Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The "Indoctrination" Speech and the GOP Rebuttal

After weeks of tempest-in-a-teapot whining about that goddam fascist communist in the White House's plans to indoctrinate America's school children with his unAmerican ideas, the speech finally happened today.

And, just as predicted, it was just chock full of anti-American rhetoric and exhortations.

Over at The Daily Kos, Hunter presents the contents of the official Repug Party rebuttal, stolen from the desk of Michael Steele, and it's "presented in no particular order, because keeping track of things is hard":

The President: Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today?
That's a personal question, children, and you don't have to answer it.
When I was young, my family lived in Indonesia for a few years.
HE ADMITS IT! HE ADMITS IT! And Indonesia is RIGHT NEXT TO KENYA. (Teachers, please remove all maps and globes from the classroom at this point.)
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Maybe you could be a good writer – maybe even good enough to write a book or articles in a newspaper – but you might not know it until you write a paper for your English class.
Don't knock yourself out on it, though, because intellectual endeavor is for liberals and communists. But the three most nonsensical essays will be published by Regnery Publishing. Any of you proving to have exceptional illiteracy will be made Fox News anchors.
There's a lot more, so I encourage you to read the whole thing. And then wonder along with me if this isn't satire at all, but the text of the actual rebuttal... At this point, when the Repugs are engaging in tragic (for the rest of us) self-parody, it's pretty hard to keep one step ahead of them.