Himes urges schools to show Obama bac...

Himes urges schools to show Obama back-to-school speech

There are 28 comments on the Stamford Advocate story from Sep 7, 2009, titled Himes urges schools to show Obama back-to-school speech. In it, Stamford Advocate reports that:

Rep. Jim Himes, D-4, spoke to a crowd of supporters -- and one vocal detractor -- Monday afternoon on the steps of Town Hall about the controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's back-to-school speech, framing the issue as a debate over the free exchange of information.

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Tulsa, OK

#24 Sep 8, 2009
I don't think it can be said without question that all of America is fed up and totally angry with Obama esp over him wishing to speak to the nation's youth (the topic of this board - remember the topic?) Yes Glen Beck and Limbaugh listeners are fed up but they were already mad because Obama dared to defeat their guy. So run a decent candidate and win. This moaning and complaining isn't doing a thing.

If anything this gripe about a speech to school children has blown up in the right's faces. The non-glen-beck listeners which is the majority of the country see this as goofy and as an evidence that the right wing is off its nut. Between crying about this speech or about birth certificates, the right looks silly, childish and irrational. Not a good base to build support to the the presidency in a few years. Even your boy Newt said on TV this morning that its a good speech and getting outraged about it is dumb. So now you going to cast Newt out of the party too?

Hawthorne, NY

#25 Sep 8, 2009
What about the poor little private school kids? Has anyone thought of them......

New Rochelle, NY

#26 Sep 8, 2009
Jack wrote:
You are absolutely correct. The real message the right is sending to their children is simply, you cannot trust the president of our country. Now in a few years or a decade or so, there will be another republican president. Yes there will. And if democrats treat him with the same disrespect being given Obama right now, republicans will cry and moan about respect the office and patriotism. But it will their children doing showing that lack of respect because they learned it in school when mom and dad taught them that the president is an evil man.
This is only payback for what the Dems did to Bush. Politics is hardball. If you can't handle hardball play softball with the girls.

Morristown, NJ

#27 Sep 8, 2009
06831 GW CT wrote:
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I do not think this is Race based as you ask.
It has come to the point the U.S. voter is fed-up. When you have lost or may lose your job, home, retiremnet fund and what you have worked for all your life and your Government was partly the cause (Congress & Senate) you understand Government intervention to extreme (socialism)is not what we want.
The people of this once great nation are fed-up. We have been turned into a nation of users, we have lost our manufacturing base - the economy we have become can not sustain itself.
It isn't clear how government caused any of that. Banks made imprudent loans because they were able to sell them to other banks, who packaged them for sale through brokerage houses. All that was private industry.

Auto companies made bad decisions about what type of cars to build and were outplanned and out qualitied by foreign manufacturers. That was private industry.

People who invested their retirement fund wisely, rather than greedily, didn't lose all their money; just a small portion of it. That was a private decision.

The fact is: peoiple who followed an intelligent investment plan are mostly fine. People who bought houses they could afford are mostly fine.

Brooklyn, NY

#28 Sep 8, 2009
Yawn, I'm so sick of the Republican's and their fear-controlling-tactics.....
Our congressman

Newark, NJ

#29 Sep 8, 2009
just another Obama sock-puppet.
Parker Eastern CT

Plainville, CT

#30 Sep 9, 2009
Unless the media demands it, we will never know what was in the original speech. School administrators throughout the country were caught off guard and had to scramble to do the right thing for their individual communities. The fact is the speech and content changed the day before schools opened. So, who is really to blame for all this controversy?

Brooklyn, NY

#31 Sep 9, 2009
The real issue is the lesson plans and the "I Pledge Video" that were sent directly to school principals. This video was shown in some southern schools that have already started in August. Do a google search on "I pledge video" and tell me this is not disturbing and completely biased. Riverhead schools are showing the speech on Friday, but not the "I Pledge Video". When I asked Diane Scricca if they were using the "Lesson Plans" that were sent with the vidoe she said "We have our own lesson plans".. Whatever that means. I guess childeren will be put on the spot in front of their classmates to expose their political affiliation, if they even have one. Or, just go along with the Obama supporters so they are not scrutinized. Totally unacceptable and politically motivated!

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