Comments on: The First Draft: Backlash against Obama’s classroom message http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/04/the-first-draft-backlash-against-obamas-classroom-message/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/04/the-first-draft-backlash-against-obamas-classroom-message/comment-page-2/#comment-397105 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 13:14:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19793#comment-397105 Our school here in IL chose not to air the speech. There was small demonstration but it was done in good taste and there were no major incidents.Personally, after reading the speech and it turned out harmless, it’s okay that he spoke to the nation yeaterday…However, after I voted NO that I would rather not have my kids daily education interupted in on line poll. One of my old high school aquaintances made what I thought was disturbing remark on my facebaook page:”I just finished watching the speech with my 8 year old and afterwards he asked me if he could go read for an extra half hour to become a better student. Can you believe the nerve of the president to encourage this type of behavior in my eight year old. Should we hang him or lynch him? Get a life Mike!”Gee, I guess if you’re a parent that relies on a politician to motivate your kids then you’re also the one’s that are first in line for the hand out… My kids don’t need ANY politician to motivate them. They have their Mom, me and their TEACHERS to do that. If their teachers cann’t do it, then they need to find another profession… “Weel, the world needs ditch diggers too…” Judge Smails ~ CaddyshackAfter I removed him from what I thought was my “friend” list he messaged me: “No big loss for me! I hope you enjoy your right wing racist life!”Good choice of words in a “friendly debate” I thought…Why is it that the Left always turn a friendly debate into personal attacks?Signed,”the God fearing, bible clutching, gun toting, right wing racist”

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By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/04/the-first-draft-backlash-against-obamas-classroom-message/comment-page-2/#comment-396984 Tue, 08 Sep 2009 16:21:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19793#comment-396984 Eric. That’s the great thing about the Bush’s, they are hospital and never talk negatively about anyone. President Bush was like that, regardless of the attacks against him, throughout his presidency. They are decent people who are not like the liberal left who make personal attacks at every opportunity to force their agenda and discredit any conservative.I applaud Laura Bush (always have). She isn’t a Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama who talk down America and Americans. Mrs. Bush is a class act.Undoubtedly she does not agree with everything, but she knows firsthand the demands of the president of the United States and will not denigrate the position like those on the left have, time and time again…

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By: Eric H http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/04/the-first-draft-backlash-against-obamas-classroom-message/comment-page-2/#comment-396975 Tue, 08 Sep 2009 12:13:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19793#comment-396975 Perhaps some of you conservatives should read this.http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/09  /07/laura.bush/index.html

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By: jason http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/04/the-first-draft-backlash-against-obamas-classroom-message/comment-page-2/#comment-396918 Mon, 07 Sep 2009 18:05:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19793#comment-396918 I wouldn’t want my children looking up to Obama, McCain, Bush, Clinton… Any of them except perhaps Ron Paul! I would not want my children to grow up being inspired by Obama and furthering their interests by studying his ideals and adopting his mind set. Obama is no friend to America’s freedom nor is he a friend to our Constitution which he is sworn to defend with the BEST of his abilities. “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” That’s what our country needs, someone who will live up to the oath fully. Obama is a horribly bad example of what the President of the United States of America should be.

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By: Nedd http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/04/the-first-draft-backlash-against-obamas-classroom-message/comment-page-2/#comment-396916 Mon, 07 Sep 2009 17:56:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19793#comment-396916 One of the suggested questions that could be asked of Obama as outlined in that Dept. of Education document is “What would you like to tell the president?”.Is there a teacher and classroom out there that would unanimously tell Obama “release your birth certificate”?If they could ask this, then I might approve of Resident Obama speaking to my son. Otherwise, thanks but no thanks.

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By: Cliff Gagliardo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/04/the-first-draft-backlash-against-obamas-classroom-message/comment-page-2/#comment-396899 Mon, 07 Sep 2009 06:28:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19793#comment-396899 The type of people opposed to Obama’s speech are the same people who aren’t receptive to learning that their past republican heroes did the very same thing. If anything, I’ve seen parents using their hapless children as political tools:http://www.coffeesee.com/2009/09/0 6/politicizing-our-kids/

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By: Mike Licht http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/04/the-first-draft-backlash-against-obamas-classroom-message/comment-page-2/#comment-396856 Sun, 06 Sep 2009 22:27:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19793#comment-396856 After the President of the United States speaks to school children about the value of education, Republicans will make opposing comments extolling ignorance.See:http://notionscapital.word press.com/2009/09/04/obamas-dangerous-me ssage-to-our-children/

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/04/the-first-draft-backlash-against-obamas-classroom-message/comment-page-2/#comment-396725 Sat, 05 Sep 2009 18:38:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19793#comment-396725 TDG, unfortunately the people he has surrounded himself with through out his political career, are capable of, and have advocated doing exactly what you say he is not about.You are a sum of the people you hang out with,and he will not get away from this projection irrespective what you or any other of his surrogates suggest, the mold is set.He is who he recommends he is Van Jones.

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By: TDG http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/04/the-first-draft-backlash-against-obamas-classroom-message/comment-page-2/#comment-396712 Sat, 05 Sep 2009 14:14:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19793#comment-396712 Boogey boogey!That’s what this is all about. Create a boogey man, and beat him. Really, that’s all the republicans can do right now. He’s going to pull the plug on Grandma! Stop him! He’s lying about raising taxes on Middle class, stop him! He wants to turn your kid into a Socialist, stop him! Obama never was going to do any of these things, but if Republicans can make you believe he was, and he doesn’t, they claim they stopped him when he was never going to do what they say he was going to.

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By: Eli http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/04/the-first-draft-backlash-against-obamas-classroom-message/comment-page-2/#comment-396690 Sat, 05 Sep 2009 05:07:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19793#comment-396690 So Obama wants to address America’s schoolkids next week, and the bat guano has hit the fan. The conservative crazies are screaming that he wants to indoctrinate America’s children into his Communist Hitler Youth so all concerned parents should keep their children home so they don’t get Teh Brainwashed by his seductive liberal wiles. Or something.As best as anyone can tell, Obama’s subversive join-me-and-we-can-rule-the-universe-tog ether message is something along the lines of “Stay in school, study hard, drink your milk, don’t do drugs” – it’s like an afterschool special without the goofy plot and stilted line readings. But the wingnuts are flipping out like Obama’s the Pied Piper of Berlingrad come to drown their children in the river Wiser.Setting aside the ludicrous notion that conservatives are infuriated that an excessively-pigmented Democratic president is the one delivering this alarming message to the impressionable youth of America, I can think of only two rational explanations for the uproar:1) 3,000 Americans died when the tough-on-terror-est president ever read “My Pet Goat” (upside down!) to just one room of schoolkids. Who knows what kind of terrible tragedy might befall us if a terrorist-loving Islamo-communo-fascist is allowed to address millions of them? One can only conclude that Obama has grown tired of waiting for his death panels and wants to start killing off honest, hardworking Americans right now.2) Education and learning are un-American. After all, if our children apply themselves to their studies, they might become too clever and knowledgeable to fall for lies and talking points, making them totally unsuitable as voters. Worse yet, they might even become so capable that they start taking job opportunities away from the people who should rightly inherit them!Either way, Obama’s insidious address is clearly a menace that must be stopped at all costs. Or at least get rebutted by Bobby Jindal.

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