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The Contempt is Revealed

President Obama claims his administration is all about helping the middle class. But that’s not really true. This administration is about transfer payments to the lower class. It’s about redistributing wealth. And ultimately, it’s about contempt for the hard work that it takes to make it into the middle class and stay there.

Once in awhile, the veneer drops, and the truth emerges. Obama’s justifiably infamous “you didn’t build that” tirade comes to mind.

It dropped again Friday when Education Secretary Arne Duncan said this about opposition to the new “Common Core” education standards:

It’s fascinating to me that some of the pushback is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were, and that’s pretty scary. You’ve bet your house and where you live and everything on, ‘My child’s going to be prepared.’ That can be a punch in the gut.

Just look at the simmering contempt that has bubbled up to the surface here.

The White House likes to deny that it engages in class warfare for political purposes. Well, those who make the charge are wrong only in the sense that it’s not just for political purposes. Class warfare is how this administration thinks.

Obama and Arne Duncan
Obama and Arne Duncan

White House suburban moms are, demographically speaking, the cornerstone of the middle class. Obama wants their vote. But that’s really all he wants to do with them.

I have news for you, Mr. Duncan. I know some of these suburban moms, white and otherwise. They are working their asses off, making sacrifices, juggling myriad obligations, and enduring limitless doses of stress to make it all work.

Criticism of the Common Core educational standards centers on their emphasis on “critical thinking,” which evens the playing field between these women’s hardworking children and the slackers. Critical thinking is subjective. Memorizing historical facts and learning your multiplication tables is not. The latter takes a lot more studying.

Mr. Duncan came out of Chicago with Obama. They’re friends. They are of the same mind.

And at bottom, they despise the very middle class moms whose tax dollars, culled from the fruit of hard work, are funding their schemes.

But in the end – and this is the problem with Socialism – they will kill the goose laying the golden eggs.

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97 Responses to The Contempt is Revealed

    • For definitive information about Common Core, check-out and support your state fellow citizens fighting against CC, at the Truth in American Education website.

      Common Core standards are much lower than a vast majority of state standards and requirements for higher education. Plus, the spring 2014 Testing will collect ‘personal data’ about students raising ‘privacy’ issues, and CC’s claims that every State Dep’t of Ed and their educational advisers were involved in developing CC is FALSE!

      Parents, students, teachers are shocked that their school district’s participation in the Ed Dep’t’s “Race to the TOP” grants and challenges have been used to claim that schools, somehow, approve of the subtle, but pervasive ‘Gov’t’ take-over of American education. We can all educate Americans across the Nation about what is happening in tax-supported public schools.

      Urban struggling public schools need a ‘Hands-Up’ toward preparing students, not a ‘dumbing down of the curriculum and skills’ needed for becoming successful independent citizens for life. jb

      • “Hmm. And they say the Republicans have a War on Women?” – Julie Brueckheimer

        Well, wars on “White”, “Straight”, “Middle Class” women are apparently OK, and probably any that have any, you know, “Christian” values or anything like that. There was probably a memo…

        I said before it’s very interesting to see Obama turn on those who placed his turtly self high up on that post he’s on, and after watching him go after his Catholic and Jewish supporters with such vim and vigor, I did speculate about who he’d go after next…

        Guess its “White Suburban Moms” turn…

        • It’s like the overwhelming silence regarding the digusting, vile comments made about defecating in Sarah Palin’s mouth by Bashir. Comments from NOW? Haven’t seen any. Comment’s from ANY women’s groups? Haven’t seen any. Comment’s from the White House who is quick to jump on the “stupid” police in Boston, or about Trayvon, etc. Nada…not even from Jay Carney who could make a comment on behalf of the WH about decency in broadcasting…no, it’s always about just how darn unfair FOX is to Obama.

  1. Arne Duncan, another member of the Chicago Cartel.
    As I recall, shortly after Arne left for Washington to become SecEd, approximately 15 or more schools closed in Chicago for failing to meet academic standards set by Chicago’s own BdEd.
    Continuing his legacy of success, Mayor Rahm Emanuel during this summer closed another 10 or more schools for the same reasons coupled with low attendance.
    That’s success the Chicago way.

    • Valerie Jarrett is a former slumlord that lined her bank account rather than maintain her homes in livable condition. Seems to be a requirement for this administration to be miserable failures in their previous “jobs”, but got rich anyway.

      • But they aren’t miserable failures in the eyes of liberals because being a criminal and corrupt (if you are a liberal) are both virtues. And the more incompetent you are and your ability to lie with a straight face (and often) are two more of their virtues.

  2. “But that’s all he really wants to do with them” (get their votes). What he really wants is to do them in. He’s aiming for a two-tier system with the great unwashed at the bottom and the real one percenters at the top. Washington, DC has more one percenters now than NY and LA.

    One of our fellows pointed out the atrocious grammar of our Secretary of Education, and I’m glad you left it in. What an irony in him criticizing the not-so-brilliant white children of suburban moms. I think he is a Harvard alumni too.

      • Pointed out on previous thread that I put myself through university (accounting), am a pilot AND live in the Middle East. And yes, I do believe this administration is filled with Losers who could not find their way out of a paper bag. YOU, sir, are a lawyer-moron. What is your plan when the bottom falls out of this “If I can say it, it must be true” alternative reality? We here – we are the epitome of “survival of the fittest.” Enjoy the $1.25 that you received because I replied to you. Guess what. You and your ilk DO NOT SCARE ME!

    • Thanks for the link. As the mother of a 42 year old, I don’t have a stake in the educational system and have not been following the controversy closely. (There’s just too much on our plates!) I was struck by Malkin’s earlier posts shown on the right side, the ones about Jeb Bush’s (monetary) involvement with the Democrats. Another nail in his 2016 coffin as far as I’m concerned.

  3. I am a white suburban mom with six kids and this disgusts me. I am not a fan of common core. The math is ridiculous and just frustrates the kids. My nine year old cries everyday over her math. However, when she gets a “real” math sheet sent home for homework (addition, subtraction, multiplication etc) it is done in ten minutes. My husband and I work very hard to support our children. I work as an EMT and often get up at 3 in the morning to work a ten or twelve hour shift. My husband works as a firefighter and we make sure that someone is always home to care for our children. I am so sick of being talked down to.

    • I would encourage you to continue what you are doing with your family. This country needs good solid values. My only stake in education these days is for six grandchildren, and I am blue in the face from preaching and teaching the importance of multiplication tables and repetitive exercises of any sort. To this day I am able to easily figure out in my head what a restaurant tip should be for example. Of course the grandchildren laugh at my iPhone skills :-) Still I manage! More power to you and your husband.

  4. The message is that Black suburban mothers know or accept that their children are dolts and don’t deserve the nice schools they attend.
    Or.
    The message is that White suburban mothers believe their children would do better without the meddling of progressive dolts who think they know everything.
    Or.
    White women are arrogant and believe in White privilege.
    Or.
    Black women know better than to complain to their betters who know more than they do.
    This “or” can go on for a long time, butt the message is that ” White suburban..” means conservative Repub. It’s not just insulting, it’s racist without any spin.

  5. The Seals got OBL, then Obama outted them, a severe breach of security, many of them were killed a few months later.

    Sorry, Greg, Obama is just not that into you either, why not try to defend that ?

  6. Nice try Greg.
    You have just exemplified your stupidity in front of all of us.
    You started out your comment with the word ‘Yawn’.
    Fine,…now go back to sleep.

    • How would you know ?
      Are you privy to the internal workings of the Air Force ?
      Are you just spewing ignorant rhetoric on a conservative blog ?
      Do you know the difference between ignorance and stupidity ?
      Perhaps you should explore the definitions and re-consider attacking the people on this blog.

  7. Keith, you need to take over the editorial pages of the WaPo and NYT to start with others to follow. This assessment is 100% accurate. We need this to be printed on the editorial pages of the above rags to prove even more to the American people that the WH is taking us down the path of destruction.

  8. “…white suburban moms …” – Divider Obama

    You are absolutely correct as always, Mr. Koffler. He tries to keep a lid on this sort of thing, but HIS White mother whom he’d as soon forget lives on in his head, telling him ALL THE TIME that he’ll NEVER be “Black” enough because of HER.

    Obama displays a festival of apparent psychiatric issues, but one thing that seems to cause these little displays more than anything else is a deep-seated feeling of inferiority that he gets from all sides. He’s never been “White” enough, “Black” enough, “Muslim” enough, “Christian” enough, “Straight” enough, “Gay” enough, and DEFINITELY not “Man” enough for ANYONE’S tastes ESPECIALLY for someone who comes from a political party where labeling and judging people is EVERYTHING; and EVERY DAY that he comes to “work”, he’s treated to ample proof that he’s NOT up to the job of President, having been put there by others for purposes of their own, mostly by disqualifying anyone who dare oppose him.

    This is why Obamacare cuts him so deep. For the first time in his adult life (to borrow a line from his “wife”), he ACTUALLY NEEDS TO SHOW QUANTIFIABLE RESULTS. This is HUGE in Obamaland. His days of “community organizing” were fulfilled by simply causing a big stink and being a divisive Alinskyite A-hole. His days in Illinois (with the notable exception of legislation he championed to allow abortion-surviving babies to die) were populated mostly with “Present” votes. His days as a junior U.S. Senator were largely spent hectoring Bush for sins that he, himself, would magnify 10 fold later, and writing defective bills that never had a chance of actually suceeding just to play to his base.

    Now, he has to actually PRODUCE something that EVERYONE can see, smell, feel, and understand.

    And HE CAN’T DO IT.

    He has NO buisness experience, NO executive experience, NO coopeerative or coalition building skills, and has NEVER learned the art of compromise. This plays back into his inferiority complex, because he feels that ANY compromise would be tatamount to an admission of error; and, since he can change sea levels by his mere PRESENSE, of COURSE he’s inerrant; others must simply be wrong…

    Man-Gods always run into the same sort of trap. Eventually, their followers notice that their feet are made of clay. Obama’s spent so long being held OVER the pedestal he was placed on that he can’t risk his base finding out he can’t really fly. Like Peter Pan, if he loses his happy thoughts, down he’ll come…

  9. Don’t forget whose playbook they’re using: Saul Alinsky LOATHED the middle class, whose complete destruction is necessary for the ultimate war between the “haves” and the “have nots.” The middle class proves that anyone can move up. Kill the middle class, and you kill the American Dream.

    It’s that simple.

  10. Regulars, please accept good counsel. A line of entries follows which demonstrate Ritalin euphoria from someone who needs recess to be restored to his elementary days.
    These entries offer ample proof that one should never engage a reality challenged individual; he will inundate you with inane inconsistencies thereby lowering you to his level whereupon he will overpower you with his incomparably scrambled mind.
    The best response is none and the rest is silence.

    • Well said.
      They tend to be extremely antagonistic, and many of us are fighters, even though we are responding to an illogical argument.
      We can’t resist.

    • Good advice, rawheadrex. We don’t get Obots around here much and this one is a real prize. A Canadian slip and fall lawyer posting while he’s on vacation? Sure. Sometimes it’s fun to watch them do a little dancing for the dime they get for posting on conservative blogs.

    • Many say that the 17 trillion dollar debt that congress has racked up over the years will cripple the country for years to come.
      85 billion dollars being printed a month to buy our own debt.
      Government spending cuts are needed because the spending is out of control.

      634 million dollars paid to CGI, a company that has been proven in the past to be less than effective, and gained a no bid contract by the Obama administration seems to me that that contract should have gone to a company that had a record of success, instead of the one that had a CEO that was a bud of the first lady.

  11. So I picked up the phone and called the Secretary’s office and told them what I thought of his contemptible tone. Reminded them that the Administration is supposed to serve all Americans. Meant nothing to them I am sure, but I believe in speaking up directly when I can. Asshat.

    If you are so inclined the Secretary’s number is 202 401 3000.

  12. This quote was translated into English from an article appearing in the CzechRepublicas published in the Prager Zeitung of 28 April 2011.

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of Idiots such as those who made him their president.”

    Even though Theodore Roosevelt was a “Progressive” He makes a very poignant comment about “Patriotism”,

    “Patriotism means to stand by the Country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the Country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the Country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.”

    The TRUTH is these supporters are either IGNORANT or CAPITULENT. In an Age of Information, the former is NO VALID EXCUSE; the latter is SETITIOUS.

    Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

  13. HEY!
    “…redistributing wealth…”
    Last time I checked my “History” and “Political Science” textbooks that is called… “SOCIALISM”/”COMMUNISM”

    LOL, If anyone had the balls to look into “Barack Hussein Obama” so-called “life” they would have figured this out.

    • Speaking of History: A teacher for a high school junior class (honor roll) was teaching how Hitler came into power and WWII itself. She rambled to the kids, the war started with HItler rolling in with all his tanks, men etc.
      Student raised his hand and tried to explain what Hitler did prior to the War. She told him he was wrong. My son raised his hand and tried to explain as well. Teacher called upon 3rd student and he as well gave facts of what Hitler did prior to WWII. The teacher called the principal and fussed about her students and the principal sat thougth the rest of the class. The principal later told the Coach all three boys had to run laps. Parent later discussed this punishment with the Coach. The Coach put up his hands, and said “I need my job”, There is nothing I can do about it. This is just one expample of the road our school system is on.

  14. Basically–let me get this straight–you post this Walmart thing just every so often… I love Walmart–it’s two blocks from my house (which I own and it’s not a trailer, so sorry). We live in Walmart–figuratively.

  15. They are not frustrated with the Tea Party, they are frustrated with the government.
    “which many say has been bad for business”.
    Define the many.
    General statements do not work here, give us a source.
    Otherwise, you are just blowing smoke.

  16. How long is our nation going to have to suffer thru this president. He won by massive vote fraud and noone did anything about it. When are our officials going to bring impeachment charges against him. He is destroying our country and the latest news is Jarrett had secret talks with Iran and made concessions without anyone knowing about it.

    • No one stops this President. He definitely needs to be impeached and put out of office. He is completely incompetent and not fit to hold office. So many people know it, and every day that goes by we are in a worst shape than the day before. Everyone is afraid to act and arrest Mr. Obama and his entire administration. All of us just look the other way and soon we will be over.

  17. It seems all that anyone in this administration knows how to do, is spend money and insult people.

    (And kill kids and wedding guests with drones.)

    Limited skill sets much?

    On the bright side the obamacare mess is VERY entertaining.

    Popcorn, please..

  18. Al Capone had friends from Chicago too…the current administration operates in the same way payoffs, coverups, lies, and criminal acts that continue unopposed. The worn out race card is still played, and radical racism rants and recriminations flood the media, while the president cries about his failed health care plan, a pathetic figure in the public’s eye.

  19. It’s so obvious that Common Core was designed by the Socialist’s to create a future class of mediocre or less robotic adults whose minds are so warped and filled with lies and propaganda, they will blindly follow their master, the state, ruled by Socialists/Commies/Progressives/Liberals (all the same really), without a peep of protest.

  20. We can only hope that people continue to wake up, in order to try to undo the horrendous damage these socialist utopians have done and continue to do to our country…and they are in both political parties.

  21. We have tornadoes striking and killing the wrong people. Tornadoes should strike America’s enemies…………… the Unions, Democrat Liberals, Progressives, Leftist, Terrorist Muslims, and Iranians in the WH. The rest of us are the only Americans in the USA!