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Lee Doren breaks down the ridiculous “bad people are rich” teacher union video

posted at 4:13 pm on December 6, 2012 by

Lee Doren has always been one of my favorites. In fact, my brother actually introduced me to his videos years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. Here is his critique of the recent teacher union video depicting the rich peeing on the poor.

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Good breakdown. If only property owners, the middle class and “the rich” could be transported to another planet for a year. There would be no money to pay for anything.

darwin on December 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Want to know why Obama wan re-election?
Because “Tax the Rich” represents the way too many voters think.

gwelf on December 6, 2012 at 4:55 PM

What evidence is there that media has been bought to promote the idea that everyone will be rich one day?

Cindy Munford on December 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM

On a related note, in California I saw a number of “Support Public Education or Face Catastrophe” billboards in the LA area.

I thought they were a joke at first.

http://blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2012/11/20/theres-a-crisis-in-funding-and-in-teaching-barbara-kruger-on-her-pro-education-public-art/
(scroll down for the billboard in question)

strictnein on December 6, 2012 at 5:22 PM

I think the headline is supposed to read “rich people are bad”. Also, the link goes nowhere, FYI.

factsonlypls on December 6, 2012 at 5:40 PM

If Teachers had any dignity left, they would be insulted that their Union thought that the best way to explain the Union version of economics to them was a condescending cartoon.

Any self-respecting 12 year old would consider this video to be an insult to their intelligence.

And if those 12 year olds knew that this video was produced for their Teachers, they would lose all respect for their Teachers.

wren on December 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM

We are a country headed by people who work from within to divide us, and who promote ENVY and SLOTH as answers to all of society’s problems!!!

We were actually much safer when our greatest threat was a nuclear attack by an unfriendly nation!!!

landlines on December 6, 2012 at 5:57 PM

The most outrageous thing about this economically illiterate video is that it was created by a teachers’ union. These are the people who are indoctrinating our children.

I particularly like the part about buying elections. If you look at OpenSecrets.org’s campaign donation database you’ll find out that the National Education Association was #6 for the 2012 election cycle, at $12,4 million, over 90% to Democrats and liberal outside spending groups. Call it meta-ironic or just plain hypocritical but the California teachers complaining about others buying elections is too rich to ignore.

rokemronnie on December 6, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Ed Asner (The narrator) is rich.

The Teachers Union leadership is rich.

moc23 on December 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

This video is the Leftist critique of Post-millennial America. This has been the public narrative for five straight years, longer w/respect to the greedy rich duping and victimizing everybody. Yet I can’t think of a single Republican candidate or ad putting out anything as concise and effective at countering this narrative as Lee Doren does here.

By the way, conservatives owe John McCain a big f-you for doing nothing to counter this “wall st Republicans killed our economy” narrative that is now culturally accepted as fact.

SAMinVA on December 6, 2012 at 9:55 PM

“So the rich people bought newspapers, TV and radio stations …”

Yeah … and the newspapers, TV and radio stations brainwashed the people with the rich people’s propaganda.

You got to be to the left of Castro to believe that nonsense.

hepcat on December 6, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Pure Stalinist/crypto-communist demonization of the hated “monied class”.

This could have been produced by Beria in 1936.

profitsbeard on December 7, 2012 at 2:59 AM