Skip to comments.Academics Celebrate Obama Prematurely
Posted on 09/27/2012 8:23:15 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
Even given the longstanding urge of academics to treat Democratic presidents the way the Catholic Church once treated saints, the academic Left may have been a bit hasty when it rushed to canonize the current occupant of the White House. When I still taught there, Id walk past classrooms at Georgia Perimeter College and hear Obamas speeches played for students, Mary Grabar remembers. Professors took entire classes to watch his inauguration in the assembly hall.
They had Obama-Biden campaign material tacked up on the doors of their offices. Grabar currently teaches at Emory.
For fall semester 2012, freshmen at Emory University can fulfill composition requirements by enrolling in ENG 101: Barack Obamas Fighting Words: Interpreting Rhetoric in Historical Contexts, Grabar reports. The course promises to focus on Obamas most important speeches between his 2008 and 2012 presidential bids and to compare them to speeches of other historically significant figures, like Abraham Lincoln, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. DuBois, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jeremiah Wright, and Hillary Clinton.
Required textbooks include Obamas two autobiographies and a collection of his speeches, titled Words That Changed a Nation: The Most Celebrated and Influential Speeches of Barack Obama and Power in Words: The Stories behind Barack Obamas Speeches from the State House to the White House.
Nor are the Peach States universities by any means alone in their enthusiasm for the audacious dreamer in chief: In the spring of 2010, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, offered ENGL 340, Barack Obama and the African American Rhetorical Tradition, Grabar observes.
Moreover, one does not have to wait until ones college years to become immersed in Obama studies. The eighth-grade McDougal Littell Literature textbook, published in 2008, had a 15-page spread on Obama, Grabar relates.
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I am looking forward to the day when Obama will be revealed for who he really is, and is ridiculed from the public platform for the rest of his life.
Academics Celebrate Obama Prematurely
Evidently they suffer from Premature Obamanation.
Sucks for them.
What effing skill does such a class impart that is remotely marketable?
Premature Obamulation is definitely a liberal condition.
What exactly does the author mean by this?
I hope they suffer Premature Micturation on November 7th.
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