I can’t believe I’m even writing about such a ridiculous situation, but the discourse on this topic seems to be out of hand. Barack Obama, the president of the United States, will give an address to schoolchildren next Tuesday, “to encourage them to work hard, set goals and take responsibility for their learning.”. Apparently, in the minds of some, that should be controversial. For example, Michelle Malkin has been making ridiculous claims like, “Nor can the Democrats’ strategy of using kiddie human shields to advance their legislative agenda be overlooked in the context and timing of Obama’s speech.”
Unfortunately, this overheated irrational rhetoric has actually convinced many schools not to show the speech to children. Frankly, this is one of the most ridiculous manufactured controversies in recent memory. Obama is the President of the United States. Yes, he’s a Democrat. Get over it and let your kids listen to him for a few minutes. If you’re that worried that he can turn them into bleeding-heart liberals in that amount of time, maybe you need to reassess the relevance and logic of your own political views.