September 5th, 2009
02:22 PM ET
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. aaa

    Okay GOP has no selutions and all they do is cry about OBAMA THIS OBMA THAT... get over it GOP you guys lost for good and you guys will never take office for looooooonnnnnggggggg time.... GOOD buy GOP is dead

    September 5, 2009 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |

    Now that some HATE filled individuals think that a speach from Obama is an evil plot, I will ensure that NO REPUBLICAN CAN EVER SPEAK TO SCHOOL CHILDREN!!!!

    This last little stupid game to try to hurt Obama only shows how much the REPUBLICANS FEAR HIM.

    Sad to see how a speach to inspire children to strive to do better in school and work to become more productive members of this great country can be twisted into this. It shows that the Archie Bunker fan club is alive and running on STUPID! The Republican party has usedc their entire book of words and phrases to fire up fear in what are normally decent people.

    Your HATE and FEAR has caused the Repuiblican party to burn bridges that will never be rebuilt. NEVER AGAIN WILL A REPUBLICAN SPEAK IN A SCHOOL I will PROTEST and demand that they be band just as Obama was prevented from addressing the childfren.


    September 5, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  3. Matt

    Addressing all school children and asking them to join you and help you there is only one word to describe it. Hitlerific. Way to go Obama I thought your Hope poster was creepy but this is a new low.

    September 5, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  4. Adam

    More Right-wing hypocrisy and whining - nothing more.

    September 5, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  5. We do not want the President.....

    selling his socialist vision to our kids....especially at taxpayer expense....stop this nonsense and get to work on something useful....

    September 5, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  6. jules sand-perkins

    Students absolutely should hear Obama speak. It always inspired me to hear any President of the United States, Republican or Democrat, when I was in school.
    The original assignment on how to help the President was specious and political, and that has been corrected.
    At home, after the speech, conservative parents can use this opportunity to teach their children how their political philosophy differs from Obama's, pointing out why children of conservatives live more comfortably than most others.
    It is unlikely that students from Republican families will need Obama to urge them to stay in school and study. Their parents will already have trained them to do that.

    September 5, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  7. Steve A. , New Braunfels , Texas

    I think all schools should here his talk. But here in central Texas in the CCISD"comal county independent school district" he will not be heard. After all, this is one of the few republican "cells" left. On the other hand, if it were george bush reading my pet goat it would be blaring from all the loud speakers and printed in the paper. Snubing or ostracising the president will come back too haunt these GOP's one day. The republicans around here are still in shock and acting like a bunch of spoiled brats.....the GOP is discusting.!

    September 5, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  8. matt

    Every president have the right to give his view. Republican should
    shut their mouth and leave the school authority to do what it takes.
    Dont mix religion into the system. We had enough of it.

    September 5, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  9. Connie Sturgeon

    I have an 8 year old great grandson who would be trilled if the President spoke at his school no matter what he said, During the election he would watch his campaign ads on T.V. , he talked about Obama so much at school his teacher told him after the election he had won and Kyle had to stop talking about him.I wonder if the right wing would criticize our Lord if he wanted to speak at our schools? They need to shut up and do their job for the people.

    September 5, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  10. No Hillary = No Obama

    Obama needs a reality check. His days as king of the world are over. He has been pegged with a "socialist" label and it will stay on him throughout his contrived presidency. Deserved? I don't know.

    September 5, 2009 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  11. S M R

    I'm sure that these Parents would welcome the likes of Rush Limbaugh or Dick Cheney to speak to their Children.

    September 5, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  12. Tine

    First, we ban religion from school. What's next? Limit schools to curriculum/lesson plans defined/detailed by WH? Are we turning into communism (from health care to green to economy to schools)?

    September 5, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  13. S M R

    The GOP are the laughing stock of the world.

    September 5, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  14. economist

    I guess only white, male, Republican presidents may address our nation's school children. Anyone else is to be disrespected.

    September 5, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  15. Nevada dude

    Of all the stupidest things the GOP has complained about, this ranks as the lowest, most ignorant, irresponsible and unpatriotic.

    Conservatives may not like Obama and his politics but he is still the President of the United States and needs to be afforded the respect the Office deserves. Gopers are teaching kids to be disrespectful of the President, which back in my elementary school days would have been unthinkable.


    September 5, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
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