Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Obama School Speech Indoctrinates Youth

Despite opposition from such mainstream adversaries as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, President Barack Obama spoke to school children today, making a controversial speech (full text here) with content sure to be debated for generations. President Obama began the speech ingratiatingly by sympathizing with the long-held and contentious student position that summer is too short. He then began an immediate recruitment into his cult of personality by boasting about his privileged upbringing by a poor, single mother.

Obama went on to make a number of controversial and highly politicized points:
  • teachers have responsibility "for inspiring you, and pushing you to learn"
  • in a swipe at TV-watching and video playing game-parents, he claimed in a blatant shot at Microsoft that it was a parental responsibility to ensure that kids do homework and not "spend every waking hour in front of the TV or with that Xbox." (Antitrust experts are still trying to figure out whether this portends a reopening of the antitrust settlement reached with Microsoft some years back. On the other hand, this may have been a subtle version of product placement.)
But this was just the beginning. Students, Obama argued, could be serve themselves by staying in school, respecting their teachers, studying hard, participating in school activities, setting goals, and having a vision for their own futures. At one point, he even made a veiled allusion to his support of the homosexual lifestyle and agenda ("Maybe you’ll decide to stand up for kids who are being teased or bullied because of who they are or how they look").

Repeatedly, Obama attempted to recruit new members of his cult and party by stressing the importance of education and by citing the achievements of minority students who had overcome great odds. He alluded to only a single white student, and even that one had the highly ethnic last name of "Schultz." The president's message was clear: If your name is Cartwright, Cleaver, or Clampett, there's no place for you in the educated world of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party...

Don Parker has the Republican response here...

Sing an American Tune...

10 comments:

Annette said...

Great wrap up.. I am afraid.. very afraid.. I think I better hide my kiddies and bar the doors...lol Oh wait, my kid is grown and my door is open...great.. guess I don't have to worry about it...lol

Foxessa said...

It doesn't matter. This is the response now to O's speech to the kids:

"Again this President speaks to the poor, disadvantaged, MINORITY in this country. Has he nothing to offer the rest of us?"

Love, C.

Blogalot said...

Zing! Nice post, Paul. I couldn't do it without my head exploding.

mommapolitico said...

Beautifully delivered, K., O Master of The Tongue in Cheek! Honestly, it's the best sarcasm I've seen on the topic (though the link to the Repub response wasn't shabby, either)!

And new lines in NOLA...took a Dem to do the infrastructure, huh?

Gret post, as always. Hope you don't mind that I have you in my blogroll as one of my fave reads. You rock, Man.

Roy said...

They don't really object to what he might have had to say in his speech. What they didn't want was their children seeing an actual black man as the POTUS, up on the screen where it couldn't be avoided or denied. They don't really care what he believes or what his policies are; they foam at the mouth because he's black and he's President (except for Alan Keyes; he foams at the mouth because that's his natural state), and that turns their narrow, insular little world totally upside down.

Scrumpy said...

;)

willis said...

You being an ex-Texan know how all this playing down here. Wish there was some way to convert "stupid" to oil. Stopped by from Annette's place, count me as a regular!

RobinB said...

Hey K, As a parent of two in the BSD, goody goody now I can withhold my usual generous donation (matched by Msoft) to the BS Foundation this year...and when I meet with Supt. Cudeiro next week I (and many others) can make our voices heard. Didn't hear until yesterday that the kids never saw Obama's speech. Sean found out about it via your site and even then assumed you were talking about Texas and not Bellevue! I hope everyone sends their concerns to Cudeiro and Co over at BSD405.org and the take-home message is this: Thank you BSD for giving us such a great "teachable moment".

K. said...

Thanks all! MP and Willis (ROFL, BTW) -- welcome aboard.

Seriously, my initial response to all the hoow-haw was that it must be a joke. Then I graduated to "you have got to be kidding," then to bargaining then to anger then to acceptance.

K. said...

Well, maybe not acceptance. It sure turned out to be a tempest in a teabag, though.