I understand the speech is targeted at adolescents. However, whoever wrote the bullet point on the website with the phrase "help the president" is the idiot. Maybe in some alternate reality, or a return to yesteryear, one could think about writing a phrase in such a manner. But in today's reality, it was an obvious open door for the bat-shit crazies to walk through. And walk through they did. What the hell did the White House expect?
(TPM) In a set of bullet points listed under a heading, "Extension of the Speech," one of the points used to say: "Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. [highlighted by me] These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals."
However, that bullet point now reads as follows: "Write letters to themselves about how they can achieve their short‐term and long‐term education goals. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals."
So, in this one situation, I really can not get worked up over the lather now foaming on the mouths of various right wing politicians and pundits. Like a dog who always drools, foaming is the natural state for bat-shit crazy right wing fanatics. It is what they do, after all.
Look, in Blogstonia we know not to feed the trolls. It is obvious the White House failed to remember that particular lesson.
Honestly, though, how could they forget their opponents are more immature than adolescents?