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Shameful and Downright Perverse: The Traditional Media and Obama’s Support of Sex Shops and Kindergarten Sex Education

It seems everyone from Bill Burton of the Obama campaign to Jonathan Alter of Newsweek is in a frenzy over the following advertisement aired by the McCain campaign:

Here is Bill Burton’s predictably sanctimonious response:

“It is shameful and downright perverse for the McCain campaign to use a bill that was written to protect young children from sexual predators as a recycled and discredited political attack against a father of two young girls – a position that his friend Mitt Romney also holds. Last week, John McCain told Time magazine he couldn’t define what honor was. Now we know why[.]”

And here is Jonathan Alter condemning McCain on Charlie Rose’s 11 SEPT 2008 television program during minutes 20:30-23:40 of the following video clip:

According to Jonathan Alter, because McCain “knowingly, intentionally, and shamelessly” “lied” in the advertisement on Obama’s controversial support for a sex education bill, McCain has lost all “moral authority” and is as a result “unable to govern.” Some would call his words an indictment; I view Alter’s lies as shameful and downright perverse.

Alter’s denunciation of McCain is shameful and downright perverse, for it is a knowing, intentional and shameless misrepresentation of McCain’s ad and of Obama’s legislative record. Let us consider the bill in question, SB0099 of the Illinois General Assembly. I quote:

Each class or course in comprehensive sex education offered in any of grades K 6 through 12 shall include instruction on the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including the prevention, transmission and spread of HIV AIDS. Nothing in this Section prohibits instruction in sanitation, hygiene or traditional courses in biology.

Not only did Obama vote for and therefore support a bill that mandates sex education for all public school children; this bill was amended in order to ensure sex education would be provided to students from grades kindergarten through 6. How else does one explain the strike through the number six and the underscore below the letter “K” in the text I quote above?

Also shameful and downright perverse about Alter’s performance on Charlie Rose’s show is the silence of the host and the other guests: no one bothered to correct Alter. But even worse, no one bothered to explain how McCain’s decision to air an advertisement that correctly represents Obama’s record in the Illinois state Senate in no way justifies Alter’s hyperbolic claim that McCain is unable to govern.

If these commentators and reporters were not shameful and perverse in their willful, intentional and shameless advocacy for Barack Obama, they would have discussed another problematic aspect of Barack Obama’s record on sex, children and public schools during his tenure in the Illinois state Senate: a “present” vote on SB609, a measure that prohibits the opening of sex shops near schools, places of worship or day care facilities. Here is the synopsis of the bill on which Obama voted “present:”

Provides restrictions on the proximity of adult entertainment establishments to other adult entertainment establishments, schools, parks, places of worship, pre-schools, day care facilities, mobile home parks, or other residential areas. Provides that a violation of this Act is a
separate petty offense for each day of violation.

Shameful and downright perverse is not McCain’s advertisement; shameful and downright perverse is Obama’s support of sex shops and of sex education for students enrolled in public school kindergartens. If a five year old fails to absorb lessons about acts of penetration in the classroom, then he or she will at least see it in storefronts on their way to school: this, I guess, is what Obama was thinking while he was casting and failing to cast votes in the Illinois state Senate. But according to Alter, it is McCain and not Obama who lacks the “moral authority” to govern.

sexshopsnexttoelementaryschools

And no, Bill Burton, Obama’s status as father in no way militates against the demonstrably true claims propounded in McCain’s advertisements, for Obama’s children attend private school, not public school.

While it is shameful and downright perverse for Obama to desire to expose young children to the lewdness and scabrousness of sex, sex shops, STDs and acts of penetration, it is even more shameful and downright perverse for the traditional media to “willfully, intentionally and shamelessly” refuse to discuss and analyze these lurid aspects of Obama’s voting record. But then again, all the guests on Charlie Rose’s show were old, white men. And the traditional media, to be sure, enjoys promoting characters who openly profess their warped desire to copulate with Vice Presidential candidates on a set of sheets emblazoned with Barack Obama iconography.

The shameful and downright perverse predilections of Obama and the media apparatus that supports him: apparently this is the change in which parents of young children are expected to believe.

  • NO B.O. – something stinks!

    Obama made it clear that at least one reason he supported the bill was that it would help teach young kids to recognize inappropriate behavior and pedophiles. The problem with this excuse is that pedophilia is nowhere in the bill. The other problem is that in 1999, Barack Obama was the only member of the Illinois State Senate to vote AGAINST a bill that prohibited convicted criminal sex abusers from getting early release. The amendment to the “County Jail Good Behavior Allowance Act” provided that a person in a county jail may not receive a good behavior allowance if he is convicted of criminal sexual assault against a minor who is also a family member or if the criminal were to be convicted of criminal sexual abuse or aggravated sexual abuse.

    And it was scary and humorous last night to watch story about this on Anderson Cooper, when his reporter quoted “non-partisan” group Factcheck.org has stated that the ad was misleading and out of bounds. Even they don’t know that Factcheck.org is a VERY partisan group, owned and operated by Obama’s and Ayers’ Annenberg Foundation friends!

  • doc99

    Jimi Hendrix to Barry – “Are You Experienced?

    The poll suggests that perceived inexperience is more of a problem at the top of the Democratic ticket than in the No. 2 spot for Republicans.

    Eighty percent say McCain, with nearly three decades in Congress, has the right experience to be president. Just 46 percent say Obama, now in his fourth year in the Senate, is experienced enough.

    Fully 47 percent say Obama lacks the proper experience — an even worse reading than the 36 percent who had the same criticism about McCain running mate Sarah Palin, serving her second year as Alaska governor after being a small-town mayor.

    “This is his fourth year in the Senate, and two of those four years he spent campaigning for president,” said Arthur Koch, 63, an undecided voter from Wallington, N.J. “I’m not too comfortable with that.”

    • doc99

      Of course the AP Headline reads –

      Whites lift McCain to slim lead over Obama in poll.

      When the dust settles, all Barry has are platitudes, slogans and an endless deck of Race Cards.

  • wodiej

    Good God, Obama voted for sex ed for kindergarten kids and then voted present for porn shops near schools?? Hello?! Can people say “unfit for command”?? But then I read a small part of the hollywood directors disgusting remark about how he wanted to have sex w Palin on sheets emblazoned w Obama’s name. These are the kinds of people we are dealing with on Obama’s side. I don’t see how anyone could still be undecided on whether to vote for Obama-it should be a resounding NO.

    • richasis

      let the culture war(s) begin!

  • SportPolitics

    Well, I deeply appreciate this site, I finally have a basis to at least believe in a strained hope that most or even all democrats aren’t utterly insane. Unfortunately it leaves me at a place whereby I have concluded the democrats who used to pull the Obama stuff on the republicans, with their MSM adherents doing the same thing, that Hillary’s people are painfully aware of now, really knew what they were doing then, and I expet them to go back to it as soon as political opportunity arises, and I expect the MSM to make their swing to them as well.
    I am sorry for those who feel injured by this statement, and perhaps I’m wrong, perhaps some portion of half the people of the democratic party have suddenly come out of the woodwork, but then that wouldn’t negate the real VAST CONSPIRACY staring you in the faces right now.
    The absolute skum layer of the left, and the MSM’s fawning and lying complicity.
    Yes, this is what republicans have put up with for decades, the exact same thing, forever, as long as I’ve been around.
    It’s scary how insidious the lies and games are, as in the Jonathan Alter commentary pointed out.
    Anyway, good for the people of this site, I’m no republican nor democrat either, will never be either or any other party as far as I can tell, they all get about 1/2 wrong, but I never agreed with the civil case or false and contrived and produced “crimes” by investigation nor the ensuing attacks on Bill Clinton by corrupt republican idiots.
    I am VERY HAPPY many Hillary supporters now SEE and FEEL what republicans have put up with for so long, what I’ve noticed, and am disgusted by, the endless lies and obfuscation and cheating and hypocrisy.
    I have a faint hope it will help clear some of the massive problems up, since approximately half the democrat party is keenly aware of it having now been on the short side of the receiving stick.
    As way of introduction, my political philosophy is “tell the truth, then really try to do something about it wherever it leads, and I attack all liars vigorously because they deserve it” – so wind up liking some very different figures, when I assess them as truth tellers. Bernie Sanders, Bob Novak, Mike Gravel, Sarah Palin, Duncan Hunter, I used to like Charles Schumer when I saw him lay to waste the entire House during the impeachment crap with the truth noone else would speak.
    So, my opinions can change as well, but I’d like to thank all the “PUMA” types here for basically reducing my fear of an insane public and admit I have personally checked this Obama nomination and conclude it was unfairly stolen by flat out corruption (not a lot needed, things were close but it is obvious by the evidence nonetheles).
    I was extremely put off by the demands Hillary step aside before things were any where near settled and by my take even as she led. That was amazing to me.
    I guess in way of being cautious and kinder than I am, my condolences to the Hillary supporters for having gone through the mess, and I say that with half a mind and less than half a heart for the 2000, and 2004 similar issues in the general, and recognize you’ve suffered, for some of you, 3 (well 2.5: *1primary) in a row. Youch.
    I ask only that you be aware of this massively biased situaton you find yourselves in perped by Obama-ites and the usual MSM, and at least make effort to “play fair with the truth” years down the road as you are now, when things such as party nominees are different.
    I wonder if this wasn’t too long, but I’ve been reading for months, and finally decided to make a post.
    Since some of my comments are not exactly friendly, I’d like to emphasize that I appreciate this site for coming out with truth “against part of their own party” (as Palin is said to have done in some big cases) and as laying waste to the left O wing lies of the msm players as well. You do deserve a very large award for that. Timely and perhaps with an expiration date, (lol so sorry couldn’t help it) but an award nonetheless.

  • Eden

    Could someone please take a copy of this proof to The View and shove it down Joy Behar’s throat?

    In her utter blind following of that fraud she has displayed once again her ignorance of the facts, now at the peril of young children.

    These asswipes on my television have gotten away with screwing with morality for far too long.

  • Alien

    But Obama’s daughters go to exclusive private schools -they are not subject to this act. It is only for the plebs at the public schools.

  • hootnannie

    In general, the MSM has been sinking farther and farther into the sewage-filled tank of far-left culture. Traditional morality is scoffed at, and libertinism is lauded. It makes me wonder if Obama is even worse than I imagined, considering the way these people adore him. They are determined to destroy the moral foundation of this country and build it back up on the quivering sand of amorality. Palin represents everything they hate and fear.

    • wodiej

      agreed….there has to be some sense of good and evil, right and wrong in society. All the way to the White House John and Sara!! I am volunteering to help them in the election.

  • Pat

    In my opinion there is an age of innocense that should remain innocent. To teach a child too young sex eduacation robs them of their innocense.It is kind of like Adam & Eve they did not know of evil until they were tempted and indulged in the sin that cast them from the garden.They were so happy and free until as the story goes sin was introduced into thier lives through the act of sin lead by temptation or reason.They acted and sinned and Thus they covered their nakedness in shame.Before they ate of the tree of knowledge they did not know that they were naked. Hope I explained that right.

  • Brian_C82

    I think a lot of the sex education in schools does more harm than good. The sex ed classes I took in high school and junior high were a farce. They tried to scare everyone into not having sex by showing photos of people infected with STD’s and exaggerating the threat of diseases like AIDS. Predictably, those kinds of scare tactics never worked.

    Sex education classes in public schools tend to be loose with the facts and heavy on propaganda. I’m all for age appropriate sex education, but it should be grounded in science and not some radical social agenda. Teaching kindergartners about AIDS and STD’s is totally ridiculous and borderline perverse.

  • anonymous

    fluffy bunny-

    With all due respect, who or what files suit against the electoral votes that go against the popular vote? Electors may vote as they see fit, and even in the strictest of states – the punishment for doing otherwise is merely a $1,000.00 fine.

  • James

    Nutjob Obama supporter Rhodes claims Palin sleeps with teenage boys.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2008/09/13/the-latest-sarah-palin-smear-from-the-left-teen-molester/

    • ritamary

      Randi Rhodes fell off a step while exiting a bar in New York. She must have inflicted serious brain damage on herself in addition to knocking out her own teeth.

      What a brilliant way with words Ms. Rhodes has. From calling HRC and Geraldine Ferraro big fucking whores to accusing Sarah Palin of being a child molester. With friends like Randi Rhodes, Obummer does not need enemies.

  • http://www.overstream.net/view.php?oid=i2a7maeftqt9 Jeremiah God Damn Amerikkka Wright

    You know i am a firm believer that sex education is dependent on age appropriateness.

    As my grandmother said to me, “Birds, bees and pubic hair.”

    I really don’t think America is keen on the idea of their kindergarnters coming home and asking:

    “Mommy, how come Barney doesn’t have a penis?”

  • SensibleWomanNOTforBO

    Sex ed for kids in K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and possibly higher(it REALLY all depends on the individual child and their ability to grasp certain things) is the STUPIDEST thing I’ve ever heard! What a perfect doorway for some damn pervert to trick a child into “here, let me show you how to do this.” Everybody KNOWS perverts first work to win the trust of their victims. This will just provide another way to do so IMO. And it isn’t just male perverts in the schools these days either.

    My adult children ALREADY have conversations with their kids on a level that they understand and that’s all they need. NO stranger, teacher, or whomever needs to be discussing such intimate things with kids and risk eroding their natural tendency to be modest.

    This BS pisses me off.