Uh-oh: high school students are questioning Obama!

Uh-oh: high school students are questioning Obama!

In Mesa, Arizona, the kids are not being properly brainwashed. They’re actually — gulpQUESTIONING the Obamamessiah!

A Dobson High School Advanced Placement government class with strong opinions about Barack Obama watched the president’s speech Wednesday on a small, grainy TV in the corner of their classroom.

Some of the students attentively watched the speech, giving questioning looks and comments, shaking their heads and laughing at some of Obama’s words. Other students listened, occasionally glancing up to watch, while texting on their cell phones, reading a book or finishing school work.

The gymnasium’s events were shown simultaneously in rooms throughout the Mesa school, and teachers were given discretion on whether to show the speech, the students said.

The students in the class were hopeful things will work out but questioned whether Obama’s plan would actually work to dig the country out of its economic woes. They also expected a longer speech.

Senior Syna Daudfar took some notes during the speech and was among the most vocally opposed to Obama’s words.

At one point, when he talked about the costs of his stimulus plan, senior Maaike Albach and Daudfar looked at each other and said, “uh-oh.”

“Overall I think it’s a good idea, but he’s not addressing the issues of the economic crisis,” said Daudfar, a John McCain supporter who added he leans more toward being a moderate conservative. “The spending bill he just passed is just progressing the Democratic agenda rather than addressing the economic issues in the country.”

… Senior Brandon Miller wore a shirt with the words, “Hitler gave great speeches, too” above a picture of Obama.

Miller said he had been an Obama supporter “because of his speeches,” but after debating the issues in this class and looking more into Obama’s policies, his vote was swayed toward McCain.

… The students also questioned why Obama chose their school for his speech since he wasn’t talking about education and wondered how much money the district spent on beautifying the campus while district positions and services are being cut.

District officials noted this week that the landscaping project completed over the weekend at Dobson was already in the works and was just expedited by the president’s visit. Funding came from voter-approved bonds.

New sod was laid in front of the school Tuesday, and Daudfar said, “The joke at the school is they’re going to take it away when he (Obama) leaves.”

AP government teacher Jeff Sherrer said his students “feel very strongly about the issues, maybe more than the general population.” He thought at least one of his students was outside protesting, and he had planned to take his students outside as a class project to show them what was going on but didn’t get the chance.

Well, now, this just won’t do. Kids are supposed to be praying to Obama! They’re supposed to be fawning over him! He’s the first celebrity President, right? All the hot celebs in Hollywood love him. MTV loves him. Why would these kids actually… shudder… think for themselves?

It just won’t do to have free thinkers on our hands. Obama better up the Kool-Aid at that school, and STAT.

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  • Chris M-G says:

    There may be hope for the next generation yet.

  • William says:

    I give major props to the teacher for allowing his students to think for themselves.

  • Knott Buyinit says:

    About 50% of the country leans left and about 50% leans right. Therefore, half the teachers, instructors, and professors in institutions of public education should lean to the right. Until this is so, conservatives are being suppressed by the local, state and federal governments of the United States. If liberals practiced what they preached (ahem) they would be marching in the streets to make this so, rather than laying about smoking pot and making juvenile remarks about Sarah Palin, etc.

  • Mark says:

    Resistance is futile, get to the re-education centers immediately! Dissent is unpatriotic! (HEAVY SARCASM)

  • WayneB says:

    We must not question Obama Christ Superstar! (Name swiped from Rachel Lucas)

    Dissent is no longer the highest form of Patriotism, it is now racist!

    The One shall sure all!

    Ok, I just can’t keep doing that. I’ll have an anyeurism.

  • Tomare Utsu Zo says:

    Ah, my state. Still not yet swamped to death by Californians. Makes a man proud.

  • Mat says:

    I wrote this on another blog regarding this same story. I would like to think that students are having second thoughts about the Messiah. However, the election clearly showed that the young vote went something like 70-30 in favor of Obama. My guess is that (and the story kinda confirms it) this is the 30% that voted for McCain who are making these statements. It’s good that some of this is getting out, but I still believe (unfortunately) that the vast majority of people in their 20’s and younger are still very much in the Obama camp. At the university that I work at, I’ve seen very few students (student workers whom I supervise or others who come into the place that I work) preach against Obama. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite: they still believe that Obama is almost godlike.

    Knott buyinit, I think that the ratio is actually different in that it favors conservatives (at least for the time being). 33% are conservative while 25% are liberal, which means at least 40% are basically fence sitters who will go either way. I think the ratio actually change (horror of horrors) with this generation to something that favors the liberals. Chuck in immigration (illegal or otherwise) and it doesn’t look great for Republicans in the long term future.

  • StevefromMKE says:

    I think (and hope) a lot of them are seeing what their lives are going to be like 20 years from now. Whether it’s big university crippling them with huge debt right out of high school or big government crippling them with taxes and regulation.

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