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Poll of the Day: Do You Support Barack Obama’s Speech to America’s School Children?

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Hey, Maybe If Students Hear it From Barack They’ll Listen?- A Conservative In Favor of Barack’s Speech

Barack to School!

Barack to School!

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been avoiding the issue of Barack’s big speech to school across the nation.  Why you ask?  Well, I’m not in school, nor do I have kids who are, so it really just isn’t high on my priorities.  Today, however, I did find time to read (skim) the transcript.  I mean, I had to; it is the most controversial speech since the last time Van Jones spoke.

What I found was not controversial, not threatening, and definitely not reminiscent of Nazi Germany (Yes, a friend of mine did say that today).  Now, I’m the last person you’d expect to take up for B.O., but I just don’t see the harm.  It’s a speech that covers everything anyone in the school system has been taught since day 1; try hard, do right, and don’t drop out.  I’d feel the same way if anyone else was giving a speech with an identical transcript.  It’s just not that earthshatteringly important of a speech.

Having said that, this speech could be beneficial if the right people see it.  Many children look up to Barack, for reasons beyond my comprehension.  But for whatever reason, they do.  Hearing those same words that have been drilled into their heads since pre-k from him may be the extra push they need.  And while it’s not going to save America’s youth and slash the drop-out rate by a considerable amount, it’s certainly going to help more students than it will hurt.  So take it from this die-hard Conservative; don’t get to worked over this speech.  Sure it’ll take a few minutes out of the day, but it’s not like any classroom in this country works bell-to-bell.  And even if it does take class time, if it even helps one person to stay in school and get an education then it was worth it in my book.

Vote in Today’s Poll of the Day about the speech controversy by clicking here.

DISCLAIMER: As I said earlier, I don’t have children in the school system, so I’m sure parents look at this from a different perspective.  I certainly don’t think my opinion is the governing power.  If you see the situation from a different point of view, let me know below in the comments or send me an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

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The Blame Game: Inside the Many False Claims About Sarah Palin

 

Shes still our favorite maverick!

She's still our favorite maverick!

Obviously the people on the McCain campaign are upset.  I’m upset.  A lot of people are upset.  But the anonymouse complaints about her are simply ridiculous.  First off, when you announce things anonymously, the statements automatically lose some credibility, especially after the campaign is over.  Secondly, what they are claiming is outrageous.  Here is what is being claimed, in short:

  1. She answered her hotel room door in a towel.
  2. She didn’t South Africa was a country.
  3. She didn’t know the countries that participate in NAFTA.
  4. She often “went rogue” on the campaign staff and ignored their requests.
  5. And that she often threw temper tantrums when things got difficult.

Sarah Palin has since spoken on the matters, which was a good move on her part.  She didn’t just do the political norm and skirt the issue either, she full-out confronted it.  She took each individual issue and gave what really happened.  She said the towel story was an out-right lie.  She then said the only time NAFTA or South Africa ever came up was in debate prep, and that she knew who participated in NAFTA and what South Africa was.  (I’ve come to the conclusion that in debate prep, something about South Africa came up and Sarah probably asked if they were referring to the southern portion of Africa, or South Africa.  Then the anonymous source stretched it to what it is today.)  Then she covered the “going rogue” remarks.  Let me start off by saying, if I was Sarah Palin I would have gone rogue too.  Their handling of her was terrible.  But anyway, she said that that may have come from her disagreeing with the campaign’s decision to pull out of Michigan, but she says she never directly went against the will of the campagin.  Lastly, common sense shows that she more than likely never threw big hissy fits.  The woman’s been in a high position before, she can deal with stress.  Plus, up until these claims came out, everything we’ve heard about her attitude on the campaign has been overwhelmingly positive.  There have been zero reports (before the anonymous source) of her ever getting upset or over stressed when dealing with a lot.

I think all this amounts to is just the casting of blame.  They lost the election and want to shift the focus from their attempts to someone else, but the sad thing is, it’s not going to work.  The people love Sarah Palin.  I think she will be around for many years to come.

Also, just a side note, she was cleared from any wrong-doing in the Troopergate Probe.  Looks like she is still a maverick after all!

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