Someone not named Taibbi went on television and told the truth. I’m kind of shocked:
This can not be stated enough, and we now have Tapper and Harwood on record that this is nonsense. The rest of the media is still in he-said/she-said mode.
For a while, I’ve been trying to come up with three questions that you could ask anyone and determine if they were a wingnut. Up until now, the list was:
1.) Did we find WMD in Iraq?
2.) How old is the earth?
3.) Was Obama born in the United States?
I may have to add “Is it a bad thing if the President tells school kids to study hard?”
Steve Benen puts it well, too:
Conservatives don't want school kids to hear a message from their president. Those who claim superiority on American patriotism have decided to throw yet another tantrum over the idea that the president of the United States might encourage young people to do well in schools.
This is what American politics has come to in 2009.