Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hide Your Children!

Remember post-racial America? Anyone? You know, the days when the President of the United States could tell kids to stay in school and study hard?
Back in 1991 it was okay for President Bush to talk to kids. Nobody yanked their kids out of school when President Reagan did it in 1986. Hell, his speech was a political tome about defense and "America's agenda for the future."

So, now President Obama is accused of trying to brainwash the young. That's their parents job. Only parents can teach their children to disrespect the President. President Obama actually told kids they could do what he did - work hard and stay in school.

"Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide." From whitehouse.gov

What everyone missed was that if you play his speech backwards, at slow speed, the President is actually telling students, "support the health reform plan and kill Granny."

Former First Lady Laura Bush told CNN its part of the President's job to encourage school children. She said while parents had the right to yank their kids out of school and censor what the kids hear, "I also think its really important for everyone to respect the president of the United States."

Former family-values Congressman Newt Gingrich (speaking on Fox News and the "Today Show") also encouraged kids to listen to the speech.
If only the protesters could take as strong a stand for education as they do against the President of the United States.

Meanwhile, Microsoft gazillionaire Bill Gates is launching his own education drive. Gates' "Get Schooled Initiative" is a 5 year plan to boost graduation rates among high school and college students. That is, if they're parents don't object.