Why doesn’t the left understand why we don’t want Obama speaking to our kids?

Posted on May 4th, 2010 by admin1 in Political Campaign Advertising Programs

This is an excerpt from The Lonley Conservitive. The Democrats didn’t like it whe Bush wanted to talk to school children in 1991, so why would things be different for Obama in 2009? You liberals are so uninformed and have been spouting off without a bit of intellegence to back you up.

And to all the lefties calling us crazy for not wanting the president to beam messages to our children while they are at school, flash back to 1991 when President George H. W. Bush planned to deliver a speech from a junior high school. I may add, that’s not exactly the same thing as broadcasting a speech to every public school in the nation. Newsbusters found the 1991 story of Dick Gephardt taking issue with President Bush:

In fact, the House Majority leader at the time, Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.), said “The Department of Education should not be producing paid political advertising for the president, it should be helping us to produce smarter students.”

Such was reported by the Washington Post on October 3, 1991 (h/t KY3 Political Notebook via Chuck Todd):

House Democrats criticized President Bush yesterday for using Education Department funds to produce and broadcast a speech that he made Tuesday at a Northwest Washington junior high school.

The Democratic critics accused Bush of turning government money for education to his own political use, namely, an ongoing effort to inoculate himself against their charges of inattention to domestic issues. The speech at Alice Deal Junior High School, broadcast live on radio and television, urged students to study hard, avoid drugs and turn in troublemakers.

“The Department of Education should not be producing paid political advertising for the president, it should be helping us to produce smarter students,” House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) said. “And the president should be doing more about education than saying, ‘Lights, camera, action.’ ”

Two House committees demanded that the department explain the use of its funds for the speech, an explanation that Deputy Secretary David T. Kearns provided late in the day in a letter to Rep. William D. Ford (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee. Education Secretary Lamar Alexander was out of town. […] Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.), chairwoman of the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families, said it was outrageous for the White House to “start using precious dollars for campaigns” when “we are struggling for every silly dime we can get” for education programs.

Rep. Martin Frost (D-Tex.) said that if Bush feels obliged to use government funds to hire outside consultants “to make him look good,” then he should fire some of the public relations experts on the White House payroll. “Then the president might be more sympathetic to unemployment benefits,” Frost said, referring to Bush’s threat to veto legislation to extend benefits.
Lawgirl…leave race out of it! I am not a racist because I disagree with Obama’s policies.

They were brainwashed by Obama’s speeches and cant imagine why rational thinkers wouldn’t want to have their kids brainwashed either.

16 Comments on “Why doesn’t the left understand why we don’t want Obama speaking to our kids?”

  1. ATTENTION: Libs Suck That Is All

    They were brainwashed by Obama’s speeches and cant imagine why rational thinkers wouldn’t want to have their kids brainwashed either.References :

  2. bash

    Bush was running for office at the time….

    Both Presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan both gave speeches aimed specifically at students that were nationally televised. In 1989, Bush delivered a televised anti-drug speech, and Reagan’s 1986 commencement speech and Q&A session was "beamed over public television into 171 school districts," according to the L.A. Times.References :

  3. darbay

    because lefties can’t get it through their thick heads that we hate themReferences :

  4. Snitch Czar

    Liberals will not answer your question….when they see a double standard in their favor, they tuck tail and run to the next question.References :

  5. dubious

    Because they love him and feel everyone else should be FORCED to love him, too.

    Libs are stupid.References :

  6. Senor Magoo

    One Term Barry the incompetent boob has no business bleating to kids for 45 minutes or an hour. It has nothing to do with the curriculum established by the state of New Hampshire or the local school district.References :

  7. daiforlife

    So you are basically saying that if they did it why can’t we do it….yea that’s a very good argument… Two wrongs don’t make it right pal

    Actually I consider it a honor that the President of the United States would want to encourage me as a student to stay in school and get good grades no matter who he/she is.References :

  8. Sister Aimee

    I do not like this president. However, there is nothing wrong with his addressing our kids. Better for them to experience the lies of a socialist first-hand.

    I just don’t understand how he doesn’t have MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO RIGHT NOW!!!References :

  9. Julia Sugarbaker

    Right on–good education, study habits–work ethic–who needs it? Not good ol’ Amurican bible-thumpin’ right-wingers–am I right? All we need to know is "Is our children learning?"References :

  10. brown9500.v8

    We understand…you lost and your kids are more mature than you are.References :

  11. wyomugs

    They’re too busy grabbing their ankles and begging for one more "good one" from their lord and master.

    Republican from before she was born… and PROUD of it.References :

  12. rudens

    fear monger, speaks from its me world of oneReferences :

  13. mpm

    Right, so democrats were wrong when they bashed bush before he even spoke from the school, and obviously, you didn’t like that.

    So tell me what makes you better than the democrats were by bashing obama right now before he speaks? I call that hypocrisy from your part. Instead, shouldn’t you guys try to come off as the better party by holding all criticism until after he speaks?References :

  14. lawgirl

    Thanks for the generalization that we are all uneducated and not intelligent.

    The president is not going to get all partisan. Anyone with a brain knows children would never pay attention nor understand that. Staying in school they do understand. Now all the little conservative kids will drop out because their parents tell them not to listen to the evil, democratic black president.

    Liberal head smasher-really classy. Maybe you better take some lithium for that.References :

  15. shortbusbush

    and w did such a good job reading my pet goat to the students, boy he sure did have a dumb look on his face before he finished it though, that deer in the headlights look, lets go blow up iraq again and rebuild it spending trillions. he was the best presidentReferences :

  16. ll_jenny_ll here

    I think good advice… from either side of the political sprectrum should be accepted….

    there seems to be nothing wrong with what Obama actually said… and people from BOTH sides should address that and accept that .. then discuss it with your kids…

    Yes, it is good to work hard and study…… who cares who said it. Encouragement for children to make the most of their education should NEVER been seen as a bad thing … whether it’s from the right or the left.

    http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/kids/vicepresident/ ~~~ i personally think Cheney is a bit of his first name… BUT WHO CAN DISPUTE HIS ADVICE FOR SCHOOL KIDS…???References :

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