September 18, 2012
Voted for Obama ended up with Rahmney
The Chicago teachers strike is fascinating and it could be lethal. A labor specialist said, "I don't think the mayor understands that the goal of negotiating is to get an agreement, not to win." Exactly! My mentor, Nate Feinsinger, preached that lesson all the time. Nate thought a strike happens when the lawyers aren't clever enough to get a deal. (Or one side is trying to kill the other side.) A disaster to Nate was a victory for one side.
The strike is getting personal. Union leaders are calling Rahm a bully. And, frankly he acts like a bully. It looks to me like Rahm wants to emerge as the hero. He has two goals--first is reform of the schools; second, a collective bargaining agreement. He might want to reverse the order. Is Rahm looking out for the children or for Rahm?
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Rham is on a personal ego trip. I was one of those who thought that his presence in the White House would give some spine to Obama. I was blind and dumb, but not stupid.
I soon learned that Rham's presence was all about Rham, not government, not the Democratic Party and certainly not the masses.
-Richard Kanak | Cherry Valley, IL | September 18, 2012
Rahm is a corporatist, just like Obama, just like Romney. He represents whoever writes the biggest campaign check.
-Ron | SoCal | September 18, 2012