You couldn’t make this stuff up.
Teachers, they hate you out there — some people do, at least. Who? Republicans. The War on Education is getting pretty serious, now with Republican operatives using techniques of public shaming made famous in Moscow in the 1920s and in Mao’s China in the 1970s. Consider this:
- Sleazeball political hack James O’Keefe, R-Sodom, tried to get a New Jersey special education teacher drunk, to hit on her, to get her to dish on her colleagues.
- Not just any teacher — a special ed teacher commended by President Clinton for risking her life to save the lives of her students.
- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) then applauded the resulting video, saying it indicates a problem with teachers. (Christie has his own anger management issues, it appears.)
Godwin’s law prevents us from making the obvious comparisons.
It’s Republicans Gone Wild, with all the depth of analysis and moral backbone such a title implies.
Tip of the old scrub brush to Ed Brayton at Dispatches on the Culture Wars.