The nerve! Doesn't the CTU know that you never mock the rich and powerful? Billionaire fat cats like Bruce "Rowdy" Rauner, Robin "Robbing" Stains and Penny "Pincher" Pritzker, just don't like it. And even "Rahminator" Rahm, who is already the target of so much public abuse by his own patrons, is so mad, he's spitting milk all over his whiskers.
Yes, the union's gone and done it. They've posted a 5-minute video of a scary bedtime story, “Stand Up to the Fat Cats,” accusing the mayor and cronies like Rauner and Pritzker of privatizing public education. Shocking!
The Sun-Times reports:
The union video mocks Mayor Rahm Emanuel as “The Rahminator,” plus venture capitalist and charter school advocate Bruce Rauner, school board member Penny Pritzker, director of Advance Illinois Robin Steans, and the school reform organizations Stand for Children, Democrats for Education Reform and the Broad Foundation.Rauner says he doesn't like being "lectured by a leader of a failed union." Union leaders "are a joke, just not a funny one," says "Rowdy". Sounds like he's still fuming over the victorious CTU strike which put a serious crimp in his corporate-style school reform.
Rahm's liar-in-chief Becky Carroll leaps to defend her boss as only she can:
“These kind of mean-spirited tactics have no place in our school system as they do absolutely nothing to help kids or support their learning,”
The much smarter spokeswomen for Steans and Stand for Children declined to comment.