Well, the right wing of my party warned me about exposing my kids to the President's brainwashing.....I should've listened based on the script release of the President's speech to school children across the country today. It will take me a long, long time to straighten them out. But don't take my word for it. Here are some excerpts from the speech:
My fellow socialists.....er, uh, I mean Americans. You hold the power to turn this country to the dark side! We need more people like Robin Hood, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor....and we need to do it through taxes! We Democrats know what is best for you...you tell your parents that.....we'll take care of you. Go ahead now, drop out of school and get pregnant because that's when our party will really shine for you.
Work? Who wants to work, right? You need to let the rich work and support you....that's the only way to live. The more we redistribute their wealth the happier everyone will be. Oh yeah, now, don't forget Republicans are bad people....they want to let you rot in the street and hold you down. I want you to live free......love free.......go out and have sex, do it, right now! And I don't care with who.
Finally, you need to quit going to church....that's right....you let mother earth be your sanctuary. Go out and hug some trees. And while you're doing that, go stand in a welfare line and demand your food stamps and welfare check....Uncle Barack is gonna take good care of you. Now, for your homework, I want you to take home those coloring sheets of Nancy Pelosi dressed as deity, and smoke some crack while coloring....the colors are more vibrant that way.
For crying out loud.....what did these folks think he was going to say? This debate over the President speaking to our school children fueled by right wing talk show hosts, creating an insidious rage among parents is probably a new low for my party. I was probably the biggest Reagan fan there was and as little I thought of Bill Clinton, I would have been happy if Bill had used his presidency to encourage kids to make wise choices, study and stay in school. What on earth have we become? People actually saying that the President was going to brainwash our kids? Calling it propaganda for Nazism and Socialism? Do those people even know what that is? Please tell me that this isn't really happening in our country.....that people are not this gullible to buy into this crap.....and so full of hate to espouse it.
These are actual excerpts:
"I expect you to get serious this year, I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do. I expect great things from each of you. So don't let us down — don't let your family or your country or yourself down. Make us all proud. I know you can do it."
Despite the schools that blacked out the president because of parent protests, which were most vehement in Republican areas, his brainwashing did get out (God forbid). I heard one commentator say that if this kind of speech is socialism, then 80% of mom and dad's in this country must be socialists. Those who protested this should be feeling pretty stupid today-except for those who only wanted higher ratings....they're laughing at you. Way to go parents!
I might also add that the last three Republican presidents also addressed school children....can you imagine folks protesting President Reagan speaking to our kids here in river city? They likely would have been tarred & feathered.....although I think we were much more civil to each other back then.