You’d think that after Governor Christie’s smackdown of this teacher the union would have been bright enough to instruct their membership to shut up, because every time one of their sniveling, spoiled brats regurgitates the goon-squad talking points, Christie gets a chance to hammer home a point and win over even more supporters.

Some teacher’s just don’t learn:


70 Responses to “Chris Christie Schools Another Union Defending Teacher”

  1. maladroit on September 9th, 2010 2:38 pm

    THE most incredible politician since Ronnie Reagan!!!

    I HEART Chris Christie — in a very hetero way, of course.

  2. barkerman on September 9th, 2010 2:47 pm

    loving this guy. Loving him.

  3. frank on September 9th, 2010 3:26 pm

    I live in NJ and was ready to move but am sticking it out to see if Christie can change things.

  4. Hawk777 on September 9th, 2010 3:43 pm

    Paul Ryan/CC (or vice-versa) in 2012. Wouldn't it be nice?

  5. MissTammy on September 9th, 2010 5:14 pm

    I am not crazy about his positions on gun control and immigration reform, but no one is perfect…I'd LOVE a Ryan/Christie ticket, with Secretary of the Interior/Energy Palin, John Bolton as Secretary of State.

  6. sizemorew on September 9th, 2010 5:28 pm

    I don't always agree with Governor Christie, but it's stuff like this that makes me wish I'd been in the audience to applaud him.

  7. Joe A. on September 9th, 2010 6:33 pm

    Write 100 Times "I will not make myself look like an idiot in front of the governor."

  8. SignPainterGuy on September 9th, 2010 6:42 pm

    Ditto that !!! But Chris has already ruled out any pres. run, at least for now …

  9. MMM on September 9th, 2010 7:31 pm

    Christie is a true patriotic leader, NOT a politician! We need more sincere, courageous leaders like him to get us out of this financial morass.

  10. SignPainterGuy on September 9th, 2010 7:54 pm

    Hammer, nail, head……SCOOOOORRRRRE !!!!!!

  11. Nanny on September 9th, 2010 8:47 pm

    Wouldn't it be refreshing to hear more of our leaders talk so point blank?

  12. Nanny on September 9th, 2010 8:59 pm

    And how sad that our state – Michigan – who could use someone with a big pair like Christie – is given the choice of nerdy Democrat lite (Snyder) and the angriest ass hole mayor in the whole state (Bernero). We are so screwed!!!

  13. SignPainterGuy on September 9th, 2010 11:02 pm

    Michigan was a great place to visit; 10+ seasons working m/c roadrace circuit with tire fitting crew near Grand Rapids (Grattan) and South Haven (Gingerman). Good folks, good food ! Oh, how I miss the pike and walleye !

    One thing I noticed; the native(ish) people there are like any other friendlies, however, the descendants of southerners who migrated there to work for the big 3 automakers had turned into real t*rds !!!

  14. RRAZ on September 10th, 2010 2:11 am

    Gee, can we get him to move to Arizona if he doesn't want to be the next President.

  15. bishopland on September 10th, 2010 10:37 am

    I wish he were my governor. Oh, wait – I could make that happen by moving to NJ!

    If he turns things around in NJ, NJ will likely become an economic powerhouse and it will draw people like me to it in search of prosperity.

    From what I can see, he's doing all of the right things.

  16. nannykins on September 10th, 2010 10:39 am

    There are good people in Michigan and I love my state but the democraps and the unions have run it right into the ground. Like NJ, we have an upside down situation where there are more government retirees than taxpayers and it is killing this state. The other thing that pisses me off are the union workers who walk around with their union local info emblazened on their shirts and hats instead of the company they work for. The loyalty is to the union not to the hand that feeds them.

  17. Syeve on September 10th, 2010 10:59 am

    Extra credit if the teacher can spell 'governor' correctly. Probably not.

  18. MadmanO'harney on September 10th, 2010 11:04 am

    That guy is the bomb!

  19. pwoz on September 10th, 2010 11:15 am

    I'm in the EXACT same boat!

  20. pwoz on September 10th, 2010 11:16 am

    You know Christie is doing something right when all the left does is attack his weight.

  21. tigerlady on September 10th, 2010 11:32 am

    It's about time that a politician tells it like it really is…the teacher's union is largely reponsible for the dumbing down of America with the crap they promote in the classroom. Go CC!!

  22. KimberCT on September 10th, 2010 11:38 am

    God, I wish Connecticut could steal this guy from New Jersey.

  23. Eddie Williamson on September 10th, 2010 11:54 am

    Gov. Christie keeps embarassing pompous and childish "educators", not to mention bring to light the typical behavior and sentiments of the Teacher's Union. It is a sickening state when Liberals/Democrats/Socialists/Idiots (they are all one in the same) can call or pray for the death of Conservatives/Republicans/Responsible/Intelligent (again, they are all one in the same) and nothing is done about them, but if the tables were turned, it would be just as Gov. Christie said with the protests in addition to the media coverage. Gross hypocrisy on the part of a group that is linked to the real source that didn't want the abolition of slavery, blacks to be able to vote, or blacks to be treated as full citizens. If you ask why I didn't say African-American, hyphenated Americanism is more of a plague than it is a useful gesture. Plus, many blacks come from areas OTHER than Africa.

  24. bill on September 10th, 2010 11:59 am

    And not a prompter in site…try that Big O

  25. Richard on September 10th, 2010 12:05 pm

    This is what we need in all government (federal, state, county, etc.). Straight talk with facts to back it up.

    It just blows my mind to see how easily this guy destroys goofy arguments from liberals.

  26. SouthernMinx on September 10th, 2010 12:35 pm

    Christie for President! We need more people like him in the government, willing to stand up and tell the truth – no matter how unpalatable it might be to some folks.

  27. Tim O'Connor on September 10th, 2010 12:46 pm

    When I hear and see Governor Chrisie speak, it gives me hope for this country. Here is a real person, who is an inspiration to us all.

  28. J L on September 10th, 2010 12:46 pm

    For a start we need 1000 CCs in public office around the country, including DC. Awesome!

  29. Jay on September 10th, 2010 12:47 pm

    Wow! Governor Christie, can you move to GA when your term in NJ ends, please. Hopefully it won't be too late,

  30. JD in GA on September 10th, 2010 12:47 pm

    This guy needs to run for President in 2012 because he is exactly what we need in a leader! No nonsense, straight talking and candid…exactly what is missing today from our current administration. Chris Christie 2012.

  31. jay on September 10th, 2010 1:54 pm

    If they had one, I am sure they would :)

  32. canGAhaveNJsGovPlz? on September 10th, 2010 2:08 pm

    Christie is the Best!!!

  33. nostudme on September 10th, 2010 2:09 pm

    Thank God for Governor Christie and all like him.

  34. Ray A on September 10th, 2010 2:14 pm

    WOW!!! Can we bribe him to move to Minnesota?

  35. Stonkey on September 10th, 2010 3:03 pm

    You can add North Carolina to the list of states badly in need of a Chris Christie. I only hope that the non-teaching public of NJ appreciates what they have.

  36. Brian on September 10th, 2010 3:51 pm

    "Some TEACHER'S just don't learn'?? Teacher's what? Oh, you meant some teachers just don't learn! Apparently neither do some grammar students.

  37. Tman on September 10th, 2010 3:54 pm

    Georgia doesn't have the same problems as NJ does in that there are no teacher unions in that state. Any GA governor and legislative body willing to do so can take a hatchet to teacher pay and benefits with no union to tell them not to.

  38. Ajax on September 10th, 2010 4:13 pm

    'Politician' isn't the best word. Christie is a Leader…and boy do we need him and any more like him.

  39. Michael on September 10th, 2010 4:27 pm

    This guy is brilliant. Can we PLEASE retire the damn 'social issues,' and put people like this on the national ticket? If the American people identified this sort of thing with the GOP, rather than anti-gay crap etc, they'd so be the majority party…

  40. JanetPlanet on September 10th, 2010 4:31 pm

    If only his administration didn't lose the state $400 million in federal education money!

  41. Mebaman on September 10th, 2010 4:33 pm

    Is your petty observation concerning the grammatical competency of the person responsible for this post intended to negate the substance of Mr. Christie's comments?

    I hardly see how a grammatical error accounts for the reality of New Jersey's budget shortfalls or how unreasonable union demands have transformed a proposed teacher pay freeze into teacher layoffs. Nor does it lead me to better understand why teaching jobs and pay increases should be saved as sacred cows in an economy where nearly all others (save elected officials) face pay cuts and/or job losses.

  42. dannyvabchva on September 10th, 2010 4:33 pm

    Christie for President. Need I say more?

  43. November Rains on September 10th, 2010 5:16 pm

    I guess this is why people are talking "Christie in 2012."

  44. Tim on September 10th, 2010 5:53 pm

    Amen to that!

  45. SignPainterGuy on September 10th, 2010 6:17 pm

    Chris did express his displeasure at missing out on the money and as I`m sure you are aware, along with any giverment $ comes some pretty significant strings !! I thought we wanted to throw Off some of those strings !!!?

  46. Hanibal on September 10th, 2010 6:18 pm

    I work for the State of Virginia and we have not had a pay raise in 4 years. So excuse me if I have no sympathy for those whiny teachers who make 55k a year and get 3 months off a year.

  47. SignPainterGuy on September 10th, 2010 6:27 pm

    Did you get a chuckle when Blago cited our ex-gov. Mike Easley as his precedent/model for the Illinois pay-for-play scheme ? Like, "Everybody does it !!"

  48. SignPainterGuy on September 10th, 2010 6:42 pm

    Add to that , during those 3 mo. off some teachers get jobs with DOT paint crews and cover the roadways with "SHCOOL" signs ……..just sayin` .
    re: previous summer post by DP.

  49. mathfan on September 10th, 2010 6:45 pm

    $1B – $820M does not equal $280M.

    Just saying.

    Maybe he should throw some more money at NJ's public education math departments.

  50. Ed on September 10th, 2010 7:34 pm

    Kick her ass Christy!!!!!

  51. Nanny on September 10th, 2010 9:26 pm

    I work for a small business in Michigan making about $32K/yr. and have not had a raise in 7 yrs. Although he has given us year end bonuses those were cut in half 3 years ago and cut in half again last year. But he pays 100% of health insurance and deposits a generous amount into our 401k. I am thankful for a job – especially here in Michigan where jobs are few and far between. We have only lost 1 employee thru the economic downturn and we supply the building, development and construction industry which is completely in the toilet. So, I have no sympathy for teachers and govt/union employees making $55K + per year plus full benefits who whine about not being able to pay their bills. They can kiss my ass. We can't afford champagne wages and benefits on a beer budget.

  52. Mothra on September 10th, 2010 10:38 pm

    It's teachers, not teacher's.

    It's always a pleasure to see someone attacking educators who couldn't pass a 4th grade spelling test. LOL

  53. Godzilla on September 10th, 2010 11:21 pm

    Since you are getting so picky, you may want to realize that it's not the spelling that is wrong, it's the grammar.

  54. Mike on September 10th, 2010 11:44 pm

    Wow! what a brutal smack down!

  55. Yep on September 11th, 2010 1:31 am

    I thnk that every citizen longs for government officials like Mr. Christie. The lack of genuine candor in our current officials is appalling. If there were more people like CC running for office, I would give this country a chance for staying out of its socialist spiral. Who said "the truth will set you free"? Well, we need more representatives who are not afraid to recognize the truth and take steps to protect our future and current prosperity. The cookie jar is empty, now go out and make your own instead of stealing from those that are making their own!

  56. R. Kendall Glover on September 11th, 2010 1:48 am

    Wish he'd get gastric bypass surgery (because too many voters cast votes based on looks) and run for President.

  57. lunaticcringeradio on September 11th, 2010 1:05 pm

    we don't need christe to run for president, we need MORE christes at every level of government. find them, promote them, vote for them. not from the party because the parties are corrupt, but from a grassroots base. it's hard work and takes time away from tv, and dinner, and softball, and football. so you have to determine what's more important to you? the left has already determined it's more important to make someone else pay for their mistakes. you're going to have to work to hold them accountable for their actions, and they're going to work to continue to mooch from the producers of society.

  58. Joe on September 11th, 2010 5:04 pm

    That means he would be the perfect candidate for President of the United States as any one who would want the job is unqualified for it.

  59. guest on September 11th, 2010 10:25 pm

    Wonderful! This guy does his homework.We need more governors, congressmen, senators, and others in leadership positions who will speak up front and honestly like this.

  60. Tom_Beebe on September 11th, 2010 10:51 pm

    you've identified the basis for our Tea Party and for the anti-incumbent sentiment sweeping the country…corruption. Here's what we must do about it.AMENDMENT XXVIII

    No candidate for the Presidency or either house of Congress shall accept contributions in cash or in kind from any organization or group of persons for expenses incurred in a campaign for that office. All such contributions shall be made by individuals who shall attest that the funds or other items of value are from their own resources and that they have not received, nor have they been promised, offsetting items of value from any other party in exchange for their contribution. The identity and extent of contributions to such campaigns shall be made public for a period of thirty days from receipt before being employed or used as collateral for a loan by such campaigns.

    No person may be elected to either house of Congress more than two times.


  61. rpm on September 12th, 2010 1:42 pm

    lunaticringeradio touches on a very important point. Find and support local and state people that are this kind of people and eventually we'll have these kinds of folks having honest debates as they run for the office of POTUS.

  62. Animal on September 13th, 2010 12:14 am

    I love Christie's style and wish he would run for President – but maybe Mr. Powers should have listened to his English teacher about apostrophe use. It should be "Some teachers just don’t learn," not "Some teacher’s just don’t learn."

    You don't use an apostrophe on a plural, Mr. Powers. ;)

  63. AAR on September 13th, 2010 12:40 am

    There may be no collective barganing with a teacher union, but just ask Roy Barnes (one-term gov) what happens when you try to take on the teachers in GA.

  64. bob smitth on September 13th, 2010 2:08 am

    mmm… MEDIAN income NJ $70k… Chrisie claims AVERAGE teacher income is $55k. Anyone else see something wrong with asking individuals in the two lowest standard income deviations in the state to take a pay freeze, particularly when such individuals are teaching your children? Or are you guys just a product of the type of education which allows someone to type "some teacher's just don't learn" when making fun of educators?

  65. Pokey on September 13th, 2010 12:34 pm

    If 1000 people make $10 each and one person makes $1000, that's a median of $505, but an average of $10.99. So what's your point? Must be union educated.

  66. Scott B on September 13th, 2010 5:30 pm

    YES! More Conservatives need to talk this way! It reminds me of the way Donald Rumsfeld used to dress-down reporters. The former Sec. of Def. was easily the ONLY adult in the room with a bunch of children.

    No sugar coating, no 'Bedazzled' facts, straight forward, "LISTEN! Here's what really happened…" (just like Gov Christie did here.)

  67. SignPainterGuy on September 13th, 2010 7:41 pm

    Condi Rice and Ollie North were good for that as well; they sent reporters and blabber-mouthed congresscritters scrambling !!! "Are you SURE you want to know the truth ??!! "

  68. jackmyers on September 14th, 2010 10:20 pm

    His wife is not suffering…she is making $400,000.00/year working for Cantor-Fitzgerald!

  69. jackmyers on September 14th, 2010 10:28 pm

    1: Montclair Education Association accepted a pay freeze and a medical insurance premium with the Montclair School District….The Governor GUARANTEED that their jobs would be saved…300 teachers were fired from the district…

    2: The AG is looking into fraud and perjury after the RTTT flop, because it was CHRISTIE who signed the grant application…not Bret Schundler.

    3: Christie did not pass his NJ Bar Exam, yet he was given a Special Prosecutor's position by his friend, GWB!

  70. margmarieh on September 20th, 2010 5:29 pm

    Christie for President 2012!

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