It certainly is quite the stretch in privilege: the quite mediocre Democrat State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) Chris Reykdal thinks nothing of comparing himself with NFL great Tom Brady – and the rest of us to workers who exist to support his position of power.
In a recent article for the Marxist-oriented labor blog The Stand, SPI Reykdal opines, quite offensively literally, about how Brady wouldn’t be the quarterback he is today without the gift of the underclass running backs, annoying offensive linemen, and underpaid receivers.
Reykdal’s analogy is completely tone deaf to the fact that his own privileged position and his salary is funded by the hardworking taxpayers of Washington. Reykdal’s campaign cash, used to re-elect him to his elevated position, is stolen from union workers as “dues” by Reykdal’s union boss buddies.
Doubling down on his terrible comparison, Reykdal claims that well-regarded Washington State CEOs like Bill Gates, Bill Boeing, and Bill Weyerhaeuser somehow just created their companies out of thin air on the backs of the workers that decided to show up at work that day. Ignoring, like most government bureaucrats and Democrat politicians do, is the vision, personal risk, financial investment, and time invested by those CEOs at the beginning of their ventures. Companies that are created from scratch create huge risk for their respective leaders. All Reykdal wants to acknowledge is the need to share the fruits of the CEO’s labor, ignoring the fact that thousands of jobs were created, and fortunes made because of the risk undertaken.
This is in direct contrast to the Office of the Superintendent Instruction, which only spends money and can’t even deliver on its primary function, educating our children.
Back to the ridiculous football comparison. According to Reykdal, all Tom Brady had to do was show up to the big game, throw a few touchdowns, and collect the MVP prize. All because the rest of the team did all the work.
Taking this idea to its logical conclusion (logic – something that should be taught as class one in Democrat politician school), Reykdal’s own job must be one of privilege and ease. After all, all the teachers, principals, school counselors and other school staff must be doing all the work. The rest of us are just here to watch that “all-star” Chris Reykdal quarterback the team to failing grades and inflated taxes.
Hilariously, Reykdal tells us how it must be great to “imagine getting the advantage of running toward your rewards in life and anytime your competition or opponents’ approach, you can simply slide down, get total protection.” Yet, this is EXACTLY what Reykdal has enjoyed his entire political career with union money protection and big Democrat Party funding to get him elected to his cushy six-figure government job.
Bringing some reality to the conversation, unlike Tom Brady, and other real players, who had to prove their worth every year by dedicating their whole lives to being professional football players, Reykdal was handed his position by his union friends with millions of dollars in stolen union dues and barely had to do anything other than show up.
Wrapping up his labor lovefest in this bizarre opinion piece, Reykdal claims that “America has become — deployed labor of the many to the privilege of the few.” Looking in the mirror might be a good thing to do, as Reykdal’s own position in life is one of privilege, paid for by the hard-working taxpayers of Washington.
Maybe he should say thank you to taxpayers, instead of the union bosses he hopes will fund his next campaign.