Perhaps some Kleenex are in order

Posted: September 8, 2009 in Uncategorized

Okay folks…seriously here. I don’t even really know where to begin, so I’ll just jump in.

What is the big fucking deal about Obama giving a speech to children? Seriously? Are you just looking for reasons to not like him? Are you just looking for reasons to bitch? Are you just looking for reasons to act racist without seeming racist? I think it is probably all of the above. The man, the leader of our country and, as some would argue, the leader of the free world, has two school-aged children. He is a doting father first, politician second. So, because of this, it is understandable that he would enjoy giving a pep talk to our nation’s youth. If you were in the same position, wouldn’t you?

Sometimes people in politics aren’t always out to push a political agenda. I know it is hard to believe but it is true. This is, my friends, one of those instances. And while I will admit that he is pushing an agenda, I can assure you it is not a political one, especially health care. But let’s say for one second he was. If your child wanted to talk to you about health care reform, or your grandchild, would you yell at your child too, just like you yell at everyone else to try and make your point? I digress…

This is a man that is concerned with the educational gaps that are present in our country. Not just among the classes of course, but among countries. Do you really want China to take over the world because you were too paranoid to let your child hear a simple pep talk from the president? I know that seems a bit fatalistic, but it could happen. Educationally our nation is struggling, and considering how kids are impressionable, and further considering the obstacles that Obama had to overcome to get where he is today, it is only natural for this leader of men to reach out to the men and women of tomorrow and attempt to burn a lasting message into their brains.

Just for the record, and so you are no longer ignorant, consider this–two Republican presidents have done this in the past: Reagan and Bush I. I’m sure Clinton would’ve done it too but he was too busy playing hide the cigar with chubby girls, and I’m sure Bush II would’ve done it as well but he was too busy invading countries and looking for phantom weapons. So this is not a matter of partisan policy pushing. Oh no. It is a matter of a father reaching out to children and being exactly that, a father.

Get your head out of your ass and concentrate your moaning and groaning on more important things, perhaps like where you are going to retire, or which country club to sign up for. And, finally, remember this: It’s not about who yells the loudest, it’s about who listens to your whispers.

To hear complaints is tiresome to the miserable and the happy.
–Samuel Johnson

jbr

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