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Start the brainwashing early

There's a new book out that says it's "a fun way for parents to teach young children the valuable lessons of conservatism." According to the book description, Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed by Katharine DeBrecht is "written in simple text" and allows readers to "follow along with Tommy and Lou as they open a lemonade stand to earn money for a swing set. But when liberals start demanding that Tommy and Lou pay half their money in taxes, take down their picture of Jesus, and serve broccoli with every glass of lemonade, the young brothers experience the downside to living in Liberaland." Here's the publisher's note:
Would you let your child read blatantly liberal stories with titles such as "King & King," "No, George, No," or "It's Just a Plant"?

Unless you live in Haight-Ashbury or write for the New York Times, probably not. But with the nation’s libraries and classrooms filled with overtly liberal children’s books advocating everything from gay marriage to marijuana use, kids everywhere are being deluged with left-wing propaganda.

"Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed" is the book conservative parents have been seeking. This illustrated book — the first in the "Help! Mom!" series from Kids Ahead — is perfect for parents who seek to share their traditional values with their children, as well as adults who wish to give a humorous gift to a friend.

Hailed as "the answer to a baseball mom's prayers" by talk radio host Melanie Morgan, "Liberals Under My Bed" has already been the subject of coverage in The Wall Street Journal and Harper’s magazine. Written by a self-proclaimed "Security Mom for Bush" and featuring hilarious full-color illustrations by a Reuben Award winning artist, it is certain to be one of the most talked about children's books of the year.
Here are some comments posted by some people who had a less than enthusiastic response.
Reviewer:Joshua M. Silverstein "Proudprgressive" (West Hills, CA) - See all my reviews (REAL NAME)
Well it seems conservatives never can hit rock bottom when it comes to values and morality. Nor do they know how to define 'liberal'. Forcing kids to sell broccoli and to take down pictures of Jesus is not an issue for liberals or progressives or anyone else who does not support George Bush and his cronies. The book is amusing I must say. Propraganda to conservative parents' children is a sad statement for any right-winger. If conservatives had an dignity to stand on, they would let their kids make their own decision as they grow up in our society. Unfortunately conservatives, being fearful as they are, must indoctrinate their kids as early as possible lest they learn that everyone is connected on this planet either directly or indirectly. Or maybe they might find out that those evil taxes pay for things of the devil like roads, mass transit, parks, national defense and taking care of people in need. You know when it comes to people in need, conservatives always claim that its their own fault for being poor. Yet on another issue they can evoke the words of Jesus and the bible without flinching or seeming to care that Jesus preached to take care of the poor and that the bible references the matter thousands of times. To conservatives' credit, they do have a plan for the poor Americans in need. That plan is to send army recruiters to nation's poorest areas and entice people to enlist in a war that truly only benefits the rich. So instead of acting on conservative principles and fighting for the war you believe in, hand it off to the poor sap who didn't grow up with the silver spoon in his or her mouth. In closing, to those parents considering the purchase of this book for their kids, I want to recommend a follow up reading. Perhaps a "Help, There Are Conservative Bush Supporters in the Other Room" would make a good balance when trying to indoctrinate your little loved ones.
Reviewer:Watchdog (Florida) - See all my reviews
Great, now we have another kind of pervert to protect our kids from. It's a book of lies aimed at young minds. It tries to make something that never happened and could not happen under a Liberal Constitution seem like it happens all the time because of a liberal conspiracy. If you thought the Swift Boat liars were bad, you'll be up in arms about this attempt to make your kid into a delusional dittohead. Isn't in nearly as bad to molest a kid's mind as a kid's body?
Reviewer:Lone Liberal in Pentagon (LLiP) - See all my reviews
Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Having mastered the art of dumbing down politics and complex international interactions, turning everything into a simple "us vs them" argument, the far right now reaches into the future to ensure the next generation of American idiots will do no more thinking for themselves than their lazy, closed-minded parents who get 100% of their news from the likes of "Fox News" and the "Washington Times." As an added bonus, since the text uses small words and lots of pictures, every lower-middle class dolt calling himself a Republican (cuz he thinks Geo Bush and Dick Cheney have something in common with him) will be able to understand the misguided, overtly political message of this book.

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