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Why aren't Tea Partyers mad about Obama's school speech?

Even as the Tea Party racks up impressive showings in primaries across the country, the anti-Obama right seems to be forgetting how it got to where it is now. Where, for example, is the apoplexy about President Obama's second back-to-school speech, which he just finished delivering to America's pliable youth?

It wasn't like this a year ago. When conservatives discovered that the president wanted to broadcast an address that schools could tune in to on things such as hard work and paying attention in class, they were furious at Obama for attempting to indoctrinate their non-Kenyan, pro-colonial young. Some promised to keep their children at home. Others said they would come to school with their kids on Obama youth day, presumably to explain that when the president says "school" he really means "madrassa," or that when he talks about the virtues of hard work, he really means that they should be happy when he forces them all to toil in Prius factories and raises their taxes to pay for abortion research. The message was clear: No president we instinctively distrust is going to talk to our kids. About anything. Ever.

What happened to that fine principle? Now that Obama's critics have other things they can talk about on TV, such as today's primary elections or voter discontent with the state of the economy, conservatives seem to have forgotten how worried they were about the president's 21st century propaganda train. After all, it's not like they decided that their opposition to Obama's address was silly. If that's the case, they certainly haven't said so.

By Stephen Stromberg  | September 14, 2010; 4:46 PM ET
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Conservatives don't care about Obama's propoganda train because nobody's buying it now. He's lost all credibility and so conservatives feel that they could care less if he wants to waste his time trying to push his socialistic agenda. It's just not working. BTW, he does waste a lot of time doing nothing.

Posted by: jefferson4 | September 14, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

@ jefferson4: Please explain to me which one of Obama's policies constitute a "socialist" agenda?

and

You are talking about a President that has an unprecedented win-streak in congress with the most productive congress in American history (despite about 40% of it sitting on their hands) contrary to your claim that he spends a lot of time doing nothing.

There is a party that is wasting a lot of time and it isn't the Democrats, just a matter of fact.

Posted by: JRM2 | September 14, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Actually, as an educator my guess is that the lack of objection is also related to the general lack of excitement over the speech and the president himself. I teach social studies in a liberal department of a liberal area in the country, and I haven't heard a word about the speech or any intentions colleagues may have of showing it in class. This is a huge shift from last year, and is somewhat reflective of the similar wane in enthusiasm for Obama over the last year.

Posted by: tourney345 | September 14, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

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