Va. Education Association Upsets Stat...

Va. Education Association Upsets State GOP with Obama Blue Day

There are 59 comments on the NBC 4 Washington, DC story from Oct 1, 2008, titled Va. Education Association Upsets State GOP with Obama Blue Day. In it, NBC 4 Washington, DC reports that:

The Virginia Education Association crossed a line in asking teachers to support Barack Obama for president, according to state Republicans.

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“God Bless America”

Since: Feb 08

Woodbridge, VA

#1 Oct 1, 2008
More Liberal Bias being forced in our public schools. At least if they are going to force this crap, then they should even it up with a McCain Red Day.

Schools need to stay out of Politics and focus on what they are meant to do: Educating our children in a non-partisan and responsible manner so that they are better prepared for the future.

Now, I call for a boycott of all school donations involving the campaigning of Barack Hussein Obama without at least preserving balance and also campaigning for Senator John McCain. Fair is fair.
Jill R

Silver Spring, MD

#2 Oct 1, 2008
Well, it's nice to see that the VEA isn't biased [smile].
Ethan

Gaithersburg, MD

#3 Oct 1, 2008
more enemies of the country that need to be cleaned out top to bottom.
USA

Denver, CO

#4 Oct 1, 2008
Our tax dollars hard at work.
Disgusting.
abass

Villahermosa, Mexico

#5 Oct 1, 2008
Be a smart ass, vote DEMOCRAT!!!!

(I am a Maryland teacher)
abass

Villahermosa, Mexico

#6 Oct 1, 2008
Please... I am a teacher had know only two other teachers (in a school of over 200 teachers) that are republicans.

and FYI: VEA is funded by TEACHER SALARIES (yes taxpayers as well, obviously)... We have the option of supporting it or not.

This just goes to show that democrats are more likely to CARE for our children and be teachers than republicans. Get on the boat or GET LOST!
Jill R

Silver Spring, MD

#8 Oct 1, 2008
abass wrote:
Be a smart ****, vote DEMOCRAT!!!!
(I am a Maryland teacher)
Just so you keep it out of the classroom.
Jill R

Silver Spring, MD

#9 Oct 1, 2008
abass wrote:
Please... I am a teacher had know only two other teachers (in a school of over 200 teachers) that are republicans.
and FYI: VEA is funded by TEACHER SALARIES (yes taxpayers as well, obviously)... We have the option of supporting it or not.
This just goes to show that democrats are more likely to CARE for our children and be teachers than republicans. Get on the boat or GET LOST!
Just so you keep it out of the classroom.
Derses

Annapolis, MD

#10 Oct 1, 2008
If it is against school board policies and regulations then take the maximum punitive action against the teachers who violate the rules and that will be a much more appropriate lessons for our children to learn. Further, ban the communist VEA from any contact with any teacher or school system in Virginia. In other words, decertify them and ban them from any representive rights in the work place. Oh, and by the way, stop teaching our children that homosexuals and their lifestyle is o.k. and that dislike of that lifestyle is wrong.
Ethan

Gaithersburg, MD

#11 Oct 1, 2008
abass wrote:
Please... I am a teacher had know only two other teachers (in a school of over 200 teachers) that are republicans.
and FYI: VEA is funded by TEACHER SALARIES (yes taxpayers as well, obviously)... We have the option of supporting it or not.
This just goes to show that democrats are more likely to CARE for our children and be teachers than republicans. Get on the boat or GET LOST!
everything you said is why your type will be targeted. Your living hell may be closer than you think. Democrats wanna play dirty? you got it.
Ethan

Gaithersburg, MD

#12 Oct 1, 2008
abass wrote:
Please... I am a teacher had know only two other teachers (in a school of over 200 teachers) that are republicans.
and FYI: VEA is funded by TEACHER SALARIES (yes taxpayers as well, obviously)... We have the option of supporting it or not.
This just goes to show that democrats are more likely to CARE for our children and be teachers than republicans. Get on the boat or GET LOST!
one other thing- if what you write is any indication, you must be semi-literate, you sound dumb as sh#t. I hate your guts with every fiber in my body.
Bankrupted By Taxes

Centreville, VA

#13 Oct 1, 2008
"The Virginia Education Association ... asking teachers to support Barack Obama for president..."

Ahhhhh.... That's so sweet! Remember back when Hitler used to do the same thing with children?!? It's so touching to see the same techniques used here...
TPL

Reston, VA

#14 Oct 2, 2008
abass wrote:
Please... I am a teacher had know only two other teachers (in a school of over 200 teachers) that are republicans.
and FYI: VEA is funded by TEACHER SALARIES (yes taxpayers as well, obviously)... We have the option of supporting it or not.
This just goes to show that democrats are more likely to CARE for our children and be teachers than republicans. Get on the boat or GET LOST!
A close acquaintance of mine is a teacher as well, and they're NOT a Democrat. There are plenty of teachers who are not Democrats, so stop acting as if they should all be drones programmed to follow a mass consciousness. Then for you to say that this somehow proves that "democrats are more likely to CARE for our children", what an IGNORANT statement. I assume you represent every teacher, and all of American too, don't you?

If you had half-a-brain, you would see the hypocrisy in being a Democrat and a Teacher at the same time. I guess you really like having more taxes taken out of your already sham salary. How about you stay on your own little narrow-minded skiff, and leave the real decisions to the rest of this Nation? Better yet, take your "boat" and row out to sea so you can whine to the waves and sharks. I'm sure they wouldn't mind your loud mouth.

BTW, the VEA has no right to push their views onto their members. I saw one of their magazines recently and it had an entire article and section devoted to Obama '08, with no mention of any other candidates. Then, to have a "Blue Day" and not a "Red Day" Violates School Policy as well. It is the same reason why McCain/Palin were asked to not have their rally within FCPS. I guess there's a double standard however.
Concerned Parent

Washington, DC

#15 Oct 2, 2008
I don't believe anyone, especially a teacher, should influence my child in politics. I am an Obama supporter but believe in my children making informed decisions and would not want a teacher who they think has all the answers to imply they should think a certain way. This is what has happened to the media in the United States. We can no longer look to the media for the facts so that we can make an informed decision, instead they slant the news based on the companies they work for or writer's opinion. I teach my children to make sure they have all the facts before making important decisions and if in figuring out the facts and looking at them along with their own beliefs they have views other then my own, that's okay. Teachers should not fall into the media trap and teach only the facts. Make the students think.
Frank

Burke, VA

#16 Oct 2, 2008
abass wrote:
Please... I am a teacher had know only two other teachers (in a school of over 200 teachers) that are republicans.
and FYI: VEA is funded by TEACHER SALARIES (yes taxpayers as well, obviously)... We have the option of supporting it or not.
This just goes to show that democrats are more likely to CARE for our children and be teachers than republicans. Get on the boat or GET LOST!
Just shows that many Democrats are likely to avoid working in the marketplace where their true value will be determined by the free market instead of political influence, and that they gravitate to positions where they can unfairly influence (bias) precious young minds entrusted to their care for educational purposes only.
Dawn

Spotsylvania, VA

#17 Oct 2, 2008
It is inappropriate for the VEA to urge teachers to to show support for any candidate. Why not show that teachers are engaged in the political process by urging them to teach children the importance of being an informed voter and not one who votes for a candidate because someone "urged" them to.
PLM

Blooming Glen, PA

#18 Oct 2, 2008
Get on the boat or GET LOST!

So angry. So sad. This is the kind of extremism that is harming and dividing our country. I wonder what Obama thinks of these kind of supporters.
Washington DC

Oxon Hill, MD

#19 Oct 2, 2008
Democracy Alliance memo details Dem plan to "educate the idiots" and target minorities
Filed Under: Colorado Elections
Topics: AFL-CIO, Andrew Romanoff, Bell Policy Center, Bill Ritter, campaign finance, Colorado Democracy Alliance, Democracy Alliance, Dominic DelPapa, Evan Dreyer, Joan Fitz-Gerald

October 1, 2008
Face The State Staff Report

In a confidential internal memorandum obtained by Face The State (PDF), the Colorado Democracy Alliance outlines a roster of "operatives" who worked for Democratic victory in the 2006 general election. The document outlines specific tasks for various members of the state's liberal infrastructure, including a campaign to "educate the idiots," assigned to the state's AFL-CIO union. Among the operation's intended targets: "minorities, GED's, drop-outs."

Individuals named in the document, marked "CONFIDENTIAL," "for internal use only," and "DO NOT DISTRIBUTE," are high-level elected Democrats including House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, former Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald, as well as Gov. Bill Ritter's press aide and former campaign chief Evan Dreyer. All are specially marked as "off-the-record or covert."

Mentioned as a "critical contact" was Dominic DelPapa, a partner at Ikon Public Affairs. DelPapa was at the center of recent controversy stemming from the February leak of a confidential memo he authored detailing a multi-million dollar "foot on throat" attack on Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Schaffer, among others.

CoDA is one of 18 state-based versions of the nationally focused Democracy Alliance, a self-described "investment partnership of business and philanthropic leaders" funding liberal infrastructure nationwide. For more information about the Democracy Alliance in Colorado, see day one and two of Face The State's week-long series on the group.
DMA from Washington DC

Washington, DC

#20 Oct 2, 2008
Republicans & McCain/Palin DUMB & DUMBER are just jealous. OBAMA is in the lead in VA and of course they are upset by that. Can't wait for the debate tonight to see Palin-DUMBER make a pure arz of herself as she has been doing since McCain-DUMB chose her as his running mate. I hope she has been enjoying her pajama party/sleep over at the McCains so she can study how to make since when asked a question. She looked and sounded like a complete idiot when Katie Couric interviewed her. OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT BYOTCHES!!!
blackspeak

Falls Church, VA

#21 Oct 2, 2008
GOP Whiners!!!

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