At least as far back as the Reagan Administration the President has made a televised speech directly to school children.
Obama is going to speak about staying in school and persistence as a key to success in life.
George H. W. Bush spoke to kids about being drug-free in addition to his education message. In fact, here’s an excerpt:
“Let me leave you with a simple message: Every time you walk through that classroom door, make it your mission to get a good education. Don’t do it just because your parents, or even the President, tells you. Do it for yourselves. Do it for your future. And while you’re at it, help a little brother or sister to learn, or maybe even Mom or Dad. Let me know how you’re doing. Write me a letter — and I’m serious about this one – write me a letter about ways you can help us achieve our goals. I think you know the address.”
- Pres. George H.W. Bush Oct. 1, 1991 in a nationally televised address to students.
I don’t recall any outrage when that transpired.
Ronald Reagan actually spoke to high school aged children and pushed his thoughts on tax cuts and other Reaganomics. Tax cuts? Is that a relevant issue to high school kids or is that planting the seeds of your agenda on unsuspecting ears in hopes that they’ll subtly confuse supposition for fact? What do they call that when that happens, hmm? Oh yeah… Indoctrination!!
Hell, even George W. Bush did what he could by reading The Pet Goat amidst a group of elementary schoolers – I presume he had them around to help with the big words – as the defining day of his presidency happened around him.
With all of this in mind I humbly ask you absolute fucking morons living on the lunatic fringe to please find something worthwhile to create conspiracy theories about. Bigfoot. Aliens. Lesbians in real life that even approach the hotness of lesbians in porn. Anything, really.
The President’s speech will come and go in the time it takes many of you to get an oil change on your lunch break, but you’re insistent on turning it into the manifesto that will someday topple freedom. It would be fucking hilarious if there weren’t so many people that actually bought into the madness…
Even better than that, if you are so upset by your overwhelming defeat in the recent elections, then spend your days and nights coming up with viable ideas and candidates to counter the Democrats instead of trying to incite torch-carrying mobs of Wal-Mart shoppers screaming, “Socialism!!!!”
The best possibility, and also the one that I am convinced is no longer possible: Stop playing Us Against Them games and work with the opposition to reach a compromise that everyone can be happy with. It’s called progress. I looked it up and apparently it used to occur.
Finally, a parting message for Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, et al. – Shut. The. Fuck. Up. You are the problem, not the solution.
Every day that passes makes me more certain that I am not from this planet…