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Obama to Students: “When you give up on yourself, you give up on your country.”

I guess that could be the quote of the day, however I sit here watching the President speaking in a High School in Arlington, Va., and there are so many good quotes it would be hard to pick one. As he finishes what has been a 10 minute pep talk to students, the smiles on their faces are indicative of the results. Who knows how many right-wingnuts are now convinced that he has recruited them to Socialism or worse?

C-Span, where I’m watching the end results of the speech without the kind of commentary one would get on Fox or even MSNBC, will be taking calls soon from students around the country to get their feelings on the speech. My guess is that they will be pretty positive.

The Right, however, is wallowing in pig crap and have been all day. Karl Rove on Fox this morning:

…joined in on the emerging right-wing line that the White House changed the text of the back-to-school speech — which they say would have originally been aimed at political indoctrination of schoolchildren — after conservatives objected. And Rove also charged that the whole speech is an improper use of government resources to advance President Obama’s political profile.

This was reported on TPM this morning, and, pf course, there are enough right wingers who will continue to stress that Obama is really “recruiting.”

C-Span ran videos of (Saint) Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush making school speeches… and both of them were unafraid to stress their own political beliefs (Reagan in particular pushed the right to carry arms… and this before a lot of the in-school shooting disasters of the 90s). Obama stressed working hard, staying in school and going to college… the epitome of the leftist agenda.

The story of America isn’t about people who quit when things got tough. It’s about people who kept going, who tried harder, who loved their country too much to do anything less than their best.

Obama gave the students this kind of propaganda as he told the story of American education:

It’s the story of students who sat where you sit 250 years ago, and went on to wage a revolution and found this nation. Students who sat where you sit 75 years ago who overcame a Depression and won a world war; who fought for civil rights and put a man on the moon. Students who sat where you sit 20 years ago who founded Google, Twitter and Facebook and changed the way we communicate with each other.

See…No wonder so many schools in conservative districts opted not to let students see President Obama speak. No brilliant speeches are acceptable to the Right (so why do MY taxes go to pay for THEIR education?)