Is President Obama getting overexposed? This we know: A firm believer in all his fawning media clips, Obama thinks there is no political problem he cannot overcome with yet another nationally televised address. Not only has he scheduled an umpteenth appearance in prime time, he now insists on addressing the nation's schoolchildren.
Why is this controversial? What is more American than having her president addressing the young? Reagan did it. So did Bush. The problem is Obama and his administration. There is -- always is -- a political agenda.
The mission was not to educate; it was to indoctrinate. The public learned the Department of Education sent out guidelines to principals urging that children "write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president." Older students were urged to answer the question: "What is President Obama inspiring you to do? What is he challenging you to do?"
Our national media know Obama's numbers are plummeting, and simply cannot accept this as the popular will. Anyone who dares to oppose Obama must be certifiably crazy, racist, or even hoping for Obama to be murdered. NBC anchor Brian Williams spoke for the Obamaniacal media as he decried the current atmosphere as our "hyperpartisan era of instant and vocal outrage" -- as if those words would not define the corrosive end of the Bush years.
"Hyperpartisan" is a word they use only when the liberals are in charge. When conservatives are in charge, the opposition somehow becomes a celebration of democracy.
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, seen in the last administration heaping the most vicious, personal abuses on President Bush, now thinks that anyone who criticizes Obama must be an aspiring criminal. On Sept. 1, his guest Dan Savage, a smutty sex columnist, suggested with a straight face that "the Michelle Bachmanns" and "Glenn Becks of the world" are "trying to get the president killed."
Why Olbermann thinks this man is qualified for punditry is a mystery, since Savage's most recent column addressed such weighty policy matters as whether it's OK to "enjoy having sex with those stretched earlobe holes."
Did Olbermann protest that Savage was being too ... savage? No, it was only unfair to a small fraction of conservatives: "I'm only going to moderate your remarks to this degree, that I think some of them who oppose this are not of that thinking that you just expressed," Olbermann said. "But unfortunately a lot of who you are talking about, you nailed them perfectly."