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Gibbs says, “…this is silly season.”

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Speaking from the White House this morning.

“I think we’ve reached a little bit of the silly season when the president of the United States can’t tell kids in school to study hard and stay in school,” presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters. “I think both political parties agree that the dropout rate is something that threatens our long-term economic success.”

Obama’s planned address to students has prompted a surprising push-back from some quarters over what the White House sees as an important but innocuous topic.

Some conservative critics say Obama is trying to promote a political agenda and overstepping his bounds, taking the federal government too far into public school business.

My question is that “silly season” seems to have last for two years now, so when does it end?

When will Congress, on both sides of aisle, stop promoting vitriolic speech which could very well lead to violence? When will American citizens stop listening and believing the pundits who make big money promoting division, fear and hatred? When will Americans begin to think, use logic, and stop screaming at each other?

I’m really tired of “silly season.”

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Written by Valerie Curl

September 4, 2009 at 12:22 PM

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