It was October 1, 1991, and President George H. W. Bush gave a speech to students at Alice Deal Junior High School in Chevy Chase, MD. However, it was broadcast around the country.
Prior to the speech, the Secretary of Education sent out a letter urging schools to have their students watch. The speech was carried live on PBS, CNN and also by Mutual Radio. And during the speech, President Bush laid out his goals including the need to improve student competency, increase the graduation rates, and to better prepare students starting school. Interestingly, he also added one request to the students:
"Let me know how you're doing. Write me a letter. I'm serious about this one. Write me a letter about ways you can help us achieve our goals."
Does this sound familiar?
Where was the uproar then? Clearly, President Bush was trying to indoctrinate our kids. Right? The Bush Youth. That would have been as ridiculous then as it is today!
This is nothing but a ruse being used by those on the right who lost the election back in 2008. Is it racist, as some suggest? For some, clearly. But for others, it's just that they are sore losers! Whiners! Babies!
Maybe the best response is one from the Republicans themselves. They love to use it anytime anybody brings up Bush v. Gore . . .
Get over it! You lost!
Well, Republicans. Get over it! You lost! Unless you have a legitimate argument about an issue, all you do is make yourselves look feeble and incompetent. And the only supporters you will find are those not smart enough to realize how feeble and incompetent you are. Quite a political party.
Good luck with that!