Obama celebrated so much in the schools

Barb - posted on 01/30/2009 ( 36 moms have responded )

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I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised by this but, last evening, we went to my Kindergartner's conference at school and couldn't help but notice the numerous collages with pictures of Obama on them. I have to wonder if this would have been done if McCain had won (but I guess I know the answer). My question for everyone here is: Did schools celebrate Bush as much as what's going on with Obama? Does anyone remember going to their child's school and seeing posters, etc. or hearing their child come home talking about Bush? It just irks me to no end that my Kindergartner comes home saying "Obama this" "Obama that".



I used to say that we should respect a president no matter what but my new motto is: I will respect Obama as much as the Democrats respected Bush.



On another note: I'm looking to add as many conservative Republican friends as I can on my Facebook page. Please send me your friend requests so I can do that. I'm surrounded by liberals on my page and I need to tip the scales a little :-). Thanks!

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Shannon Cassidy- - posted on 02/06/2009

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Ya my son never brought any books home about President Bush, Not in Kindregarden, Ist and the beginning of 2nd , grade never.



Whats funny is I went to his school for a school concert and on the wall are paintings of 4 famouse men "Black men" One of those painting is of Abraham Lincoln , I was looking at it and I am like hello Abraham Lincoln was white , he was not a Black man.

That school is realy not that Leberal at all, they Say the Pledge, everymorning they also sing My Country Tisafi (sorry if spelt wrong) and God Bless America which I am very happy about . But that painting I have to laugh at.

Jenny - posted on 02/05/2009

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One of the HUGE reasons I am really considering homeschooling! I was considering it before all this Obama crap, but now it's probaby even worse!  My Son thinks Obama is a bad word!! :)LOL!  so if he goes to school and they talk about Obama all day he's going to be really confused:) HAHA!

Kristine - posted on 02/05/2009

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Shannon, I have had Scholastic book orders come home about President Bush, but there was only a few over the years. And I have seen some at the book fairs. The last one my 2nd grader brought home, it had several for President Obama. So while there was "some" representation of our last President, it is very small in comparison to what is out there now. I can't imagine how many will be for our current President at the spring book fair.

Lexi - posted on 02/05/2009

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What makes me so angry is that Obama is treated like the next messiah! He is just a man people! He is going to make mistakes, alot of them, and people are going to hate him as much as they did Bush. He won't live up to his promises. People are so ignorant these days!



BTW, I read that Obama, while he was a Senator, voted against parents being able to send their children to private schools or to homeschool them.

Sarah - posted on 02/04/2009

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Unfortunately, the last few months of school have been filled with Obama-mania. I'm happy to say that we were able to be "out of town" on inauguration day, BECAUSE I knew the inauguration would be on in every classroom. It's the only day my 1st and 2nd graders have missed this year - and I was right. The next day my first grader had to do an in-class assignment - write a letter to President Obama. She wrote "Dear Mr. President, Stop spending all our money!" Guess we're doing something right at home...

Shannon Cassidy- - posted on 02/04/2009

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Wow I am pissed ,I just got home from picking up my little boys from school , my Little 2nd grader has a scholastic Lets Find Out Meet The President Barack Obama is our new President. He is the leader of our Country. That is unbelievable . he never brought anything home about President Bush-- It makes you angry.

Shannon Cassidy- - posted on 02/04/2009

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Quoting Shelby:

I don't think he deserves any extra attention or special consideration than any other president. I certainly am not going to give him any just because he is black. I think it is hypocritical for people to not want to be racist but give him attention based solely on the fact that he's black - because that is racist. As far as I'm concerned he's just another Liberal that a Republican is going to have to clean up after.



Ya people forget that he is white / black so he is Molada.

Shannon Cassidy- - posted on 02/04/2009

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Tell me about it I am so tired of hearing about Obama. People are acting like he is God and it scares the hell out of me it realy does.

Shannon Cassidy- - posted on 02/04/2009

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Quoting Barb:

Obama celebrated so much in the schools

I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised by this but, last evening, we went to my Kindergartner's conference at school and couldn't help but notice the numerous collages with pictures of Obama on them. I have to wonder if this would have been done if McCain had won (but I guess I know the answer). My question for everyone here is: Did schools celebrate Bush as much as what's going on with Obama? Does anyone remember going to their child's school and seeing posters, etc. or hearing their child come home talking about Bush? It just irks me to no end that my Kindergartner comes home saying "Obama this" "Obama that".

I used to say that we should respect a president no matter what but my new motto is: I will respect Obama as much as the Democrats respected Bush.

On another note: I'm looking to add as many conservative Republican friends as I can on my Facebook page. Please send me your friend requests so I can do that. I'm surrounded by liberals on my page and I need to tip the scales a little :-). Thanks!


 

Michelle - posted on 02/04/2009

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no, no and no. Didn't you know, Obama is the Messiah. Although I did hear his approval rating is already dropping... but yes, liberals seem to be the majority in educational facilities so yes, we see way more of Obama propaganda and worship going on there.



 



I'll support the President, just not his policies.

Kristine - posted on 02/04/2009

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I have a 2nd grader, 5th grader and a Junior in high school. George Bush was not brought up as much as Obama is. Oh they talked about the elections, but the kids were not doing projects like they are now.

DS was in a class where the teacher was very much an Obama supporter and only my son and another student brought up issues about him. Whenever they made good points it was suddenly time to change the subject.

Lore' - posted on 02/03/2009

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I'm a republican Mom. My little boy, who is in 1st grade, came home spittin' mad the day they had a mock election in November. All the kids participated. Of course the little one only repeat what their parents say, but he was SO mad that other kids had ridiculed him for "voting" for McCain. Most of my friends are level-headed in politics. But I've got two people who really push my buttons with their hateful liberal views. And they are so loud and annoying too!

Crystal - posted on 02/03/2009

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This is yet another reason i am homeschooling my children, some teachers just don't know how to keep their opinions to themselves. A lot of my family is liberal and my DH's' family who claims to be Republicans even voted for Obama because they didn't think Bush was doing a good job. I may not have agreed with everything that Bush did, but I think that with everything that happened in his terms that he did the best he could. I'm afraid of what Obama will do. I'm afraid my rights to homeschool will even be taken away, or limited even more.

I do not think that public schools should be teaching children to idolize any president. Republican or Democrat.

Things like this make me sick.

Donna - posted on 02/03/2009

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Oh my word!  I don't have any friends with school-aged kids so I had no idea things like this were going on in our public schools!!!  If my son had come home from preschool with some sort of Obama art, I would have been furious, and I'd be even madder if my kid came home from PUBLIC school and tried to tell me who to vote for!  Who do these folks think they are that it's their job to brainwash the masses?!  Teach your math or English or science and leave the politics at home where they belong! 



I have been mulling over homeschooling my boys and reading all this may have sealed the deal.  There's no way I want them indoctrinated by our school system, they'll get enough of that from the nightly news, ugh!

Bridget - posted on 02/03/2009

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My 5th grader commented the other day how tired she was of Obama.  Don't get me wrong, he is the President and I respect his office but there is so much more glory given to him than others.  Every week they bring home a Weekly Reader, the last month has been about Obama and it seems as though it will continue through February.  It would be nice if it weren't so biased.

Sandy - posted on 02/03/2009

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I agree...did my children watch any other inaugurations??? I can't remember but they both watched this one! If I hear my children talk about global warming anymore I will scream!

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Hi Barb...I totally agree with what you have said.  Someone on the radio was saying that one of her teacher friends told her she should have "faith" in Obama just like we have "faith" in Jesus Christ.  I can't even fathom a comparison in any way,shape, or form.  I'm definitely outnumbered by liberal friends too.  I'll add you!



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Michelle - posted on 02/03/2009

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I am behind you all the way.  Most of my friends are conservative but there are a few that are very liberal.

Lori - posted on 02/02/2009

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I am a fourth grade teacher and it has been hard for me. I did mock elections and I kept my views to myself until after the election. Obama won my class election by one vote. I did have the inauguration on in my classroom - but only because it was an inauguration of a president, not that it was for him. I am certainly not doing anything in my classroom to celebrate his presidency since I disagree with most of the decisions he has made. The only good thing I have seen is the $150 billon to education in this "stimulus" package. The rest of the package I don't agree with though.

Holly - posted on 02/02/2009

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I am in a union, they sent me liberal paperwork everyday that went straight to the recycle bin. I still voted for McCain. Their scare tactics won't work on me!

User - posted on 02/01/2009

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Ha! My husband is commercial airline captain. The UNION stuff makes me sick!! Since 9/11 we have had more than 60,000/yr taken from us. Our means of living including that 60,000! We pay the UNION 2+ % a month from our hard earned money....for what? NOTHING. The companies threaten bankruptcy- they hate pilots. They get an arbitrator-and he always goes for the company.Everyone wants a smart capable pilot-yet they complain about airfares. Anyway, we have an ongoing argument that 'UNION' is blue collar. Of course he thinks he is very educated (and he is college and beyond/military/etc etc) He still votes straight Republican- even when I told him OBAMA would probably help our UNION job. I sure hope something good comes out of all of this. I mean seriously what job on earth can make a contract and agree to pay you 120,000/yr. Then after you buy a house/car and send kids to private schools the company ups and says sorry....we have to take 60,000 of that back. Here in Seattle 120,000 barely meet middle class....60,000 is just poor. but UNIONs are very VERY liberal.

Barb - posted on 02/01/2009

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That's what my husband was saying, Holly.  For some reason, I always equated unions with blue collar workers (mostly) and always assumed blue collar workers would be conservative Republicans.  I was shocked when an ex-boyfriend, who is in a union, told me he voted for Obama because "you pretty much have to when you're in a union."  I told him, "No you do not!  You vote the way YOU want to!"  It was an eye opener.  Here I'm 41 years old but I feel so naive that I didn't know people voted a certain way simply because they're in a union.  Scary stuff!

Holly - posted on 02/01/2009

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Teachers are generally liberal because they are supported by the teacher unions. Unions are extremely liberal. Believe me I know, I'm a teacher and I'm definitely outnumbered!

Barb - posted on 02/01/2009

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I just wanted to thank everyone so far for their comments.  It just helps to know I'm not alone in my thinking :-).

Shauna - posted on 01/31/2009

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Amen to that Shelby! I was surprised to find out that my son's 3rd grade class had their own "election" they all voted and then the teacher tallied up the votes. They did this twice. One McCain won and the other Obama.



So not only are they reinforcing that everyone's a winner, they are also encouraging kids to vote on who they like the best. I'm pretty sure they didn't review the two opposing agendas before the vote!



My son voted for McCain AND could defend his choice when asked why. My son is gifted so I always have to supplement his schoolwork at home and we make sure to dicuss politics (on a very basic level). Who said you have to wait until Junior High to teach your children political science?

Shelby - posted on 01/31/2009

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I don't think he deserves any extra attention or special consideration than any other president. I certainly am not going to give him any just because he is black. I think it is hypocritical for people to not want to be racist but give him attention based solely on the fact that he's black - because that is racist. As far as I'm concerned he's just another Liberal that a Republican is going to have to clean up after.

User - posted on 01/31/2009

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Oh, BELIEVE ME we will have a special day so everyone can be off to Celebrate OBAMA. You just wait. Why are so many teachers liberal anyway???? I send my kids to PRIVATE CHRISTIAN schools but, they still seem so liberal. I have actually considered homeschooling but, Im sure the government will make that difficult since they want to have a hand in brainwashing our children. Do you believe in WASHINGTON state we can't say 'sit Indian style'??? It's offensive. All the schools say now,'Chriss Cross Applesauce'. What is so bad about indian style?

Lindsay - posted on 01/31/2009

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I dont remember Bush being celebrated at all.  I do remember my daughter's preschool teacher doing a home visit and seeing that we had a picture of Bush on the wall and she wrote down that we're a republican household. Why that would matter i do know but she did so with a very disturbed look on her face lol.



I get it's a big deal to have the first African American president but it's not something that i feel needs extra attention.  It's already the start of black history month and if they want to talk about it during the right subject time fine, but do not take up math, reading, or other subjects time to discuss something like this.

User - posted on 01/31/2009

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It scares me the way they plaster and poster him up everywhere. It is almost idolizing if you ask me. You would think OBAMA would be a little humble and say....loook, enough plastering my picture everywhere. Im only man....Im not a savior. But NOOOO....He almost encourages it. It made me sick when he made his 'seal' Just like a 3rd world country dictator he made his very own 'seal'. Crazy....just crazyyy. I liked Huckabee. When he left I was heartbroken,.

Amy - posted on 01/30/2009

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I cringed when my daughter got in the car after preschool and she handed me the paper she had made. She had cut out all of the letters of Obama's name and glued them in the right order. I know that my older boys never did anything like this when Bush was elected. It scares me what he stands for and where our country might go. I definitely will be teaching my kids conservative values.

Barbara - posted on 01/30/2009

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Since I'm in Utah I don't have as much of a problem with being surrounded with liberals in the schools, in fact one day my 3rd grader came home and said he heard that Obama is a baby killer. I stopped him right there and explained about abortions so that he would understand that it's not a man going around killing babies, although in my own opinion, overturning the abortion act IS an act of baby killing even if it is in a passive way.



 



I have noticed, however, that there are a lot more liberals than there were four years ago and I have a hard time understanding why my once conservative friends are going along with the crowd. I had a heated debate with my sister about Obama and I, along with her own prayer and research, was finally able to convince her to go republican before the election.



 



I was very perturbed, however, to find out that the kids were forced to watch the inauguration. When one of my daughters started reading a book she was reprimanded for it. That made my blood boil a bit.



 



I'm not sure how to add friends from here on my facebook, but you are more than welcome to add me if you know how!

Dixie - posted on 01/30/2009

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I'll add you. My daughter is only 2, but my co-workers have kids in high school. The teachers told the students how great Obama was before the election. They also told the kids to tell their parents to vote for him! Nickelodeon advertised a lot for him too. They didn't say anything about McCain. They're trying to recruit the liberals early aren't they. I don't want my daughter going to public schools after hearing that. 

Katie - posted on 01/30/2009

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Barb, I will gladly add you as a friend! One of my college roommates is extremely liberal, so much that we agree to disagree so we can get along at our 'roommate reunions'. My daughter is only 6 months old, so I don't know what our local school is "teaching" when it comes to politics. I do think, though, that if they are celebrating Obama as much as you say your school is, then I will be the first to the school board to ask why he is getting so much praise when other presidents worked just as hard. Teachers are there to teach the facts, not force their opinion.

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