I knew that conservatives were going to self congratulate themselves on the non accomplishment of "changing" Obama's speech.
A presidential address to the nations children was changed due to lack of public support for the direction indicated in the written materials which were provided. How is this a non-accomplishment? I consider it the workings of democracy.
That line about "helping the President" is the only thing that was changed and I consider it to be trivial.
That wasn't in the speech that we saw, it was in the printed materials and depending on where individuals personal beliefs stand, there may be many who do not want their children influenced to think they have to help the president do something that their parents do not believe in. This visceral reaction was because of the perceived intrusion on the authority of the parents in their own home. The reaction was amplified because this address was not to the children at a time when their parents can sit with them and discuss the speech at the time. Whenever any president gives a speech, I try to make sure that we watch it as a family and discuss as a family. Going around the family and talking to the kids without the parents there is something I don't agree with. If the parents have very strong feelings against the contents of the speech and yet it is applauded by the school, this can lead to confusion in kids. And don't even bother to say that is an exaggeration... I've seen it firsthand. The parents should be there to address the kids questions, not a bunch of teachers.
As for Journey On being a moderate, that is something Rush Limbaugh has said of himself. It seems, JO, that you've swallowed the Obama as arch-demon line.
Dismiss the person to negate the opinion? I can't remember which BS argument tactic this is, so I'll just call it BS.
And, oh, other than being Socialist and wanting to brainwash our kids he's now being accused of wanting to force circumcision on infants.
LMAO... female circumcision is next... I know it... I saw it on The Onion!
When will it be realized that a sizeable portion of this nation is turning psychotic in the clinical sense of the word?
Sincerely, and with the utmost respect for you as a person.