What, specifically, is it about Barack Obama that brings out the raging lunatic liar in people?
No seriously- I really am curious about this.
Apparently it wasn’t enough to lie about his being a Muslim… or about his having ties to terrorism… or about his U.S. Citizenship (though I gotta say- if Obama ain’t a citizen, in spite of being born in the U.S., then McCain definitely isn’t one… I mean if we aren’t counting a man who was born in Hawaii as a citizen then… uh… well… wasn’t McCain born in Panama or some shit?)…
… But whatever. I digress.
Now, apparently, since the other crap didn’t work, we have to lie about his stance on kindergartners and… uh…
Lord have mercy.
According to McCain’s most recent slanderous campaign ad, Barack Obama would have our little five year olds learn about sex before they learn to read.
I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.
So what’s the real story?
Well, I can tell you it isn’t nearly as exciting as what McCain and his puppy dogs pit bulls managed to cook up.
Here’s the area of the bill that McCain is pouncing on:
“Each class or course in comprehensive sex education offered in any of grades K through 12 shall include instruction on the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including the prevention, transmission and spread of HIV.”
This somehow translates to, “hey everybody, let’s teach our kindergartners sex ed before they can even read!”?
I guess if you’re hell-bent on putting a spin on every single thing Obama touches, you could take that quote and do some nutty stuff with it.
Clearly- as we’ve already seen.
I, however, prefer to deal in reality, and as such, feel the need to point out that the bill’s sole purpose is to add education on the prevention of spreading and contracting STDs in addition to sex-ed programs that are already in place, per current Illinois standards.
What this means, in Lehman’s terms is that whatever grade levels sexual education is currently being taught, those are the grade levels this new bill applies to.
If sex-ed wasn’t being taught to kindergartners before the bill was passed, it won’t be taught now.
It’s that simple.
Further, this legislation is a good thing- not a bad thing- especially considering most kids entering college already have years of first-hand sexual experience… and…
Yet so many people want to stand behind McCain, put their little blinders on, pretend it won’t happen to their kids, and bash the shit out of Obama for his willingness to…
Confront an epidemic head on.
I guess I just don’t understand… but, moving on…
Back to kindergartners, and what this bill actually has to do with them:
What it will teach kindergartners is the difference between good touch and bad touch… and how important it is for children to tell a trusted adult if someone is touching them inappropriately.
Or in other words, the bill is geared to help keep kids- all kids- safe from predators.
Obviously this is a concept that dear ol’ Mr. McCain is opposed to.
Think he ever caught anything while dating that stripper?
The dirty old man has spoken.