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    The Republicans have figured out ways to identify and marginalize groups that tend to vote for Democrats.   This is why they want voter-id and why they oppose voting day national holidays and voter registration drives.

    The GOP does not hate the poor, homeless or working people.  They just want to make it harder for them to organize and vote.

    The logic is the same with teachers.  The GOP is only interested in reducing the number of reliable Democratic voters that can come from teachers ( and other public union members ).    To do this, they want teachers to resent  Democrats so they will stay home on voting day.

    To say that the GOP would rather have no public education and no public services is a false conclusion.   If public employees stopped throwing their weight around in politics, they would not be  a target at all.

    Religion gives men the strength to do what should not be done.

    by bobtmn on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 06:20:16 AM PDT

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