By Victor Skinner
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Education Association is pitching in with radical billionaires and other far left organizations to target potential Republican vice presidential candidates.
The NEA, along with Service Employees International Union, the AFL-CIO and billionaire George Soros have donated wads of cash to a new superPAC run by Media Matters called American Bridge 21st Century, WND.com reports.
The superPAC recently launched a website with 1,300 pages of slanted “research” aimed at three potential nominees for the Republican vice presidential nomination – former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
American Bridge’s website, VeepMistakes.com, is a cartoony look at what’s “in the cards” for the potential veep contenders by portraying them as jokers not fit for office. It employs highly biased “research reports” and selected videos to make its case.
The silly website makes it clear that America’s most influential radicals are nervous about the coming elections, and are taking a proactive approach to discredit all Republican vice presidential possibilities ahead of an official announcement. In their eyes, all potential candidates are unacceptable.
Politics will be politics, and we’re not a bit surprised by this type of activity on the eve of a hotly- contested presidential election. But why is the NEA involved in this sort of activity?
Public school students across the nation continue to fall behind their peers in other nations, and are dropping out at alarming rates. A high percentage of those students are taught by NEA members. One might expect the union to donate its time and resources to improving the industry that it’s dominated for decades.
Instead the union is busy playing partisan politics with the likes of George Soros and Media Matters. No wonder polls are showing that the American people are losing respect for teachers unions. Improving education seems to be very low on their priority lists.