Rahm Emanuel is having a bad week. His anti-worker antics — like forcing the cancellation of a promised 4 percent pay raise — have brought about a massive teacher strike, and tens of thousands of people are marching against his policies.
But there is one group of people that have fallen in love with Rahm’s policies: Republicans and the far-right. Here’s a short and far from comprehensive list of some of the praise he’s gotten:
- The Washington Examiner: The teachers union is waging a “small war against Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.” [9/10]
- Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan: “I’ve known Rahm Emanuel for years. He’s a former colleague of mine. Rahm and I have not agreed on every issue or on a lot of issues, but Mayor Emanuel is right today in saying that this teacher’s union strike is unnecessary and wrong.” [9/10]
- News Corporation Owner And Fox News Kingpin Rupert Murdoch: “Three cheers for Rahm Emanuel standing up in Chicago.” [9/11]
- Former Republican Presidential Contender Mayor Rudy Giuliani: “I hope he wins.” [9/11]
It’s clear whose side Rahm is taking — Rupert Murdoch and Paul Ryan’s.