Video: Obama's School Speech (and the Right's Real Problem With It)

For those scratching their heads over the right-wing consternation about President Obama's speech to schoolchildren today, conservative commentator Joe Watkins, speaking on MSNBC, let the cat out of the bag: the president is just too persuasive and likeable, Watkins said. So, while Watkins had no objection to the president's message, he explained, the problem comes later, when the president -- whom the students now like, because they've seen him speaking directly to them -- advances ideas their parents don't like, like, say, repealing the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act.

They may listen to him! Hear his arguments! And he's verrrrry persuasive, with all that fer'n socialist voodoo mojo he's got goin' on.

Of course, this is a paraphrase: I'll post the transcript or video when they become available. You can check out Watkins' commentary here. Otherwise, you can judge for yourself: here's the president's speech to schoolkids.

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