Don’t You Love It When Politicians Call You Names?

Van Jones, Obama’s Green Czar, told a Berkeley energy conference crowd back in February, “Republicans are a$$holes.”

Tell me Van, do you mean all Republicans? Or just white ones? Or just southern ones? Or the one in Texas? Or just ones that don’t live in geographically desirable areas like the Left Coast or NewYorkCity? Or just the ones who are aren’t cowed by the Democratic demons that run Congress? What about people that are sorta Republican? Are they just sorta a$$holey? Or just mildly distasteful?

What happened to civil discourse and respect for the people of America?

Jim Hoft has done the heavy-lifting on this one; read this, this, this, this, this.

That’s ok, Ill wait.

Now to Michelle, who notes a pattern of Obama’s appointments.

Obama czardom is the deliberate end-run around transparency. Van Jones did not just accidentally slip through the cracks of the Obama vetters. They knew what he espoused before they installed him.

[…] Nature, thankfully, abhors a vacuum. And so does the information-hungry public.

The Obama vetters have succeeded in short-circuiting congressional scrutiny and Washington oversight of unaccountable appointees over the last six months. No more. Quis custodes ipsos custodiet? Who is watching the watchdogs? John Q. Public. Do-it-yourself vetting is as easy as a Google search.

If the press would do its job and REPORT FACTS instead of passing gooey, sap-ridden love notes during study hall, maybe the public wouldn’t be so hungry or distrustful. And we wouldn’t consider you on the same level as the bad boyfriend who lies through his teeth, thinking he’s really getting away with something this time.

And you wonder why Obama’s itching to find a reason to take “emergency” control of the internet during some [Rahm] manufactured crisis? So he can install more thugs into cushy White House jobs while no one can fact-check them, silly.

Like My Senior Needs ANOTHER Reason to Skip – Updated

September 8, the day of Obama’s National Super-De-Duper Indoctrination Speech to our school children, has just been dubbed National Skip Day. Like kids need another reason to ditch. Cool kids, get your hall pass here.

I guess Allahpundit doesn’t have kids of his own (I don’t know, I’m only guessing) – if he did, why would he even allow those precious little ears to hear O’Suavey’s dulcet tones of socialism while he attempts the grandest overreach of all time? He’s sooooo cool; he multi-tasks like that.


Here’s a secondary harm in Obama’s address — even if he himself keeps his speech nonpartisan, he’s giving the signal to thousands of leftist teachers that it’s time for full-on indoctrination.

Children are the future of our great country, not the targets of leftist propaganda.

Americans now feel their kids are being unfairly targeted, thanks to Obama’s stupid move here. He’ll get his speech done, lots and lots of teachers and faculty will use the opportunity to get a little indoctrination in, a few pro-Democrat, pro-Obama warm and fuzzies implanted into the innocent and gullible hearts of our young. But this little stunt will have gained him little, and cost him much.

But he has awakened the Ents. School boards are close to all-powerful, but they are elected on a local level. Most parents and citizens have been asleep at the wheel, especially in Republican territory. Because of this event, we are going to see MASSES of people show up at school board meetings and PTA meetings who never did before, just like the townhalls of August.

They’re going to be asking some questions:

* Why did you let this happen here?
* Why did we elect you anyway if you’re just gonna be a sop to the left?
* You know what? We’re gonna vote you out and get some people who actually CARE about our kids running our school boards.

I should point out one thing that’s true about the upcoming school board meetings that was not true about the townhalls. There will be enough angry citizens attending in those meetings to vote out incumbents in the next election. They won’t require the media, they won’t require the Republican Party. They have kids, their neighbors and friends have kids, and no amount of teacher endorsements, union intimidation, or smooth talking will keep them from turning out ineffective or leftist school board members, the very next election.

I am telling you now, and as far as I know, I am the first to say it. Obama’s circus-stunt flyby of our nation’s public schools on September 8 will end up dealing a fatal blow to the left’s decades-long ownership of the schools in conservative territory. It won’t happen right away, and it will in fact be a long and bloody war. The left is dug in and fortified, and they’ve been playing dirty for as long as anyone can remember. But it will happen. [E Pluribus Unum at RedState]

Who put these people in charge, anyway? Hippy vegans? Cannibals? Oh yeah, them.

Protect your babies, while you still can.

UPDATE: Extreme BAD MANNERS reported by Maggie’s Notebook:

Did you know that President Obama went directly to School Principals to announce his plans to speak to our school age children? And did you know this is a “major breach of protocol?” Did you know that, at least, he should have only contacted School Superintendents?

More from American Daughter:

Ignoring school superintendents, Obama wrote to school principals announcing his forthcoming speech to school children. This is a serious breach of protocol. All communications should be routed through the Superintendent of Schools for each district.

Not only was this bad manners bigtime, it has implications for states’ rights and local rights that go far beyond the one event. School districts are overseen by a School Board, usually elected by the citizens of the district. Voters expect that board to ensure an education that reflects their values and goals for their children.

By deliberately cutting the local school boards and the superintendents out of the loop, Obama is essentially bypassing the voters, including parents. He is establishing a precedent for federal control of the children, for making them wards of the federal authority. This is totally a page out of the Marxist playbook that Obama and his office mate terrorist Bill Ayers used in Chicago.

Read it all.

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