Ohio teacher takes to Facebook to blast President Obama supporters

November 9, 2012

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Victor is a communications specialist for EAG and joined in 2009. Previously, he was a newspaper journalist.
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By Ben Velderman

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tuesday night’s election results were too much to take for one Ohio teacher.

According to 10TV.com, a Columbus high school teacher used his Facebook page to express his dismay and displeasure with some voter groups who helped re-elect Barack Obama.

The teacher’s post read: “Congrats to those dependent on government, homosexuals, potheads, JAY-Z fans, non-Christians, non-taxpayers, illegals, communists, Muslims, planned murder clinics, enemies of America, Satan. You WON!”

The news group is not releasing the teacher’s name because no disciplinary action has been taken by the district – yet.

A Columbus school spokesman said district officials have viewed the teacher’s post and are conducting an investigation, 10TV.com reports.

It’s not clear to us what the district needs to investigate.

The teacher may have acted foolishly in venting his private frustrations in such a public forum, but it is well within his First Amendment rights to do so. The teacher did not mention his school or his students in his remarks, nor did he threaten anyone. His comments reflected his political views, which are protected under the Constitution.

School administrators should check the teacher’s file to see if there have been incidents of him bringing his personal politics into the classroom. If there haven’t been any complaints, the investigation should be immediately closed.

We suspect the district’s “investigation” is really meant to pacify the growing group of parents and students who know the teacher’s identity and who’ve taken offense at his comments.

Hazel Davis, the mother of a student in the district, told 10TV.com that her mouth “just dropped” when she read the Facebook post. She said the teacher’s behavior is shocking, considering that 95 percent of the students at the teacher’s school receive free or reduced lunches.

“That is someone who you can’t look up to,” Davis said, adding that she won’t allow her son to be placed in the teacher’s classroom.

Calm down, folks. Try to remember that schools are places of learning, and this incident – minor as it appears to be – could help Davis’ son and other Columbus students learn how to deal with people who have different ideas than they do. It’s one of the skills every child needs in order to function in our diverse society.

And judging from the teacher’s post, it’s a skill that even adults need to re-learn from time to time.

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  1. Ed G. Power says:

    It’s good he posted it now, because pretty soon we won’t be able to. Unfortunately, the ‘politically correct’ parents are ‘offended’ instead of seeing the truth in his statement!

  2. SAHMmy says:

    This is the Obama Voters nation now. This cannot be tolerated. He will be fired, and I bet other than his financial nightmare of losing his job, he’ll be relieved to be out of that pit of vipers liberal teachers and teacher union.

  3. Fuck them all. IF they think that they can say what ever they want about American values and Christianity, but we cannot say what we want about the muslim POTUS these assholes voted back into office they are sadly mistaken.

    • MichSeag says:

      You can – and obviously DID say what you wanted to say.

      But what your profane screed says about YOU, is much more insightful.

  4. bill says:

    “Congrats to those dependent on government”

    umm… do you work at a public school? then you’re dependent on the government.

    • I disagree. Earning a PAYCHECK is a far cry from sitting on collective rumps, smoking marlboros, drinking budweiser, waiting for a crackhead to deliver some ‘ice’, and complaining to the mailman that the unemployment and social security checks are one day late. While a teacher derivers his or her salary from a public dole, it is only done so after putting up with the undisciplined youth of these very same “parents”. Admittedly, there are a great many parents out there actually doing their jobs as parents, but having been in classrooms, I see and witness far to few. It is a disgrace that parents all too often fall short, fail to adequately discipline their children, and send them to school with the proper respect for teachers and those in authority.

      • MichSeag says:

        Let’s hope you’re mounting this same defense, Arin, the next time EAG refers to teacher compensation as “waste of money”, “down a blackhole”, and other childish memes.

  5. Low Sooie says:

    Demarcates forever we rule

  6. MichSeag says:

    If this had gone the other way – Romney had won the election and some teacher were ranting on his/her Facebook page about how “the one-percenters won; Soon we’ll all be slaves to the plutocracy – groveling at the feet of Romney and his corporate raiders while they steal our pensions, defund our schools, take away our health care, and move all the jobs to China”, EAG would be whistling a very different tune regarding “first amendment rights”.

    Personally, I think such screeding is unbecoming of any professional person. But I find hypocrisy even more disconcerting…..

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