(H/T Bubba Knows)
In 2009, Obama did away with the DC voucher program that allowed poor children in DC to received the same education as his, Obama's, children. Obama did so because the public sector unions, and in particular, teachers' unions, complained. And indeed, it is those public sector unions that form the economic foundation of today's Democrat Party. And yet, a substantial portion of the Democratic base consider the state of education in inner cities to be the biggest civil rights issue still extant. This issue should be second only to Obamacare for Republicans. Speaker Boehner, to his credit, is keeping the issue alive. Everyone else on the right seems to be yawning.