Melissa Harris-Perry is going after the myth of the interracial female voting coalition right now.
Like, 91% of black women voters went for McCauliffe in Virginia.
Meanwhile, 54% of white women voted for Ken “NO ABORTIONS OR BIRTH CONTROL” Cuchinelli.
So when people cite women winning VA for McAuliffe - know which women they’re really talking about.
You are setting up teachers to take the blame for all of this. You have portrayed us as greedy, lazy money-draining public servants that do nothing. I invite you to come do my job for one week Governor Christie. I invite you to come see my students, see how little they really have during the school day as they are being forced to keep learning for a single snapshot of their educational worth. For that one end-all, be-all test, the NJASK. The one that the future of my job and my life is now based upon.
Why do you portray schools as failure factories? What benefit do you reap from this? Have you acquired financial promises for your future campaigns as you eye the presidential nomination? Has there been back-room meetings as you agree to divert public funds to private companies that are seeking to take over our public educational system? This is my theory. To accomplish all of this, you are setting up the teachers to take the blame. Unfortunately, you are not the only governor in our country that has this agenda.
What do “we people’ want, Governor Christie? We want our schools back. We want to teach. We want to be allowed to help these children to grow, educationally, socially, and emotionally. We want to be respected as we do this, not bullied. Melissa Tomlinson, Letter to Governor Christie from the New Jersey Teacher He Screamed At
When republicans shut down the government because of Obamacare:
How they react when you remind them it was duly passed by congress, signed by the president, and declared constitutional by the Supreme Court:
What we should do to them:
Anonymous asked: Are there any actual reasons for the Republicans to continue trying to remove Obamacare at this point? I understand that there are several reasons they do not like it. But if it hasn't passed a vote more than forty times and has been ruled constitutional by the supreme court???
I mean, the reason is that the vast majority of republicans, and especially those who think this whole “shut down the government when I don’t get my way” thing is a good plan, are old white men. These are people to whom life has seldom, if ever, said “No.”
They are not used to having to do things someone else’s way - and the fact that that person is a black man? I’m sure that just burns them up inside.
The fact that the law was duly passed by congress, signed by the president, and withstood judicial scrutiny doesn’t matter to them, because in their lives, they expect to get the final word. The one time they don’t? You better believe the whole damn world will feel the force of their tantrum.
So yeah, there’s an actual reason for the republicans to try to remove the Affordable Care Act, and that reason is summed up in this GIF: