, Obama praises his “opportunity tax credit” and Pell Grants for putting Julia through college.

Instead of acknowledging how costly Obamacare mandates have caused individual-market health care insurers to drop plans altogether, Obama promotes the government-manufactured umbilical cord tethering “children” like Julia to their parents’ health care plans until age 26.

Instead of accepting that the costs and consequences of a woman’s sexual choices should be a matter of personal responsibility, Big Daddy Obama heralds his religious liberty-crushing birth control/abortion mandate for allowing Julia to “focus on her work instead of worrying about her health.”

Despite the fact that most private health care plans already covered maternal screenings, prenatal care and related screenings before Obamacare passed, the president attributes Julia’s pregnancy well-being to the law.

And it’s not local sovereignty or financial discipline that results in better schools for Julia’s new son, “Zachary.” Nope. It’s Obama’s “investments” in education and “programs like Race to the Top.” (Is there nothing Race to the Top can’t do?)

“Under President Obama,” the campaign web feature then crows, “Julia starts her own web business. She qualifies for a Small Business Administration loan, giving her the money she needs to invest in her business. President Obama’s tax cuts for small businesses like Julia’s help her to get started. She’s able to hire employees, creating new jobs in her town and helping to grow the local economy.”

In the real world, according to Dun and Bradstreet, the SBA supported fewer than 62,000 small business loans: a measly 0.2 percent of the nation’s 27.5 million small businesses. The vast majority of entrepreneurs get their start without the SBA’s “help” and want only one thing: for Obama and his wealth-confiscators to leave them the heck alone.

As soon as Obama publicized “The Life of Julia” on the web, conservative activists swarmed Twitter to provide real-world counter-narratives. “I’m no Julia,” one wrote. “As a small-business owner I’m being taxed to death. I need the (government) to get out of my way and let me make money.” Another young conservative female tweeted: “As a woman business owner I’m offended that POTUS thinks I need him to survive and thrive.” Conservative writer Kemberlee Kaye added: “What the Julia example really shows is the Democrat ideal. Complete and total reliance on the government.”

My story? I’ve founded three web ventures over the past eight years without a penny of taxpayer money or government venture socialism. We free-market-centered small-business women can “grow the local economy” and raise our children and improve our schools just fine without the meddling, patriarchal hand of President Obama taking credit for our every last success.

After hyperventilating for months about the Republican “war on women,” Democratic new-media gurus inadvertently have exposed the real Barack Obama: a chauvinistic control freak who would tether every last woman and child to his ever-expanding, budget-busting Nanny State.

Mamas, for the sake of your family’s freedom and our republic’s survival, don’t let your babies grow up to be “Julia.”

Useful idiots, Republican Pets and Alinsky – Tea Party Nation

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George Will is one of those useless Washington Republicans who believes conservatives should be a minority, too polite to make problems for the liberals.  Rush Limbaugh has his finger on the pulse of real America.

 What is wrong with Will, right with Rush and how does Alinsky fit into all of this?

 Yesterday I referred to George Will in a video blog as “the pet republican for the liberal media establishment.”  George Will went onto ABC News and as usual, made a fool of himself.

 From the Daily Caller:

 “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos speculated that conservative talker Rush Limbaugh had been under enormous pressure to apologize for his remarks about Fluke, which included calling her a “slut.” But Will hinted that he was actually underwhelmed by the reaction of some Republicans.

“Well, it would have been nice if [GOP leaders] shared that with the larger public,” Will said. “Instead, Mr. Boehner said that Rush’s language was inappropriate. Using a salad fork for your entree — that is inappropriate. Rick Santorum says, ‘Well, what he said was absurd and an entertainer is allowed to absurd.’ No, it is the responsibilities of conservatives to police the right excesses on their side just as the liberals unfailingly fail on their own side.”

 “It was depressing because what it indicates is, the Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh

 Of course George Will is underwhelmed.  Wait, we are talking about his intelligence, not his response. Will is just one of those beltway Republicans who believes the natural order of life is they are subservient to liberals.  He believes he should show up, articulate the moderate Republican talking points that conservatives are the focus of all evil in the world and then sit back and nod like a bobble head as the liberals slander conservative Republicans. 

 What Will and most liberals do not get is that people do not follow Rush Limbaugh.  Rush Limbaugh follows real America.   If Rush Limbaugh simply had millions of mind numbed robots that followed his every word, the liberals would have long ago created their version of Rush Limbaugh.  They have not because none of the liberals can touch America’s pulse

 If a liberal were going to be able to touch the pulse of America, they would first have to stop hating America and real Americans.   They are singularly incapable of doing that.

 That is why Rush has millions of followers. That is why Hanity and Beck have millions of followers.   That is why liberal talk radio cannot succeed. 

 Some on the far left understand that Rush is not just a hot shot talk show host but he represents the thoughts and opinions of millions of real Americans.  Which is why Rush must be destroyed.

 The Sandra Fluke “Slut-gate” fight has been nothing but a pure Alinsky attack on Rush.   Saul Alinsky promulgated his “Rules for Radicals.”  It is the far left playbook and the attack on Rush.

 Rule 12 of Alinsky’s rules is Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.  Call it divide and conquer. 

 Rush, whose political instincts are extraordinary, did step into this one.  He has always been a top target of the left for years.  Because of his comments, they have frozen him or made him deal with the issue.  They made the issue personal, poor little Sandra Fluke versus the big, rich, bad Rush Limbaugh.  Then they tried to polarize him.  They have tried to make Rush so unacceptable that he would be forced out.

 They attacked his advertisers and had 7 of them drop advertising.  Even the Republican Presidential candidates acted as if Rush was toxic.  Then pet Republican George Will jumped in parroting the liberal talking lines. 

 If the Twitter response is any indication, most of those advertisers will regret their decisions.  Meanwhile Rush continues to be the top rated radio talk show host in history.

 George Will just continues to be the pet Republican of the liberal media establishment.

 Good dog.

NUGENT: The Great Keystone XL Pipeline Massacre – Washington Times


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Move was dead giveaway of Obama’s left-wing agenda

By Ted NugentThe Washington Times

President Obama’s decision to put a bullet in the back of the head of the Keystone XL pipeline is all the proof you need to know that his modus operandi is to sidle up to environmental green-energy crackpots instead of creating thousands of American jobs and honestly pursuing energy independence for America.

What the Great Keystone XL Pipeline Presidential Massacre of 2012 affirms is the president’s out-of-touch energy policy: Oil is bad. The sun and wind are good. This policy, of course, is dumb and dumber.

After whacking the pipeline, Mr. Obama would have us believe that more time and more environmental studies need to be conducted. What a convenient political move, what a convenient lie.

The pipeline already has been studied for three years. The president elected to whack the pipeline even after his very own Obama-controlled Fedzilla energy and environmental agencies reported to him that the pipeline would have “no serious impact to the environment” and recommended to get it on.

This assessment and recommendation caused the global-warming and other environmental crackpots to go nuts. That surely got the president’s attention. He knew then that he had to whack the pipeline if he hoped to keep the left-wing crackpot voters, the very base of the Democrat Party, down on the Democratic farm.

Even some labor unions that are stalwart supporters of the Democratic Party support building the state-of-the-art Keystone pipeline. Believing the labor unions will never abandon him, he spit in their faces and will do his best to blame the Keystone massacre on greedy oil companies, conniving Republicans and George W. Bush, a former oilman, president and favorite Obama doormat.

While tossing Big Labor under the Obama bus, he also whacked Republicans, who thought they had cut a deal with the president in December: a two-month payroll extension in exchange for the Keystone pipeline.

Meanwhile, the president’s lapdog media willingly looked the other way while the president killed the pipeline and thereby killed energy and jobs for America. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.

And move along is exactly what just might happen with the Keystone pipeline. Don’t be surprised if the pipeline is built from Canada to the West Coast, where the Chinese will buy all the oil the Canadians can pump through it. The Chinese literally have to be laughing at the naive ideologue ensconced in the White House. They have to be hoping the American public is dumb enough to re-elect the president who prefers to help America’s enemies instead of America.

To those of you unemployed and underemployed who still cling to that “hope and change” malarkey, what this decision proves is that the president does not really care about creating jobs. What he cares about is advancing an ideology of expansive government and dependence. His ideology and policies do not create jobs – they kill them.

Whacking the pipeline was another decision born of his left-wing radical training on the streets of Chicago. For example, when presented with the findings of his very own National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, he promptly ignored those findings and refused to do anything the commission recommended to get our fiscal house in order. The president essentially whacked it, too. Richard Cloward, Francis Fox Piven and Saul Alinsky would be proud.

Our president is a left-wing ideologue. He learned his lessons well from America-hating commie Alinsky. I am convinced they are one and the same.

Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).