Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

It's Romney, 16-4 (Vanity)
Me

Posted on 09/12/2012 7:51:35 PM PDT by MacMattico

Four years ago this week, my daughter's 5th grade class took a poll and Obama led McCain in the Presidential race 14- 7. I knew this wasn't a good sign for McCain as even here in upstate NY the annual 5th grade class poll is as accurate as they come. They had picked the winner with almost 100% accuracy since FDR, when this highly scientific poll began (ha ha). They got in wrong with JFK, but my dad always claimed no, they got it right, just to many dead people were allowed to vote in Illinois.

Fast forward to yesterday. Daughter #2 is now a 5th grader in the same school district 5 generations of my family have attended, maybe more. I'm told school wide, the results were basically the same as my daughters class and Romney took the Poll 16-4 in her class. She told me her teacher acted upset and said "Why would so many of you choose Romney?"

Daughter #2 is not shy, was born and adopted from China, and pays attention. She said "I raised my hand and said my parents and I are sick of all these new taxes, spending and we don't like Obamacare. Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing." My daughter said the teacher got mad, and said that Obama wasn't going to raise her taxes. My daughter said "Of course not, I don't have a job. But I saw my father's pay check and they take a lot of money out of it for no good reason. When I ask for a pack of gum my mom has to pay for it or I do. How can Obama keep giving away money without us having to pay it back?" and then also said "I was born in China, you all owe me, just kidding I'm an American!" The teacher, not happy, told her it was some one elses turn to talk. And then cut off the whole conversation when all the kids were talking to each other about taxes, and even if some didn't know what they were, they knew their parents didn't like them.


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: election; president; romney
So, I guess it's going to be President Romney! Interesting how the teacher cut off the conversation quickly when it turned out the kids liked Romney. Even stopped Social Studies early. Daughter's grades should be interesting, she's always loved Social Sudies and Science. I also think she was chosen to speak first because she is Asian, therefore a minority. Must be for Obama. The only thing I told her was next time refer to him as President Obama. Respect the office, however difficult it may be.
1 posted on 09/12/2012 7:51:40 PM PDT by MacMattico
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

“They got in wrong with JFK, but my dad always claimed no, they got it right, just to many dead people were allowed to vote in Illinois.”

Bad news. They still vote ... Dhimmocrat.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 7:57:04 PM PDT by jessduntno ("President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people." - Clint Eastwood)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

If everything in the class was normal the teacher probably voted 4 times.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 7:58:18 PM PDT by kempster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

Sounds like you’ve got an astute kiddo, well raised.

And yes, school polls have been strikingly accurate for decades.

Fingers crossed!


4 posted on 09/12/2012 7:58:32 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico
I was born in China, you all owe me, just kidding I'm an American!

With that sense of humor to complement those smarts, she will go far.

5 posted on 09/12/2012 8:01:39 PM PDT by aposiopetic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

Smart little girl you have there! This is proof that kids do listen to the things their parents talk about.

My son was in the 3rd grade last year. One day his class was sitting on the floor in a circle, and the teacher was leading a discussion about what each of them would change in America if they were able. My son enthusiastically raised his hand and said, “The President!”

I wonder where he got that idea from... :-0


6 posted on 09/12/2012 8:04:04 PM PDT by MNGal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

The Scholastic poll will be interesting in October. it has been right for nearly every year, including Bush in 2000. Interesting how accurate it is most years, with only two exceptions: They picked Nixon instead of JFK and Dewey instead of Truman.

http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3750501


7 posted on 09/12/2012 8:04:20 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno
I know. :( My dad has sense passed away but is still registered to vote in NY. My mom always votes absentee because she is in poor health and can't get around. They've asked her for close to 10 years if her husband will be voting absentee also, and she continually tells them he has died. But he's still on the voter roll...
8 posted on 09/12/2012 8:06:15 PM PDT by MacMattico
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico
The only thing I told her was next time refer to him as President Obama. Respect the office, however difficult it may be.

I agree. keep the title President in there. President Odinga or something like that.

9 posted on 09/12/2012 8:06:41 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

Were they given a “none of the above” choice? Did some abstain, as I would have done?


10 posted on 09/12/2012 8:08:29 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MNGal

After election day my grandaughter ( kindergarten at the time) was given an obama sticker. she promptly peeled it off and crumpled it and threw it into the waste basket. she sees my paycheck too.


11 posted on 09/12/2012 8:08:39 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: MNGal

Ha!


12 posted on 09/12/2012 8:09:18 PM PDT by MacMattico
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: steve86

President Obamaloney


13 posted on 09/12/2012 8:09:41 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

Love it! Fingers crossed here,too! Thanks for posting....I needed something to make me smile, today =)


14 posted on 09/12/2012 8:12:48 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

In 1984, my class was asked who they wanted for President. All but one picked Reagan. That approximately equals the electoral vote that year.

I was shocked when I got into the real world how many productive people were fooled by the democrat party and supported it against their own interests.


15 posted on 09/12/2012 8:14:16 PM PDT by ilgipper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rwfromkansas

Both instances of two well documented cases of voter fraud if I have ever scene it!


16 posted on 09/12/2012 8:14:40 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

My grandchildren are home schooled. Mom attended the University of Dallas. They know who James Madison was.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 8:14:59 PM PDT by calico_thompson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

“So, I guess it’s going to be President Romney! Interesting how the teacher cut off the conversation quickly when it turned out the kids liked Romney. Even stopped Social Studies early. Daughter’s grades should be interesting, she’s always loved Social Sudies and Science. I also think she was chosen to speak first because she is Asian, therefore a minority. Must be for Obama. The only thing I told her was next time refer to him as President Obama. Respect the office, however difficult it may be.”

Thx for the lovely story and congrats on yr daughter and her upraising.


18 posted on 09/12/2012 8:15:47 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico
From the story..."when all the kids were talking to each other about taxes, and even if some didn't know what they were, they knew their parents didn't like them."

One good way to teach a youngster about taxes is to give them the exact amount of money to buy a pack of gum at its sticker price, but don't give them any more, even if they ask. See how they respond to sales tax. They will remember it.

19 posted on 09/12/2012 8:20:36 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aposiopetic
Should of been there when she asked a couple of hippie looking college kids “You've got an Obama sticker on your car? Are all hippies crazy?” I about died. But at 10 years old, only weighing 49 pounds and a height of 49 inches people think she's about 6 and so cute they can't get mad. I told her this will not always be the case. The college kids laughed and said the Obama sticker was old, they were voting Green. As we walked away, she said at least they're not voting for Obama, but how can they vote for a color? I had to explain that one.
20 posted on 09/12/2012 8:22:20 PM PDT by MacMattico
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico
...refer to him as President Obama.

I have never called that Marxist usurper 'president', and I never will.

21 posted on 09/12/2012 8:22:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: steve86

“Did some abstain, as I would have done?”

They probably only teach “safe” voting - abstinence not encouraged.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 8:23:31 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico
She told me her teacher acted upset and said "Why would so many of you choose Romney?"

Because they want their daddies to have jobs so they can afford some clothes and new iPhones. Like, duh!

23 posted on 09/12/2012 8:30:44 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rwfromkansas

Will also be interesting that one bell weather city and which Halloween mask sells better.


24 posted on 09/12/2012 8:33:48 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico
The only thing I told her was next time refer to him as President Obama. Respect the office, however difficult it may be.

Someone ALWAYS has to pander in some way to the RAT bastard communist pig muzzlim. How 'bout we call him by my favorite name, 0dumb0sh_t!!! That's what he really is. We are in a war against 0dumb0 and the socialist RAT bastard demoRATs, and the time for pandering to the dems & media is long past due. 0dumb0 doesn't deserve one ounce of respect for his deliberate atrocities that he has committed against the USA. It's time we fight back and take our country back, by force if necessary. Good for your daughter that she only called him 0bama. She could have clarified and called him Buruk Insane 0dumb0!

25 posted on 09/12/2012 8:34:36 PM PDT by rcrngroup
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

Good story. Thanks for sharing. You are doing a good job with your daughter too it seems. (:


26 posted on 09/12/2012 8:35:39 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

Your daughter ROCKS! I see politics in her future for sure. Loved how she totally schooled that liberal teacher


27 posted on 09/12/2012 8:36:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rwfromkansas

That’s scary. Scholastic. I’m guessing that in some way they are “related” to the NEA.


28 posted on 09/12/2012 8:37:01 PM PDT by PearlHarbor2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: rcrngroup

I don’t personally call him president, but at 10, in a public school, I just think she needs to make her case respectfully.


29 posted on 09/12/2012 8:38:59 PM PDT by MacMattico
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico; The_Reader_David
at 10 years old, only weighing 49 pounds and a height of 49 inches people think she's about 6 and so cute they can't get mad. I told her this will not always be the case.

She is blessed with charisma, so don't be so sure.

As we walked away, she said at least they're not voting for Obama, but how can they vote for a color? I had to explain that one.

We all do.

This reminds me of a story recounted by Frederica Mathewes-Greene:

My young nephew Thomas had been attending an Orthodox church with his dad for several months, and must have been impressed by an exclamation the priest makes at the turning point of the service. When the Scripture readings and sermon are concluded, the priest says, “The doors! The doors! In wisdom, let us attend!” In the ancient Church this signaled the deacon to shut the church doors behind departing nonmembers. From this point forward, the faithful would be entering into the holy mystery of the Eucharist. Only the baptized were allowed to remain.

In today’s Orthodox churches no doors are shut and no one is scooted out of the building, but it still makes for a dramatic moment. So when Thomas saw a bumper sticker commemorating the rock band “The Doors,” he told his dad, “That guy must be Orthodox!”

30 posted on 09/12/2012 8:39:29 PM PDT by aposiopetic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: 9YearLurker

Pro ing on e again that the majority of voters are not smarter than a 5th grader...

:-)


31 posted on 09/12/2012 8:49:40 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Windflier

“I have never called that Marxist usurper ‘president’, and I never will.

Mega dittos!


32 posted on 09/12/2012 8:51:18 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

God bless the little piker! Giving the teacher and education!


33 posted on 09/12/2012 9:04:10 PM PDT by PGR88
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico
Seems like your raising a good Republican..

I have an adopted son and I did a good job with him also..

He went to a private college and on a bulletin board in his lab class he posted a sign of a ‘hot’ chick..and he made a sign that said..I'm a good Republican, with family values and I love nude beaches.’ came home and asked if I though he did a good job on that poster????? I still laugh about it...

34 posted on 09/12/2012 9:05:35 PM PDT by haircutter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico; MNGal

Our grandkids 6 and 5 were at a public air show in MKE, WI and C-Span was there, handing out nice rulers with all the president’s pictures on one side. My grandson said “oh there’s President Obama - we don’t like him because he takes all mommy and daddy’s money”.....and my granddaughter, said - yah... that’s right! Our daughter was so proud of them and she said the other folks gathering around to get the free ruler were chuckling and laughing, too.

Great stuff from the mouths of babes. Well you must admit, those of us here in Wisconsin have been through the election battle for 18 months plus! We are ready to hand Wisconsin to Romney and our next VP Paul Ryan. Gotta work hard to make that happen.


35 posted on 09/12/2012 9:11:35 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gil4

Clever reply.


36 posted on 09/12/2012 9:12:26 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: aposiopetic

That’s funny! We’re Catholic and I’ve always been honest with my daughter and when she asked me if most Chinese people were Catholic, I told her no, they weren’t, and they weren’t Christian either. As a parent you expect perhaps a long drawn out, maybe even sad talk about why or why not. She just said “Well maybe THAT’S China’s problem!” and went back to riding her bike.


37 posted on 09/12/2012 9:15:05 PM PDT by MacMattico
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: aposiopetic
欢迎FreeRepublic我的朋友!
38 posted on 09/12/2012 9:17:20 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico
Sounds like the children are trying to tell the parents something. Hopefully they'll listen.
39 posted on 09/12/2012 9:18:23 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WaterWeWaitinFor

I hope your hard work pays off and Wisconsin goes Red!


40 posted on 09/12/2012 9:22:42 PM PDT by MacMattico
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico
She just said “Well maybe THAT’S China’s problem!”

Out of the mouth of babes...hast thou ordained strength :)

41 posted on 09/12/2012 9:26:12 PM PDT by aposiopetic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

Hey I loved this story...thanks for sharing and making us just a bit happier this evening.


42 posted on 09/12/2012 9:28:11 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico

Fellow adoptive parent high 5 to you!


43 posted on 09/12/2012 9:32:48 PM PDT by kimchi lover ("I can see November from Wisconsin")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kimchi lover

Right back at ya!


44 posted on 09/12/2012 9:48:38 PM PDT by MacMattico
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico
MacMattico said: "But he's still on the voter roll... "

It might be interesting to find out when was the last time your dad voted.

45 posted on 09/12/2012 10:04:47 PM PDT by William Tell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MacMattico
They got in wrong with JFK, but my dad always claimed no, they got it right, just too many dead people were allowed to vote in Illinois.

I don't believe that Illinois has disenfranchised the dead in the meantime.

46 posted on 09/13/2012 6:14:48 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aposiopetic

I am starting to attend the Orthodox church myself, my grandma was Russian Orthodox and I want to know about it


47 posted on 09/13/2012 6:37:12 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson