NJ teacher’s union prays for Chris Christie’s death

NorthJersey.com reports (via @jimgeraghty):

Bergen County representatives of the state teachers union have ratcheted up the campaign against Governor Christie’s agenda in a fiery memo that encourages members to “get some dirt” and “go public,” and adds the education commissioner to the “attack list.”

But it’s the memo’s closing “prayer” that is sure to ignite controversy:

“Dear Lord … this year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett, my favorite singer, Michael Jackson, and my favorite salesman, Billy Mays. … I just wanted to let you know that Chris Christie is my favorite governor.

The memo, sent to locals in the county earlier this week and obtained by The Record on Thursday, is signed by New Jersey Education Association field representatives, including Joe Coppola, president of the Bergen County Education Association.

Coppola said the “prayer” was a joke and was never meant to be made public.

“Obviously, it’s inappropriate,” he said. “I would never wish anybody dead.”


The “prayer” has also been posted by fans a number of times on the Facebook page of New Jersey Teachers United Against Governor Chris Christie’s Pay Freeze, a group that now has nearly 67,000 followers. The site contains other vitriolic and profane postings as well.

The union e-mail blast details local initiatives in the next two months, including rallies, advertisements, a no-confidence vote in Christie and letter-writing campaigns. It was sent to locals in the county that represent more than 17,000 teachers and support staff.

What was that the demagoguing Democrats and MSM have been saying again about the hostile post-healthcare reform passage rhetoric and threats “only” coming from the right?

Don’t expect this news report to make national headlines, though. It doesn’t fit the “violent right wingers are out to get us!!” narrative. Besides, isn’t this sort of how Democrat NJ politicos/associates are anyway? ;)

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