More on the Issue
This blog is linked to my facebook; here is a worthy comment from an respected dissenter.
Earlier he had repeated the misinformation that the “I Pledge” video that was made by Demi Moore to honor the inauguration was made by the DOE in order to be shown with President Obama’s talk with students on Tuesday.
The video was in fact shown in a school in Utah for an unrelated event.
“Sean – thanks for correcting me on that one, but I still feel that the way this is being handled and packaged crosses the line. What better way to convince children that the President (and by extension, his policies) is cool than to have celebrities endorse his message? The fact that even one school showed the “I Pledge” video shows poor judgement… Read More from left-leaning educators, regardless of whether or not the White House endorsed it. Of course, I could just be jealous that Democrats always have the cool celebrities and Republicans are stuck with country music singers.
I’m sorry to be hi-jacking your post like this, but there’s one last thing I wanted to say. There’s also another sentiment here that at least 48% of the population is feeling and it’s this – we don’t agree with Obama and that’s why we’re being vocal about this. You’re right to say that the pundits and the politicians don’t mean what they say, but we do.
Alright, I’m off to write my own blog now…”
Grant — No apology necessary. However, you are proving my point exactly.
The argument being presented out there boils down to this:
“The left has proven its extreme power by getting one educator at one school out of 100,000 schools in the nation (total population of said school: under 400 students) to show a four minute long video that includes five seconds of endorsement of the current sitting president.
“This show of power is so overwhelming, that we must respond with a carpet bombing force (and forget that the principal – who didn’t watch the vid before hand – had already apologized for the clear error before it even made it to the press) by linking it to an unrelated, pro-education event and calling for a nation wide boycott of said event, and use the unrelated event to demonize the President for wanting to put out a pro-education message by calling such a message the literal equivalent of the master race policies of Adolf Hitler.
“Because we truly believe that the extermination of millions is the moral equivalent to Ashton Kutcher voicing a political opinion.”
My argument is thus:
“This is an extreme, irrational, over-reaction.”
You say that 48 of Americans disagree with the President on this issue, and that “you are right to say that the pundits and the politicians don’t mean what they say, but we do.”
My point exactly.
A large percentage of Americans disagree vehemently with the President on this issue.
They disagree that kids should stay in school and that education is important.
A message they did not disagree with before the pundits and politicians started lying about what the message was;
before those folk got folks like you to believe that the “I Pledge” video and a boatload of other materials were part of the message;
before it became a message linked to a President that is not an American citizen, is a practicing Muslim extremist, pals around with terrorists and (apparently like the other 52% of the country) has only one wish in life: the complete and utter destruction of the United States of America.
I will repeat: virtually none of the politicians or pundits that spread that crap believes any part of it.
But they sure hope you do.
And that’s why it is so dangerous to not know when they are lying.
Just my thoughts,