The Obama Overreach


Cartoon by William Warren

So thankful I no longer have small children. Dear Leader wants to interrupt the school day to start his indoctrination program. Stephen Green says, “Keep ’em at home next Tuesday.” A parent’s first job is to protect their children, especially if it’s from an overreaching administration. Like every other cautious parent, I’d like to know WHAT he plans to say BEFORE he says it and then I’d decide whether to let my child participate. Why take the time out of the third movie of the week precious instruction time? Just pass out autographed copies of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals with a homework guide and/or coloring sheet.

Mom Michelle Malkin is steamed:

Downplaying academic achievement in favor of left-wing radical activism in the public schools is rooted in old neighborhood pal and Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers’ pedagogical philosophy.

In typical Obama fashion, things on the internet change and change again. After all, he promised us all CHANGE, didn’t he? Now (big surprise?) the teacher’s aid materials are being whitewashed.

The White House has re-written its activist talking points for teachers/administrators disseminated by the US Department of Education and removed the language about “helping the president.”

But there’s more (h/t Fausta)…much more. One of Barack’s own websites stepped over a line when it called conservative Americans “…mobs, Nazis and Fascists…Al Qaeda terrorists.” Read it yourself. And note that The Foundry got a screen shot of the offensive page before, again, it was scrubbed. Change, change, change we can all believe in! Why is it when I go to a rally with a homemade sign, I’m astroturfing, but when Obama busses in loads of thugs to shout me down and beat me up, it’s a grassroots movement? Change, baby, change.

But wait… there’s more. Doug Ross has an excellent expose on a recent White House RFQ to technology vendors to harvest vast amounts of personal information (quoting NLPC):

NLPC has uncovered a plan by the White House New Media operation to hire a technology vendor to conduct a massive, secret effort to harvest personal information on millions of Americans from social networking websites… The targeted sites include Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr and others – any space where the White House “maintains a presence.”

It’s like Fishy-Email-Gate’s big brother, Guido, on steriods. Read the complete RFQ here. Amazing that an administration headed by a Intergalactic Constitutional Scholar wouldn’t know that this is yet another in a series of illegal acts.

Or as Doug put it so well, “Obama makes Nixon look like a rank amateur.”

UPDATE: Not sure about the whole school, but at least the boy’s class didn’t watch The Speech.

Tell Me, Was It Worth It?

Stacy of The Other McCain went to a book talk by Johan Norberg, author of Financial Fiasco: How America’s Infatuation with Home Ownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis. He interviewed Mr. Norberg for The American Spectator:

Norberg said the TARP bailout would have the perverse effect of encouraging lenders and other financial institutions to engage in the same kinds of risky behaviors that led to last year’s meltdown.
“If bankers make stupid mistakes and we bail them out, it encourages them to take big risks in order to make short-term gains, knowing that if they lose out, they can always send the bill to the taxpayers,” Norberg said…

I’ve always said that the greed and avarice of liberals combined with backroom marxism is what set up the perfect storm of the 2008 election. What better way to tank America than to elect a puppet – reminiscent of Dauphins – that are easily controlled by various and sundry Richelieus pulling strings from behind lace curtains?

Is it worth it? Was one election worth it? Hello? Bueller? Bueller?

Look! A Memeorandum thread!

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