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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:00 pm

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‘‘Common Core,” the name for a set of national education standards, is the latest rallying cry for right-wing activists. Derided as “Obamacore,” it’s been attacked as a government attempt to usurp local curriculum and impose liberal values on conservative communities. Glenn Beck calls it a plot to turn children into “cogs” under a police state, and several Republican politicians have jumped on the bandwagon, denouncing the Obama administration for supporting the standards.

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4 comments:

  • Peter Neal posted at 5:03 pm on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    PeterNeal Posts: 842

    It's basically about freedom, Mr.Taccetta. The freedom to live our lives without government over-regulating and micromanaging every aspect of our existence, 24/7. Freedom to earn a living without having half of it taken in the form of one tax or another so a significant chunk of it can be "redistributed" to someone who did not earn lt- or the increased cost of everything we buy because of over regulation and litigation.
    It's interesting that liberals want government to stay out of their bedrooms, and women's bodies, but every freakin' thing else is fair game.

     
  • Philip Taccetta posted at 8:51 am on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    PhiltheElder Posts: 409

    "Tit for Tat"? Liberals are at least trying to do things to save the planet, the middle class, etc. What are conservatives trying to do? Stand in the way of renewable's since they haven't figured out how to profit from the sun? Keep subsidizing oil company's till the last drop is fracked out of the ground? Making sure corporate profits go to "executives" - forget about the ones that are making obscene profits for them - the reviled government, with the programs conservatives hate,. will make sure they don't starve to death....
    Yes, I'm complaining because we're not getting our way!

     
  • Peter Neal posted at 8:43 am on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    PeterNeal Posts: 842

    Correction- Bouie. Sometimes spellchecker fixes things best left alone- like over-reaching, intrusive big government.

     
  • Peter Neal posted at 8:06 am on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    PeterNeal Posts: 842

    "Find something a liberal likes, and denounce it". Well it could certainly be argued that liberals do exactly the same thing regarding conservative beliefs- what a revelation. Bowie is a whiner, like most liberals- complaining because they aren't getting their way.

     

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