Sarah Campbell of the Salisbury Post reports an incident in a North Carolina High School last week that is raising more than a few eyebrows. A High School Social Studies teacher at North Rowan High, was caught on a cell phone cam, berating her students for daring to challenge the veracity of her ‘Fact of the Day’. The teacher’s Fact of the Day was the Washington Post report detailing an incident involving Mitt Romney in his school days at Cranbrook, which some had characterized as ‘bullying’ another student who received a hair cut from Romney and another student.
As a side note, it is interesting to witness the exhaustive vetting that Romney is receiving from the media, that was almost non-existent during the run up to the 2008 election, when critical facts about Obama might have conceivably derailed his Presidential bid.
The teacher in question at Rowan High, has not been identified by the media, who, up to this point, are excusing the omission on the basis that the School District has refused to confirm whether that teacher in fact is a district employee! That’s a confirmation ‘with a difference’. The difference being that they will admit that the teacher has not been suspended or disciplined. No question, everyone in the local area, by this time knows exactly who the teacher is.
The audio I have included here, has not been edited, so you will have to be patient for about a half minute or so before things get rolling with the exchange between the students and the teacher. The teacher, who is patently a Democrat and an Obama shill, cautions the students, who appear to have a vastly firmer grip on reality than does the teacher, that they could conceivably be arrested for ‘disrespecting’ the President.
She further makes another completely factually inaccurate statement – seemingly off the top of her head, that some people were arrested for ‘dissing’ George Bush during his term in office.
Class, raise your hands if this situation doesn’t remind you of a similar one back in 2008, also ironically, in North Carolina, in which teacher Diatha Harris asked the students, “Who you be pullin’ fo?” When one young student indicated John McCain, Ms. Harris went fearmonger on her, by raising the spector of McCain holding her daddy hostage to a prolonged engagement in Iraq, which could last for 100 years. On the audio captured in that incident, Ms. Harris exclaims in reaction to the mention of Senator McCain, “Oh Jesus, John McCain???”
Here is the audio – (I’ll post the transcript below):
“Didn’t Obama bully somebody, though?”
The teacher started to get angry and said:
“Not to my knowledge.”
A couple of students relayed the story about Obama admitting that he bullied someone when he was younger. And that seemed to light the fuse on his teacher’s anger. A couple of the students exchanged words with the angry teacher.
“Stop! Stop! Because there’s no comparison. He’s running for president. Obama is the president.”
As one student attempted to argue for a fair, two-sided debate on the history of the candidates, he was shouted down and talked over by the teacher. She continued:
“You got to realize, this man is wanting to be what Obama is. There’s no comparison.”
Once again, the students pressed for equal discussion of the histories of both men, with one saying:
“If you’re gonna talk trash about one side, you gotta talk trash about the other.”
The teacher just seemed to dig her heels in deeper and press her defense of Obama telling the defiant teen:
“You will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom.”
Again the student persisted and invoked his First Amendment right.
“I’ll say what I want.”
The still unidentified teacher read the student her rules…her Obama rules.
“Not about him, you won’t!”
The back and forth continued and the most strident of the two students reminded his teacher that President Bush was constantly treated to negative statements about him while he was in office:
“Whenever Bush was president, everybody talked sh-t about him.”
To which the teacher responded:
“Because he was sh-tty.”