My Liberal Friends, Please Explain This Video.

The following is a recent Obama ad. that apparently has a number of conservative bloggers in an uproar.

Lookin' for answers to the questions in the spoiler box.

To paraphrase the video: "If you elect Romney and Republicans, every single piece of Democratic propaganda about Republicans will come true.....and apparently your kids will also hate you."

Note: I say this while fully acknowledging that there's plenty of Republican propaganda against Democrats out there...but to my knowledge no one has ever piled it all together and had a chorus of children sing it out.

Well, if a lot of the GOP's plans are put into action, I can see some VERY pissed off kids having to clean up the mess in their lifetime.
Especially the Gay ones if they haven't all been sent to be "Fixed".

RJ 17:
Seriously, who is this ad supposed to be targetted to? Do they actually believe this will be effective?

Whenever you feel compelled to ask this question of a political ad, the answer is usually "low information voters" or "the unmotivated faithful".

However, the fact that it is 2 minutes long kind of makes it ineffective. Who has such an attention span for singing children other than their parents?

Whats wrong with Chinese stuff? I love Chinese stuff!
Too be honest does the song kinda grate on anyone's nerve? My determination to listen to the end of the song waned by about the 1 minute mark.

Cursed Democrat ads, making it harder for me to want children, well played Mr. President.

I like how the ad never mentions either Obama/Democrats or Romney/Republicans.

Anyway, your thread title is a little... off, don't you think? Saying "hey liberals, explain this ad" is a bit like saying "hey Christians, explain this stupid thing said by the Pope," isn't it? The thing doesn't necessarily speak for us. Personally I'm a little vexed at the use of children in such a bleak song (and by the "think of the children!" line of argumentation in general), though I think some of the points stand well enough. Republicans typically aren't pro-environment or pro-regulation, so oil spills (just to use one example) are a legitimate concern. Saying the seas would be made of the stuff is hyperbolic, I agree, and so is "breathing poison air." But it's not inaccurate to suggest that the environment would be worse off with Republicans in power.

The teal deer of it is that I'm rather neutral on this ad. To be honest it kind of creeps me out, but the points (if you dig through the hyperbole) are solid. Is that enough of an explanation for you?

I don't really see much wrong with it.

In fact, I'd call it better than the equivalent right wing ads. The world ain't gonna end if gays get to marry, but it just might if we shut down the EPA, keep getting in wars we don't need to be in, and let our infrastructure crumble.

Not a fan of the video even if I am left leaning but it hardly changes my mind on any candidate quite simply because it isn't endorsed by Obama or backed by any political opinion that has an affect on the election.

Says it right in the video description "The Future Children's Project is an independent group not affiliated with any company or official political campaign."

I thought the first 30 seconds where kind of funny, caught me by surprise. Doubt this is really supposed to tug on people's heart strings and it was probably really cheap to produce.

From what I can tell this was made by a private ad agency and they made a website for it. It was probably cheap and meant to stir a little hate on the right and get a laugh out of the left. It probably didn't even cost a bonus check worth of money to make and list the domain the video is hosted on. The rest just spread viraly. Of course that's conjecture but if I'm right your really just helping get out their cause by spreading the video, that's a pretty smart move a lot of people seem to take advantage of in recent years. The more you spread this video the more likes it gets and the people that see it and they knew the people advertising it the most... would be conservative websites, just googling it confirms that.

Attributing this ad to Obama is like Democrats attributing everything idiotic certain Republicans say to Romney.

No, it's worse, because this is from a group that has no affiliations with Democrats.

So i don't have to explain anything. Ask the people who made the video to explain.

RJ 17:
The following is a recent Obama ad. that apparently has a number of conservative bloggers in an uproar.

Lookin' for answers to the questions in the spoiler box.

To paraphrase the video: "If you elect Romney and Republicans, every single piece of Democratic propaganda about Republicans will come true.....and apparently your kids will also hate you."

Note: I say this while fully acknowledging that there's plenty of Republican propaganda against Democrats out there...but to my knowledge no one has ever piled it all together and had a chorus of children sing it out.

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DUDE! There is no mention of any party or candidate, and if you correlate this with Democratic propaganda, then you KNOW something here has some merit.

TheIronRuler:
DUDE! There is no mention of any party or candidate, and if you correlate this with Democratic propaganda, then you KNOW something here has some merit.

Heh, true that.

Oh, and yeah, the title is a bit off, and (a quibble) putting your question in the spoiler tag that way means we have to refresh the page after seeing the vid to read them, which is annoying.

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But eh, they won't. IF Romeny gets in, the kids of tomorrow won't as a whole blame him/current voters for the state the world/US is in. Bush still has his apologists and defenders after all, so will Romeny.

TheIronRuler:

RJ 17:
The following is a recent Obama ad. that apparently has a number of conservative bloggers in an uproar.

Lookin' for answers to the questions in the spoiler box.

To paraphrase the video: "If you elect Romney and Republicans, every single piece of Democratic propaganda about Republicans will come true.....and apparently your kids will also hate you."

Note: I say this while fully acknowledging that there's plenty of Republican propaganda against Democrats out there...but to my knowledge no one has ever piled it all together and had a chorus of children sing it out.

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DUDE! There is no mention of any party or candidate, and if you correlate this with Democratic propaganda, then you KNOW something here has some merit.

The reason for posting the youtube link along with the video is because if you follow it, the video's description is Re-Elect Obama.

And if anyone hasn't already heard these tired tropes from the Democrat party then they are horrifically sheltered.

/facepalm

Do you wish to pin the blame of every thing that doesn't have a red elephant stamped on it on Democrats or what?

Again, another ad that tries to break the "negative political ad" mold a bit and get attention. Yeah it's old material, but presented in a form that causes less eye rolling from people like me that see political ads as slightly more repetitive and predictable than re-runs of scooby-do.

"something happened to our country and we're kinda blaming you" hahahaha love it. thank you for brightening up my night

BWAHAHAAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

You Americans have the stupidest adverts. The funny thing is that every generation (correctly) blames their parents for loads of shit.

Ahh, that made my morning. Thank you.

I hate it when children are used as marketing tools for anything. They're impressionable little infinitely-trusting proto-humans and it's patently not fair to trot them out as props for whatever cause you support that isn't "Donate to THESE SPECIFIC CHILDREN because they are in need."

I can't stand the high pitched sound of children's voices. Just post the lyrics.

Using kids in a political ad is pretty low. I expect better from the Democrats.

I feel sorry for the american voter in having to deal with adds like this. Both sides put the severe extremes in their adds that are not true. It doesn't seem that any of you get the actual truth, or even hold your politicians to answer for their lies or incorrect facts.

In practice over the past 30 years there seems to be very little difference between republicans and democrats.

I am not seeing what the uproar is about. Anyone who has read childrens papers on how they feel about world events has probably read much worse. It reminds me of when I was a kid and we planted a bunch of wild flower seeds in the field across the street from the school and we monitored what happened weekly. We watched them grow, we watched animals and butterflies come to the area, we watched it turn into something beautiful and full of life, then the county decided they were going to sell off the land to a used car dealership and we watched it get poured over with concrete and watched the life go away and be replaced by oil, chemicals and concrete. As you can imagine, the childrens papers and drawings during that time were not very fond of the decisions that were being made by their elders and not exactly kind to those who made the decsion to do such a thing. I see this as no different really. Maybe elders should keep in mind how their decisions effect everyone involved and not just what is most profitable to them at the time if they do not wish to hear what children have to say about it.

Wait wait wait... these children live in a future where they don't have to pay for freeways, schools are good enough, and they have lots of Chinese stuff?

How soon can we see this glorious future?

Thoughts:

1) Has America not developed flattering eyewear yet?

2) Ha! Ha! See, not just the British have bad teeth!

3) I have a sudden urge to punch an American preteen in the face.

4) Guess I'd better vote UKIP, they wouldn't tolerate this bullshit. That was the intended message of this video, right?

Lil devils x:
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I'm sensing a lot of deep seated anger towards the government in that comment...

...And I'm perfectly fine with it. When a government screws over nature to build things like a strip mall or a parking lot, I get pissed too. I sort of figured you as an Anarcho-Primitivist anyways.

Back OT: I think the ad is hilarious (if a bit long winded), pretty witty if I do say so myself.

RJ 17:
The following is a recent Obama ad. that apparently has a number of conservative bloggers in an uproar.

This isn't an Obama ad, it's just an ad created by some interest group which hates Romney. This is pretty stupid, but it's not like the Right Wing doesn't do this kind of bullshit.

I've found two possibilities about the ad, neither of which point to Obama. One is that the video is from the "future of children project", a liberal choldrens organization that isn't affiliated with the Obama campaign, something of a liberal opposite to one million moms. The other possibility I've seen is that its actually from a wealthy republican who's concern about the direction of the republican party (ie not the party of Teddy Roosevelt) led him to come up with some good ol propaganda like a good republican. Either way, not Obama. A despicable display of exploitation and manipulative drivel, but again not Obama.

Politicians will say whatever they can to be reelected. It isn't about ideology; only power.

i think as people get more informed over the years, children of america will hate their parents regardless becuase how can you nto hate extreme right or a bit less extreme right/

First: This was produced by an group totally independent of the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party.
Second: Why does it need explaining? It's a pretty dumb political ad. There have been thousands of them over the past several months. Nothing special to see here.

The video won't play for me, I just get a sign saying "this video is private"

I'll just look for the future children project on youtube, despite disliking kids.

The channel called The Future Children Project has no videos, so I'll just have to take this video as a substitute:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9JdYcsXPy0

The Future Children Project is a gross appeal to emotion for idiots who can't follow a logical argument instead and so probably shouldn't be voting.

However it is also a reminder of certain issues worth thinking about before voting, and asking both parties about their standing on, namely homophobia, the lack of National Health Insurance (one of the reasons I like living in the UK), the expense of doing lots of fighting in other countries, damage to the environment through pollution, oil spills and strip mining.

There are plenty of other issues it fails to mention though, like crime levels, unemployment, civil privacy, and terrorism.

Seanchaidh:

RJ 17:
Seriously, who is this ad supposed to be targetted to? Do they actually believe this will be effective?

Whenever you feel compelled to ask this question of a political ad, the answer is usually "low information voters" or "the unmotivated faithful".

THANK YOU.

And also; Every time someone starts a thread with "My liberal friends.."/"Socialists, please explain this..."/"Conservatives, what do you have to say for yourselves..." and then point to a piece of propaganda, I die a little inside.

The vision of a Republican dominated world put forward by the ad seems to be fairly accurate.
The Democrats will get us there eventually too, but the Republicans are pulling us there faster.

 

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