Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Obama Threatens to Spread Liberal Cooties

So now the neo-con hysterics are afraid their children will catch... what, tolerance? ...by listening to President Obama. He's offered written copies of his comments, which simply emphasize the importance of education and staying in school. But apparently that's a wild-eyed liberal's agenda, and the neonuts are having none of it - they're actually planning to keep their children out of school rather than subject them to such outrageous heresy. (I wonder if this isn't a somewhat slow-moving stream of Darwinism.)

Kerry says that the very same thing happened when Bushie Senior was planning to speak to schoolchildren; that liberals were up in arms and accused him of trying to propagandize his message. I don't remember this happening at all. Does anyone else? Not to say that Democrats aren't capable of separate but equal acts of idiocracy, I just don't recall this event.
From my pal, Anon: When Bush Spoke to Schoolchildren, Democrats Investigated, Held Hearings. I wonder if Anon actually read the article, which seems to support my contentions:

Unlike the Obama speech, in 1991 most of the controversy came after, not before, the president's school appearance. The day after Bush spoke, the Washington Post published a front-page story suggesting the speech was carefully staged for the president's political benefit. "The White House turned a Northwest Washington junior high classroom into a television studio and its students into props," the Post reported.

...the General Accounting Office concluded that the Bush administration had not acted improperly. "The speech itself and the use of the department's funds to support it, including the cost of the production contract, appear to be legal," the GAO wrote in a letter to Chairman Ford. "The speech also does not appear to have violated the restrictions on the use of appropriations for publicity and propaganda."Good for the goose, etc.
I call this the Socks on the Floor Theory, aka It's Different When I/We Do it. From one commenter:
The President has every right to speak to the children of the country. It's a good opportunity [if taken advantage of] to have a smart discussion about politics and how our government in general works. Sadly I feel people who are attempting to boycott the speech show an indefendable overreaction and will be looked upon rather silly.
Thanks, Anon.


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Beth said...

I'm still mad at Eisenhower for meddling into school children's affairs when he started the President's Council on Physical Fitness. I got my patch when I was in 7th grade, and am sure it was a plot to indoctrinate me somehow. As an adult, I've tried to forget the lessons I was taught and reject all physical fitness as government propaganda.

La Cootina said...

ROFL! I'm sure you're right; the obesity epidemic is just a form of protest, right?

Beth said...

You said it, sister!