Thursday, September 03, 2009

Gone ’Round the Bend

Out of power, out of ideas, and obviously out for blood, a minority of U.S. conservatives seem also to have gone out of their minds over President Barack Obama’s planned feel-good address to students bound back to school next week. Reports The Florida Times-Union: “Although the White House says Obama will use the speech to stress ‘the importance of [students] taking responsibility for their success in school,’ Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer said it would be an attempt to ‘indoctrinate America’s children’ into socialism.” How utterly idiotic. With the country having turned thumbs down on the Republican’t Party after eight years of failures under George W. Bush, GOPers have become unhinged in their attacks upon anything that doesn’t comport with their ideology. Claiming, in the complete absence of evidence, that Obama is trying to indoctrinate young minds in socialism should repulse any moderates who haven’t already abandoned that party. When George H.W. Bush delivered a similar speech to students back in 1991, you didn’t hear Democrats going all loony-tunes on him, did you. Of course not. More on this subject here.

And speaking of right-wing nutcases ...

READ MORE:The Far Right Tries to Teach Obama,” by Joan Walsh (Salon); “But Don’t Ever Forget, It’s the Liberals Who Are Filled with Hate,” by J.D. Rhoades (What Fresh Hell Is This?); “The Far-Right’s Un-American Values,” by Joan Walsh (Salon); “Harwood Didn’t Pull His Punches,” by Steve Benen (The Washington Monthly).

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