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Old September 4th, 2009, 12:00 PM   #1
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Educators take heat over Obama school speech

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Old September 4th, 2009, 12:05 PM   #2
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The lesson for today is:



A President telling kids they should stay in school and study hard is no longer something noble, it's now socialist indoctrination... somehow.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 03:11 PM   #3
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No, the lesson for today is that this president was still elected because a vast majority of the racial majority of this country simply does not like him. Be is racism or simple frustration at where this country is headed, he is handicapped at the knees by that fact. This was a bad idea from the start.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 04:59 PM   #4
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It is not a bad idea for the president to show leadership and speak to the future of our nation about the importance of education and personal responsibility. I honestly can't believe how much these people consider him to be a villian.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #5
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They just don't like him. And he hasn't done much to endear himself to those that don't support him. Even the moderates are dropping like flies. I'm not that militant against him, but he certainly doesn't really represent anything I support either. I would have opted out of my son watching it as well. There's a Facebook poll going with about 60% of people voting no to letting kids watch the speech.
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They just don't like him. And he hasn't done much to endear himself to those that don't support him. Even the moderates are dropping like flies. I'm not that militant against him, but he certainly doesn't really represent anything I support either. I would have opted out of my son watching it as well. There's a Facebook poll going with about 60% of people voting no to letting kids watch the speech.


Absolutely ridiculous. As if he hasn't consistently extended his hand acros the aisle and had it smacked away, and then have people claim that he was lying when he called for bipartisanship. He's the freaking president. We are Americans. At what point anymore do the people have any freaking clue how good they still have it? Cmon, this is not a civil war. He won the election and deserves some respect for the office. I even had that for the presidents that I didn't like or vote for. And I never wanted them to fail at making us a stronger nation or at being a role model to our youth.
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Absolutely ridiculous. As if he hasn't consistently extended his hand acros the aisle and had it smacked away, and then have people claim that he was lying when he called for bipartisanship. He's the freaking president. We are Americans. At what point anymore do the people have any freaking clue how good they still have it? Cmon, this is not a civil war. He won the election and deserves some respect for the office. I even had that for the presidents that I didn't like or vote for. And I never wanted them to fail at making us a stronger nation or at being a role model to our youth.
And just like democrats didn't like Bush, many people simply don't like Obama. But unlike Bush, Obama is hated by the majority. Like I said, Obama won the election due to the lack of turnout for McCain, not because people thought he was better for the job. There's a lot of hate for this man. You can call it racism if you want, but it's still there.
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And just like democrats didn't like Bush, many people simply don't like Obama. But unlike Bush, Obama is hated by the majority. Like I said, Obama won the election due to the lack of turnout for McCain, not because people thought he was better for the job. There's a lot of hate for this man. You can call it racism if you want, but it's still there.




Obama won because more people voted for him than for McCain, and because people didn't believe in McCain anymore. And now he is the president and having him as president shouldn't be the cause of states seceding from the union or fearing that he is indoctrinating kids with a Marxist agenda. That is utter insanity and whacked out fringe mentality. And yes, racism.
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Obama won because more people voted for him than for McCain, and because people didn't believe in McCain anymore. And now he is the president and having him as president shouldn't be the cause of states seceding from the union or fearing that he is indoctrinating kids with a Marxist agenda. That is utter insanity and whacked out fringe mentality. And yes, racism.
And more people voted for him because a lot of people stayed home. Obama only won 44% of the White vote and 69% of the Hispanic. A LOT of White people simply stayed home. No matter the "why's" of it, a LOT of people feel he doesn't represent them and don't want him speaking to their kids. And honestly, that's their prerogative.
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He does represent them and they need to get over it and work on a better way of doing things than simply calling him names and inflaming hatred from the right wing fringe. He is the president. He won the election, I don't care what percentage of who voted for him. He is the president of all of us here. It's time for this whining and temper tantrum pre-school behavior to stop and for calmer more rational heads to prevail.
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