Monday, September 7

Why Is Everyone Pissed About This Message?

Would anyone have had a problem with:

"You can’t drop out of school and just drop into a good job. You’ve got to work for it and train for it and learn for it."

...if John Kennedy had said it?

...if Lyndon Johnson had said it?

...if Richard Nixon had said it?

...if Gerald Ford had said it?

...if Jimmy Carter had said it?

All were presidents during my school years. I don't recall ever hearing a "stay in school" speech. Then again, there's thirty-some-odd years between then and now. And the world is a lot different than it was back then. There are likely more school dropouts now than there ever were during those decades.

That Barack Obama KNOWS the word HAS TO get out to today's children is paramount.

That some people think he shouldn't be saying ANYTHING is just plain ridiculous.

Call it what you will, but there's no justification for ANYONE to be upset about this.

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