Homework at Virginia school: Do some oppo research on Republicans but not on Obama

posted at 4:40 pm on March 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

The bad news: This is a brazen bit of political indoctrination. The good news: The class is now more or less qualified for work in America’s mainstream media. If you’re going to push your politics on kids, at least teach ‘em a trade.

He may or may not have also told them to send their research to Obama’s campaign. Another useful journalistic skill — learning to coordinate with Democrats for professional gain and the advancement of the cause. In a world of high Hopenchange unemployment, shouldn’t we congratulate this guy for looking out for his students’ bottom line?

“This assignment was just creepy beyond belief — like something out of East Germany during the Cold War,” one frustrated father, who asked for his family to remain anonymous, told The Daily Caller.

The assignment was for students to research the backgrounds and positions of each of the GOP candidates for president and find “weaknesses” in them, the parent explained. From there, students were to prepare a strategy paper to exploit those weaknesses and then to send their suggestions to the Obama campaign…

No similar assignment was given to research Obama’s history, identify his weaknesses or pass them along to the Republican candidates…

[Fairfax County Public School system spokesman John] Torre explained that Principal Dr. Catherine Cipperly, who refused to comment, discussed the matter with Denman, citing that students should have been given a choice to research candidates from either major party.

I’m guessing that Team O is already sufficiently well stocked with oppo people that it doesn’t need help from the JV, but any competitive organization knows that it’s always worth scouting promising young talent. And speaking of vetting The One, go read the 1995 interview that Team Breitbart dug up in which an ambitious young redistributionist muses about how the top five percent control all of America’s wealth while the rest of us get “bitter” and look for “scapegoats” among each other. Say this for the guy: If nothing else, at least he’s consistent. (Except when it’s politically inconvenient.) Exit question: Time for OWS to start demagoging “the five percent” instead?


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I pledge allegiance to the prez of the United States of America, and to the collective, to which he boasts, one nation under Gaia, unsustainable, with liberty and justice for some.

antipc on March 22, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Look, up in the blogosphere!

It’s a Nerd! It’s a Pain! No it’s-

Barack Per Se Obama.

Faster than a speeding ticket!

Able to leap to any conclusion in a single bound!

This strange visitor from an Indonesian madrassa has come to unite all peoples and lower the sea levels with his amazing abilities!

Standing up for Ruth! Bader! And the Ginsberg way!

profitsbeard on March 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

And pray that the parents of the kids in this school will not just wring their hands at this indoctrination(if they even care), but will do something about it.

Sterling Holobyte on March 22, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Some of the parents are pretty upset. But it’s Northern Virginia and the school supt. is trying to justify and back up the teacher. Jim Moran represents these people and he keeps on getting reelected. Need I say more?

Oldnuke on March 22, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Heh. crr6 was a rare case where her comments became such an albatross around her neck that she just slinked away.

Weight of Glory on March 22, 2012 at 5:13 PM

crr6 is going by Sandra Fluke now.

wildcat72 on March 22, 2012 at 5:21 PM

At the rate her internet ‘career’ was progressing, she must be a federal judge by now. Too busy for us.

slickwillie2001 on March 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I wondered where the Attack Watch website really led to…

tom on March 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

“This assignment was just creepy beyond belief.”

There are a lot of things that are creepy beyond belief these days.

Django on March 22, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Del Dolemonte on March 22, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Dude come on. When Romney was up in polls in late 2011, you guys were saying look at the polls, look at the polls, Rommey is electable.

Now the polls say a landslide win for Obama and all of a sudden polls don’t mean anything.

Latest VA poll has Romney losing by 8%. Now of course the auto reply from Mittbots will be “RIGGED, BIASED POLL”. Keep in mind though that same poll gives the Rep. governor of VA 55% approval which is I think the highest approval of any governor right now.

angryed on March 22, 2012 at 5:23 PM

F-

First of all, if Romney is going to get creamed by O’bama, you wouldn’t have to post Lies about his Fiscal Record as MA Governor, which I have called you on many times.

Second of all, I never claimed the VA polls were Biased”, you assumed that. All correctly noted was that there have only been 2 polls done in that State in March, and that the two pollsters who had Romney winning VA in February have not released new polling yet. l also correctly noted that 2 polls do not an election make.

F- for you on this count.

Finally, which polls show O’bama with a “landslide win” in November nationally? Of all of the polls done in March, all except 2 have him “ahead” by only 3 or 4 points, which is also the standard Margin of Error in all polls. In other words, he’s in a virtual tie.

One other poll done in March (Bloomberg) has the two tied.

And finally two “polls” done in March have O’bama ahead by double digits, but those are the outliers.

Notice I didn’t say they are “biased”. I said they are outliers. That’s because the “results” they got were so far off from all the other polls that their methodology is immediately suspect. Those two “polls” were done by the Leftist PEW outfit (so yes, they are “biased”). The other “poll” was done by Reuters/Ipsos. Reuters is well known for not being concerned with the Truth when they “report” the news, so anything that carries their name is a Joke (see the Scandal they got involved in by publishing Fake news photos a few years back in order to advance an anti-Israel Agenda).

The most recent poll (done yesterday) by Rasmussen has O’bama beating Romney by 3. Once again, that is within the poll’s margin of error.

You really need to get some New Material. And get even angrier.

Thanks for Playing!

Del Dolemonte on March 22, 2012 at 6:46 PM

And finally two “polls” done in March have O’bama ahead by double digits, but those are the outliers.

Del Dolemonte on March 22, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Wasn’t McCain ahead by 19 points at this time???
So I imagine anything close for Obama you are looking at an even worse scenario…

right2bright on March 22, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Reminds me of the outdoor school scene from “Serenity”.

Bishop on March 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

That scene is exactly how I see “our” teachers today. That will be a time when I’ll be proud to claim the title “INDEPENDENT”

VikingGoneWild on March 22, 2012 at 9:45 PM

He is beating the Mormon in every poll in VA

liberal4life on March 22, 2012 at 4:47 PM

We should be glad, I suppose, that Romney’s not a Jew.
If he was, we’g have to read your long, boring posts where you’d be quoting from Mein Kampf.

And the leftists/democrats try to sell themselves as “tolerant”. It is to laugh. (at you – not with you)

Solaratov on March 22, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Creepy. The brownshirts are coming.

Christian Conservative on March 22, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. Denman ( MADenman@fcps.edu ), the teacher involved in the controversy from Liberty Middle School, Fairfax, Virginia, decides to “double down” with a new assignment. Look for homework from Mr. Denman requiring students to report their parents to Obama’s “AttackWatch” website if their parents are critical in any way of “The One”.

olesparkie on March 23, 2012 at 9:31 AM

AP, at his best, very cutting and courageous. Raise s/b considered.

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Agreed. But I don’t care about the “courage” part. It’s the prose. :) Anyway, we need to remember to remind the guy he writes well from time to time. I’m not sure he gets a lot of that, what with the continuous “Candy-assed RINO” critiques.

Axe on March 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

That scene is exactly how I see “our” teachers today. That will be a time when I’ll be proud to claim the title “INDEPENDENT”

VikingGoneWild on March 22, 2012 at 9:45 PM

… they lost, you know.

:/

Still. Live free. Die free.

Axe on March 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM

The good news: The class is now more or less qualified for work in America’s mainstream media. If you’re going to push your politics on kids, at least teach ‘em a trade.

With such a glut of these types, their services would be practically worthless.

disa on March 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM

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