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"A Sioux medicine man who healed broken hearts and broken promises"

That's Obama's description of Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake aka Chief Sitting Bull in a new book he's written for children called Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters:

President Obama's picture book for kids, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (Knopf, $17.99), pays tribute to 13 Americans whose traits he sees in his own children.The 31-page book, for kids ages 3 and up, is filled with lyrical questions for Malia, 12, and Sasha, 9, opening with, "Have I told you lately how wonderful you are?"The book, out Tuesday, is illustrated with Loren Long's paintings of the Obama girls and their dog, Bo, as well as the 13 famous Americans as kids and grown-ups.A series of two-page spreads asks questions ("Have I told you that you are creative?") across from short tributes. He writes of Georgia O'Keeffe: "She helped us see big beauty in what is small: the hardness of stone and the softness of feather." His most controversial choice may be Sitting Bull, who defeated Custer at Little Bighorn: ("A Sioux medicine man who healed broken hearts and broken promises.")

It can't be surprising that Obama would focus on Chief Sitting Bull's alleged (revisionist?) positive traits and ignore CSB's history as a warrior raised in a culture that thrived and survived by killing and vanquishing her enemies and exacting revenge by scalping their defeated foes

It is a little galling that he'd attempt to do this in broad daylight with children.

2012 will not get here soon enough... and the country is waking up to the radical that resides in the White House.  This sort of thing is but yet another clanging bell.


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Comments (10)

Obama...revisionist....nah!... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Obama...revisionist....nah! He wouldn't do that, would he?

Hmmm. I'm imagining that I'... (Below threshold)
Barak2012:

Hmmm. I'm imagining that I'm sitting at home, minding my own business in my buffalo robe. Then a bunch of white guys knock on my tipi door and tell me I have to move. They say they're sorry and all but it is, after all, manifest destiny. I refuse, so they rape my wife and butcher my children. I'm a little pissed. Forgive me for my relatively minor indiscretion. My name is Sitting Bull. I was part of Homeland Security.

Barak2012 may just be the f... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Barak2012 may just be the funniest handle I've seen all year!!!1!!11!

I bet you imagine all kinds of things. Me thinks him peace pipe not filled with tobacco.

He takes an historic shella... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

He takes an historic shellacking in the midterms and gets dumped on at the G20 summit. To recover from a very rocky two weeks our president will publish a 31 page book for children.

Pretty soon Obama will be a... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Pretty soon Obama will be asking preschoolers to vote for him, so on that level this story makes sense.

Sitting Bull was a great wa... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Sitting Bull was a great warrior and strategist.

Of course EhudBarak2012 has no kind words for the Crow tribal members who were killed by Sitting Bull.

Remember, for the left, it's always important to not mention anything that might show any non-Western non-white in a more human light.

That's why we're constantly being told BS about how Iroquois influenced the writing of our Constitution (they didn't), or how muslims contributed so much to our current level of scientific advancement.

The real fun, of course, starts when you have dueling "victim groups" in these leftist mind games.

Hence obambi's "awarding" of Chinese advancements to his muslim pals.

So tell me, when did Obama ... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

So tell me, when did Obama have time to write a childrens book? I mean in between golf courses, talk shows, comedy shows, campaigning, traveling hither and yon and sometimes even doing President stuff. Does anyone here really believe he wrote it?

I sometimes think that they... (Below threshold)
studakota:

I sometimes think that they're all worthless but then I come upon a piece of writing by Thomas Sowell, or the intelligence of Ward Connelly. I am then faced with the ugly truth that, perhaps, 90% of a race can be, and are, engaged in the glorification of stupidity. It's as if someone has absolved them of using their brains, I mean think of it, practically an entire race of slackers.

The Lakota weren't alone at... (Below threshold)
mojo:

The Lakota weren't alone at the Battle of the Greasy Grass - the Cheyenne were there in large numbers as well. And it's unknown (and probably unknowable) who actually killed George Custer.

Can't say I feel sorry for the egomaniac, either.

"So tell me, when did Obama... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"So tell me, when did Obama have time to write a childrens book?"

Yeah, amazing isn't it. His water carriers bemoan the fact the 'job is just too big for one man', yet he's got time to write a book.

Go figure.




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