Skip to comments.It's Romney, 16-4 (Vanity)
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.
Out of the mouth of babes...hast thou ordained strength :)
Hey I loved this story...thanks for sharing and making us just a bit happier this evening.
Fellow adoptive parent high 5 to you!
Right back at ya!
It might be interesting to find out when was the last time your dad voted.
I don't believe that Illinois has disenfranchised the dead in the meantime.
I am starting to attend the Orthodox church myself, my grandma was Russian Orthodox and I want to know about it