A band of tea-party protesters descended on a New Jersey elementary school yesterday, complaining that a class song hailing President Obama was "indoctrinating" kids. Some 70 protesters sang God Bless America and The Battle Hymn of the Republic outside the B. Bernice Young School in a suburb 15 miles northeast of Philadelphia.
The rally was in reaction to a YouTube video showing a second-grade class singing lyrics including: "Mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama; he said that all must lend a hand to make this country strong again." Critics charged the song was teaching children to "idolize" the president. "There was no intention to make any political statement or promote a political agenda," said an official from the local school district.