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  •  My fantasy Civil Right lawsuit (2+ / 0-)
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    against the RNC.  And Karl Rove.

    As has been well-documented by Rachel Maddow and other doc-connectors, there is a determined RW campaign to seize and hold power by disenfranchising the left.  From labor unions, the most effective Dem organization for GOTV, to the several pending laws designed to make it harder for Dem constituencies to vote--all to be rammed thru, now that the Rs have taken power in so many state legislatures.

    Rick Scott re-stripping ex-felons of voting rights.

    And on and on.

    How is this different from poll taxes and literacy tests of Jim Crow days, other than the need for more subtlety?  (I don't think it's racism.  The racism is for the manipulated pawns.  The ones pulling the puppet strings are focused on how to win elections, period.)

    It would be as if our side had tried to counter Rove's mobilization of the evangelical voting base, by stripping mega-churches of their tax-exempt status, defunding "faith-based initiative" pandering (those would both help that deficit!), etc.

    That these clowns can demonize teachers with a straight face shows the lack of bona fides.

    Don't take it personal, teachers.  It's not your benefits, or your tenure, or your professionalism.  It's your politics.

    •  unionize all teachers (1+ / 0-)
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      that is offer union membership to teachers at a charter schools and others in the substitute employment lines, what could it hurt?

      "O you can't scare me, I'm sticking to the union" - Woody Guthrie from Union Maid

      by dkosdan on Sun Mar 13, 2011 at 07:33:52 PM PDT

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