New York teacher union president Michael Mulgrew was snarling at Chicago union members who tried and failed to push the American Federation of Teachers to oppose Common Core at the last AFT convention.
“I’ll punch ’em in the face,” the bully-boy Mulgrew growled.
And there was AFT President Randi Weingarten smiling like a proud parent at Mulgrew, her junior partner.
Recall the scene at an earlier AFT convention where Randi had invited Bill Gates to be the keynote speaker.
When rank-and-file members walked out in protest, Randi grinned from the platform as her loyalists mocked and howled at the members who were demonstrating their well-deserved disgust.
Weingarten is no democrat.
It is her way or the highway. She runs her union that way. And she wants American politics to run that way.
She’s picked Hllary and that should be enough.
How dare Bernie Sanders run against the candidate she picked. Hillary is a few hundred delegate ahead even if she trails Bernie in head to head polls against Trump. He should quit now, before the process is completed.
Voters in California don’t need to take part in the process. Randi has made her decision.
This morning she tweeted:
So Bernie the lifelong Independent would rather reform the Dem party then beat Trump…Really? https://t.co/ldxBzmj7AZ
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) May 19, 2016
But if you read the article in the New York Times it says just the opposite.
While Mr. Sanders says he does not want Mr. Trump to win in November, his advisers and allies say he is willing to do some harm to Mrs. Clinton in the shorter term if it means he can capture a majority of the 475 pledged delegates at stake in California and arrive at the Philadelphia convention with maximum political power.
The process that the Democratic Party uses to pick its candidate has 99 problems.
Having Bernie in the race is not one of them.