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Crazy sh*t.... The extremists among conservatives in America are pegging the radical meter by threatening to take their kids out of public school the day President Obama is scheduled to speak via teevee to all school children. Obama, say the extremists, is seeking to indoctrinate students with......well...I have no idea...but it's scary and sneaky.
On September 8, in what the Department of Education is touting as a "historic" speech, President Obama will be talking directly to students across the U.S., live on the White House website. But some parents and conservatives are blasting the president, calling the speech an excuse to brainwash American children.
It must have been okay when Bush, the Elder, did it.
Uncle Ronnie and the trickle down indoctrination he did to high school students in North Carolina was no cause for conservative boycotting.
And, of course, who could ever forget this.....
That would be Commander Guy indoctrinating those kids down in Florida with the My Pet Goat read-along. Conservative parents didn't object.
So, it's not that this is about ANY president speaking to school children. This is president-specific. This is about Obama, personally. This has the feel of deep resentment towards Obama because Obama is Obama. This smells just like what the woman asked McCain during the campaign about Obama not being one of us, an Arab, she was told....McCain quickly corrected her.
However, isn't this "we don't want Obama talking to our children" just part of a pattern we've witnessed from conservatives for a good while now. 'Obama is a Muslim, he's not one of us. Obama has no birth certificate, he is not one of us. Obama wants to kill grandma, he's not like us. Obama pals around with terrorists, he's our enemy. Obama wants to indoctrinate our children until our children's eyes turn flourescent red with communist madness, because we don't know much, but we know Obama is not one of us.'
How should this pattern be evaluated? Seems like part of a strategy to me. Anyone else see it that way?
How can this strategy to marginalize and demonize Obama, so much so that parents behave despicably enough to insist Obama cannot talk to their children, help the nation? What's wrong with conservatives? Do they honestly want to tear the country apart with their pseudo-bully and buffoonishly ignorant behavior? Is it their purpose now only to offend as abrasively as they can?
You must see this from a New Jersey "townhall". You must see it to believe it. The woman speaking in the video is in a wheelchair. Listen to the crowd of buster-upper conservatives....
This kind of rudeness and hatefulness is not without conservative precedence, of course.. Rush Limbaugh's mockery of Parkinson victim, Michael J. Fox, blazed the trail for this type of junior-high incivility.
The question remains, what in the hell is wrong with conservatives in America today? How can talk of making medical care for all Americans better....lead these folks to act THIS crazy. I understand that people disagree about stuff in America...and always will......but throwing basic humanity out the door and acting all hateful like a lynch mob OVER HEALTH CARE REFORM,.... having the eagerness to shout down a crippled-up person in a wheelchair OVER HEALTH CARE REFORM, displaying personal contempt and hatred towards an 8-month-in-office new president by refusing to allow your children to attend school the day he is televised into classrooms to talk about EDUCATION.....I don't get it. Any of it.
And so I ask with all sincerity.....What in the unholiness of hell is wrong with today's conservatives?
P.S....If you haven't read or heard about the guy getting his finger bitten off at a health care protest event, read about it here.