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conservatives enraged over obama school speech

September 5, 2009

From CNN:

Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer released a statement this week accusing Obama of using taxpayer money to “indoctrinate” children.

“As the father of four children, I am absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama’s socialist ideology,” Greer said.

“The idea that school children across our nation will be forced to watch the president justify his plans … is not only infuriating, but goes against beliefs of the majority of Americans, while bypassing American parents through an invasive abuse of power.”

Nonsense, the White House replied.

“The goal of the speech and the lesson plans is to challenge students to work hard, stay in school and dramatically reduce the dropout rate,” an administration spokesman said. “This isn’t a policy speech. It’s a speech designed to encourage kids to stay in school.”

Seriously, what in the hell is wrong with people? I mean, does Florida GOP Chair Jim Greer really think that Obama is going to “indoctrinate” children with his back-to-school address and his completely NONEXISTENT “socialist ideology”?

And how come conservatives weren’t all up in arms when Reagan called taxes “such a penalty on people that there’s no incentive for them to prosper … because they have to give so much to the government” in a speech delivered to students in 1988? Or when Bush delivered one in 1991 encouraging students to say no to drugs and work hard? Hypocrites, much?

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