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Greatest. FLOTUS. Ever.

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Dec
15

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama is introduced by Kenmore Middle School student Antonio Martin before signing The Every Student Succeeds Act during a ceremony. The new law is supposed to eliminate the “one-size-fits-all mandates” of the unpopular 2001 No Child Left Behind Act

President Barack Obama speaks before signing the "Every Student Succeeds Act," a major education law setting U.S. public schools on a new course of accountability, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in Washington. The law will change the way teachers are evaluated and how the poorest performing schools are pushed to improve. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Every Student Succeeds Act into law in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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President Barack Obama smiles after signing the "Every Student Succeeds Act," a major education law setting U.S. public schools on a new course of accountability, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in Washington. The law will change the way teachers are evaluated and how the poorest performing schools are pushed to improve. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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10
Dec
15

Stop making us be racists!

I found this picture on the Twitter box yesterday. I shook my head and pursed my lips and moved on. Saved it for future use, however.

I had no idea that the future is today.

Over on the National Review (no link, as I don’t wish to give them clicks directly), there’s an article blaming Il Douche’s rise to—wait for it—that damned Obama! Yes, see, it’s all Barack Obama’s fault that a large swathe of white America has lost its puny little minds. If only someone not as black were inhabiting the White House the country would be a paradise of racial comity.

That’s the lie right there. This country has never been a paradise of racial comity. As the President acknowledges, things have improved. But a lot of that improvement was, I believe, cosmetic. The racial animus simmered underground, waiting for a chance to boil up, as in Yugoslavia once it was freed from Marshal Tito’s iron grip. Only in this regard is Pres. Obama “responsible” for white people losing their shit; his election and conduct as president have held up a glaring light to their prejudices, and as often happens with human beings, once a fault is revealed we tend to scream louder that it’s not us, it’s them.

Continue reading ‘Stop making us be racists!’

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Dec
15

President Signs the Every Student Succeeds Act

11:05 EST: President Obama Delivers Remarks and Signs the Every Student Succeeds Act

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Dec
15

Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance during the 2009 Nobel Banquet in the Hall of Mirrors at the Grand Hotel in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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11:05: The President delivers remarks and signs the Every Student Succeeds Act, South Court Auditorium




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