Here are some highlights of Obama's speech:
"I've talked about teachers' responsibility for inspiring students and pushing you to learn."
"I've talked about your parents' responsibility for making sure you stay on track, and you get your homework done, and don't spend every waking hour in front of the TV or with the Xbox."
"I've talked a lot about your government's responsibility for setting high standards, and supporting teachers and principals, and turning around schools that aren't working, where students aren't getting the opportunities that they deserve."
"But at the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, the best schools in the world -- and none of it will make a difference, none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities, unless you show up to those schools, unless you pay attention to those teachers, unless you listen to your parents and grandparents and other adults and put in the hard work it takes to succeed. That's what I want to focus on today: the responsibility each of you has for your education."
God, what a bastard.
His Socialism skills are so strong that it's even softened the skulls of Laura Bush, Newt Gingrich and Bill Frist, all who said the speech was swell. Gingrich then lumbered off to plant a pod under Tom Coburn's desk.
First we had the teabaggers with a mouthful of historical ignorance. Then the town-hollers who wanted the government out of Medicare. Now we have people who are actually protesting the President of the United States talking about responsibility to the nation's students.
Really? That's what you've got?
After this summer, how can anyone take the Republicans seriously?