Thursday, September 10, 2009

Obama Speaks to Children in Congress, Adults in High School

This week, in a nationally televised event, President Barack Obama addressed children on the brink of adulthood, urging them to work hard, set goals, stay at it when things get tough, and assured them that one day they would be able to help solve the nation's challenges.

On the previous day, he gave a speech at Wakefield High School in suburban Virginia, which was televised to the nation's students.

Wakefield students were far more polite, respectful, and civilized in their treatment of the President of the United States than were many of the Republicans in his address to a Joint Session of Congress.

No student yelled at him, calling him a liar. Students didn't hold up signs and papers objecting to the points he was making. And none of the students booed him.

The same cannot be said of the Republicans posing as adults in the nation's capital.

Those Republicans chose to follow the lead of the sputtering ruffians who disrupted last month's town halls with angry threats and behavior that makes European soccer fans seem mild mannered. In the august setting of the United States Capitol, they showed the whole world their childishness (my apologies to actual children), their lack of ideas, and their refusal to work for solutions. They just don't know how to play nice.

The dwindling number of adults in the Republican Party can only hope that some day their colleagues will learn from the high school students, grow up, and at least act like they're civilized.

Maybe it's time for remedial kindergarten lessons for Republicans. Or take away their hall passes and send them to detention.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Republicans Demand Equal Access to Schoolchildren

Amid the uproar over President Obama's grand scheme to use subliminal brainwashing to mesmerize and indoctrinate America's schoolchildren into his cult of personality, Republicans today demanded equal access to young minds so they could counterbalance the president's dangerous message.

The RNC gained an advance copy of President Obama's speech in which he will urge students to work hard at school, do their homework, stay in school through graduation, and set goals for their work and their lives.

"We can't allow him to advance this insidious, socialist agenda," said a Republican House Member from Minnesota speaking to this reporter through thick glass and a peep hole from her asylum. She asked to remain nameless and added that House Minority Leader John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are wrapped in an epic battle to be the messenger.

"We Republicans will make our stand in opposition to this Kenyan-born/illegal-alien/Manchurian-Candidate and save America's most precious resource," said the representative, holding her slit wrists together.

"The Republican message, of course, is to tell kids to not work hard, don't do your homework, don't stay in school, and don't set goals.

"Only then can we expect a new generation of Republican voters."

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