The announcement's timing suggests Obama is looking beyond thein Congress, which caused him to delay a trip to Asia next week and threatens his party's electoral prospects in November.
Education is a kitchen-table issue certain to resonate with voters as Republicans seek to retake control of Congress in the fall vote.
Oh, sure...Republicans are FINE with his ruining our country's economy AND our health care opportunities as long as he's pouring MORE money into education....GREAT IDEA, BARRY! (not) Then it says:Although Obama's address was short on specifics, the president has made clear he wants big changes. He has used federal money as leverage to push schools to raise standards and prepare more children for college or work.
Question: What HASN'T he used FEDERAL MONEY on this year to leverage....? ACORN, buying votes for his health care bill, trips to NYC for Michelle, etc..etc......
And, a MORE IMPORTANT ISSUE: "...prepare more children for college or work?" For what, to have their money redistributed to the kids who didn't prepare? To help them make enough money to pay the debt on the stimulus money debt?
Go on your trip, Mr. Obama...seems like we're better off when you're somewhere else.