Va. Education Association Upsets State GOP with Obama Blue Day

The Virginia Education Association crossed a line in asking teachers to support Barack Obama for president, according to state Republicans. Full Story
DMA from Washington DC

Washington, DC

#22 Oct 2, 2008
Frank wrote:
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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.
You sound real stupid right about now!!!
Concerned

Woodbridge, VA

#23 Oct 2, 2008
Let's see... you can't have a presidential appearance in school during school hours because it would give the appearance of bias... but you CAN ask all the teachers to visibly show support for a candidate during school hours so show engagement in the political process.

Now bias there! Nope none whatsoever...

Give me a break.
Nader

Fayetteville, NC

#24 Oct 2, 2008
I thought in most schools wearing Gang Colors was forbidden.

The "Do as I say not as I do" mentality teaches our children great lessons in life.
Charp

Kennesaw, GA

#25 Oct 2, 2008
I'm tired of unions endorsing candates. I'll vote for who I want to vote for. Just 'cause I pay you money to cover my own butt doesn't mean you get to tell me what to do all the time. Phooey.
USA

Denver, CO

#26 Oct 2, 2008
DMA from Washington DC wrote:
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!!!
You can run your mouth now, go ahead and enjoy yourself, but the polls are not the election as was proved in 2004.
Kerry had a huge lead and all the exit polls showed a Kerry victory.
So go ahead and continue your name calling and gloating but by November 4th most Americans will not be able to pull the lever for a liar and black separatist who hangs out with the likes of Bill Ayers and convict Tony Resko.
Not to mention Rev. Wright and Louis Farrakhan.
The White House would have to be decontaminated after 4 years of those scumbags.
I am looking forward to seeing "Combat Joe" getting shot at by Gov. Palin tonight.
Look out for those bullets GI Joe.
Pain Maze

Washington, DC

#27 Oct 2, 2008
USA wrote:
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You can run your mouth now, go ahead and enjoy yourself, but the polls are not the election as was proved in 2004.
Kerry had a huge lead and all the exit polls showed a Kerry victory.
So go ahead and continue your name calling and gloating but by November 4th most Americans will not be able to pull the lever for a liar and black separatist who hangs out with the likes of Bill Ayers and convict Tony Resko.
Not to mention Rev. Wright and Louis Farrakhan.
The White House would have to be decontaminated after 4 years of those ****.
I am looking forward to seeing "Combat Joe" getting shot at by Gov. Palin tonight.
Look out for those bullets GI Joe.
At this point it does look like Obama might win. What these little pinhead democrats need to be concerned about is a serious and probably violent backlash that could ensue,and by that I don't mean a riot similar to what we would expect from a bunch of savage apes but more along the lines of domestic terrorism, especially if obama tries to carry out any unrealistic gun control measures. It could get real nasty.
T-Man

Cabin John, MD

#28 Oct 2, 2008
Bankrupted By Taxes wrote:
"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...
Then vote for your buddy, the one who wants to tax healthcare.
Jill R

Silver Spring, MD

#29 Oct 2, 2008
Pain Maze wrote:
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At this point it does look like Obama might win. What these little pinhead democrats need to be concerned about is a serious and probably violent backlash that could ensue,and by that I don't mean a riot similar to what we would expect from a bunch of savage apes but more along the lines of domestic terrorism, especially if obama tries to carry out any unrealistic gun control measures. It could get real nasty.
I'm voting for McCain. But I'm appalled by all the talk of possible violence from people on both sides. Each side should get out the votes and the one with the most will govern for the next four years. After that the losing side will get another chance. Let's show the world how a democracy works.
Yak-3

Annapolis, MD

#30 Oct 2, 2008
Yor're so right! Unions and police department should be prohibited from any type of advertisment or public support of a political candidate or Party.

The very idea of some gang of lazy thugs like the AFGE/AFL-CIO telling their members to vote for Yomama or for McCain is assinine. They told the workers to vote for that jerk Bill Clinton and he send their jobs out of the country and across the borders as soon as he got in and the unemployment rate hasn't dropped since. A lot of good he did for the American workers with the support of the Unions.

Fire the teachers that violate the rules. Teachers are a dime a dozen and the ones in Fairfax County are even less expensive, all you have to do is recruit from the homosexual dives or the drug dens or just go out front of any school and select from any of the other sexual perverts that hang out their on any given day to prey or to pick up their school teacher friend or partner as they get off for the day.

Bottom line, fire any teacher, demoncrat or republican, who breaks the rules and teach the children a lesson that they have never been exposed to in their lives; right and justice.
USA

Denver, CO

#31 Oct 2, 2008
Jill R wrote:
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I'm voting for McCain. But I'm appalled by all the talk of possible violence from people on both sides. Each side should get out the votes and the one with the most will govern for the next four years. After that the losing side will get another chance. Let's show the world how a democracy works.
I'm with you on that one Jill.
DMA from Washington DC

Washington, DC

#32 Oct 2, 2008
USA wrote:
<quoted text>
You can run your mouth now, go ahead and enjoy yourself, but the polls are not the election as was proved in 2004.
Kerry had a huge lead and all the exit polls showed a Kerry victory.
So go ahead and continue your name calling and gloating but by November 4th most Americans will not be able to pull the lever for a liar and black separatist who hangs out with the likes of Bill Ayers and convict Tony Resko.
Not to mention Rev. Wright and Louis Farrakhan.
The White House would have to be decontaminated after 4 years of those ****.
I am looking forward to seeing "Combat Joe" getting shot at by Gov. Palin tonight.
Look out for those bullets GI Joe.
WOW so this is a black president versus a white president to you. So white is right in your book. You sound a little racist to me. Palin is still clueless and a lot of republicans except you are beginning to wonder if she could run this country if something happened to McCain if he is elected and the answer is HELL TO THE NO!!!
Ethan

Washington, DC

#33 Oct 2, 2008
Jill R wrote:
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I'm voting for McCain. But I'm appalled by all the talk of possible violence from people on both sides. Each side should get out the votes and the one with the most will govern for the next four years. After that the losing side will get another chance. Let's show the world how a democracy works.
unfortunately there is a time for that. There comes a point when you can't outvote idiocy and fraud. If dems wanna play dirty then they may get a taste of their own. I, like most civilized folks, definitely don't want to see it come to that.
DMA from Washington DC

Washington, DC

#34 Oct 2, 2008
Pain Maze wrote:
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At this point it does look like Obama might win. What these little pinhead democrats need to be concerned about is a serious and probably violent backlash that could ensue,and by that I don't mean a riot similar to what we would expect from a bunch of savage apes but more along the lines of domestic terrorism, especially if obama tries to carry out any unrealistic gun control measures. It could get real nasty.
SAVAGE APES! Another racist you are. You repubs need to be worried about McCain/Palin DUMB & DUMBER!!
Washington DC

Suitland, MD

#35 Oct 2, 2008
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NEW YORK (AP)- PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, moderator of the upcoming vice presidential debate, dismissed conservative questions about her impartiality because she is writing a book that includes material on Barack Obama.

Ifill said Wednesday that she hasn't even written her chapter on Obama for the book "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," which is to be published by Doubleday on Jan. 20, 2009, the day a new president is inaugurated.

"I've got a pretty long track record covering politics and news, so I'm not particularly worried that one-day blog chatter is going to destroy my reputation," Ifill said. "The proof is in the pudding. They can watch the debate tomorrow night and make their own decisions about whether or not I've done my job."

The day before the Joe Biden-Sarah Palin debate, columnist Michelle Malkin wrote in the New York Post about Ifill's book, saying "she's so far in the tank for the Democratic presidential candidate, her oxygen delivery line is running out."

In its online description of the book, Doubleday says that Ifill "surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama's stunning presidential campaign and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power."

The McCain campaign found out about Ifill's book in the last day or so, a spokesman said.

Ifill said Obama's story, which she has yet to write, is only a small part of the book, which discusses how politics in the black community have changed since the civil rights era. Among those subjects is Colin Powell, secretary of state in the Bush administration.

The host of PBS'"Washington Week" and senior correspondent on "The NewsHour" said she did not tell the Commission on Presidential Debates about the book. The commission had no immediate comment when contacted by The Associated Press. A spokeswoman for John McCain's campaign did not immediately return phone and e-mail messages.

Ifill's resume includes jobs at The New York Times, the Washington Post and NBC News. She moderated the 2004 vice presidential debate between Dick Cheney and John Edwards.

She said it was the publisher, not herself, who set the Inauguration Day release date. It will be released then whether Obama wins or loses.

Although Malkin raised the topic of Ifill's impartiality the day before the debate, the PBS journalist said that Time magazine noted she was writing a book in August, and that it has been available for pre-sale on Amazon.com . The book also is mentioned in a Sept. 4 interview she gave the Washington Post.

Ifill questions why people assume that her book will be favorable toward Obama.

"Do you think they made the same assumptions about Lou Cannon (who is white) when he wrote his book about Reagan?" said Ifill, who is black. Asked if there were racial motives at play, she said, "I don't know what it is. I find it curious
Jill R

Silver Spring, MD

#36 Oct 2, 2008
Ethan wrote:
<quoted text>
unfortunately there is a time for that. There comes a point when you can't outvote idiocy and fraud. If dems wanna play dirty then they may get a taste of their own. I, like most civilized folks, definitely don't want to see it come to that.
Disagree. USA should never settle political issues through violence. That kind of thinking started the Civil War and look what that cost both sides.
Washington DC

Suitland, MD

#37 Oct 2, 2008
Apparently people have been registering to vote in Maryland without providing identification and in Washington DC some are complaining about voter fraud in recent Dc election so are US American voters being accounted for properly or not?

Since: Apr 08

MARYLAND

#38 Oct 2, 2008
I would FIRE them all !!!!!! That is BULLSH**. You can't bring personel Politics into the classroom, and if you do...You should get FIRED!!!!!
USA

Denver, CO

#40 Oct 2, 2008
DMA from Washington DC wrote:
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WOW so this is a black president versus a white president to you. So white is right in your book. You sound a little racist to me. Palin is still clueless and a lot of republicans except you are beginning to wonder if she could run this country if something happened to McCain if he is elected and the answer is HELL TO THE NO!!!
http://centrallapolitics.blogspot.com/2008/01...
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
You can think that way if you want. The racists are those I mentioned above and I can provide link after link of video from sermons by Wright,Farrakhan and most recently Alcee Hastings if you want.
I was born in and grew up around DC and MD. Your passion for your beliefs are such that people who feel like I do must be racist or we would vote for NOBAMA.
If the races were switched between the candidates and McCain was black but the politics remained the same my vote would be the same.
All_Americans_Fi rst

United States

#41 Oct 2, 2008
Should have been Red, White and Blue Day. There are strict rules regarding election process outside the taxpayer supported schools. Keep it outside the classroom is right.
Ethan

Washington, DC

#42 Oct 2, 2008
Jill R wrote:
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Disagree. USA should never settle political issues through violence. That kind of thinking started the Civil War and look what that cost both sides.
you better start praying hard. If elected obama better watch his step with the gun issues. If he thinks he gonna toy around with the people's last line of defense you will most certainly see problems. Again, I hope it doesn't come to that.

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