“The Department of Education should not be producing paid political advertising for the president, it should be helping us to produce smarter students.” – Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives
Finally, the leader of the Democrat party is on record regarding the President’s speech to America’s school children. Refreshing, isn’t it?
Well, don’t get too excited. These words were spoken by Rep. Dick Gephardt (D-MO) in response to a speech that was given by President George H. W. Bush in 1991, and he wasn’t alone in his objections:
It is outrageous for the White House to “start using precious dollars for campaigns” when “we are struggling for every silly dime we can get” for education programs. – Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.)
If Bush feels obliged to use government funds to hire outside consultants “to make him look good,” then he should fire some of the public relations experts on the White House payroll. “Then the president might be more sympathetic to unemployment benefits.” – Rep. Martin Frost (D-TX)
So, where are the objections from today’s Democrats regarding the messiah’s planned speech next week to school children across the nation?
Aren’t they concerned about the Department of Education being used to produce paid political advertising? Don’t they worry about spending “precious” dollars while money is so tight? Isn’t the use of government funds to “make (Obama) look good” during a time of high unemployment a problem for today’s Democrat leaders?
I think we all know the answer to those questions, don’t we?
During yesterday’s press conference, Robert Gibbs told the media that it was “silly” to question the motives of the chosen one. After all, all he was going to do was encourage students to “study hard and stay in school.” Of course, the fact that training materials were handed out to teachers that required students to “support the President’s agenda” (which have since been deleted) was conveniently ignored by Mr. Gibbs.
It appears that Democrats have a big problem with the President of the United States using the power of his office to influence the youth of America, unless the person holding the office is another Democrat.
Besides, who would dare question the motives of the messiah? It’s not like he has a background of questionable relationships with fascists, socialists, terrorists, communists, Black Liberationists, etc, etc, etc. who believe with Obama that America needs a “fundamental transformation,” right?
So relax, America. The Educator-in-Chief has everything under control.
What others had to say:
- Dems attacked Bush’s school speech – Joanne Jacobs
- Gibbs on Obama’s school speech: Mellow out – Hot Air
- Of Barack Obama’s Speech to Children and the Central Usurpation of Powers – Fort Hard Knox
- Barack Obama’s speech to school kids draws fire – Goodtimepolitics
- Is Obama after your children? – The Strident Conservative
- I Wish I Were in Public School Again – Tarheeltalker
- The New Pledge Of Allegiance – Sigmund, Carl and Alfred
- Sept 8th… Here are two of the books on Obama your kids are expected to read…
- Broward County FL schools: No, you can’t opt out of Obama speech – Michelle Malkin