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Sorry to post twice in one day. When I saw this I had to share it. It has only received around 300 views so far, and it really needs to go viral. It is a video of a CO teacher describing her experience at a round table with Mitt Romney. According to the teacher, Romney was going on about schools failing and how we need a voucher system. When she said she had an answer for that he told her "I didn't ask you a question."

The video has captions, but I have also included a partial transcript below the fold.

When i was asked to speak with Mitt Romney it seemed like a very important thing to me, and I wanted to put a lot of careful thought into what I would say. So, I went to the round table discussion very optimistic and interested in hearing what he had to say.

When he sat down, one of the first questions he asked was, he said "I understand there is a teacher here today, which one of you is a teacher?"

So, I raised my hand, thinking that's a good thing, he's interested in education, but it wasn't a good thing. I felt like his view was a little old-fashioned and I was surprised by it. He went on to kind of lecture me about schools and how bad they are. He talked bad about the teacher's union. He was talking about the importance of private schools and voucher systems.

At one point, I said to him, "I have an answer for that." And he said, "I didn't ask you a question."

Again, sorry for posting again. If someone else wants to post this, I will be happy to delete it.


7:40 PM PT: PS. This video comes from the BarackObamaDotCom YouTube account.


Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM PT: The video now has more 35,000 views and this diary has more than 100,000 shares.

Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM PT: The video has over 200,000 views now. This diary has been shared 175,000 times. It'd be nice if we could get the views over a million. The way Romney treated Cheryl, the teacher, is completely unacceptable.

Originally posted to Posh (and not so Posh) Thoughts on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 07:20 PM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and I Vote for Democrats.

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