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Oct 28, 2012
Read the lyrics:
Imagine an America
Where strip mines are fun and free
Where gays can be fixed
And sick people just die
And oil fills the sea
We don’t have to pay for freeways!
Our schools are good enough
Give us endless wars
On foreign shores
And lots of Chinese stuff
We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we’re kinda blaming you
We haven’t killed all the polar bears
But it’s not for lack of trying
Big Bird is sacked
The Earth is cracked
And the atmosphere is frying
Congress went home early
They did their best we know
You can’t cut spending
With elections pending
Unless it’s welfare dough
Find a park that is still open
And take a breath of poison air
They foreclosed your place
To build a weapon in space
But you can write off your au pair
It’s a little awkward to tell you
But you left us holding the bag
When we look around
The place is all dumbed down
And the long term’s kind of a drag
We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And yeah, we’re blaming you
You did your best
You failed the test
Mom and Dad
We’re blaming you!
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/10/27/pro-obama-ad-features-children-singing-about-america-where-sick-peopl#ixzz2AbkE9Wmb
These kids are just happy they weren't aborted. I'd sing too!
Disgusting to say the least.
Another liberal bullshit, use kids. Part of the islamic obama plan.
So where has obama been the past four years? Isn't that who some of the blames should lie with?
Unbelievable! This is WRONG! When did it become morally appropriate to teach a child this age something like this? Leave the children out of it!
You mean like this?
OBVIOUSLY, anyone teaching a child anything like this is morally WRONG! I don't care what side of any given fence you're standing on, leave the children out of it! I would have thought that was a given.
Oh, wait, the little star by your name, I guess you're one of those who likes to troll and attack others. hmmm See how assumptions go?
Erik Jensen; Yes, that's wrong. Now if those people could have a captive audience of, say, 30 kids and tell that stuff no matter what their parents feel about it, that would be as bad as what we're talking about.
OK, everyone sing….."Mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm, Barack Hussein Obama…….."
What class are you talking about, David? I didn't see anything in the article saying this was a class project.
Kelly Pope Woods, so you think the Republican National Committee is morally wrong?
Kelly Pope Woods, I do like to see what the other side is thinking and discuss things with them. Is there a problem with that?
I think both parties have made some morally wrong choices Erik. BOTH parties. I'm simply saying to involve children in any way in subjects that are beyond their comprehension, beyond their capacity to fully understand, is morally wrong. Get a grip and stop twisting people's words to start a fight.
While I do not condone homosexuality, I am never disrespectful to those who are. The biggest problem with this performance is not that a child is being taught right from wrong, or that it was videotaped. The biggest problem is arrogance of the congregation. If they believe that homosexuality is wrong, they should mourn for the sinners, not be gleeful about casting them down.
We are no better than anyone we disagree with. It is not for us to be smug and judgemental. If believe someone is in error, we need to build a bridge to them and show them the truth. (As we see it.) The truth is never contained by self-righteous haughtiness.
I agree completely! Thank you!
Erik Jensen One is a national ad..the other is an isolated psycho that doesn't represent any group as a whole.
Catherine McDavid, what about my link to the Republican National Committee? Is that an isolated psycho?
Kelly Pope Woods, I look forward to reading your complaint to the Republican National Committee about their ad. Please cc me.
The only thing I'm complaining about is the bloodshed of 4 American Hero's in Benghazi and Camp Bastion!
Excuse me, 4 in Benghazi and 2 Marines in Camp Bastion.
I see, change the subject when you are called out on your double standard, Kelly.
It looks like you also have a double standard when it comes to deaths of American soldiers and attacks on embassies. Many, many more soldiers were killed by terrorists under Bush and there were many more attacks on embassies when he was President. You must have absolutely hated him:
Erik, I just watched the ad you linked from the RNC. Do you really believe that this ad is anywhere near the level of the O song ad? They are nowhere near to being on the same level. I hope that you were kidding when you brought that up as a comparison. The two are not even apples and oranges; they are more like road apples and oranges. At least road apples can fertilize. I do not mean to disparage road apples.
Chris Young , no I'm not kidding. Both ads use children. Both ads use hyperbole in the case of the opponent winning (and both are completely stupid for that reason). The main difference is that one was produced by the Republican National Committee and the other was produced independently (not part of the official campaign).
Erik you're really way off base. I don't have a double standard. You're also out of line. I don't wast my time with people who aren't nice and sir, you are not nice. You're a hater of the worst kind. Take your agenda somewhere else.
Kelly, while I believe Erik is off-base, he does not come off as a hater. I also do not see him being impolite (not nice). I would also add that this is a fantastic format to discuss differences. It is my goal to win over others through logical arguments. Calling people names rarely achieves that goal. The point at which we start calling people names, as an attempt to win an argument, we have lost.
I would encourage you to face misrepresentations with facts, and let each person choose as he/she will. I would also argue that any attempt to win someone over to the truth is not a waste of time, even if they are mean. I just don't see that with Erik's posts. Perhaps I missed one.
You make some good points, I would simply encourage you to step up your game and hold a higher standard. Thank you for passion and diligence.
Chris I would respectfully disagree on several points, but that's what makes these boards great! Someone who twists other people's words and taunts people to start an argument, is not here to discuss his point of view. I find that behavior to be hateful, (not nice) and disruptive to those who are attempting a rational discussion. While "hater" may have been a little strong, the word attack was dead on. It is, in my opinion and here's one place we differ, unfortunately, impossible to help those who don't want to see or accept the truth, because the truth is, we all believe our truth is THE TRUTH. I would submit to you that there are actually three sides to the truth. When everyone is being honest, there is your truth, my truth and THE TRUTH. We all come at any given subject with our own perceptions of what we, see, read, heard, lived, etc. I would also point out that if you are arguing, you have both lost at communicating your point. That's why I say an attempt to rile someone by twisting words and saying that they are guilty of a double standard is not a productive discussion on your (in this case Erik's) part. Thank you for your input, I'll keep it in mind.
Erik Jensen – So lets get this straight, you are comparing or attempting to establish a moral equivalent of an official campaign AD for the Presidency of the United States, with a homemade video of one misguided young child? Did I get that right? If so, you are one sad individual and far beyond any reasonable help. This Obummer PAC AD is just plain wrong and pointing to other miscreant behavior cannot possibly justify it. IF your brain was clear, you would admit that without reservation.
Erik Jensen – the Daily Kus? Really Erik? Give us a break. The only thing that your link establishes is why you think in the manner in which you do. Wow.
If I were a parent of any of these Children I'd file a lawsuit against the school for allowing this, if I remember my History correctly Hitler began his regime in the schools…..This is America, WE KNOW BETTER~!
What school are you talking about?
Yeah, Barb this is the kind of America Obama will create in the next four yrs if he's left in office.
Kids should not be exposed to such things ,it harms them. But I'm not surprised, look who's it coming from….an Anti American, Anti Christian, Socialist, Radical, desperate Communist, Murder.
Yes Murder…of our Ambassador ,his assistant and two Navy Seals. He'll do anything to try and take the focus off of himself and what he failed to do im Benghazi, even stooping so low as to use children in this horrible way.
That is all your opinion and you are more than welcome to it but I do not see it in that way and I would guess the people who made this video do boy either and if the parents of the children in this video want them to see Romney in this way they have that right just like you do to teach your children what you believe
I think its ridiculous because someone says something you do not agree with you find it offensives we do not all agree with you that is why America has different parties and they can say what they want just like you csn
So what gives you the right to insult and call him a murderer and the people who made this video don't have the same right to call Romney what they see him as I would bet if the kids were talking about obama it would be okay by everyone who comments on this how fl you suppose his kids feel hearing their father called a murderer but I guess hid kids don't matter
I disagree that this is what would happen if O is voted back in for four more years. The video is based on fear-mongering by telling untruths. It makes sense that kids sang this. They are the same ones who will cry out that they will die if they are grounded.
And Barb, using punctuation will help you appear more educated, and possibly more believable.
Nah its just facebook and facebook is actualy pretty pointless
Barb, The people doing this aren't "seeing" Romney as anything but a collection of hateful leftist insults, most of them wild and mindless exaggerations of conservative policy. But of course, since that kind of mindless hate is so truly liberal, maybe you can't see it.
Nope sorry I am an independant and I see both sides doing the same things that is why it is so pathetic when one side grows when the other does it.
Complains not grows I hate spell check
And another observation from the middle of the road Republicans are the first to throw insults out in a discussion when someone disagrees with them. That kind of seems to me like they are less likely to compromise in washington
My spell check is an extra open browser tab. The internet knows everything…
Left, right or in the middle, teachers should teach the thee "R's". Who do you want teaching them how to thing of other people?
Anyhow, you'll never see this kind of thing coming from the conservative side. The only other times I've ever heard of it, it was being practiced by Adolf Hitler and Chairman Mao Tse Tung.
Haha okay darn Nazi teachers
Barb, throwing insults is a common practice no matter what side of the aisle you're blogging on. Everyone seems to have their favorite belittling nick name for the other side, you know dumbocraps and repugnantans. I've been guilty of it myself, though I try to avoid it even when I'm personally insulted.
If you think Republicans are too quick to start the insults, try going to Daily Kos or Huffington Post and saying something, (even the mildest thing) not liberal. Be prepared for the reaction, put on your virtual ear muffs and get ready to wash out some virtual mouths.
This here ain't nothing.
Just saying as an independant neither side is going to win my vote with propaganda and inuslts, and the Republicans seem to be the loudest and most negative of the two.
Barb, You have not been reading very many blogs. The left is very quick to call people racists and many other horrible things. It is a well known fact that the left is far more virulent in their maligning. It is a trademark they seem to take pride in. to be fair, the republicans are far more likely to visit strip clubs.
Actually no I do not read very many blots because you all just insult each other and distort the truth. I read the facts for myself but strip clubs arr against my religion so another strke against Replicans
Barb, you wrote "arr" in your post. Thanks! that just reminded me that I need to get some more components ready for my pirate Halloween costume. I am serious.
Ha ha my kindle stinks for typing on not sure if it is me or it.
Barb darling, you've made your point, now rest your case and move on. You sound like a broken record. Be at peace and vote for whoever you want and be happy.
Lol Barb, I don't even know Nancy Mitchell, but she is woefully out of touch. Even she doesn't believe her own rhetoric. If she does she should leave this country immediately. i wouldn't live in a country that I thought their President was even half as bad as she claims. This is just the conservatives way of deflecting. They can tell you how much they hate Obama, but they can't tell you how much they love Romney or his Ideas. I've heard it a million times from conservatives, but not one can tell me why he could do anything better. It's such a pathetic last minute attempt to discredit Obama. Nancy, please tell me in a calm, level, sane voice why I should vote for Romney without the usual Obama hatred.
Exactly Jerry well said I am tired of the negative tell me truthfully why Romney or Obama is better instead of why the other is bad because neither is great.
Yes the truth hurts–the TRUTH that these children are being USED by adults to spread hate. I remember seeing something like this back in the 50's. It was done in Russia. Where they were brainwashing children to believe their parents were evil and the government was their only hope.
I've been asking this of conservatives for two years and not one right wing or conservative has been able to answer the questions without bringing up their intense hatred. it should be an easy question at this point in the election, but I get nothing. Nancy Mitchell, How can someone be a communist and a socialist at the same time? You obviously only know "buzz words" that you've been taught by someone. Obama is not anti-American, in fact your comments are more anti-American than he's ever uttered. Since he didn't kill anyone or control what was happening in Libya, he's obviously not a murderer. Is George W. a murderer for lying about WMD's in Iraq killing thousands of Americans and Iraqis to finish a war his daddy couldn't? I'm the most tolerant, unjudging, speak your mind kind of person you are going to find but you're a knee-jerk reactionary and your comments prove you're not credible. I'm not looking for anyone to agree with me so save your breath, just my opinion which I'm still entitled to in this country. And you are entitled to yours no matter how lost you are.
Barb forgot her medication…….Asinine comments. Americans should have to be found mentally stable to vote. Anyone approving, excusing, and supporting Obama and his blatant corruption needs mental help. Eyes wide SHUT Obama supporters
Wow, you just blew off half the country as retarded; people that shouldn't even have the right to vote. Let that soak in.
I don't know how it's legal to brainwash kids this way. Whoever is responsible for these outrages should be fired immediately. Maybe they could get a job with any of our enemies who would like this sort of America bashing.
The people who put out this ad are not part of the official Obama campaign or the Democratic Party, so far as I can tell. What are your thoughts on this ad by the Republican National Committee, Ariel? Should they be fired?
TROLL ^^ see the star next to his name Ariel Vance….he comments on everyones post. He is probably paid to disagree and stir up descent.
Vanessa Knight, I wish I got paid to comment on the stupidity on this website. But go ahead and dismiss my ideas by making stuff up about me. Another option is to actually debate ideas.
Erik Jensen – once again Erik, this "comparison" is ludicrous. While it shows a small child watching a political AD, it DOES NOT depict the child interactively or supporting or rejecting this or any other candidate. She is simply watching a commercial. The purpose of the commercial is to draw attention to adults as to how another O term might affect one's children. Get a grip and stop spinning.
This is Soviet Russian type slop! Our kids are not being educated but indoctrinated by left-wing socialist propaganda!
This is absolutely despicable!!
Rodney, are you talking about this ad?
Erik Jensen See how quickly you libs want to get off subject when it is your kind of people doing slop like this.
Rodney Jackson, it is not off topic to bring up similar ads by the Republican National Committee that neither you nor Todd Starnes chose to condemn. Since you are a pastor, I assume you're familiar with Matthew 7:5.
And you can quit stereotyping and distancing yourself from other people. What do you mean by "your kind of people". Am I not "your kind of people"? Remind me to keep clear of your church as you obviously have an "us" versus "them" mentality. That's awfully Christ-like of you.
The ad is completely stupid, but there is plenty of "indoctrination" going on all over the place. I'm guessing you do it at Believer's Fellowship, but I'm not going to get all worked up over it.
Yeah Barb….the truth does hurt, This is a song about the next four yrs if Obama stays in the Whitehouse.
Kids shouldn't be having to deal with adult decisions. It harms them intellectually. Shame on whomever exposed these childs minds to such things! And SHAME ON OBAMA!
Well yeah we should lie to our kids so they don't know the truth of the world lol
Nancy. This song is not about truth at all. I do not believe for one moment that an O admin. would bring about these problems. I do believe that O is destroying our nation, but this video is yellow journalism at best. It more likely the fantasy of a sore-losing miscreant with more money and time than sense and integrity.
The verbiage is pathetic, abusive, misleading, and destructive. Perhaps these kids should be studying real truth, and real history, like the quote from LBJ, and the work of the democrats to keep the African American down. (It was the democrats who brought forth the Jim Crow laws, and the Republicans who reversed them). Look up this link: http://www.ihatethemedia.com/20-great-moments-in-liberal-bigotry
Well, Obama's taught them how to blame others for everything well enough.
This is beyond disturbing!
Creepy… Poor kids don't know what they are singing
that is crazy its always someone fault other that Obama come on! well I guess it might have been their parents fault they put Obama in there in the first place!!
It's sad, these kids have no clue as to what they're being coaxed into. Just another typical moment of the indoctrinating of Americas kids. It would be nice if these America haters would just leave these kids out of this politically correct BS and learn to do their own dirty work. This is utterly shameful and despicable. Some people have no shame.
So now we are doing what Russia did back in the 50's -teaching children that their parents are evil and the government is their only hope. WAKE UP AMERICA this is Socialism at work.
MITT ROMNEY SAID TODAY THAT HURRICANE SANDY WAS CAUSED BY HOMOSEXUALS.
That is a pretty stupid and absurd thing for you to say.
IS THIS STILL AMERICA? All this propaganda going on sounds like communism Can Obama the dems stoop any lower i thought that last ad " first time was low enough
These are very real issues. Vote Republican. Vote Democrat. THE MESSAGE HERE IS TO JUST VOTE. FOX HIPOCRITS!!!!!!!!!
Kristy, Insults carry more weight if you spell them right. Just saying.
First of all (I don't have time to research it) who wrote this garbage? Second, it is extremely unethical to use children in a political AD, especially one that is at best sensationalized and at worst utterly disingenuous. These kids appear to be automatons…totalitarianism here we come.
I don't buy thsi story one bit. Starnes is just distorting the facts to advance his own right-wing extremist , fascist, totalitarian, theocratic agenda. Typical right-wing jerk.
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