Video: Michelle rips Obama over school speech

posted at 10:17 pm on September 2, 2009 by Allahpundit

An interesting twist on the argument most critics have been making today: She’s not expecting the speech to be anything beyond innocuous “stay in school” stuff, but she worries that teachers will take the occasion as encouragement to get kids doing more politicized class assignments which Hopenchange can then use for cutesy PR. Surely the left isn’t that cynical, is it? As for the first part of the clip, dealing with the repulsive posting on Organizing for America, her point about a lefty climate of hate and Obama’s shocking failure to denounce it is well taken — but even so, it should be emphasized that that was a diary entry on the site, not something the administrators cooked up. That doesn’t excuse it, but it’s the difference between a dKos diarist posting something and Kos himself postng it. The former is merely a case of a nut exploiting someone else’s platform.

By the way: Fifth week in a row at number one, in case you’re keeping count. Which you should be!


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daesleeper on September 3, 2009 at 1:26 AM

LD50 isn’t a well know value. It’ll probably give her a haircut.

chemman on September 3, 2009 at 1:48 AM

If true, did anyone ask him why he and wife don’t “celebrate Christmas” (Obama’s very words from last Fall).

Lourdes on September 3, 2009 at 1:21 AM

They still haven’t found themselves a Church in DC !
But they took their kids to “Uncle” Jeremiah Wright’s “Church” for years
And the National Day of Prayer was a huge inconvenience

macncheez on September 3, 2009 at 1:54 AM

***sigh***:)***

Maquis on September 3, 2009 at 2:02 AM

JFK: Ask NOT what your country can do for you, ask what YOU can do for your counrty.

BHO: Ask you children to ask, “WHAT CAN I DO FOR THE PRESIDENT”.

DrAllecon on September 3, 2009 at 2:03 AM

Very simply:

If Obama were honest and only interested in encouraging kids to read and study he could make this a bi-partisan effort. He could invite G. H. W. Bush to join him in the address with the time evenly split between the two of them; but he’s not doing that, is he?

So that tells you that part of Obama’s motivation is self-promotion. He doesn’t want to share the stage with anyone. It all comes from Obama’s inflated sense of himself as being the great whatever-the-hell he thinks he is.

PackerBronco on September 3, 2009 at 2:49 AM

Minimum goals and maximum goals..Hmmmm
Look @ the source

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh4Z0V0zNQg

macncheez on September 3, 2009 at 4:20 AM

Hey – some of you parents with k-6 kids – why don’t you go to the school on 9/8, get a visitor pass to your kid’s classroom, and document what the teachers do with this event? There are BOUND to be endless examples of indoctrination, browbeating and even intimidation to get students to offer “correct” responses to the DOE-supplied curriculum. Conceal a Flip cam, voice recorder, whatever – and ACT like a lib, all “excited” about the event. Libs are stupid, and will reveal everything.

I did this at a K-6 school when my kids were were in 2nd&4th grades, on another matter. Let’s just say my efforts really paid off and woke a lot of people up.

Above all, INNOCULATE your kids against liberalism – every day, bring up “global warming”, all the green crap or any other liberal meme, and make your kids understand it’s all bullsh!t, and let them know there’s a deliberate effort by teachers to indoctrinate them. Tell them what to look for and listen for, and then repeat it to you when they get home, so you can teach them to spot the lies. You’ll be SHOCKED at how much crap they are bombarded with in every school subject, but use this to teach them. I did this every day with my boys, ad nauseum till I got the “eyerolls” from them, but they are now both staunch conservative voters in their early 20′s.

Fishoutofwater on September 3, 2009 at 4:26 AM

Well, if Allahpundit doesn’t get it yet (see his “Vodkapundit thread), maybe it’ll hit him what it’s about after watching this video.

Lockstein13 on September 3, 2009 at 4:37 AM

I’m beginning to see some parallels in methods between Obama and Micheal Jackson.

Jeff from WI on September 3, 2009 at 5:07 AM

So that tells you that part of Obama’s motivation is self-promotion. He doesn’t want to share the stage with anyone. It all comes from Obama’s inflated sense of himself as being the great whatever-the-hell he thinks he is.

PackerBronco on September 3, 2009 at 2:49 AM

He thinks he’s Xerxes….

of course:

The world will know that freemen stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and that before this battle is done, that even a god king can bleed.

sven10077 on September 3, 2009 at 6:33 AM

Look at the books that public schools will have your children read, after Obama gives his Sept. 8 speech!!!! The DOE is doing Obama’s bidding.

This is becoming very scary and I will keep my children home on Sept. 8 and I will make sure that they will not participate in any of this indoctrination tripe, in the future.

http://www.puma08.com/2009/09/02/sept-8th-here-are-two-of-the-books-on-obama-your-kids-are-expected-to-read/

sinsing on September 3, 2009 at 6:51 AM

I for one lQQk forward to statistical comparisons of ’1st day of school’ student attendance records between ‘indoctrination day’ and previous year’s 1st days of school……I’m theorizing the disparities will be HUGE.

Katfish on September 3, 2009 at 6:54 AM

sinsing on September 3, 2009 at 6:51 AM

I think I’m going to be ill…

jerrytbg on September 3, 2009 at 7:14 AM

sinsing on September 3, 2009 at 6:51 AM

was at the barnes & nobles recently to buy a few books for one of my friend’s kids…the amount of kids books on Obama was truly amazing….they are indoctrinating them everywhere they can….

cmsinaz on September 3, 2009 at 7:37 AM

President Obama adds yet another feather in his cap!

After being the greatest gun and ammo salesman the planet has ever seen, he now goes on to demonstrate the value of home schooling to millions of parents!

Ah, the wonders of hopenchangeramobama, no?

ajacksonian on September 3, 2009 at 7:38 AM

PackerBronco on September 3, 2009 at 2:49 AM

He thinks he’s Xerxes….

of course:

The world will know that freemen stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and that before this battle is done, that even a god king can bleed.

sven10077 on September 3, 2009 at 6:33 AM

This about sums it up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFYjOZu3nG8

Jeff from WI on September 3, 2009 at 7:43 AM

President Obama adds yet another feather in his cap!

After being the greatest gun and ammo salesman the planet has ever seen, he now goes on to demonstrate the value of home schooling to millions of parents!

Ah, the wonders of hopenchangeramobama, no?

ajacksonian on September 3, 2009 at 7:38 AM

Amen on both counts. Lock N Load

Jeff from WI on September 3, 2009 at 7:47 AM

sinsing on September 3, 2009 at 6:51 AM

Are these books you linked to part of the official curriculum developed by the Ed dep’t to accompany the address, or just books that some school districts might sometime ask students to read regarding Obama? Tks.

JiangxiDad on September 3, 2009 at 7:52 AM

After watching Michelle last night I got to thinking about what she said. It’s not the speech that is really important it is what the teachers are going to have this kids do after the speech that matters. That is why I will be keeping my children home that day. I will not have them participate in something that is in no way conducive to their education ie: writing letters to themselves asking what they can do to help the president.

milwife88 on September 3, 2009 at 7:54 AM

Take a look at your own state budget. The vast majority of states have more than 50% of there budget tied up in “Education”. I have a client that is a state government. When I mentioned that an issue would eventually reach the governor and get resolved, they pointed out that their governor was not the most powerful person in the state government, the Sec. of Ed. was. Their Sec. of Ed. controlled far more budget dollars than the governor. That was the “inside” view from state employees.

CC

CapedConservative on September 3, 2009 at 8:05 AM

heh…in Pa we are still waiting for a budget. Ed Rendell has never signed a budget on time. He is proposing higher taxes, cuts in education and daycare. School districts are cutting programs, school nurses and school safety because they dont have the funds from the state yet.

If one isnt signed by October, some districts may have to shut down.

becki51758 on September 3, 2009 at 8:14 AM

it is what the teachers are going to have this kids do after the speech that matters.

milwife88 on September 3, 2009 at 7:54 AM

Yes and here is a source to combat their long term goals in that attempt. It’s only one of many…
Unfortunately your children are going to ridiculed …be prepared and prepare them.

jerrytbg on September 3, 2009 at 8:18 AM

With the methods this bunch of thieves have used to date, why would anyone trust them with any children?
Who’s dumb enough not to see this steadfast march to communism? Oh, yea; ABC, CBS! But their sycophants already.

Cybergeezer on September 3, 2009 at 8:32 AM

With the methods this bunch of thieves have used to date, why would anyone trust them with any children?

Cybergeezer on September 3, 2009 at 8:32 AM

I want to get a court order that prohibits any contact between my kids and the filthy liar in the White House. Allah is an idiot giving this bastard any benefit of the doubt.

highhopes on September 3, 2009 at 8:48 AM

it should be emphasized that that was a diary entry on the site, not something the administrators cooked up.

If it’s the one I’m thinking of, Obooba’s name is on the page, in the banner.

So far, no one in the administration has disowned it. They get to say it, then say they didn’t say it, all without saying anything.

Akzed on September 3, 2009 at 9:15 AM

So does that make Michelle, Allah and Ed culpable for every off the wall comment here? That’s why sites have disclaimers. SnarkVader on September 2, 2009 at 10:28 PM

MM, Allah, nor Ed are POTUS.

Akzed on September 3, 2009 at 9:20 AM

They still haven’t found themselves a Church in DC !
But they took their kids to “Uncle” Jeremiah Wright’s “Church” for years
And the National Day of Prayer was a huge inconvenience

macncheez on September 3, 2009 at 1:54 AM

My feeling is that Obama is NOT a Christian or a Muslum or anything else. His Church is the church of Social Justice and Marxism. The “Christian” church he attended was most likely, in my opinion, Michelle’s church. And a convenient political advantage, since Americans by-in-large like their political leaders to have some religious convictions (or at least we did). Obama can very easily, without guilt of conscious, say anything to anybody. His lies are pathological. He has NO formal religious convictions. Sure he can quote scripture, and imitate a preacher. Just as he imitates an intellectual, a home-boy, and an executive. He is an amazing Chameleon.

drocity on September 3, 2009 at 10:00 AM

DO NOT TRUST THE TEACHERS… last year my daughter was in a class in which the students had to create campaign posters… there were 2, count ‘em 2, for McCain.

Why only two in a school which draws from a conservative district such as ours? Well, when the teacher took an informal class vote, every kid that raised his hand for McCain was grilled as to why. Did he know that Obama would be the first black president, etc… (the teacher was also, well, you know)… the students were eventually cowered into just picking Obama to escape the public roasting.

My daughter stuck to her guns and just stayed positive about McCain (basically the war hero shtick… which is about all the rest of us had!).

mankai on September 3, 2009 at 10:04 AM

…a convenient political advantage…

Let me clarify a bit. It was an advantage, until it wasn’t. At which point, it, along with anything or anyone else inconvenient, went under the bus. No loyalty, no convictions.

As an aside; What amazes me is that even those under the bus continue to accept it. I guess when you have no standards, there is no way to be offended.

drocity on September 3, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Still waiting for an official answer from the super.
Thank you for your communication with the Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees regarding your concerns with students viewing President Obama’s speech in class. I am forwarding your concerns to the Administration for their response.

Again, thank you for your communication.

Sincerely,
, President
RRISD Board of Trustees

Col.John Wm. Reed on September 3, 2009 at 10:27 AM

Allahpundit must be the only person in the world who hasn’t heard the phrase: “It isn’t what you say, it is how you say it.” Of course Obama isn’t going to say anything offensive in his address to children. What is wrong/harmful/downright creepy is the whole way this is being set up — with instruction to teachers on how to “prepare” the children for the address & to have them “write letters to themselves about how they can help Obama.” WE DON’T SERVE THE PRESIDENT IN THIS COUNTRY, HE SERVES US.

Dark Star on September 3, 2009 at 10:29 AM

The answer from RR ISD

News Review
Classes may show Presidential Address
Posted Date: 9/2/2009
President Barack Obama announced that on Sept. 8 he will deliver a national address directly to students on the importance of education. The President will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals and take responsibility for their learning. He will also call for a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that every child receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and productive lives as American citizens. It is not required that schools show the address, however, Round Rock ISD is treating this like any other national news event, such as an election or shuttle launch, and allowing individual teachers to determine if their class will view the speech if it aligns to the curriculum and is timely. Any parent who objects to their child viewing the Presidential Address can request that they be excused from the activity by contacting their child’s teacher or campus.
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Col.John Wm. Reed on September 3, 2009 at 10:51 AM

My son’s school doesn’t need a chat with Uncle Obama to get the gruppenclassfuehers in a lather. He comes home and tells me the daily brainwashing, which seems to be focusing on Glenn Beck this week (“he’s a wacko”). My two favorites in the past have been from his health teacher telling the class that if you feel like a women on certain days, that you really are. Number two is that oral sex isn’t really sex. Right out of Chairman Clinton’s “Sex for Impeached Dummies”

Hening on September 3, 2009 at 11:14 AM

when it comes time for these children to elect a chief, this chief will be history,..

VTWaldrup on September 3, 2009 at 11:30 AM

Hening,

This crap just pisses me off !
Outside of discussing basic hygiene and the three “R’s” these people have no business butting into family matters…that’s your job…
*tips hat*

jerrytbg on September 3, 2009 at 11:32 AM

the old adage of “those who cant do, teach”, rings true in this case.
advice to parents: teach your children well.

VTWaldrup on September 3, 2009 at 11:35 AM

If this fraud actually wanted to help build a more civil society he would be asking the children to think about “How can I help Mom and Dad?”..”How can I do more for my family?” “What can I do to help Grandma stay away from this little peckers Death Panels?”…stuff like that, and not “How can I worship the state and Barry’s messianic fantasy?”

Itchee Dryback on September 3, 2009 at 3:54 PM

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