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Utah Democrats firing back over Obama education speech uproar

Utah Democrats firing back over Obama education speech uproar



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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Democratic Party is firing back against those calling for local schools to not show Pres. Obama's Tuesday education speech in schools.

Chairman Wayne Holland wrote he's disappointed local districts are responding with letters warning parents of the presidents speech. Holland tells KSL Newsradio the outcry is coming from a small minority that spends its time listening to conservative talk shows.

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"And all day long they hear the conspiratorial tin foil cap message and get a little paranoid, I guess," said Holland. "It seems to be they are more intent on destroying the presidency than they are worrying about the children. It seems as though the adults are acting like children in many of these cases."

The outcry over the upcoming education speech isn't limited to Utah. Schools districts in a handful of other states have opted not to show the speech.

E-mail: rjeppesen@ksl.com

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