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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:18 AM

Public Schools Denounced at Tea Party Rally in Tampa, Blamed for Election of Barack Obama

SUBMITTED BY Josh Glasstetter on Monday, 8/27/2012 1:43 pm

Conservative talk show host Neal Boortz, speaking at yesterday’s Unity Rally 2012 in Tampa ahead of the Republican National Convention, denounced public schools as “government schools” that are “forced upon us.” Boortz blamed “100 years of government education” for bringing America “to the point that a man like Barack Obama could be sworn in as president of the United States.”

Boortz directed the crowd to change the way they speak about public schools – calling them “government schools” instead. He also called on the audience to “preach school choice,” by which meant efforts to defund public schools and provide taxpayer dollars for religious and private schools and homeschooling.

A number of public officials spoke at the rally, including Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Michele Bachmann. Kleefisch and Chaffetz both followed Boortz but neither stood up for public schools. One has to wonder if they, like Boortz, also hate public education:

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/public-schools-denounced-tea-party-rally-tampa-blamed-election-barack-obama

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:31 AM

1. "Boortz" is the sound made as a baby fills it's diaper.

Never forget that.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:37 AM

2. The stuff people said they'd never actually try to do, they're trying to do

People said we were conspiracy theorists when we said way back when that Republicans wanted to do away with things like public schools, and ban contraceptives. But yeah, that's where they're going.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:41 AM

3. What a racist!



After a century of public education, why do we still have people like this?
Our schools are failing us, and this guy is symptom number one!!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:49 AM

4. That's it, Neal. The Tea Party had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Keep telling yourselves that.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:52 AM

5. Lots of liberals "preach school choice" too.

I've never understood why they'd want to run the risk of being associated with Tea Party trash on this issue.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:59 AM

6. These are racist dog whistles.

The push towards "school choice" is all about undoing desegregation.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:00 AM

7. Blamed for Obama's election?

I don't think so. I've yet to meet a teacher supporting Obama's harmful ed "reforms."

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:02 AM

8. Those pesky public schools teaching people about voting rights!

I suspect that 'government school' meme is going to be all the rage.

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