Oh how the political parade never ends! For eight years, Democrats had to listen to Republicans cry out that if you didn’t listen to the President, you were a traitor. You were either with them or against them and it was unpatriotic to say anything bad against W. Now, the pendulum swings the other way and a Democrat is now in the office of President of the United States. Now it is the Republicans who are turning the other way and saying to not listen to the President. They are the ones keeping their kids out of school for fear they will be “brainwashed” by Obama when he talks to their children from the White House. They are the ones not wanting their kids to hear Obama speak about taking charge of their education and setting goals to meet to make sure they learn as much as they can to make themselves a better person. What happened to the mantra they said for eight years about not listening to the President makes you a traitor and unpatriotic? Yes, do not listen to Mr. Obama, keep yourself from taking charge of your education. Parents are saying that they don’t think their kids should be told what to do by the President, that it is THEIR job to do that. Yes, parents of the United States, you are doing a bang-up job raising your kids. Kids aren’t kids for very long these days, are they? And their education is the worst it has been in decades.
So when the Republicans get back into office, and it will happen as our choices are always one from column A or one from column B, will they once again jump on Democrats as being unpatriotic and traitors when they speak out against the elected official? It will be right up there with death and taxes, inevitable. But for now, please, practice what you preach and realize that you do live in a country that permits you the freedom to speak out on whomever occupies the highest office in the land and that you many not always have someone from your team at the plate to bat. If that is the case, remember, we are all humans on the same team, floating on a chunk of rock in space, orbiting a star on an outer arm of a large galaxy, doomed to be swallowed by another galaxy in a few million years. Our lives are so infinitesimally short compared to that enormous span of time. So in the grand scheme of things relax, chill out and take a deep breath. The pendulum will swing the other way soon enough. Lather, rinse, repeat.