Tucker’s Thoughts: First lady Melania Trump is accused of being a racist for giving Dr. Seuss books to children, but former President Barack Obama once said “pretty much all the things you need to know is in Dr. Seuss.
Today’s news brought mention that First Lady Melania Trump’s attempt to get some Dr. Seuss books delivered to schools in Cambridge Public Schools (district) was rejected. A few weeks ago, in honor of National Read a Book Day, Melania Trump sent packages of ten Dr. Seuss books to one high-achieving school in every state. The packages included titles such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and a personal favorite that she and her son, Barron, 11, read together “over and over:” Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
You’d think that there’s no way that this could be true. But for today’s left, the limits are few. With each day’s new outrage they simmer and stew and suck in their faces until they turn blue.
— Tucker Carlson
In an open letter to First Lady Melania Trump, posted on a book blog Thursday, Liz Phipps Soeiro, a library media specialist at the Cambridgeport School in Cambridge, Mass., said that while she was grateful for the books, she would not be accepting them. Soeiro said her Boston-area school doesn’t lack for resources and because she takes issue with “racist” imagery in some of the author’s books.
Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss. It’s like the Star-Belly Sneetches, you know? We’re all the same, so why would we treat somebody differently just because they don’t have a star on their belly? If I think about responsibility I think about Horton sitting on the egg up in the tree, while Lazy Mayzie’s flying off, doing whatever she wants. You know what I mean? All I’m saying is that as you get older what you will find is that the homespun basic virtues that your Mom, your Dad, or folks you care about or admire, taught you — about hard work, being responsible, being kind, giving something back, being useful, working as a team…turns out that’s all true.
— President Barack Obama
Former President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were photographed many times during his two terms reading Seuss classics to children, including Green Eggs and Ham and Oh, and the Things You Can Do That Are Good For You.
President Obama reads Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss at the 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll. April 5, 2010.
Obama: “Dr. Seuss Was Right”
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Comments left on the official Facebook page for Cambridge Public Schools …
What kind of hateful arrogant person takes a gift of children’s book as a way to turn an innocent kind gesture into something racist and hateful suggesting books that have been read by other first ladies including Michelle Obama are racist. I feel that her over opinionated dislike of the current administration is clouding her ability to objectively educate children , for an educated person she certainly went to great lengths to show her actual level of racism and lack of class.
— Amy Miles Henshaw
Liz Phipps Soeiro, a librarian at your public school is not a good example for your children. Showing a clear hatred of Trump, she arrogantly made a judgement about the content of Dr. Seuss’s books that NO ONE agrees with so that she could disrespectfully turn down free books for the students at her school. How is she a fair and non-biased example? If this is what your district promotes and stands behind, I would encourage your parents to voice concerns!
Very pathetic that children are going without because the librarian thought that her political view was more important than the kids literacy.
— Summer Thorson
Seussgate: President Obama, First Lady Michelle and other first families have touted the virtues of Dr. Seuss books and they weren’t called racist. Radio host and author Mark Steyn sounds off.