That if tomorrow's speech were to be broadcast around 'dinner' time that those of you who do not support Obama (or anything that isn't your idea) would actually watch it with your kids?
Cause that's what you're claiming now..."Oh the it isn't the 'stay in school' stuff that bothers us its him talking to our kids while we aren't there (for 15mins!); why can't they show it after school hours so we can watch it with them"
I for one don't believe for a nano-second that any of you detractors would watch the speech at home with your children.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on Sep. 7, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 6:04 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 6:12 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:13 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
It's not up to me what you believe. I could come back here tomorrow night and say that my kids and I watched together and it could be a lie. Believe what you want (you already do).
Meanwhile, I won't worry whether you watch with your child or not, because it's none of my business.
Answer by QuinnMae at 6:20 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Lorikeet & the rest of you - it has nothing to do with supporting Obama or not - that is why I posted the ? anon; so you couldn't say which side of the isle I'm on. (I'm not his biggest fan not that it should matter)
I do however think it is absurd that there are those that would keep their child home from school for a day because they don't want their child to hear the President of the United States (forget parties) telling them that staying in school and having goals is a good thing!
And I'm sorry QuinnMae but I think you are being overly optimistic. While I'm sure there are some open-minded conservatives out there as there are open-minded liberals; the ones screaming the loudest in the past few days aren't. And while they can claim all they like that their issue is only with no being present; they wouldn't watch anyway as the 1st reply pointed out.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:30 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Answer by PsWifey at 6:37 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
I don't think I sounded optimistic. I just said that I can't control what you believe. I think there will be people that lie about watching it (on both sides, that do watch and say they don't and ones that don't watch but say that they did). I just don't know why it matters.
I wasn't one of those that would pull my son from school for a day just to avoid it. His school isn't showing it because of logistical reasons (they stated), not parent outcry. My personal issue wasn't with the message, it was the timing. I didn't (and still don't) see why it would be necessary to interrupt the children's school day to give a message that they hear consistently. But that's just me.
Answer by QuinnMae at 6:39 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:41 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Answer by Sisteract at 6:56 PM on Sep. 7, 2009