New Jersey governor and snack gourmand Chris Christie hates unions. And he really hates teachers unions. So much so, in fact, that when the bridge bandit himself was asked who he thought deserved a punch in the face, he didn’t even have to blink before confidently announcing: “Oh, the national teachers union.”
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Christie went on to claim that the national teachers union is “not for the education of our children” and called the organization the “single most destructive force in public education in America.”
Of course, in demonizing both teachers and the people fighting to secure teachers’ living wages (as he so often does), Christie is effectively demonizing the working class. Because its not just the unions themselves the presidential hopeful has a history of grappling with—it’s the individual employees within those unions, as well. But apparently, they’re just lucky that Christie’s kept his little brawls to verbal sparring thus far.
This latest statement comes just after an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood, in which Christie said, “Some people are feeling the pressure to try to be outrageous to get on the news. If you think you’ve got the best product, you’ve got to be patient. Slow, steady progress. So I’m not going to get into the hyperbole.”