Marty Peretz at The New Republic has the utmost contempt for the stupid who demonize Obama and his schoolchildren address:
What the president is trying to do is to style a system that is non-exclusionary. There is no plausible moral argument against that. Unless you think that economically marginal folk should be excluded.
These thoughts come to mind about the parental paranoia sweeping (parts of) the country in anticipation of the Obama’s Tuesday speech to school kids. This was reported in Friday’s New York Times. Here and there it will be televised and shown to pupils in school. So suddenly many moms and dads—can it really be millions?—are going hysterical about having their children listen to him. Unmediated, no less, unmediated by them. It is almost as if Dick and Jane, Sam and Rosie, Juan and Carletta, Rashida and Abdul are being left alone in a room with a sex offender.
Michelle Cottle also ha a few chosen words for the crazies.