Here’s another perfect example of how utterly dishonest the Worldnetdaily is in its reporting. On the front page the headline reads “Just lovely. Now the M-word used for Obama.” M-word, I thought? What the hell is the m-word? So I clicked. The headline on the article itself when you clicked on it was “SCHOOL LESSON PORTRAYS OBAMA AS MESSIAH.” Wow, that’s pretty bad. I wonder if that’s actually true? I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear that it isn’t.
The whole thing is based on this article by something called the Education Action Group on its website. Turns out it’s a lesson plan that one woman is selling, that no one has apparently bought. And it never uses the “m-word” at all. That is their characterization of it, not what it actually says.
In one passage, a young Obama sees beggars and wonders, “Will I ever be able to help people like these?”
“Hope hung deep inside of him,” the book adds.
Another excerpt from the book reads: “Before dawn each morning, Barry rose – his mother’s voice driving him from dream land. ‘Time for learning English grammar and the Golden Rule. Be honest, be kind, be fair,’ she taught him.”
The story continues: “One morning, he slipped on the name he’d been born with. The name of his father, Barack. For the first time in his life, he wore it proudly – like a coat of many colors.”Uh oh – another Obama-inspired Biblical reference in a government school! But there’s no controversy here. Leftists will use God and the Bible, in instances such as these, when it appropriately fits their propaganda purposes.
No story about Barack Obama would be complete without mentioning his work as a community organizer. The book describes those days in dramatic fashion:
“The work was grueling, with stretches of failure, and puny patches of success. Door-to-door Barack went, early mornings, late nights, pleading and preaching, coaxing strangers to march together, to make life better for everyone.
“He worked as hard as a farmer, planting the words ‘Yes, we can!’ like seeds in spring.
“Impatient, Barack kept wondering if those seeds would ever sprout. He worried that the hope in him would fade away.”
Yeah, this is creepy and absurd, exactly the kind of hagiography we should always avoid (we do the same thing to all the founding fathers, but you never hear wingnuts complain about that). But it’s one woman trying to sell the idea to other teachers. There’s nothing to indicate it’s actually being used. There isn’t a single review of it on the website and only one comment, from someone saying they couldn’t open the zip file. That’s it. But for EAG and the Worldnetdaily, it’s all some big plot to turn Obama into the messiah. I don’t think they’re even capable of being rational or objective, especially when it comes to Obama. Every single thing feeds their bizarre hatred of him.