Does this Look Like a Democrat To You?

Back in October, Tom Moran at the Star-Ledger couldn’t understand the crazy Democrats and their resistance to the corporate reform agenda in education:

It’s fascinating to see the nervous response of establishment Democrats to the arrival of David Tepper on the political scene in New Jersey.

Tepper is a hedge fund manager from Livingston worth about $5 billion, and he’s promising to throw a good chunk of that into a political fight over school reform with the New Jersey Education Association, the teachers union that has long been the colossus of Trenton.

Sen. Richard Codey (D-Essex), the former governor, is hostile, saying he doesn’t believe rich guys should be able to buy influence, a line many Democrats echo.

Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-Essex) is suspicious, suggesting that Tepper and his partner in this effort, Alan Fournier, are seeking to impose “social engineering” on unsuspecting black and Latino students.

And several Democrats whisper the line pushed by the operatives of the New Jersey Education Association, who say this is a plot by Tepper and Fournier to enrich themselves by turning public schools over to private investors such as themselves.

For our part, we look forward to hearing the bombs explode when these two launch their offensive, and we hope they win. If they are able to break the grip of the NJEA, children in our poor cities will be much better off.


Tepper is a Democrat and Fournier is a Republican. The agenda they are pushing encompasses all the common ground between President Obama and Gov. Chris Christie: tenure reform, merit pay, charters schools, a relentless focus on student achievement and more power for parents. Tepper favors only a small pilot program to experiment with vouchers.

Got that? “Tepper is a Democrat.” Just wondering, Tom: is this how Democrats behave?

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney came to the Garden State today to raise money for one of his most loyal New Jersey supporters – and fill his own campaign coffers.

The former Massachusetts governor headlined a $5,000 per plate fundraiser at the Bernardsville home of Ed and Nancy Deutsch, raising about $400,000 for the fledgling campaign of U.S. Senate candidate Joseph Kyrillos, a state senator from Monmouth County and longtime friend of Gov. Chris Christie. About 80 people attended the fundraiser in the wealthy neighborhood.

After that, Romney left to attend another private fundraiser in Short Hills, hosted by hedge fund billionaire David Tepper and Clifford Sobel, a former ambassador to Brazil and The Netherlands. Both fundraisers were closed to the press.

Some Democrat. Even if Tepper hates Corzine, he doesn’t have to throw behind Romney.

Get it straight, Tom: the corporate reform movement is a Republican movement with centrist Democrats in tow. Real Dems oppose this anti-union, anti-teacher agenda.

Comments (18)

  1. SpecialEd

    While union member Jazzman throws that tag onto every post, it is important to remember that does not define Democrats, as shown by the widespread support for education reform from Norcross, Sweeney, etc against the wishes and will of the NJEA. Democrats have a big tent, “Jazzman”, big enough for all races and creeds despite your rhetoric.

  2. DaveintheD

    Yes, LIBs, we are living a Scooby Doo episode where you find out at the end that you’ve been duped “all along” by someone you trusted.  That is, Democrats are and have been the ones behind the scenes wrecking the economy while securing power and wealth for themselves and their rich friends.  None of it helps you or me, the “little guy”.  I found this website as a result of a simple Google search for David Tapper Democrat.  

    After seeing a bit about his personal greed and decadence,

    I knew that he HAD to be a Democrat.  A couple clicks later, it was confirmed, as I knew it would be.  Thank you.  

    Yes, LIBs, Bernie Madoff is a Democrat too….Jon Corizne, Angelo Mozilo, Franklin Raines, Larry Summers, Jamie Dimon, Lloyd (we do God’s work) Blankfein on and on and on and on it goes.  The Wall Street machine, particularly Goldman Sucks and their army of crooked hedge fund affiliates, are run by Democrats for the purpose of enriching themselves at the expense of others, and most often done in crooked, illegal ways.  It’s who they are.

    And you’ve been had.  LIBerals are stuck on stupid, unfortunately, and can’t asssimilate this information, for some unknown reason.  Perhaps decades of Alinsky-style indoctrination has just done away with their ability to recognize truth.  They remain fixated on false notions that it is Republicans, greedy oil barons and corporate billionaires that are getting away with fraud and corruption at our expense.  Well, you’re partially right.  It is rich billionaires who have taken advantage of a rigged system to steal from us for themselves, but they are DEMOCRATS, most of them, anyway.  They don’t revere the free market.  They revere the rigged market….the one that has allowed guys like Democrat David Tapper to pocket billions so he can spend it on himself.  And now he’s trying to buy Mitt Romney.  If B.O. was 10 points up, Tapper would have invited HIM over for a fundraiser.  It’s politics, folks.  He’s one of the corruptocrat billionaires you LIBs purportedly hate and distrust so much.  And he’s a Democrat.  Corrupt as the day is long, imo.  No “hedge fund” manager gets that rich without STEALING much of it.  It’s what these people do.  The SEC is bought and paid for so nothing gets done, at least not while Democrats run the show in Washington and on Wall Street.

    Wake up from your self-imposed Scooby Doo nightmare, LIBs.  Come back to reality.   Stop supporting this party of empty promises and false projections of an unattainable Utopia by crooked politicians and their rich, decadent, greedy friends.  


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