Filling in today for barbara and Susan is noted right-wing fair and balanced analyst of all things Democrat, Betty Jean Bunker. Please give her the kind of welcome she deserves.
Listen up. What follows is part of the Obama (Barack) speech he gave today, ostensibly to pimp education. But we all know what he really was up to, don't we? Seizing the bully pulpit, he marshmallow-fluffed his way through what, on the surface of things, was a rather benign speech. Benign my ass! Close scrutiny reveals the dangerous, yea, verily, evil intent of this dark-skinned intruder who has not the audacity of hope, but rather the audacity to take up residence in the White House.
Please note that Obama's words appear below in regular font. My pithy insights appear in bold. It is the right thing to do.
Hello everyone (well, see, there he goes, right off the blocks, making sweeping assumptions that everyone includes all of us. That faux egalitarian thingie.– how’s everybody doing today? He doesn’t really care, you know. It’s all political. (snip) I’m glad you all could join us today. Ha! So you say! You will read on because I said so!
I know that for many of you, today is the first day of school. How presumptuous and condescending. … I imagine there are some seniors out there who are feeling pretty good right now or as well as seniors can possibly feel, facing the imminent implementation of senior death squads with just one more year to go. Oh. Well, you get my drift… (snip)
When I was young, my family lived in Indonesia for a few years Aha! A foreign-born, mixed-breed alien spewing educational hate. Hunh? Hunh? Did I not tell you??? (snip)
I’ve talked a lot about your government’s See how he distances himself from his vile leftist propagandist agenda by calling it your government? responsibility. (snip)
Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide. Snort!!!
Maybe you could be a good writer – maybe even good enough to write a book or articles in a newspaper – but you might not know it until you write a paper for your English class. Maybe you could be an innovator or an inventor – maybe even good enough to come up with the next iPhone or a new medicine or vaccine – but you might not know it until you do a project for your science class. Maybe you could be a mayor or a Senator or a Supreme Court Justice, but you might not know that until you join student government or the debate team. Notice how he does not cite vigilante, radical DJ, or Michele Bachmann wannabe? He is so freaking
eradite errodite erodietsnooty, he totally disses the desires of just plain folks like you and me is.
And no matter what you want to do with your life – I guarantee that you’ll need an education to do it. You want to be a doctor, or a teacher, or a police officer? You want to be a nurse or an architect, a lawyer or a member of our military? Ha! I call bullshit. Everyone knows the Army will send you to school. Or is that what he was saying? Never mind. I call bullshit. (snip)
You’ll need the knowledge and problem-solving skills you learn in science and math to cure diseases like cancer and AIDS, and to develop new energy technologies and protect our environment. You’ll need the insights and critical thinking skills you gain in history and social studies to fight poverty and homelessness, crime and discrimination, and make our nation more fair and more free Oh, right, fair and free. What he’s really talking about here is socialism, plain and simple. (snip)… if you quit on school – you’re not just quitting on yourself, you’re quitting on your country. blah, blah, blah, more socialistic blather.
(snip) My father left my family when I was two years old, and I was raised by a single mother who struggled at times to pay the bills and wasn’t always able to give us things the other kids had. There were times when I missed having a father in my life. There were times when I was lonely and felt like I didn’t fit in. Oh, tune up those little violins, people. Socialist sob story. Did we not tell you this little speech would be all Obama, all politics, all Democrat, all leftist crap? Huh? Did we not tell you???
So I wasn’t always as focused as I should have been. I did some things I’m not proud of, and got in more trouble than I should have. Okay. Here is the heart of the matter. Really. This is a dangerous, unprincipled
blackman. We’ve got our people digging right this very minute, checking out the kind of trouble this home boy was into in Kenya or the Congo or wherever the hell he claims he was in the day. And my life could have easily taken a turn for the worse.
But I was fortunate. I got a lot of second chances. Well, Bunky, those days are over forever. You’ve had your nine months and the baby is plug ugly. and had the opportunity to go to college, and law school, and follow my dreams. Did your dreams take you to Argentina? Hunh? Hunh? Did they? My wife, our See, there’s that guilt by association thing again. Our first lady? You would throw that in the faces of people who are still in mourning over the loss of Laura Bush? First Lady Michelle Obama, has a similar story. Neither of her parents had gone to college, and they didn’t have much. But they worked hard, and she worked hard, so that she could go to the best schools in this country.
Some of you might not have those advantages. Maybe you don’t have adults in your life who give you the support that you need. Maybe someone in your family has lost their job, and there’s not enough money to go around. And if that’s your story, we all know it’s because that someone is scamming the system, sucking up our money because someone is too lazy to get off their duff and get a job. Sickening, really. Maybe you live in a neighborhood where you don’t feel safe, or have friends who are pressuring you to do things you know aren’t right.
(snip) He tells a bunch of hokey stories, probably about made-up people. Yawwwwwn.
That’s why today, I’m calling on each of you to set your own goals for your education – and to do everything you can to meet them. Right. Excuse me? It is up to the father to boot the little bastards in the butt if they don’t have a plan. Read your Bible. Bound to be something or other in there that backs me up on this. Do not be allowing kids to participate in planning their futures. If you do, you’ll end up with Democrats for sure. (snip)
Whatever you resolve to do, I want you to commit to it. I want you to really work at it. I, I, I, I. It’s all about him, isn’t it? Who does he think he is anyway? (snip)…the truth is, being successful is hard. Damn straight. Which is why lazy poor folks don’t stand a chance. Pull up your socks and make a life for yourself. You can’t rely on handouts your whole life, ya know? (snip) Michael Jordan Oh, here it comes. The race card. was cut from his high school basketball team, and he lost hundreds of games and missed thousands of shots during his career. But he once said, "I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
These people succeeded because they understand that you can’t let your failures define you – you have to let them teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time. If you get in trouble, that doesn’t mean you’re a troublemaker, it means you need to try harder to behave. If you get a bad grade, that doesn’t mean you’re stupid, it just means you need to spend more time studying. Ah, jeez. More Democrat touchy-feely crap.
(snip) Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. And how’s that working for ya, Mr. Polling Numbers Dropping Like a Rock??? (snip) So find an adult you trust – a parent, grandparent or teacher; a coach or counselor – and ask them to help you stay on track to meet your goals. See? This guy just doesn’t get it. This is private stuff. It doesn’t belong with a “teacher, a coach or counselor.” No. That’s what parents are for. The father gives the advice and the mother backs him up.
(snip) The story of America isn’t about people who quit when things got tough. It’s about people who kept going, who tried harder, who loved their country too much to do anything less than their best. You see? You see?? This damn speech is all about politics. You can see where this is going a mile away.
(snip) So today, I want to ask you, what’s your contribution going to be? What problems are you going to solve? What discoveries will you make? What will a president who comes here in twenty or fifty or one hundred years say about what all of you did for this country? Sarah Palin will not stoop to politicking by pulling this Obama education speech stunt. Of that you may be sure.
Your families, your teachers, and I are doing everything we can to make sure you have the education you need to answer these questions. I’m working hard to fix up your classrooms and get you the books, equipment and computers you need to learn. But you’ve got to do your part too. So I expect you to get serious this year. I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do. I expect great things from each of you. I, I, I, I. There it is again. This is the most egocentric dude since, ummm, oh, someone earlier. So don’t let us down – don’t let your family or your country or yourself down. Make us all proud. I know you can do it.
Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America. See? See?? There it is again. That political overlay to this whole phony education speechifying. He stole these lines from George W. Bush, who only used them when he meant them.
You know, this kind of radical crap has no place in the classroom. Telling kids to follow their dreams, to not give up, to overcome adversity is the stuff of lefty literature. What was this guy trying to pull anyway?
Ah, it burns. It burns.