September 8, 2009

I’m Climbing Up On My Soapbox Now

It’s done.  It’s over.  Now some of those people can, hopefully, realize how moronic they sounded.

President Obama made his speech to the school children.

And no, he didn’t try to turn them all into little socialists.  He didn’t try to convert them all into Democrats so that they could go home and convert their parents.

Not a peep was made about the whole healthcare issue.

Nary a one political agenda was raised.

Nope.  All he did was tell the children to stay in school and work hard.

Huh, who would have thunk it?  What else did you honestly expect him to talk to school children about??

I am not an Obama fan.  I don’t agree with all his ideas, policies, etc.  Heck, I don’t even know about some of them.  And some I do.  

But I do believe that the President deserves respect - period.  And, unfortunately, he is not getting that respect.  And this latest hoopla over what he might say to the kids is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of.  In the news this morning, the anchors were saying that our schools would be showing the address and that if you didn’t want your children to hear it to send a note in to excuse them.

Are you freakin’ kidding me? 

I have read the speech (you can find it here).  It was a good speech.  It’s the same kind of speech I give Man-Child.  Work hard.  You are the future of the country.  It’s the same kind of speech all parents give their off-spring.

I really don’t understand what all the upset was about.  It’s certainly not like he was the first president to ever say – hey, I want to send a message to the kids.

Why wouldn’t you want your children to hear what call to action the President had to say to them?

Children aren’t voters so why would he try to push a political agenda on them?

All this fear-mongering is not moving this country forward; it’s moving it backward.

Climbing down off my soapbox now.


Please do not post comments trying to change my mind or anything derogatory – I am not looking for a political debate – I don’t even know enough to debate even if I wanted to.


  1. I totally agreed with 100% of what you just said.
    Regardless of if you voted for the president he is the president and you should have respect for that fact.
    I didn't vote for him but I want him to do a good job. After all he is leading my country right now.

  2. Not heard about he's going to do a speech and it's going to be broadcast to all school children in their schools? I wouldn't object to my children hearing that if it was here but I do wonder why.

  3. Jody - thank you - I love people who agree with me!

    Chic Mama - it's stupid. We've had several presidents who've addressed school children. Usually, it's along the lines of stay in school, don't do drugs, etc. The only reason "everyone" (I don't really mean everyone - just a select few) is making this a big deal is because they don't agree with him on multiple issues; so they are turning it into a political thing.