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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