Just as the overblown story about Longfellow Elementary School students singing a song about President Obama was running out of steam, Delegate Warren Miller refueled the fire. In this story by Brittany Morehouse on WUSA9.com, Miller had this to say:
"You could very easily change these lyrics and put George Bush in there and there would be an outcry," said Warren Miller, the Maryland delegate who represents Howard County. "I think they're over the top. I think there are other countries that I could name where the children are required to do this for their dictator leaders."
Come on Warren, that’s a little lame and you know better. All statements like that do is to further fan the flames of political intolerance. From all appearances, the school children were merely celebrating a message of “Yes We Can.” The election of the nation’s first African American president just happened to be the embodiment of that message. If Obama were a Republican I doubt you would have said anything.
What really got me though was his feigned concern for the Longfellow teacher who has been harassed with threatening phone calls and messages. "That's one of the reasons we need to take politics out of our school system.”
And isn’t that precisely what you are doing by weighing in on this Mr. Miller?
All Miller is doing here is tossing more red meat to more radical elements of his party. That seems to be something he’s enjoyed doing lately.