I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Monday, November 4, 2013

Video: Chris Christie's Problem With Women

Ever wonder why Chris Christie has such a problem with teachers, but not other public employees? First, consider that about three out of four teachers are women.

Then, watch this video a reader sent me:



Some think this misogyny is part of Christie's "Jersey-style" charm. Let me tell you something: I was born in New Jersey. And I, like millions of other men from this state, was raised to never disrespect women in this way. This isn't being "frank" or "speaking your mind"- it's sexism, straight up.

No one has to put up with this. No matter what happens tomorrow, it's time to stand up and say this crap is simply unacceptable.

"I'm tired of you people!"
Yeah, I think we know exactly what people you mean...

8 comments:

lowie94 said...

A female heckler who was clearly concerned about jobs received this misogynistic response from Christie: "You know, somethin' may go down tonight, but it ain't gonna be jobs, sweetheart."

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/01/09/chris-christie-responds-to-female-heckler-at-romney-rally-with-lewd-comment/

sean crowley said...

Same dogwhistle tricks Newt uses except Christie's prick up the ears of He man girl haters instead of racists. He definitely plays the card and I agree he tries to pawn it off as classic Jersey in your face charm. The only friend I have from Jersey is one of the classiest guys I know and would cringe at anyone connecting his home state to this boorish nonsense.

Mrs. King's music students said...

Somethin may GO DOWN tonight but it ain't gonna be jobs? Give me a minute, I'm just visualizing this coming out of the mouths of teachers or presidents. Sounds like a platform for Chris 'The Situation' Christie.

Giuseppe said...

I got two robocalls, one from Robert Menendez and the other from Cory Booker asking me to vote for various local Democratic candidates. Not one mention of Barbara Buono, nada, nothing about voting for the Democratic candidate for governor. Booker did urge me to vote for Corfield. This has been a very curious and bizarre campaign season here in NJ land.

PRRHale said...

Sorry, my NJ brothers and sisters.

Giuseppe said...

Thanks, PRRHale, I'm really bummed out. I knew that Buono didn't stand a chance but I was really shocked and saddened that Marie Corfield lost and it was not that close an election. I think the newly reconfigured 16th district has more GOPers than I realized. I hope Marie C. didn't lose her teaching job because of all the campaigning requirements. She's a great woman and teacher, the fates were not on our side and the GOPers must be laughing their tushes off. Four more years of this obnoxious anti-public school pro school privatization bully.

Unknown said...

Schools Matter: Union Leadership as Political Sleight of Hand
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is nearly stereotypical as a bully, so much so that if he weren't in a position of power, he would be a walking satire of himself.

When he yelled at a female teacher recently, reasonable people across the U.S. responded with disgust, as Jersey Jazzman did:
Some think this misogyny is part of Christie's "Jersey-style" charm. Let me tell you something: I was born in New Jersey. And I, like millions of other men from this state, was raised to never disrespect women in this way. This isn't being "frank" or "speaking your mind"- it's sexism, straight up.
No one has to put up with this. No matter what happens tomorrow, it's time to stand up and say this crap is simply unacceptable.
So when American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten demands that Christie apologize, it is easy to raise a fist and cheer—until you consider the whole picture.

Weingarten is practicing the fine art of union leadership as political sleight of hand.

While she wags her genuinely indignant finger at Christie, drawing all cameras and eyes to that chastising, she is calmly extending her other hand, joining forces with the Common Core machine that is selling out teacher autonomy, feeding the textbook and testing industries, condemning the highest-needs students to test-prep hell, and generating a tremendous amount of financial and political profits for CC advocates.

In fact, real political courage seems to come mostly from teachers themselves, such as the teacher who put herself in Christie's way, Melissa Tomlinson, and Mike Archer, who states directly:
Today I urge AFT and NEA leaders to change course, back away from the standards and help expose their harmful characteristics.
It is, in fact, quite easy to call out a political bully like Christie—especially when you recognize that the fight is between two members of the same side, the ruling elite.

Teachers as great American workers need political courage from their leaders, not political sleight of hand.
http://www.schoolsmatter.info/2013/11/union-leadership-as-political-sleight.html

Mrs. King's music students said...

So real political courage comes mostly from teachers themselves but to protect ourselves from bullies like Christie we're gonna reach out to our husbands that beat us in the NJEA?