The President’s speech today

Ask not what your government can do to you, ask what you can do for your government.

The reviews are in.

Stay in School, Kids. Don’t Do Drugs.

Who cares what presidents think?

Obama Speech Day

Meanwhile we have some revisionism going on:

Our kids need President Obama’s wisdom

[If they don’t get to hear the President t]hey will also miss a perfect opportunity to discuss why nut-job conservatives got into such a tizzy over President Obama’s back-to-school speech Tuesday to students across the country about the importance of assuming responsibility for their education.

Why did people who thought it was fine for the first President George Bush to address millions of schoolkids decide it was an outrage for Obama to do the same?

Somebody needs to take a way-back pill and stop hyperventilating since they can’t remember the Congressional hearings a Bush I speech to students provoked. People who thought Bush I’s speech was OK didn’t have Obama’s multi-trillion dollar favors to corporatists, fringe environmentalists and unions to worry about.

Imagine the outrage if Bush II had attempted such a speech and handed out a lesson plan in advance asking teachers to have students “write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.”

Here’s what happened to Bush I, even absent the visceral hatred applied to his son:

When Bush spoke to students, Democrats investigated, held hearings

But be at peace, tomorrow is “adult swim” when we get to hear why we all must support Obama’s health care “reform.” Just remember, your kid got through it. So will you, because the only reason Obama’s giving the health care speech is because you went to a Tea Party or a Town Hall, called or wrote your Congresscritter, or told your neighbors and friends what a stupid idea the health care bills are.

You forced him to talk to you. Let’s see if he actually says something this time