At 2:27 David Sirota to Jim Greer: The Right-Wing Republicans are a bunch of Psychopaths!
As I type this Obama is taking the Stage for his Dreaded School Speech, sadly some children in America have been kept home from school (and will receive an "unexcused absense") while other parents are specifically choosing to pull their students out of class, and out of school specifically so that they'll be able to see the speech.
President George H.W. Bush in 1991 : Write me a letter about how you can help us achieve our goals. I think you know the address.
Psychotic doesn't even begin to describe the craziness of all this.
Let's start by the way with the onerous original Lesson Plan. This weekend on Face the Nation Education Secretary Arne Duncan revealed a terrible secret.
At 4:20 in Video Duncan states that the Lesson Plan Question was "about how you can help the President reach his goal - of having the Highest Percentage of College Graduates by 2020"
Nothing about how you can help the President spread Socialism. Nothing about how you can help the Presient Pull the Plug on Granda. It was all about how you can help the President - by Staying In SchooL.
And how did they change the question? It now says asks: "What can you do to reach your own goals?"
So Ironic that his attempting to make this very statement, has caused potentially Millions of Children to Stay HOME from School today.
Meanwhile Karl Rove has an Uneasy feeling.
Let's be honest, this has nothing to do with what Barack Obama had to say - it has to do with exactly what David Sirota said: The Psychopathology of the GOP.
They would rather inspire their kids to drop out of school, to ignore their teachers, to learn about Intelligent Design rather than Science - instead of hear what the President has to say.
The President's Remarks
That’s why today, I’m calling on each of you to set your own goals for your education – and to do everything you can to meet them. Your goal can be something as simple as doing all your homework, paying attention in class, or spending time each day reading a book. Maybe you’ll decide to get involved in an extracurricular activity, or volunteer in your community. Maybe you’ll decide to stand up for kids who are being teased or bullied because of who they are or how they look, because you believe, like I do, that all kids deserve a safe environment to study and learn. Maybe you’ll decide to take better care of yourself so you can be more ready to learn. And along those lines, I hope you’ll all wash your hands a lot, and stay home from school when you don’t feel well, so we can keep people from getting the flu this fall and winter.
Whatever you resolve to do, I want you to commit to it. I want you to really work at it.
I know that sometimes, you get the sense from TV that you can be rich and successful without any hard work -- that your ticket to success is through rapping or basketball or being a reality TV star, when chances are, you’re not going to be any of those things.
But the truth is, being successful is hard. You won’t love every subject you study. You won’t click with every teacher. Not every homework assignment will seem completely relevant to your life right this minute. And you won’t necessarily succeed at everything the first time you try.
That’s OK. Some of the most successful people in the world are the ones who’ve had the most failures. JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was rejected twelve times before it was finally published. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, and he lost hundreds of games and missed thousands of shots during his career. But he once said, "I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
These people succeeded because they understand that you can’t let your failures define you – you have to let them teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time. If you get in trouble, that doesn’t mean you’re a troublemaker, it means you need to try harder to behave. If you get a bad grade, that doesn’t mean you’re stupid, it just means you need to spend more time studying.
Well he did mention J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter - so I guess the next thing we'll hear from the Fundi-Rightie-Screamers is that the President is not only a Socialist - he supports Witchcraft.
I'm starting to think a massive dose of Electro-Shock Therapy might be a good thing.