Instead of feigning outrage at the prospect of President Obama addressing school children at the start of the school year, Republicans could simply demand equal time for a rebuttal. Here's how I imagine GOP Chairman Michael Steele might respond to President Obama's opening-day remarks.
"Good morning, boys and girls. My name is Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican Party -- the GOP. You just heard Democrat president Barack Obama speak to you as another school year begins. We Republicans feel the need to respond to his left-wing propaganda, for the sake of giving you a "fair and balanced" perspective.
What you just heard the president say is plainly outrageous. He told you to work hard this year; to set goals for yourself and strive to meet them; and, above all, to stay in school until you graduate.
Or that's what you think he told you. In fact, this is only one more example of how scheming, conniving Democrats try to manipulate young minds and indoctrinate you into their godless world of socialism. You don't think you were being manipulated with leftist propaganda? Welll ... that just shows you how cunning and devious these Democrats really are. When you think you are not being manipulated, that's when they are manipulating you the most. That's how good they are.
Let's go back and take a hard look at what the president said, point-by-point. We will see how his advice stands up to clear-eyed analysis by real, god-fearing Americans.Then you can decide for yourselves what you want to do. "We report, you decide," as they say.