Teachers’ Union Pretends Nothing Happened
posted at 10:32 am on June 6, 2012 by Mike Antonucci
I’ll bet you didn’t know that all that money and manpower the Wisconsin Education Association Council and the National Education Association poured into Wisconsin over the last 16 months was designed to get John Lehman elected to the state senate.
That’s what we’re to believe if we read the post-election output from the unions’ communications departments.
As I write this at 9:25 am Wisconsin time, the WEAC home page doesn’t have single word about Gov. Walker’s victory. It did publish a news release about the election results. Its headline is:
The union’s Facebook page doesn’t mention the gubernatorial results, nor any of the other four races WEAC lost.
And if all you did was follow WEAC’s Twitter feed last night, you still wouldn’t know that Walker won. While news outlets were projecting Walker the winner and Barrett was conceding, WEAC was tweeting about how many people were still in line in Milwaukee.
The headline of the NEA press release reads:
At least NEA president Dennis Van Roekel noticed the governor won, deriding “the corporate cash that funded the campaign of Governor Scott Walker.” Yes, being outspent on a critical campaign is no fun.
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