UPDATED 09-05-09: OBAMA FOCUSES HIS SPEECH TO STUDENTS BECAUSE ADULTS AREN’T BUYING HIS CRAP AGENDA…

Posted on September 5, 2009. Filed under: News And Politics... |

 

UPDATED:  Saturday, September 5, 2009 12:22 PM (My original post follows my update)
 
I just came across this video.  The left is saying that there’s nothing wrong with Obama’s school speech, but I beg to differ.  There’s a reason why the Department of Education revised the speech lesson plans…
 
QueenBee
 
 
 
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Now Obama is trying to weasel his way into impressionable minds by going the school route.  That’s one sure way of getting his "little civilian army" ready for his liberal agendas.  Adults aren’t buying into his crap so he’s going after kids now.  The White House says ‘nonsense", but this guy is doing everything humanly possible to push himself on everyone, especially kids who can’t read between the lines of his intrusion.  He has been on TV more than any other president in U.S. history, and it’s getting sickening.  On top of the story (below), I also read an article last Sunday where Obama’s book, Dreams from my father was "required reading" in a Haverhill school.  Parents were outraged there, too.  Of course, Obama will be boasting about the sales his book is getting, but it’s being bought for students and thrown down the throats of students whether they want to read it or not.  Funny how Obama writes a book about a black father who abandoned him and his white mother, and didn’t give her a dime to help support him.  What does he do?  Does he write a book about his white grandparents who brought him up?  No!  He writes a book about his deadbeat dad.  I’d say his priorities are screwed up.  Here’s the article…
 
When is this going to stop?  That halo that a lot of people placed on top of his head has all but disappeared and what is revealed is a guy who is not even worth the dirt from the bottom of a soldier’s boot.  The White House is saying Obama is going to give a speech to kids on Tuesday about "studying hard" and "staying in school".  Maybe the kids can give him a speech about how to get along with both sides of the aisle in Congress and how to be bipartisan.  I’m wondering if he’s going to tell these kids that they’re going to be paying for his mistakes well into adulthood.  Now he is one guy I’m ashamed to have as our president.  Everyone he appointed to his Cabinet is no good, and his policies are no good.  Everything about him is no good.  He is now worming his waying into young impressionable minds, and nobody is aware of it.  People are openly scared at how he is running this country.  Maybe that’s the Chicago way of doing things…intimidate people to get what you want.  Every day it’s something else, and it’s never good news when it concerns him and his administration.  Am I the only one who sees this? 
 
QueenBee
 
 

Many conservatives enraged over Obama school speech

By Alan Silverleib
CNN

The White House says President Obama’s address next week to schoolchildren isn’t a policy speech.

 

(CNN) — The White House found itself on the defensive Friday over what would ordinarily be considered the most uncontroversial of events: a back-to-school speech to the nation’s children.

The White House said the address, set for Tuesday, and accompanying suggested lesson plans are simply meant to encourage students to study hard and stay in school.

Many conservative parents aren’t buying it. They’re convinced the president is going to use the opportunity to press a partisan political agenda on impressionable young minds.

"Thinking about my kids in school having to listen to that just really upsets me," suburban Colorado mother Shanneen Barron told CNN Denver affiliate KMGH. "I’m an American. They are Americans, and I don’t feel that’s OK. I feel very scared to be in this country with our leadership right now." Watch how some parents are upset »

School administrators are caught in the middle of the controversy. Some have decided to show the president’s speech, while others will not. Many, such as Wellesley, Massachusetts, superintendent Bella Wong, are deciding on a class-by-class basis, leaving the decision in the hands of individual teachers.

"The president of the United States has asked us to facilitate his outreach to students. And in that vein, we have decided to honor the request," Wong told CNN. "We’ll trust in his judgment."

Republican leaders have not shied away from the debate. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a possible contender for the GOP’s 2012 presidential nomination, said Friday the classroom is no place to show a video address from Obama. Watch the debate over the president’s speech »

"At a minimum it’s disruptive. Number two, it’s uninvited. And number three, if people would like to hear his message they can, on a voluntary basis, go to YouTube or some other source and get it. I don’t think he needs to force it upon the nation’s school children," he told reporters at the Minnesota State fair.

Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer released a statement this week accusing Obama of using taxpayer money to "indoctrinate" children.

"As the father of four children, I am absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama’s socialist ideology," Greer said.

"The idea that school children across our nation will be forced to watch the president justify his plans … is not only infuriating, but goes against beliefs of the majority of Americans, while bypassing American parents through an invasive abuse of power."

Nonsense, the White House replied.

"The goal of the speech and the lesson plans is to challenge students to work hard, stay in school and dramatically reduce the dropout rate," an administration spokesman said. "This isn’t a policy speech. It’s a speech designed to encourage kids to stay in school."

White House officials noted that Obama’s speech, which will be available for anyone to view on the Web on Monday, is not unprecedented. President George H.W. Bush delivered a nationally televised speech to students from a Washington D.C., school in the fall of 1991, encouraging them to say no to drugs and work hard.

In November 1988, President Ronald Reagan delivered more politically charged remarks that were made available to students nationwide. Among other things, Reagan called taxes "such a penalty on people that there’s no incentive for them to prosper … because they have to give so much to the government."

Charles Saylors, president of the national Parent Teacher Association, said the uproar over Obama’s speech is "sad."

"The president of the United States, regardless of political affiliation, should be able to have a presentation and have a pep talk, if you will, to America’s students," he told CNN.

Some of the controversy surrounding Obama’s speech stems from a proposed lesson plan created by the Education Department to accompany the address. An initial version of the plan recommended that students draft letters to themselves discussing "what they can do to help the president."

The letters "would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals," the plan stated.

After pressure from conservatives, the White House said that the plan was not artfully worded, and distributed a revised version encouraging students to write letters about how they can "achieve their short-term and long-term education goals."

A number of the president’s critics, however, were not placated.

"As far as I’m concerned this is not civics education — it gives the appearance of creating a cult of personality," said Oklahoma state Sen. Steve Russell, a Republican.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dismissed the whole dispute Friday as part of "the silly season."

The administration, while acknowledging it made a mistake with the initial lesson plan, has been frustrated by the controversy, said CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry.

It was a much different atmosphere when Bush made similar remarks 18 years ago, Henry noted.

"Let’s face it. You didn’t really have blogs. You didn’t have as many cable networks out there as you do now," Henry said. "I think people just sort of take something and blow it out of proportion in this environment right now."

The controversy is the latest example of how sharply polarized political debate has become.

"Ninety percent of Americans who identify with the president’s party approve of him, but 85 percent of those who belong to the opposition party disapprove," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

"In that kind of environment, almost nothing Obama does is immune from politics."

 

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queen bee you are a fruitcake….go back to school and learn grammar from Obama

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