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Protesting “Obama’s socialist ideology”

Parents to keep kids home from school to protect them from hearing Obama talk about the importance of staying in school


 

On Tuesday, President Obama will deliver a televised speech to school children where he will talk about the importance of staying in school and working hard. Such a message is too much for some parents, particularly those who listen to conservative talk radio, where this speech is being portrayed as a plot to indoctrinate children. The chairman of the Republican party in Florida announced that “taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama’s socialist ideology,” and some parents are planning to keep their children home on the day of the speech so that they won’t be brainwashed into Obama-loving socialists. Joshua Micah Marshall at talkingpointsmemo.com mused that Obama is “definitely the first black man to get attacked by the right for telling kids to work hard and stay in school.”

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Protesting “Obama’s socialist ideology”

  1. I wonder what the dying days of the Roman Empire were like.

    • Fairly liberal I believe.

  2. It's too bad social democrats eat these stories up instead of showing Republicans to be hypocrites, which is more accurate.

    Socialism is state ownership of the means of production. Given that Americans schools are owned by the government (usually locally or at the state level). That makes them socialist. As such, any message political leaders put through this system could be fairly construed as "socialist ideology".

    Therefore, Bush's socially conservative push to require abstinence sex ed is equally socialist ideology. Further, Bush, in action, was more socialist on the education question than Obama has been so far as he legislated far more control of schools for the federal government.

    It's fun to play Republican behaviour is proof that free-market ideas are nutty. But when their track record is that they care about such ideas when it serves partisan advantage, it's better just to be point out that they're hypocrites with no values.

    We should aim to have accurate debates on ideas with credible people — not get caught up in the b.s. ourselves.

  3. It's too bad social democrats eat these stories up instead of showing Republicans to be hypocrites, which is more accurate.

    Socialism is state ownership of the means of production. Given that Americans schools are owned by the government (usually locally or at the state level), that makes them socialist. As such, any message political leaders put through this system could be fairly construed as "socialist ideology".

    Therefore, Bush's socially conservative push to require abstinence sex ed is equally socialist ideology. Further, Bush, in action, was more socialist on the education question than Obama has been so far as he legislated far more control of schools for the federal government.

    It's fun to play Republican behaviour is proof that free-market ideas are nutty. But when their track record is that they only care about such ideas when it serves partisan advantage, it's better just to be point out that they're hypocrites with no values.

    We should aim to have accurate debates on ideas with credible people — not get caught up in the b.s. ourselves.

  4. What bu8nch of nonsense.He wants to indoctitrinate children into his socialist ideology.After all,why would he give them an assignemnt to talk about how they can 'help'him.It`s bad enough that kids are being brainwashed with leftists crapm in schools,it`s bad enough they are lied to by these frwekas who tell them that the Earth is dying and they will not live to see adulthood.

    He is not going to talk about working hard.How can anyone listen to him when his wife is the one who had to go out and work to feed the family?What a joke.

    • Maybe you should have stayed in school a while longer so you can properly write a coherent sentence.

  5. If Joshua Micah Marshall, clairvoyant that he is, already knows what Obama will say, what's the point of the speech?

    • Not all of America's schoolchildren read Talking Points Memo.

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