What are we supposed to be “learning” from all the controversy about Obama’s presentation to public school students? Well, it’s quite easy, kids and parents.
As always, when there’s a real challenge to the imperial presence of the executive branch, the so-called opponents will always defend each other. While left and right may fight on the surface, the reality is that they’ll both do anything to preserve the status quo that is their elevated power.
Take Laura Bush, for example, in this CNN report:
Former first lady Laura Bush is defending President Obama’s decision to address the nation’s school children, telling CNN Monday that it is “really important for everyone to respect the President of the United States.”
But wait, there’s more:
Does she think it’s fair to criticize Obama, as some have, by labeling him a socialist? “I’d have no idea whether it’s fair, do you think I thought it was fair when President Bush was criticized — not really. So, I guess not,” she responded.
The lesson? If you don’t see it already, I recommend you go back to your CNN. Everything’s going to be just fine.