Friday, September 18, 2009

Obama at last

Nearly two weeks after it was originally given, my nephews will finally be allowed to see President Obama's address to the children of America today. As the President is telling kids to work hard and stay in school, I wonder how many parents will have their kids stay home and miss a full day of school because of their own political motives?

I'd love to see a rundown of what the school districts that chose to display blatant disrespect for the democratically elected leader of the United States of America have done as a follow-up. How many of them will never get around to showing it?

Prior to this speech I predicted that the children of brainwashed right-wing partisans would engage is disruptive actions and shout-downs during the address. Little did I suspect that it would be an adult, and an elected Representative of the state of South Carolina, acting up while the President was speaking.

This will probably get its own post someday, but just be aware: not everything is as it seems. Not everything has the most obvious motive. All this Sturm und Drang in response to Obama's speech, or the protests against health care reform, have very little to do with Obama's speech or health care reform - and far more to do with the Republicans desperately wanting to wrest control of Congress from the Democrats in the November's elections. Keep that in mind as you watch events unfold this next month-and-a-half.

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