The latest viral wingnut e-mail, sent early on Tuesday, reveals that teabaggers (with the help of the G0P) are organizing a nationwide “Keep Your Kid Home From School Day” to protest President Obama’s upcoming address to schoolchildren on the importance of studying hard and getting a good education. [...]
Unless these people don’t want their kids to be encouraged on studying hard, there’s only one reason for them to have their children play hooky: an irrational fear of President Obama.
What this boils down to is this: these people’s hatred of Obama takes higher priority in their lives than their childrens’ education. Throughout history, when hatred has taken precedence over knowledge, it has led to things like hate crimes, cults, assassinations, civil wars… even genocide.
These hard-right conservatives aren’t coming out against health care reform, or tax-and-spend policies, or cap-and-trade. They’re coming out against one man. They’ve made what should be a productive national debate into a childish personal vendetta.
What a great example to set for their children.