Dayton Daily News's Mary McCarty: Factually challengedPosted by DarthDilbert at 9/10/2009 12:41:00 PM
Nobody raised a ruckus when Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush spoke to our nation's schoolchildren, but when Obama attempts a similar address - benign to the point of banality he is charged with "creating a firestorm."
Mary, in the words of the infamous moonbat poster child Keith Olbermann, "I hate to intrude with the facts." On 1 October 1991, President George H.W. Bush spoke to the skulls full of mush at Alice Deal Junior High School in Washington DC. At the time, the democRATs who were the majority party in Congress "not only denounced Bush's speech" but they "also ordered the General Accounting Office to investigate its production and later summoned top Bush administration officials to Capitol Hill for an extensive hearing on the issue."
Allow me to educate you on something that you along with the inept Obama Administration is ignorant to. It's called a search engine, and one that provides remarkable results is called Google (pronounced gōō'gəl). If you had bothered to use this or perhaps LexisNexis, I'm sure you would have stumbled across the story I referenced above as well as several thousand others.
The issue for myself and other Conservatives was never the speech, but the directives set forth from the Department of Education which directed skulls full of much in government schools to "Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president."
Further, as Michelle Malkin as pointed out, "It's not the speech, it's the subtext. It's the radical activism of the White House Teaching Fellows who designed the education guides tied to Obama's speech. It's the overzealousness of public school educators who have turned classrooms into Obama campaign offices. It's the influence of the left-wing social justice crusaders of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge on Team Obama. It's the Left's embrace of Obama Chicago pal Bill Ayers' pedagogical philosophy of "education as the motor-force of revolution." It's the activist tradition of government schools using students as junior lobbyists to pressure legislators for higher education spending, pro-illegal immigration protests, gay marriage, environmental propaganda, and anti-war causes."
Reason # to homeschool.