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Thread: Will President Obama weigh in on the Chicago Teacher Strike?

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    Will President Obama weigh in on the Chicago Teacher Strike?

    And.... Why?

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    Re: Will President Obama weigh in on the Chicago Teacher Strike?

    Hopefully not. It is be none of his business.

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    Re: Will President Obama weigh in on the Chicago Teacher Strike?

    I predict he will vote "present" again - after all, he's built his whole career on that tactic.
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    Re: Will President Obama weigh in on the Chicago Teacher Strike?

    I doubt it. Getting into a fight between his former chief-of-staff and one of his biggest political supporters is a no-win situation for him. My guess is that he'll avoid the topic as much as possible, and if he is pressed on it by the media he'll give a non-committal answer. I suspect that Obama probably agrees with Rahm Emanuel (based on his relative receptiveness to education reform), but there's no chance he'll make that opinion public.
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    Re: Will President Obama weigh in on the Chicago Teacher Strike?

    So I think we should stop buying Mug's root beer for the community soda fridge in the office and instead start buying Barq's. Barq's has bite. Where do you think the president will end up? Will he filibuster our soda dilemma?

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    Re: Will President Obama weigh in on the Chicago Teacher Strike?

    I don't believe he should. While I personally would like to hear his thoughts, generally a person of his office position shouldn't weigh in directly on local matters. It just causes too much butt hurt for people who aren't able to rationally discuss the issues.
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    Re: Will President Obama weigh in on the Chicago Teacher Strike?

    Quote Originally Posted by vvx View Post
    So I think we should stop buying Mug's root beer for the community soda fridge in the office and instead start buying Barq's. Barq's has bite. Where do you think the president will end up? Will he filibuster our soda dilemma?
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    Re: Will President Obama weigh in on the Chicago Teacher Strike?

    Wow I've never seen a 4 way tie on a poll on this website before o_O

    I think he'll support the teachers just because he doesn't want to get labelled as anti-middle/lower classes. Romney will probably try to take the opposite stance, and Obama will criticize him for that.

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    Re: Will President Obama weigh in on the Chicago Teacher Strike?

    Fillibuster and refuse to take a side and anger anyone.

    Why? Because anything else is too risky.
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    Re: Will President Obama weigh in on the Chicago Teacher Strike?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Fillibuster and refuse to take a side and anger anyone.

    Why? Because anything else is too risky.
    pretty much...

    i'll give him kudos for staying on the sideline ( if he does)... it's none of his business.

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