Saturday, September 5, 2009

'Silly season'

Barack Hussein* Obama, 44th President of the United States, plans to address American schoolkids Tuesday in a televised address, and conservatives aren't happy about it.

Critics protest that's he's taking the whole President thing a bit too far, insisting that he'll use the speech to push a political agenda. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, typically:
"At a minimum, it's disruptive. Number two, it's uninvited and number three, if people would like to hear his message they can, on a voluntary basis, go to YouTube or some other source and get it. I don't think he needs to force it upon the nation's school children."
Uninvited? Forced?

Pull-eeze -- he's the President, for crissake. White House mouthpiece Robert Gibbs had this reaction yesterday:

"I think we've reached a little bit of the silly season when the President of the United States can't tell kids in school to study hard and stay in school."
Gibbs is right, of course.

The present dustup is just the latest example of the willful marginalization of American conservative ideology. There's no denying that these folks now dwell at the fringes -- it simply baffles me that they keep publishing their home address.

For sure, liberal ideologues one day will have their turn in the same idiotic barrel. But for now, let's all be embarrassed for right-wingers as they thrash about in self-righteous denial.

*I included Pres. Obama's middle name for the sole purpose of making mindless conservatives convulse. See also "Maynard G. Krebs."