"They talk about me like a dog."
-- President Obama, quoted by the New York Times, about Republicans, adding "That's not in my prepared remarks, but it's true."
Well, if you didn't so delight in taking on your core constituency - like teachers and UAW members - and so need to be loved by the people who think you're a socialist who was born overseas - like most Republicans - maybe you wouldn't be in this mess.
You've already lost me and lots of teachers.
That's what happens when you create programs that scapegoat us for all the ills in society, demand that we be fired when our students' test scores stay stagnant, and just make our jobs harder and more difficult without actually improving public education for students.
Defend your people and maybe they'll defend you.
Take them on and they won't care what happens to you.