The video below made the rounds over the weekend. You can’t see the people, you can only hear their voices. A North Carolina teacher shrieked at a student for daring to criticize President Obama. What the kid said wasn’t even that bad. The discussion was about the Mitt Romney bullying incident that was in the news recently. One of the kids brought up that Obama also bullied someone as a kid. That’s what set the teacher off on her rant.
Fox News summarized it in case you can’t watch the video:
The Salisbury Post, which first reported on the YouTube video, did not identify the teacher in question, who is reportedly on staff at North Rowan High School. The video does not show faces, but the heated argument in the classroom can clearly be heard.
“Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush?” the teacher said toward the end of the argument, telling the student, “you are not supposed to slander the president.”
The student told the teacher that one can’t be arrested “unless you threaten the president.”
The argument started when the classroom began discussing news reports that Mitt Romney bullied a fellow student when he was in high school. At the time, The Washington Post had recently published a lengthy article alleging that Romney, as a teenager, had cut off another student’s hair.
“Didn’t Obama bully somebody though?” a student in the North Carolina classroom asked when the report was brought up, referring to an incident Obama described in his memoir “Dreams From My Father.” In the book, Obama wrote that, as a child, he once pushed a female classmate after other students taunted them — the only two black students in their grade — and called Obama her boyfriend.
The teacher, in the video, said she didn’t know whether Obama bullied anyone — but the argument quickly escalated, as the teacher yelled at the student, telling him “there is no comparison.”
“He’s running for president,” she said of Romney. “Obama is the president.”
The student argued that both candidates are “just men,” but the teacher took issue with the statement.
“He’s just a man. Obama is no god,” the student said.
The teacher responded: “Let me tell you something … you will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom.” (Read More)
If that’s not bad enough, according to The Blaze, this is a social studies teacher. She’s tasked with teaching history and civics to these students. How much will they learn from someone like this?
Update: Fox News just reported on the air that the teacher has been suspended, with pay.