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Thread: Is this Obama ad appropriate?

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    Is this Obama ad appropriate?

    Do you think it's appropriate to use children in the following video, or should children be left out of the dirty business of politics?



    The children sing:

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    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
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    And we're kinda blaming you

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    With elections pending
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    And we're kinda blaming you

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    Re: Is this Obama ad appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Do you think it's appropriate to use children in the following video, or should children be left out of the dirty business of politics?



    The children sing:

    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
    The Earth is cracked
    Big Bird is sacked
    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

    We're the children of the future
    American through and through
    But something happened to our country
    And we're kinda blaming you

    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!
    Was this a Superpac ad? Or Obama's campaign? I did listen to it...haunting. But don't remember if Obama announced at the end. Don't think he did. I think most older Americans will find this ad offensive. The moms/dads of kids this age? Not sure. Hopefully, they'll see it for the tripe it most certainly is.

    I'm glad Illinois is so solidly Obama -- for one reason. We don't have to see/hear this crap.
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    Re: Is this Obama ad appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Do you think it's appropriate to use children in the following video, or should children be left out of the dirty business of politics?



    The children sing:

    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
    The Earth is cracked
    Big Bird is sacked
    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

    We're the children of the future
    American through and through
    But something happened to our country
    And we're kinda blaming you

    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!
    nobody seems to ever answer but what makes this an Obama ad?
    what am i missing, Obama was never mentioned.
    it seems like a VOTE video to me.

    cheesy and nothing that hasnt been done before
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    Re: Is this Obama ad appropriate?

    This seems more like an add against the GOP than for Obama. In fact I didn't even see a message that said it was sponsered by Obama's campaign.
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    Re: Is this Obama ad appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Do you think it's appropriate to use children in the following video, or should children be left out of the dirty business of politics?



    The children sing:

    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
    The Earth is cracked
    Big Bird is sacked
    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

    We're the children of the future
    American through and through
    But something happened to our country
    And we're kinda blaming you

    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!
    It's filled with hyperbole and fallacies IMO, but I don't see anything really inappropriate about it. I also don't think it was actually in Obama ad.
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    Re: Is this Obama ad appropriate?

    Most likely it was done by an Obama-supporting PAC. Does that really make it any better, though?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Was this a Superpac ad? Or Obama's campaign? I did listen to it...haunting. But don't remember if Obama announced at the end. Don't think he did. I think most older Americans will find this ad offensive. The moms/dads of kids this age? Not sure. Hopefully, they'll see it for the tripe it most certainly is.

    I'm glad Illinois is so solidly Obama -- for one reason. We don't have to see/hear this crap.

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    Re: Is this Obama ad appropriate?

    There is a giant billboard in Wisconsin with this on it, though. On the way to Madison from Milwaukee. It's been there for years, so I doubt it has anything to do with any campaign. Probably just some rich guy who decided to purchase a billboard.


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    Re: Is this Obama ad appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Was this a Superpac ad? Or Obama's campaign? I did listen to it...haunting. But don't remember if Obama announced at the end. Don't think he did. I think most older Americans will find this ad offensive. The moms/dads of kids this age? Not sure. Hopefully, they'll see it for the tripe it most certainly is.

    I'm glad Illinois is so solidly Obama -- for one reason. We don't have to see/hear this crap.
    You would think Texas would have lucked out too, but no. Every.single.day. Pro-Obama ads playing every hour. Some "approved" by him, others not. But they're frickin' relentless and what the hell for?? Texas ain't goin' blue.
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    Re: Is this Obama ad appropriate?

    This add shows just how desperate obama supporters are, they know obama is losing this.

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    Re: Is this Obama ad appropriate?

    Whether the ad is appropriate depends on whether the children came up with the song themselves, after thinking for themselves on the issues. Since I find that unlikely, I would say it is probably inappropriate.

    I feel it is definitely inappropriate to call this an "Obama ad," however.
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