Sep 7, 2009

Gonna Watch (Redux)

Live streaming of the President's address begins here
at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 8, 2009.
Philip R. Klein made this claim in his Southeast Texas Political Review article from Friday:
Back in the early 80's - President Reagan made a speech to school children (thus the idea from team Obama). It was on personal responsibility in kind of a nut shell. Simply you are responsible for you, the way you act and what you give back to this country. It was not on policy - it was not on health care - it was not on anything but leadership.

Thus the fear from the right and the middle - Obama is going to speak to "childrens" on social issues and try to push a social agenda. And from all reports - that is what he is going to do.
As I pointed out in this article, "all reports" is another of Klein's obfuscations: The Truth-O-Meter rated Philip's claim, "Pants on Fire!."   Klein stated (emphases below are mine):
Obama should stand up and call for leadership. Personal responsibility. Asking the question not what the country can do for you, what you can do for your country. There is not one person in the US that would object to this. But we all know - Obama - who now without question is far left and boarders on a socialist agenda - wants to plant a seed.

So now - there will be a speech that has done nothing to pull us together as a country - yet pull us apart more. And parents have the right not to have their children become pawns of a socialistic agenda.
The White House has released the text of the President's speech here. Compare Klein's comments with the Presidents remarks:
Now I’ve given a lot of speeches about education. And I’ve talked a lot about responsibility.

I’ve talked about your teachers’ responsibility for inspiring you, and pushing you to learn.

I’ve talked about your parents’ responsibility for making sure you stay on track, and get your homework done, and don’t spend every waking hour in front of the TV or with that Xbox.

I’ve talked a lot about your government’s responsibility for setting high standards, supporting teachers and principals, and turning around schools that aren’t working where students aren’t getting the opportunities they deserve.

But at the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world – and none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities. Unless you show up to those schools; pay attention to those teachers; listen to your parents, grandparents and other adults; and put in the hard work it takes to succeed.

And that’s what I want to focus on today: the responsibility each of you has for your education. I want to start with the responsibility you have to yourself.
The President's bottom line:
What you make of your education will decide nothing less than the future of this country. What you’re learning in school today will determine whether we as a nation can meet our greatest challenges in the future...So today, I want to ask you, what’s your contribution going to be? What problems are you going to solve? What discoveries will you make? What will a president who comes here in twenty or fifty or one hundred years say about what all of you did for this country? 
Philip R. Klein's extremist partisan statements aren't a solution, they're part of the problem. He's been on the crazy train about four stops too many.


Anonymous said...

Is this guy retarded? Seriously, does he have Down syndrome?

Anonymous said...

I was just so surprised that Vidor ISD and Lumberton ISD said they weren't going to play the president's message. It's so shocking that those two districts would decide to do that . . . LOL