Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Mitchell told On the Record with Greta Van Susteren that parents were sent the lyrics of the song in advance, as is standard procedure with performances of this sort, and that no one voiced any concerns about it. He noted the performance took place in February, shortly after the inauguration of the 44th president, when Obama's popularity ratings were riding high.
The video of schoolchildren singing "Barack Hussein Obama/He said that all must lend a hand/To make this country strong again" went viral after being posted to YouTube, where it drew the attention of right-wing radio talk show hosts and Fox News.
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