The next day the debate made me angry.
I laughed at Obama’s line about horses and bayonets.
I chuckled at some of the clever Romney-bashing tweets that I followed simultaneously while watching the two of them.
At one point I turned to Anne and asked if she thought Romney actually looked ill, as if he were about to throw up?
I watched about a half hour of the post-debate spin on MSNBC and CNN.
I agreed that Obama won on points.
Then I went to bed.
But this morning I woke up angry.
Three debates (four counting the mismatch between the old guy and the illegitimate child of Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman).
It took the debate on foreign policy to have them finally talk about education?
Bob Schieffer was funny enough when he dismissed them both with his “we all love teachers” line.
However, I’m not talking about how bad the administration’s education policy has been these past four years. It’s not just about Race to the Top and testing.
The truth of last night.
The truth of when they decided to talk about it.
The truth of what they think about students and teachers.
The truth is that we are all just about who is boss of the world and how well our education system supports that effort.
That’s why all this talk about science and math teachers.
God bless those science and math teachers. But the Arts will never help US hegemony in the Middle East. So, don’t go looking for Obama to call for thousands of new Arts teachers.
When education, kids and teachers are what they talk about when they talk about foreign policy, if you didn’t know what was up before then you must know it now.
To these two guys education policy, kids and teachers are just part of the army in the global war against China, Iran or whoever is next. Like aircraft carriers and drones.
It ain’t funny.
They have no moral core.
It wasn’t a revelation.
It just meant that this morning it made me wake up angry.