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Michelle Obama: 'If Itís Good Enough for Our Kids, Itís Good Enough for All of Our Kids'
The Weekly Standard ^ | November 19, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 11/19/2012 9:22:56 PM PST by Steelfish

Michelle Obama: 'If It’s Good Enough for Our Kids, It’s Good Enough for All of Our Kids' "We have hosted youth workshops on everything from modern dance to classical music to spoken word poetry." NOV 19, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER

At an event at the White House for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program awards program, First Lady Michelle Obama praised arts in children's education by saying, "if it’s good enough for our kids, it’s good enough for all of our kids."

"[It is so critical that we preserve arts education in our schools," said the first lady. "It is absolutely critical because we know how important it is for our children’s development. We all know. Every one of us who are here in this room will do whatever it takes to make sure that our own kids get access to sports and music and arts and recreation. So if it’s good enough for our kids, it’s good enough for all of our kids, right?"

For that reason, Obama said, she's helped promote in children's education from the White House.

"And that’s one of the reasons why we’ve worked so very hard, and it’s been a labor of love to make sure that the White House is a showcase for America’s rich cultural life. And we’ve worked to open our doors as often as possible to as many young people as we possibly can. We have hosted youth workshops on everything from modern dance to classical music to spoken word poetry and so much more. And we’re looking for another four years to do even more," said Obama.

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1 posted on 11/19/2012 9:23:01 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Yea!!!! We’re all going to Cancun, and a private school!


2 posted on 11/19/2012 9:27:39 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Steelfish

Sorry MO, you don’t select or in anyway imagined or otherwise establish the guidelines for my household.

Ain’t happenin.

Take it to your bank.


3 posted on 11/19/2012 9:28:12 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: DesertRhino

I don’t think that is what she meant.

Eat your peas.


4 posted on 11/19/2012 9:28:12 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Steelfish

Sorry MO, you don’t select or in anyway imagined or otherwise establish the guidelines for my household.

Ain’t happenin.

Take it to your bank.


5 posted on 11/19/2012 9:28:35 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: DesertRhino

Dang it! Ya beat me.


6 posted on 11/19/2012 9:29:00 PM PST by berdie
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To: Steelfish
"It is absolutely critical because we know how important it is for our children’s development.

...where she getting her talking points, Joe Biden?

7 posted on 11/19/2012 9:30:00 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Steelfish

I agree, when am I meeting the king of spain?


8 posted on 11/19/2012 9:30:06 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: Steelfish

Who needs to bother with teaching history and the Constitution. According to the Obamas, when they took power in late 2008, they said that history has to change.


9 posted on 11/19/2012 9:39:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Steelfish

That is the issue with you Moochie.
You presume to know how I should raise my kids.
You presume to know how I should live mylife.


10 posted on 11/19/2012 9:52:39 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Steelfish

Mrs. Obama, I want yoo to know that I am not proud of you, and I never will be.


11 posted on 11/19/2012 9:53:01 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Steelfish
That whole comment, "if its good enough for our kids..." Is condescending. It is placing the obamas above everyone else. Well, if it is good enough for us...

Nope. Not buying it. My kids are better, my kids deserve better.

12 posted on 11/19/2012 9:54:15 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Steelfish

Moochelle, you mean like all-expense paid spring break vacays in Spain and those little get-aways with just you and the girls? Yeah baby, for ALL our chilrun!


13 posted on 11/19/2012 10:00:22 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Steelfish

Michelle Obama thinks that art is important for children’s education.

Okay. Got it.

Why is this news exactly?


14 posted on 11/19/2012 10:02:50 PM PST by NMCicero
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To: Steelfish

What about that EXPENSIVE PRIVATE SCHOOL you send your kids to?


15 posted on 11/19/2012 10:09:06 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: Steelfish

And don’t forget basketball............


16 posted on 11/19/2012 10:31:37 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Steelfish
"It is so critical that we preserve arts education in our schools," said the first lady.

Yeah, but first you KILL all the CHARTER schools for underprivileged black children in DC....like your imbecile of a husband did.

17 posted on 11/19/2012 10:34:43 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Steelfish

Just wow.

And to think that we’re just watching this happen.


18 posted on 11/19/2012 11:15:44 PM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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I guess the First Lady has it all figured out.

Too bad the luxury of figuring things out for ourselves is being taken away by these know-it-alls.


19 posted on 11/20/2012 12:02:34 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Steelfish

Here is the absolute:

A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is good for MY kids... it is good for ALL kids.


20 posted on 11/20/2012 2:27:06 AM PST by PastorJimCM (truth matters)
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To: Steelfish

Dear M/0 ,,, Your family is only to be used as a good example of a very bad example for American families ,,, “DO AS I SAY AND NOT AS I DO” ,, is hardly leading by example .


21 posted on 11/20/2012 4:13:06 AM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: bigbob
Moochelle, you mean like all-expense paid spring break vacays in Spain and those little get-aways with just you and the girls? Yeah baby, for ALL our chilrun!

Now don't pick on the black woman or the congressional black caucus may come down on you. It's racist! (do I need an /s tag?)

22 posted on 11/20/2012 4:22:05 AM PST by SMM48
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To: Steelfish

I’m waiting for the day someone promotes actual primary subjects in school, such as reading, writing and math.

We can’t master these essentials and keep ignoring them; why should I be concerned about “the arts” until my kids learn essential skills?


23 posted on 11/20/2012 5:19:36 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Steelfish

i think art and music and language should be in schools. it’s good for children to have creative expression early because it stays with them. THIS WOULD HAVE TO BE IN ADDITION TO real english, real math, real science, and real history, not howard zinn history. of course that means a complete overhaul of a union libtard driven corrupt education establishment. but i think monkey bars should be on play grounds, didge ball is great and self esteem course for children are crap. but i’m old. i certainly don’t need some incompetent fat-ass entitlement creature telling me how to do anything.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 8:49:12 AM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: bravo whiskey

The condescending, affirmative-action, equal-opportunity Worst Lady opens her pie-hole again.


25 posted on 11/20/2012 9:09:38 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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