Rush Limbaugh said Monday a strike by the 26,000-member Chicago Teachers’ Union was nothing but a ploy to help President Barack Obama’s reelection.
The union started striking Monday for the first time in a quarter-century after rejecting a contract that offered them a four percent annual pay raise over the next four years. [Ed: 16 percent increase over four years]
...Despite apparent cracks between Emanuel and his old boss, Limbaugh insists it’s all a set-up to get the “media swooning.”
“I’m warning you right now,” he said. “You haven’t seen anything until you see the PR surrounding Obama solving the teacher strike, and then the video of the little kiddies going back to school. They’re gonna be singing Obama songs.”
Then White House advisor -- and now Chicago Mayor -- Rahm Emanuel is infamous for stating, "Never let a crisis go to waste."
There is no public sector union in the country that would go on strike if it would hurt Obama's reelection chances in any way.
Do the math.
Image: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, via Michelle Malkin.