What’s So Sinister About a Presidential Back-to-School Speech? I ask the question on Pajamas Media and many, many people have an answer.
As I write in a response to commenters, I think the abuse heaped on President George W. Bush, including “Chimpy Bushhitler,” has “normalized a very nasty, paranoid style of political discourse. We need to relearn how to disagree with political opponents without demonizing them.”
The teachers’ guide that alarmed so many people has been modified, points out Jim Geraghty. Instead of suggesting that students write letters about how they can “help the president,” the new version suggest students write letters on how they can achieve their education goals. Someone heard the criticism.
Also on PJ Media, Barbara Curtis issues a “call to arms,” urging parents to get involved in their children’s schools, find out what’s being taught and express their concerns.