Skip to comments.Schools to Big Brother Barack: Stay Out!
Posted on 09/04/2009 5:38:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
When Barack Obama won Florida last November the first Democrat to take the Sunshine State since FDR many saw it as a sign of centrist GOP Governor Charlie Crist's moderating influence. But lately, Florida's disgruntled Republicans aren't looking very moderate. This week, in fact, the peninsula's GOP registered arguably the loudest outcry over the education speech President Obama plans to deliver to U.S. primary and secondary students via webcast and C-Span next Tuesday. In perhaps the most over-the-top performance, state Republican Chairman Jim Greer called it an attempt to use "our children to spread liberal propaganda" and "President Obama's socialist ideology."
Thanks in large part to the Administration's ham-handed advance work, the strident conservative anger that erupted this summer over health-care reform has shifted from town halls to school halls. On the surface, Obama's intentions for Tuesday seem nothing more threatening than a presidential pep talk about taking education seriously. But some ill-advised prep material from the Education Department like suggestions that teachers have students write letters on "how to help the President" and recommendations that those pupils read his books has left the door ajar (and that's all it seems to take these days) for Republican charges that Obama "wants to indoctrinate our kids," as Clara Dean, GOP chairwoman of Florida's Collier County, puts it. (Read Joe Klein on Barack Obama's August to forget.)
The public school systems in both Collier and next-door Lee counties, a conservative pocket in southwest Florida that includes Naples, announced Thursday that their students won't be seeing Obama's speech.
(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...
They don’t need your ed-jew-kay-shun
They don’t need your thot contro
This sleazy Baracko school indoctrination session has such a Hitleresque feel to it. This is another impeachable moment for Hussein.
Is the author of this piece an idiot? Clinton won Florida in 1996, Carter won it in 1976, LBJ won it in 1964, and Truman won it in 1948.
I thought Carter won Florida in 1976.
All in all, you are just another barack in the wall.
Yes, that’s why Time hired him...
My son’s school district said no. I called the superintendent and thanked him.
Uh. Truman '48, Johnson '64, Carter '76, Clinton '96.
They never get it right. And I hate that my state voted for the Zero.
He did. You and I are both smarter than a Time staffer. No surprise there.
Well, it made me go HUH too but I was too lazy to look it up. Thanks.
Hey, Obama! Leave those kids alone!
SHUT UP, ALL OF YOU!!
Don’t you know that Kim Il Sung and Kim Jung Il, er, I mean Barrack Hussein Obama (Oops, they are tricking me by blending together!) KNOW what’s good for us and our chid-ren???
Shut up or you go to the FEMA camp.
My three children in HS, Jr. H and elementary don’t start until Thursday so our school system doesn’t worry about this.
To the latter, no it isn't. Let it run.
It will set the precedent for TOTAL CONTROL whenever we conservatives regain power. Except it won't be "CONTROL", it will be "FREEDOM" -- no more liberal garbage ever. We can expunge that poison forever from our schools, "our" news media, from our courts and our government.
0.999 / sarc (to you dimwit fascist libs, that means I am not supporting this --not quite-- but just keep it up)
How many school officials would be willing to bet their jobs that President Obama doesn’t say anything political? Would they be willing to resign if their guarantees are viewed as false?
Were children ever asked to write about being inspired by the man? Serve the man?
Did Reagan ever claim that that "shining city on a hill" was his creation?
All the other presidents were about America! America! America! America!
Obama would not likely deign to lower himself -- he'd have to go back on the apology tours and apologize for himself this time.
In New Hampshire, the Manchester city schools opted out. The Supt said that the prez is considered an outside speaker, which requires parental consent, and there’s no time to do that before Tuesday.
“...the peninsula’s GOP registered arguably the loudest outcry over the education speech President Obama plans to deliver to U.S. primary and secondary students via webcast...”
Not even close. Obviously the writer has not checked in with Texas.
And they say religion isn't allowed in schools...
If he’s smart, he’s spending the weekend rewriting the speech to take out anything political. It will be the next speech and the rest that will slowly pull the kids along.
“Is the author of this piece an idiot? Clinton won Florida in 1996, Carter won it in
Ah, dear sir, you forget that most “journalists” today are probably an average age of 25 and a product of our wonnerful, wonnerful, U.S. edukacional sistim where histry ain’t no longer nesscary.
I’ll bet this journalist can tell you how many acres of rain forest are ‘lost’ each year, as well as the importance of saving every snail darter on the planet, and eating only organic food, and driving a Prius, and, and, well, you know, IMPORTANT facts.
1. In perhaps the most over-the-top performance, state Republican Chairman Jim Greer called it an attempt to use "our children to spread liberal propaganda" and "President Obama's socialist ideology." "Over the top"? Does this writer not recognize propoganda when he sees it?
2. Thanks in large part to the Administration's ham-handed advance work, the strident conservative anger that erupted this summer... Ah. It isn't about what Obama is DOING, it's about how ham-handed he's been in implementing it. Right, BRIGHT BOY writer for Time! You've really got your finger on the pulse -- NOT!
3. .... and recommendations that those pupils read [Obama's] books. Ah ... er, no, Mr. Pseudo-Newsman, though it probably seems a fine point to you, it should be "recommendations that those puplils read books about Obama," specifically ones written for very young readers in early grades, which are pure propoganda (as have been discussed elsewhere on Free Republic).
Limbaugh and Zeigler are right. This is media malpractice, professional malpractice. Shame on the advertisers that make such media malpractice tenable.
ACORN and obama’s security force say that Conservatives will never take control. The only Conservatives will take control is to beat them in the street. From what I have seen, Conservatives don’t have the stomache for that.
Don’t give them an excuse is the cry. well, when they get ready to mobve they won’ need an excuse. Anything that happens, according to the media, is always the Conservative’s fault.
Yes we have to stop these liberal ass clowns and Obama (the biggest ass clown of all) before we start having All-Barack ALL night and day, I am so sick of him as it is. Did you also notice, that post office commercial? In it there is a postal worker that I swear they chose because he looks just like Obama, he even stands likes him and has the same build...another form of Barack mind control. Maybe it is a sign though, because that is the only kind of job Barack is qualified for. Maybe he can get that job when we impeach his ass.
Too late - our kids have being indoctrinated for years.
As if that weren't enough already!
Speaking of North Korea, did you see today where they announced they have hit on a new method for making a nuke that should allow them to have a real one up and running soon? Hopefully it is just more hot air, but you never know, maybe someone gave them blueprints(like the traitors in our government).
Libs like Padgett have been telling me for years that Gore won Florida in 2000....
My child is grown but her daughter is still in school, the school just called here and left a message they have “No plans to show his speech”. BTW, this is in CA. They evidently were swamped with calls from pi**ed off parents. This is one of the Reddest counties in cA.
****Too late - our kids have being indoctrinated for years.****
But not by a Marxist, Muslim President one on one in a classroom setting with homework assigned as well. This is so Hitleresque as to fit a carbon copy mold.
After full consideration of all evidence I would say there is a little better than a 100% chance that "Tim Padgett is an IDIOT"
Well, yes. Given that that advance work included a lesson plan mandating that the kids write a letter to themselves detailing how they could help the President, that is at least ham-handed. That isn't a pep talk about studying harder. It isn't an exhortation to stay in school. It isn't a celebration of the value of education. It's a demand for the sort of self-criticism that is so very popular at re-education camps populated by political prisoners. If the author is implying it's silly to be concerned about that he simply isn't very intelligent.
Yeah, and everyone knows Gore actually won FL, but Bush stole it. /eyeroll
I have a memory of watching the 96 election returns.
My mother wondered why Florida was going for Clinton.