Thursday, October 22, 2009

Red Meat for the Faithful

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, 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.


Anonymous said...

Spoken like a true Democrat WB

Anonymous said...

No, Spoken like a rational and sane person.

Bob O said...

Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt,
Wenn es stets zu Schutz und Trutze
Brüderlich zusammenhält.
Von der Maas bis an die Memel,
Von der Etsch bis an den Belt.
Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt.

I provide this only as a comment on governance through the cult of personality and psuedo nationalism. Please note the irony.

Freemarket said...

Nothing scares me more than to see children singing a propaganda song about some charismatic leader, be that leader Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George Washington, or Mother Teresa.

Btw, you can usually tell if a politician from any party is lying based on whether or not their lips are moving.

sobohon said...

Wordy, you are definitely on target. That kind of rhetoric only feeds the extremist flames.

Anonymous said...

Republicans must realize that this blog host is one of the hijackers of the Republican party - the Chamber of Commerce [not the evangelicals]. He diverges from the party line when Republicans are not a part of the inner circle, ie., the recognized power, ie., the Chamber. What maybe some readers can provide info on is the mystery regarding how Warren became outside in the first place. He's voted pro chamber on every bill as far as I can see.

Also, the blog host would like to present himself as unbiased. WHOA, never ever a reality. He's intensely biased, but he's inner circle Chamber biased, the most dangerous kind of bias, the bias toward power and influence.

macsmom said...

Good gracious! Who are you nasty people?

Dave said...

Thanks for calling attention to one of the many examples of Warren's buffoonery. Regardless of your politics, District 9A deserves intelligent and competent representation.