Friday, May 8, 2009

President Obama: How Do You Get A Schoolteacher This Mad?

Outrage Over The First 100 Days Of The Obama Administration

The Obama apologists love to invoke the first 100 days argument. That is, how can you expect miracles in 100 days when the president "inherited" the huge problems left by the Bush administration. Now I have my problems with the Obama administration, some of which I detail below, but nothing like those expressed in the letter following the picture of the one room schoolhouse.

Number one, as my expectations from a president go, I don't give a timeline of when I expect accomplishments to be seen. I just want to see steady progress being made.

Number two I also don't like to hear constant excuses as to why things are as they are and how the problems are so difficult. When a man or a woman chooses to run for office, they know what they are signing on for. Just do it.

Finally, as an observer of the President of the United States of America, the most powerful nation on earth, I don't like to see them going around the world apologizing for what it is we do, bowing to foreign leaders (although not all foreign leaders if you know what I mean) and cozying up to leaders such as Hugo Chavez.

This is all separate from his foreign policy charade of appeasement and serious "negotiations" with rogue countries that does nothing except buy these rogue nations time to accomplish whatever it is that rogue nations want to accomplish.

The Anger Of A Fourth Grade School Teacher

What does it take to stir the ire of a schoolteacher? How do you manufacture outrage that erupts into an open letter to President Obama. I guess I will step aside and let you read it for yourself:

Winton School House

Mr. Obama:

I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America . You are responsible to the citizens of the United States. You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe? Are you brain dead?

What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia. You don't show Great Britain, our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia. How dare you, sir! How dare you!

You can't find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don't want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey. You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What's the matter with you?

I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you. You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members - on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven't said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn't!

Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million - not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven't you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now.

I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.

I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities.

I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.


Ms Kathleen Lyday

Fourth Grade Teacher

Grandview Elementary School

11470 Hwy. C

Hillsboro, MO63050


  1. I do not believe that Obama's actions have made the teacher mad. Given the talking points in the letter, it is most likely due to the regular viewing of Fox news. This word-for-word outrage is exactly the reason that most Limbaugh fans are called ditto-heads. Unfortunately, because this letter does not provide any new information or demonstrate an informed opinion, it will be ignored by the administration. For example, neither legal scholars (like Obama) and 4th grade students can find a mention of God or Christianity in the Constitution.

  2. When Obama followers buy into the rhetoric word for word it is intellectual understanding, but when others voice their opposing opinions it is simply repeating the propaganda of Fox news?

    That argument seems a little disingenuous.

  3. mike, you are a religious right can't fool the masses...that letter was from mrs. limbaugh...not his wife but his mother... this is pre-campaigning for the limbaugh/jindal ticket in 2012 right? mike you should be working on solidyfying your of now you guys are lost...there is plenty of work to do..there is no republican speaking of anything new and progressive..only the same old against abortion, anti- obama lets split the country, lets bomb, lets get george bush for another 4 years ship is sinking can only spew this propaganda bullshit...your the rush limbaugh of the internet without the seven figure salary...anonymous 2 (also)

  4. When you spew, you don't have to tell me who you are. You are the bitter, angry leftie that doesn't have the nuts to leave his name.

    There is an ironic lack of courage and conviction in your positions when you hide behind a name. And when the first sniff of danger comes, you will be the first one hiding behind Mrs. Limbaughs skirt.

    Come out, come out where ever you are liberal.

  5. if i come out of the liberal closet i'll kick your anti-gay marriage ass mike...mellow the frig out man... just like your hero rush take 1/2 xanax

  6. That teacher is mad and she is right. I saw the video of Obama bowing before the arabian King. No other leader in the world has done that. He should have known better and I'm sure some of his advisors must have pointed that "gaffe" to him. But Obama has most of the media behind him and that will make it difficult for the truth to come out. But blogs like this and others, the new media as it is called, are restoring the balance by telling the truth as it is.

    Good job. Keep up the good work.

  7. What I find revealing about Anonymous' responses are that they go directly for the personal, and don't deal with the facts of the letter. Dispute the facts, don't destroy the character of the person. And we wonder why political discourse in this nation is at an all-time low? I mean really, you resort to calling names? Please. Grow up, deal with the facts, or go back to 4th grade.

  8. Right on Phil. As Seargent Friday said: Just the facts.

  9. Thanks for the feedback Prometeo. An American President should bow to no one.

  10. Wow Anonymous, you sound like one tough hombre and I would possibly be worried if I thought that you would ever have the courage to come out of the liberal closet. But then again, even if you did I probably wouldn't be that concerned.

  11. phil,your a scmuck, i guess your not too perceptive. this blog is for third graders as proven by the content

  12. i love you mike, your changing political views worldwide...your huge

  13. Number one it is not Phil who is the schmuck, it is Anonymous. And if this is for 3rd graders, why do you keep coming back?

    Go somewhere else pal and spread the joy around. Be an equal opportunity ass and lib, or is that redundant?

  14. way to be mike...don't like someones view and ban them from the blog..your a coward

  15. rush is like a brother to you....

  16. I am... beyond words. I had a "wow" in my head and a few much more articulate observations while reading the post in my reader, but when I came over to comment and saw "anonymous'" comments, his/her indescribable stupidity sucked all intelligence from my mind.

    I fear I've turned into a brain-dead liberal now....

  17. I don't think that you are. We just need to understand that there are brain dead liberals as well as brain dead conservatives.

  18. angie is obviously the later..luv ya ang

  19. What is the later? I think if the question had been a literate liberal or an illiterate liberal, you would have been the later too.

    Luv ya Anon.

  20. Say what you want about the letter, but the teacher being given credit did not write it. I called the school to verify it. Still nothing on snopes. Google her name.