GOP accuses Obama of letting teachers strike

According to Fox News, the GOP and Romney’s camp are accusing Obama of giving Chicago teachers the green light to go on strike.  They claim he should get involved.  Well, they’re wrong and here’s why.

Obama, or any other president, has no business in local politics unless there is a national security or other federal issue involved.  In fact, the Mr. Obama was wrong getting involved in the ordeal with the cop and the college professor htat resulted in the “Beer Summit.”

Mitt Romney and his surrogates are accusing President Obama of quietly giving Chicago teachers the green-light to strike, as the historic stand-off affecting nearly 400,000 students enters its second day. 

The White House is not taking sides in the dispute, but Republicans claim that by keeping a low profile on the issue the president is enabling the teachers unions to walk off the job. They point out that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former chief of staff, is fighting against the strike — without public support from Obama. 

“Yet again, President Obama is allowing special interests to put their agenda ahead of serving our nation’s students,” Virginia Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell said in a statement. “This is Chicago-style politics at its worst. Even the President’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, recognizes that this strike is wrong. It’s disappointing that the President has decided to stand idly by as the Chicago Teachers Union walks out on thousands of schoolchildren.” 

Both Romney and running mate Paul Ryan weighed in on the clash Monday. Romney, in a statement, said Obama “has chosen his side in this fight.” 

Emanuel, Obama’s former White House chief of staff, was more direct in dismissing Romney. 

“While I appreciate his lip service, what really counts is what we are doing here,” Emanuel told reporters. “I don’t give two hoots about national comments scoring political points or trying to embarrass — or whatever — the president.” 

That didn’t stop a wave of critical statements pouring out of the Romney campaign. 

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said that by “refusing to condemn” the strike, Obama “has sent a clear message that the hundreds of thousands of children who are suffering because of this strike take a back seat to his political allies.” 

Julio Fuentes, a member of Romney’s education policy group, called the strike “just yet another example of President Obama refusing to lead on matters of pressing concern to our nation.”

Now, here’s my question.  When Obama got involved in local politics as President in the past the GOP didn’t like it.  I talked about how he was over stepping his bounds.  In this situation, the GOP are condemning Obama for not getting involved.

Now, I read the article and I know the argument that Obama is staying out of the fight so he doesn’t upset his union allies, but he does need to stay out of the issue.  It’s not a national issue.  It’s a local one.  The feds don’t need to shick their big noses in local issues.  Let the local and state authorities take care of it.  If they can’t, the voters will replace them.

I just hope the president gives the same consideration next time people who are not his allies are in a similar situation. 

The president’s place is in national issues and politics, not local disputes.  Regardless of who’s in office or who the parties involved are, the president needs to stay out of it.  That is provided, civil rights or other federal law isn’t broken.

I do, however, find it funny that he picks and chooses his fights in a manner that shows his obvious political drive and views.  I, also, find it insulting that Obama thinks the entire American public is stupid enough to fall for his retarded antics.


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