Die Obamajugend Singt!

Die Obama Fahne hoch!

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    42 seconds I felt my sandwich I just ate wanting to make an encore performance. Someone will have to let me know how it ends.

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    Liberal fascism. There's a pretty good book about it, you know.

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    Since I can't WTFV, WTF is it about?

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    There's a pretty good book about it, you know.

    There is? Jonah Goldberg's publisher must be pissed.

  • The Extispicator||

    I moved the scroll bar to the last 30 seconds or so, hoping there would be a snarky or at least ironic end. There wasn't.

    Does anyone know the number for Venice, California Child Protective Services?

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    I just barfed a little in my mouth.

  • ktc2||

    Wow! Nauseating.

    Every bit as bad as that scene in Jesus Camp where the kids are all instructed to stand with arms outstretched and worshipful at a life size carbdoard Bush.

    Child abuse and brainwashing on both sides.

  • Abdul||

    I can't watch the video with volume, but it looks like someone got a children's chorus to sing some campy song about Obama, with lots of goofy hand gestures.

    I hear there's also one for joe biden, but the song goes off on a forty minute tangent.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    Some McCain 527 must have produced that, no?

  • The Extispicator||

    I hear there's also one for joe biden, but the song goes off on a forty minute tangent

    There's a McCain one, too, but the arm gestures don't go above the shoulder line.

  • Kolohe||

    From the youtube description in all its glory:

    Sing for Change chronicles a recent Sunday afternoon, when 22 children, ages 5-12, gathered to sing original songs in the belief that their singing would lift up our communities for the coming election. Light, hope, courage and love shine through these nonvoting children who believe that their very best contribution to the Obama campaign is to sing.

    Sing for Change was a confluence of hard work, good will, and shared vision. Inspired by ideas raised at a grassroots Obama fundraiser, a music teacher, Kathy Sawada, and the children composed and rehearsed the songs in less than two weeks. Several musicians heard of the effort and volunteered to accompany the children. Parents and older siblings designed and provided the T-Shirts and the banner. There's a first for everything, but rarely do so many firsts come together at once: for the children and their parents, this is their first performance, first video, first banner, and first involvement with grassroots work on a presidential campaign.

    As Sunday approached, a neighbor volunteered a home. Production wizards got wind of the project and offered their help in recording it. The likes of Jeff Zucker, Holly Schiffer, Peter Rosenfeld, Darin Moran, Jean Martin, Andy Blumenthal, and Nick Phoenix rearranged schedules to participate. Holly Schiffer was able to get three High Definition cameras (Panasonic HVX250's), and an AVID editing facility. When Jeff Zucker went to pick up the camera package, Ted Schilowitz happened to be there and offered a RED camera set up on a Steadi Cam.

    What we accomplished in a few hours on a Sunday afternoon embodies the nature of the Obama campaign: its grassroots inspiration, its inclusiveness, its community building. People pitched in quickly for a cause that resonated with them. There were not many conditions: "Think this is a good idea? Want to help? Great. Sunday at 12:00." At the heart of the project were 22 children and their music. The willingness of all involved to come together for them was a testament to our hope, unity, courage, joy and belief in the future represented by these children.

    We are offering the video to everyone, the Obama campaign and all media with high hopes that we can all join together to Sing for Change.

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    I hear there's also one for joe biden, but the song goes off on a forty minute tangent.

    That one's performed by Iron Butterfly.

  • Godwin||

    The Soviets say they put up the fiercest opposition in the Battle of Berlin.

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    There's a McCain one, too, but the arm gestures don't go above the shoulder line.

    There's a Palin one, but it's NSFW.

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    Inna-gadda-da-Biden?

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    Did this take place in a school? Is such a show of state sanctioned partisanship allowed? Were the children who support McCain allowed a few stanzas of rebuttal?

    As a result of watching this I've decided to vote... I like hope!

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    It's sweet.

    I look forward to the Reason Readership response video. I imagine something like the Something Awful Goons chanting "Leave me alone, I'm smarter than you" with a rhythm section made up of Whoopie cushions.

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    joe,

    I love that hymn!

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    I look forward to the Reason Readership response video

    It'll be a YTMND mashup featuring Ron Paul gold bug speech clips.

  • Dello||

    "Sing for Change chronicles a recent Sunday afternoon, when 22 children, ages 5-12, gathered to sing original songs in the belief that their singing would lift up our communities for the coming election."

    C'mon folks! You gotta sing LOUD if you're gonna stop war and stuff!!

    Apologies to Mr. Guthrie.

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    Pro Lib,

    In the Garden of Bi-i-i-den
    Don't you know that I lo-o-o-ove you.
    Seriously, you're gorgeous. Just really fanstastic. Stunning.

    Especially up top.

    Not that there's anything wrong down there, either.

    Stand up, and let everyone get a look.

  • Please...||

    If this doesn't pull the election out of the fire for McCain, nothing will.

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    You guys are all such cynics.

    I, for one, am inspired by those gradeschoolers who got out of bed one morning and said to themselves, "you know what, I support Barack Obama's farm policy'" and converged of their own accord on a sunny saturday morning to spontaneously come up with this song before phoning their teacher, but only because she had a camera to film it for posterity.

  • Homer Simpson||

    Hey Marge, remember when we used to make out to this hymn?

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    Is that really ASL ('cause then it would be Sign for Change) or just wild gesticulation?

  • Just Plain Brian||

    It's sweet.



    So is Antifreeze, but it doesn't seem like a good idea to consume either one.

  • Sideshow Bob||

    No, no, it means "The Bart The".....

  • DADIODADDY||

    T L Holaday
    I didn't konw that Whoopie Goldberg had cushions.

  • DADIODADDY||

    Kolohe
    I think I'm gonna seriously hurl...

  • BDB||

    Come on joe, TRY to defend this.

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    I can't stream video on this computer.

    Most of the independently-produced Obama songs I've seen have been appallingly saccharine, though, so I'm just going to assume this one is, too.

    Do animated flying ponies gallavant around the children?

  • Citizen Nothing||

    joe knows where the low-hanging political fruit is. (Just like with foreign interventions.)

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    Most of the independently-produced Obama songs I've seen have been appallingly saccharine

    I had nothing to do with this. Leave me out of it.

  • BDB||

    Joe-

    It's bad enough to make Jonah Goldberg look almost halfway credible with the thesis of his book. Almost.

  • armchairpunter||

    It's certainly a far cry from "Drop It Like It's Hot", which O likes to play around his pre-school aged children.

  • AlmostBarfed||

    Obama's gonna make everything O-Tay!

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    It was completely necessary to blast the new Amon Amarth album for a good 10 minutes to clear my brain out after watching this.

  • jtuf||

    Calling it Fahne hoch is a bit much, but the video is kind of eerie. It reminds me of children of the corn. Like they say, the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

  • jtuf||

    The Extispicator | September 30, 2008, 12:01pm | #

    I moved the scroll bar to the last 30 seconds or so, hoping there would be a snarky or at least ironic end. There wasn't.

    Does anyone know the number for Venice, California Child Protective Services?



    It's legal because they work for free. If the organizers paid each kid $1, they could face a bunch of charges for violating child labor laws.

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    My God, BDB - this video completely undermines whatever tattered credibility Jonah's book had. No decent fascist organization would ever put up with saccharine crap like that - fascism is about strength, will and unity. The very idea of "Hope" is anathema to fascists because it implies a weakness of will, i.e. "Oooh, I hope the Poles will give us some extra Lebensraum!" I'd be surprised if the word Hoffnung appears more than a couple times in Mein Kampf. No, this video is just garden-variety socialistic pap.

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    Barrackland, Barrackland,
    Ueber Alles!
    Uber Alles!
    Um die Welt!

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    thanks for that. it was the final decision maker on whether or not to unsubscribe to your rss feeds. So much for reason, its just another shrill org. goodbye and good luck

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    It's a disturbing video in which children dressed in uniform blue Obama Hope t-shirts sing a saccarine Obama-worshipping quasi-patriotic turn.

    Vaguely reminiscent of the Hitler youth singing patriotic fatherland tunes in Nazi Germany, only with a more squishy liberal flavor.

  • Anonymous||

    Funny, brad, I was just thinking this thread made up for the last week of H&R tedium. Keep this up, reason, and I'll actually subscribe some day (with money!).

  • tarran||

    Oh no! We lost brad! The humanity!

    The Internet is such a cold, heartless place.

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    Liberal fascism.

    I don't see it. The children weren't forced to participate, and even if they were it was their parents' decision, not the State's. There is no indication that there is a desire on the organizers' part to make all children do this if Obama is elected. If this is fascism then so is taking your kids to church--but at least these kids, unlike churchgoers, are singing about someone who actually exists.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    So long, brad, and thanks for playing! What does he get as a parting gift, Johnnie?

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    Rice-a-Roni: The San Francisco Treat!

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    "Die Obama Fahne hoch!"

    Die Obama!? Now you've gone too far with your threats of violence!

    It was bad, but not that...

    Actually, is was pretty bad.

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    for the children and their parents, this is their first performance, first video, first banner, and first involvement with grassroots work on a presidential campaign.

    I can tell.

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    [Olympics flashback]

    The worst part is that the original singers were all replaced by much cuter kids.

    [/Olympics flashback]

  • Abdul||

    The children weren't forced to participate, and even if they were it was their parents' decision, not the State's.


    What you don't know is that a Chicago city alderman is standing just off camera with a flamethrower.

    At least, I think so, because what else would inspire 20 families to think this was a good a idea?

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    Obama macht frei.

  • Orange Line Special||

    I found the first version of the video.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    Orange Line Special gives us a link that, while not very funny, doesn't completely and totally suck!
    So long, Orange Line Special, and thanks for playing. What does he get as a parting gift, Johnnie?

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    I'm so inspired by this worshipful song that I'm giving up my faith to join the Church of the Messiah Obama.

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    This looks strikingly like little North Korean children singing to the "dear leader" or worse like the kids in Jim Jones' cult a few years back.

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    Question for the copyright lawyers out there:

    Can the McCain camp use that video? Just running it in its entirety unedited would make for a devastating campaign ad. But would the makers be able to sue? Do you retain rights to something you upload to Youtube?

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    A... kick in the taint!

  • jk||

    DAMMIT KIDS! YOUR'E NOT HAPPY ENOUGH!!! SMILE!!! MORE HOPEFUL!! ONE MORE TAKE AND IF YOU SCREW IT UP ANOTHER TIME...

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    Surprised it didn't end with a "Sieg Heil" Are they now staying true to form and send the children to spend a year on the farms to supply some free labor. If you want to stick with this format, the "Obamajugend" better get it right.

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    What you don't know is that a Chicago city alderman is standing just off camera with a flamethrower.

    At least, I think so, because what else would inspire 20 families to think this was a good a idea?


    You make a good point.

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    I think they must have left out the lyrics about

    Oh, when Hope and Change
    Reign Supreme
    All those bitter old bastards
    who cling to guns and Jesus
    Will only be a bad dream!!

  • jblog||

    Um, they totally ripped that off from the Happy Hands Club in Napoleon Dynamite, yo.

  • Ash Lux||

    Craziness on the other side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CgvgjfwyPs

    Yikes!

    Do you retain rights to something you upload to Youtube?

    I do not think you waive your rights to anything you upload to youtube. But, using it for fair use might work.

  • Orange Line Special||

    This looks strikingly like little North Korean children singing to the "dear leader"

    See my previous link.

    FatDrunkAndStupid: I'm not a (c) lawyer, but I'm pretty sure that anything on Youtube is fair game. In fact, once you upload something there, the original (c) lose all ownership rights and it becomes the property of the worldwide sharing/caring P2P community.

    Now, bear in mind I might be wrong.

  • Master Shake||

    O holy Child of Chicago!
    Descend to us, we pray;
    We'll suck your toes and kill all those
    Who stand in your way.

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    Leni Riefenstahl would be so proud!

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    Ethan,

    It's not fascism, it just looks like it.

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    Man, we haven't had a good "Obama worship is fascist" thread since a bunch of people got suckered by the "Obama salute" from the goetse people.

  • Anthony||

    I assume that Andrew Sullivan will immediately post a condemnation of the Christianist, ah, Obamanist video. (NOT!)

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    Wasn't Obama the guy speaking at the beginning of "The Cult of Personality"? ☺

  • Anthony||

    >Abdul | September 30, 2008, 1:43pm | #

    >What you don't know is that a Chicago city alderman is standing just off camera with a flamethrower.

    >At least, I think so, because what else would inspire 20 families to think this was a good a idea?

    Having just moved from Chicago to Park Slope, I can tell you the kids' parents really believe all this.

  • Kensington||

    I notice people trying to compare this to Jesus Camp in the comments of many of the blogs about this, but the comparison doesn't wash. The main reason is that, in Jesus Camp, the children are praying for Bush, not to Bush.

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    As soon as we win, we'll deal with you people criticizing Dear Leader.

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    it was the final decision maker on whether or not to unsubscribe to your rss feeds.

    Does this call for a drink?

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    Try as they might, they just can't match the original.

    Triumph of the Will

    It's not a bad attempt, though.

  • Assistant Village Idiot||

    Kensington, the people making that comparison often know that but try to make it sound otherwise. Look how carefully ktc2 chose his words to make it sound like they were worshipping Bush without actually saying that. He knows the truth, but prefers to deceive.

    I'm an infrequent visitor, but I am going to guest that ktc2 is a young liberal who makes lame jokes.

  • BDB||

    Don't worry, this wasn't as scary as when they were giving away bronze busts in the pages of National Review in 2003.

  • BDB||

    "The main reason is that, in Jesus Camp, the children are praying for Bush, not to Bush."

    I guess you weren't watching the same movie I was.

  • Urako||

    Last night at karaoke, to the tune of Hosanna from Jesus Christ Superstar:
    O-sama, Hey-sama, sama, sama, ho-sama, hey-sama, O-sama,
    , Hey O-B O-B won't you smile at me, sama, hey-sama, ho, superstar!

  • Tomorrow Belongs to Me||

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdM8PDu6VMg

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    Na na na na na na na na na
    Na na na na na na na na na
    Leader!

  • urako||

    make that bama. freud again

  • Joel||

    OMG, that was a foul experience.

    Oh, foul... Foul...

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    what in the h@ll is this society coming to? no wonder this country is being flushed down the toilet! you shouldn't even publish crap like this...it makes them more infamous!

  • Kensington||

    ""The main reason is that, in Jesus Camp, the children are praying for Bush, not to Bush."

    I guess you weren't watching the same movie I was."


    Clip's right here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxdt_f0hwUg

    Praying for, not to.

  • Another Rovian Conspiracy: St ||

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    Obama hoch! Die Reihenfest gesschlossen!
    Obamarschiert mit mutigfestem Schritt
    Komraden die Schweinen und Reaktion erschossen
    Marschieren im Geist, in unseren Reihen mit.

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    DCFS needs to get involved here. I bet every one of the sick fuck parents involved has their car radio presets set to the low end of the FM "dial".

    I'm not sure exactly how these kids can be saved, but I'd start with buying them squirt guns. Not "squirters", but squirt guns.

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    Children of the ACORN

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    i was thing more along the lines of "The East is Red" or something in a Stalinist line.....

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    Where is a McCain 527 when we need one. Take the first 30-45 seconds of this thing and then fade it into a video of one of the children singing for Kim Jung Il or one of the old Soviet Young Pioneeer camps or the Hilter Jungend. Run it all over Ohio and Pennsylvania.

  • BDB||

    In front of a cardboard-cut out of him like he's some kind of Catholic Saint, Kensington?

    Yeah, that's not creepy at all.

    Just admit there was a lot of creepy Bush worship on the right from 9/11 until around 2005.

  • BDB||

    Go read K-Lo on mission accomplished day proclaiming him the next Lincoln.

  • BDB||

    John Steele-

    It's generally NOT a good idea to bring Hitler into political ads. Ask Jerry Kilgore.

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    The funny thing is that the Kids for McCain beat up these kids after they finished singing.

  • Marco||

    SIEG HOPE! or SIEG CHANGE!

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    The parents at at the end of the video scare me the most. Howie Carr's "How to Tell if You're a Moonbat" is so apropos...

    For those who came in late, moonbats are trust-funded, medicated, middle-aged, white-guilt-ridden blogging lefty losers who inflicted Deval Patrick upon the working people [of Massachusetts]. The moonbats now yearn to elect Sen. Barack Obama, a Deval on steroids.

    If you are a guy with a ponytail, chances are you're a moonbat - if you have a wide-brim leather hat too, the odds rise to 100 percent. If you're a woman and you bring knitting to public meetings, consider yourself positively ID'ed.

    Like most people, I know 'em when I see 'em. But if you are wondering whether or not you are a moonbat, here are some of the most obvious traits:

    You refer to the current national administration as the "Cheney-Bush regime."

    You've used the word "Halliburton" at least once in the last 10 minutes.

    The biggest issue in the state: gay marriage.

    The second biggest issue in the state: the pressing need for more bicycle paths.

    You take part in the weekly anti-war protests on the town post office with all the other grandmothers, or should I say the women who would be grandmothers if they hadn't had so many abortions 30 years ago.

    You're the only one on your block who still has the Globe delivered.

    You believed the National Enquirer totally when they busted Rush Limbaugh.

    You don't believe a word of the National Enquirer now that it's busting John Edwards.

    Your car contains at least three of the following bumper stickers: "Redefeat Bush," "1-20-09," "We ARE a Family and We Vote," "Kerry-Edwards," "Free Mumia," "9/11 Was an Inside Job" and "Got Hope?"

    You still miss your favorite old bumper stickers: "Free Leonard Pelletier," "War Is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things" and "Re-elect Marzilli."

    You scoff at people who believe in God, but just as fervently believe that there is a "scientific consensus" about global warming.

    You'd never admit that the reason you don't care about Obama's plans to tax the middle class back to the Stone Age is because your dad down in New York put all your trust funds into tax-free municipal bonds.

    You still watch Channel 2 and listen to NPR.

    You think someone should nominate Arline Isaacson for a Nobel Prize.

    You have both of Barack Obama's books, and you've been meaning to get around to reading them, but . . .

    You haven't uttered the word "Christmas" since 1983, lest you offend someone.

    Forget vegetarian, you'd like to be a vegan . . . except for that no-ice-cream thing.

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    I'll only worry if Obama starts blaming the Scots for all our woes. Beginning with that McCain fellow.

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    OK, guys, I'm hopping into my time machine and going back to 2003 now. Laters!

  • Kensington||

    "In front of a cardboard-cut out of him like he's some kind of Catholic Saint, Kensington?"

    As a Catholic, I can attest that I've never had a saint presented to me the way that the Bush cutout is used in Jesus Camp.

    Plus, Catholics do pray to saints, unlike what the children in Jesus camp are doing with regard to the Bush cutout.

    Shorthand:
    Pray to saint (or, in this case, Obama).
    Pray for Bush.

    "Just admit there was a lot of creepy Bush worship on the right from 9/11 until around 2005."

    No, you're wrong. I don't think you really understand worship. I worship God, not politicians and never once thought gathering children to sing songs of praise for Bush would be a good idea. Frankly, it would have been inconceivable, and it should have been inconceivable to the Obamabots, too.

  • BDB||

    You're right, Kensington. The coming of Libruh Fascism.

    Get ready to be put on a cattle car when B. Hussein Obama comes to power!

  • BDB||

    Seriously, you're about as dumb as the same liberals you mock who think Bush=Hitler and that Halliburton runs the Iraq War.

    God, I hate partisans.

  • lordsomber||

    Mellow out or you will pay.

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    Its it this so cute and so 60s. I just feel warm all over. When Hopeless and Clueless get elected the sun will always shine and love will rule. But then we might all be living in boxes down by the river and eating dog food.

  • Question||

    Did someone link us to LGF or Free Republic?

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    The funny thing is that the Kids for McCain beat up these kids after they finished singing.

    To be fair, the Kids for McCain ranged in age from 17-50.

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    Did they serve Koolaid

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    There you go. Let it all out. This must be a rough time you're going through.

    I feel your pain, wingnuts. I feel your pain.

    You're going to get through the Obama administration. You're going to be ok, and when you come out the other side in 8 years, you're going to be stronger for the experience.

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    I'm still highly doubtful that Obama will win, for all sorts of good, bad, and ugly reasons. However, if he does, he has one term tattooed on his forehead. Even if I were a soldier in the Democratic Army, I'd hedge a bit on the post-election Obama love.

  • Marco||

    Seem to be more like the FDJ ("Free German Youth", the state youth movement of the Communist GDR) than the Hitlerjugend. The FDJ also weared blue shirts.

  • BDB||

    I saw a video of election night 1992 the other day.

    All the CBS pundits were convinced Clinton would be a "one term President" because the problems that needed solving were "too great" and the economy would be bad "at least through 1997".

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    "Did someone link us to LGF or Free Republic?"

    Are you kidding? We're in the middle of a Kossite invasion right now.

  • BDB||

    Joe counts as an "invasion"?

  • Weary G||

    "I hear there's also one for joe biden, but the song goes off on a forty minute tangent."

    Now THATS funny!

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    This is reminiscentof the singforthe motherland lyrics of former Communist block countries, albeit with a swing beat.

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    edh,

    That list is pretty good! Is there a similar symptom list for the moonbats on the right?

    Joe,

    Do you really think Obama will be an 8 yr president?

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    Sagar,

    I think it's more likely than not that he will be.

    I think the Bush years are going to loom large for a lone time.

    Mister we could use a fella like Herbert Hoover again.

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    The truly frightening aspect of this video is that each and every one of those singers is going to vote in Chicago come November.

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    hmmmm...so instead of wearing the brown shirts of Hitlers youth movement I recommend they dress the kiddes up in "brown face"

    just sayin

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    Wow. Look at all the wingnuts get the vapors! Really? Now so many of you want to talk about fascism? You see a cheesy Obama video and that does it? What a country of ten-year-old drama queens we've become.

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    Just a taste of things to come. Can't wait for the inspiring videos of thousands of happy American braceros, in matching baby-blue Obama T-shirts, toiling in the fields for our fearless leader, cutting cornstalks for ethanol, while singing this crappy song. Hey it's worked in Cuba for 50 years!

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    We saw kids like this in Cuba with their Young Pioneer kerchiefs on. A sign of the future here if the Dictator gets elected?

  • Nick||

    This looks strikingly like little North Korean children singing to the "dear leader."

    Geez, I was going to say the same exact thing.

    Seriously, it's stuff like this that makes me secretly wish McCain wins. The Left decided to be uber-obnoxious this year. The collective moan of wounded naivete coming from the media, from the Obama worshippers and from the "Global Electoral College" will be thoroughly entertaining, and I plan to savor every minute of it.

    Wait - does that make me a sadist?

  • pduggie||

    What bugs me is the

    "*Gonna* lead *um*."

    Why can't the kid sing

    "GOING to lead THEM"

  • LGF Fan||

    I'm going to hold tight to my tire gauge.

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    I wonder of any the $150 million spent as part of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge eventually paid for the creation of this video. After all [from http://hotair.com/archives/2008/09/23/the-obama-ayers-connection-chicago-annenberg-challenge/], "CAC also funded programs designed to promote 'leadership' among parents. Ostensibly this was to enable parents to advocate on behalf of their children's education."

  • LGF Fan||

    If Obama wins, it will be because ACORN stole it!

  • Kensington||

    "Seriously, you're about as dumb as the same liberals you mock who think Bush=Hitler and that Halliburton runs the Iraq War."

    Why didn't you just say that you were an asshole right away? I wouldn't have bothered responding to you.

    I hate assholes.

  • BDB||

    Stay classy, Kensington.

  • Just Plain Brian||

    Why can't the kid sing

    "GOING to lead THEM"



    Because Steve Miller* is the only one who could get away with rhyming "lead them" with "freedom"

    *"Billy Mack is a detective down in Texas
    You know he knows just exactly what the facts is
    He ain't gonna let those two escape justice
    He makes his livin' off of the people's taxes"


  • Boston||

    These people are bots right? Like the ultimate anonimity guy?

  • ||

    Obama should consider throwing some of his supporters under the bus.

  • BDB||

    Which people, Boston?

  • ||

    Today my coworker from Holland said "why do americans get all crazy and scared when the subject of Socialism comes up?"

    he also thinks we should cap everyone's salary so people don't make too much money.

  • LGF Fan||

    Yeah man Europeans suck lol! Socialists!

    Thank God we are preventing Eurabia!

  • Boston||

    The ones with the bad spelling and the odd Fascism fetish.

  • BDB||

    Like I said, Boston, someone linked us to Free Republic.

    There is nothing like the ability right wingers have to get a consistent message of the day, stay on it, and spam all the blogs that mention it.

    It's something liberals rarely do, and something we libertarians are totally incapable of (it requires a swarm mentality and whatnot).

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    BDB,

    I think liberals are just as bad in that regard, going by what I've seen here. When Hit & Run goes extra viral, we get swarmed by partisans of either stripe. Just depends on the issue du jour. If there are a few more of the Rightbots hereabouts, which I'm not sure there are, I think it may be that the right tends to view us more as straying lambs than the left does.

  • Boston||

    I don't know about that, BDB, the RP people seemed to have that going for them.

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    I've talked to a fair number of people who plan to vote for Obama, and these are typical, if a little lacking in zeal.

  • BDB||

    Oh, I've seen the libs do it too. Just not nearly as often. But when they do it, yeah, it's bad.

    "the RP people seemed to have that going for them."

    Damn Paleos.

  • BDB||

    Plus the video is the first "good" (I guess) news right wingers have had in a long time. They're extra-excited.

  • texas_libertarian||

    All these brats probrably want free healthcare. WELL FUCK THEM!

  • ||

    SEIG HEIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous||

    These people are bots right? Like the ultimate anonimity guy?


    If you're talking about those of us (me) who post as "Anonymous," no. But we are amused, in the sense that I hope this doesn't go beyond this thread and I hope joe's brain explodes.

  • Mad Max||

    Moynihan's pre-Godwinning of the thread predisposed me to think the video is no big deal. While it's offensive, it's not National Socialist propaganda. Once someone goes Godwin on me against one of the two major parties, I tend to focus of defending that party against the charge - one of the few occasions on which I defend the Demopubs.

    Thus, when an official from some outfit like Former Intelligence Officers Against the War denounced the Iraq war, I would have been sympathetic, but he laid on the Hitler analogies so think that I got turned off. I thought, "I wonder if Hitler would have allowed members of a group called Former Gestapo Officers Against the War to go around the country and denounce the regime's war policy?" So, instead of focusing on Bush's wickedness, I focused on the speaker's exaggerations (to be fair, he was a former CIA officer, and accuracy has not exactly been the CIA's strong suit).

    Similarly, this creepy Obama video would normally inspire me with revulsion against leftoid personality cults and remind me of leftist tendencies to glorify "great leaders." But the Godwinning made it hard for me to focus all my hate on Obama, because I actually don't think Obama is like Hitler.

    As a result, it has taken some time for me to muster up the indignation to do the following take on "The East Is Red," in honor of Senator Obama.

    The east is red, the sun is rising.
    America has brought forth a Barack Obama.
    He amasses hope for the people,
    Hurrah, he is the people's great savior.
    Barack Obama loves the people,
    He is our guide,
    To build a new America,
    Hurrah, he leads us forward!
    Barack Obama is like the sun,
    Wherever he shines, it is bright.
    Wherever there is a Barack Obama,
    Hurrah, there the people are liberated!

  • ||

    Can our government
    Be competent?
    JIMMY CARTER SAYS YES!
    JIMMY CARTER SAYS YES!

  • ||

    TO: All
    RE: THIS....

    ....is done in a 'house'?

    Interesting. I don't know of many houses that look like they have all the aspects of a classroom.

    Are we certain that some 'church' has got itself cross-wise with the IRS?

    Regards,

    Chuck(le)

  • ||

    I'd like to teach the world to sing
    in Nazi harmony.

  • ||

    TO: All
    RE: BDB

    Do these initials of the pro-BO commenter here stand for Barack Die Barack?

    Regards,

    Chuck(le)

  • BDB||

    You're obviously new here, Chuck.

  • ||

    How come Larry David never played the flute on Curb?

  • ||

    TO: BDB
    RE: Well....

    "You're obviously new here, Chuck." -- BDB

    ...now that you mention it....

    ...YES.

    Regards,

    Chuck(le)
    [Say again all after BDB. You're coming across garbled and stupid. -- US Army Radio-Telephone Operator (RTO) jargon for you're not making sense to me.]

  • Xmas||

    Barack Die Barack...

    It's German for "Barack the Barack".

    (No one that speaks German can be all bad.)

  • ||

    I agree; it reminds me way too much of the things that Comrade Honecker made the children do in the DDR. (In addition to having children rat out what TV News their parents were watching the night before by having classroom assignments to 'Draw the clock you saw on the news lastnight'...the Western stations and Eastern ones were different.) I must point out, as a nit-picky grammarian and former German tutor, it is "singen" not "singt" (plural versus singular verb-form)

  • Michelle Obama||

    Obiously, you people need to give up your cynicism. Barack can help you with that.

  • ||

    Cripes, you people making "Triumph of the Will" Nazi metaphors need to actually watch thirty seconds of the movie and stop embarrassing yourselves.

    Let me give you a head's up: ten kids in a rec room being directed by Volvo Mom has nothing to do with Speer and Reifenstahl. Good lord, what a bunch of freaking drama queens.

  • ||

    The thing to watch in this clip is the adults. They reminded me of the members of the Board of an artists in residents program 501(c)3 I sat on, whose organization helped homeless youth. Nice folks and all, but not a one of them read a newspaper. One board member constantly bragged about not having a TV, because TV breeds stupidity. I remember thinking that if one of her kids decided to be a social critic like Camille Paglia, he or she wouldn't stand a chance.

    So, I would show up at Board meetings saying things like, "I just saw the most amazing show on the Learning Channel about a tribe in Indonesia that believes in decapitating chickens in order to render major social decisions. And then they go homelike it's an everyday thing"

    The problem with those Board people (and the people in the clip) is that their information is essentially inbred. Reading a paper is foreign to them. Watching the news and comentary is foriegn to them. It's all about feeding their emotions. Facts are a threat to their sense of well being. The downside is that it really fucks up their kids.

  • ||

    Artists in residence...damn!

  • ||

    There is nothing like the ability right wingers have to get a consistent message of the day, stay on it, and spam all the blogs that mention it.

    I attribute it to their desperate, panicked, flat-footed sexism.

  • BDB||

    And wouldn't you know? It's on the front page of foxnews.com.

    A PhD is waiting out there for someone who wants to do an extensive study in right wing message control/coordination across so many forms of media. It's damn impressive.

  • ||

    TO: 'michelle obama'
    RE: Cynicism, Anyone?

    "Obiously, you people need to give up your cynicism. Barack can help you with that." -- 'michelle obama'

    It's people like you and your 'husband' that give it to US.

    And now you want to take it back? When we're having so much fun-at your expense-with it?

    Talk about typical Dimocrat mentality.

    Regards,

    Chuck(le)
    [The One giveth and the One taketh away.....]

  • BDB||

    Headlines on the Big Three cable network websites:

    CNN--Medical-copter crashes alarm investigators
    MSNBC--Congress scrambles for alternate plan
    Fox News--Obama Video: Cute or Creepy? You Decide!

  • ||

    TO: All
    RE: BDB

    It looks like my initial perception of this character was correct.

    Regards,

    Chuck(le)

  • BDB||

    Hey Chuckles, did it ever cross your mind there are more camps than Pro-McCain and pro-Obama in the world?

  • ||

    TO: BDB
    RE: Yeah....But....

    "Hey Chuckles, did it ever cross your mind there are more camps than Pro-McCain and pro-Obama in the world?" -- BDB

    I've learned to discern.

    Regards,

    Chuck(le)
    [A tree is known by its fruit. -- some Wag, around 2000 years ago]

  • ||

    Gimme an O.
    Gimme a B.
    Gimme a A.
    Gimme a M.
    Gimme a A.

    What's that spell - liberalistacommunistaACORNistakidsbrainwashistabyliberalistaparentista.

    Astalavista

  • ||

    so some people got a little carried away and too excited, and not in anger and hatred but in some weird group euphoria that ill never understand myself. i'm too cynical i guess. people do the same thing all the time at sporting events, but i guess thats cool.

    despite the cultists, theres still no way in hell im voting for the pathetic mccain and his idiot sidekick.

  • ||

    You know if you libertarians weren't such amazing giant flaming assholes you might just have a chance of convincing people to listen to your ideas.

    Fortunately for civilized society you are apparently so bereft of self-reflection that you don't realize that equating children singing about change and freedom to a Nazi rally means you'll be perceived exactly as you are: a bunch of mean spirited adolescent douchebags.

    But please carry on, as your sociopathic behavior allows me to easily dismiss you as ranting nutters.

  • ||

    ZOMG!
    ObamaNazis!!11!1

    A new low for this malignant cancer on the American body-politic! Children singing songs! How COULD they do this?! Obviously it's all part of their diabolical brainwashing plot to conquer the world! You know, I just bet the Jews are in on it too, somehow - aren't they ALWAYS?!

    Your title is SO brilliant - I know that whenever I see a group of children sing, I IMMEDIATELY think of the Hitler Youth, too!

    It really IS just exactly like SS Stormtroopers leading torchlight rallies, or beating & humiliating Jewish merchants! You're SO right!

    What will these heinous fascistic BASTARDS come up with next - perhaps nakedly manipulating the media by holding a free barbecue for the press?!?

  • Lou||

    lol, the moonbats really come out of the woodwork for these posts. YOU'RE ACTUALLY EQUATING LITTLE CHILDRENS TO NAZIS!!! OMFG!!! YOU EVIL BASTARDS!!1!

    Time for your meds, Jim(s). Everything will be ok.

  • ||

    You know if you libertarians weren't such amazing giant flaming assholes you might just have a chance of convincing people to listen to your ideas.

    Um, we ALREADY convinced people to listen to our ideas. We're the ones who founded this fucking country, you dimwit.

    YOU'RE the giant flaming assholes who didn't know how to handle liberty and have spent the past century-plus flushing it down the toilet.

  • ||

    Bob said: Headlines on the Big Three cable network websites:

    CNN--Medical-copter crashes alarm investigators
    MSNBC--Congress scrambles for alternate plan
    Fox News--Obama Video: Cute or Creepy? You Decide!

    To Bob: beside this comment, how many comments did you post elsewhere on those two stories?

  • Adolph||

    "lol, the moonbats really come out of the woodwork for these posts. YOU'RE ACTUALLY EQUATING LITTLE CHILDRENS TO NAZIS!!! OMFG!!! YOU EVIL BASTARDS!!1! "

    Ignorance is das bliss.

  • JB||

    Abortion...it's for the children.

  • Danny Guam||

    Um, we ALREADY convinced people to listen to our ideas. We're the ones who founded this fucking country, you dimwit.

    Irony? Anyone?

    .

  • ||

    BDB "A PhD is waiting out there for someone who wants to do an extensive study in right wing message control/coordination across so many forms of media. It's damn impressive."

    david neiwert writes about this quite a lot at orcinus, actually

    oh, and I guess the people crowing that libertarians could never share the "swarm mentality" of liberals have never typed "ron paul" into youtube

  • Anonymous||

    oh, and I guess the people crowing that libertarians could never share the "swarm mentality" of liberals have never typed "ron paul" into youtube


    Not that I'm a Ron Paul groupie, or even a gold bug, but Ron Paul is disarming -- and his behavior, such as invoking Spooner, helps with that. He doesn't look anything like a cult figure, and he's nowhere near being a viable candidate, so I give his zombies a whole lot of slack for being silly on purpose.

    I hope you can see the difference.

  • ||

    Kathy Sawada, who conducted this thing replete with hyper-Kabuki gestures, disabled ratings and comments on YouTube. Those logged before she pulled the plug are not complimentary.

    You can still leave a comment at her YouTube channel, "kathysawada," linked with the video.

  • ||

    "please carry on, as your sociopathic behavior allows me to easily dismiss you as ranting nutters" - Jim after his unhinged rant...

    Irony, Ironical, Satire, I'm not sure what this is. Fortunately I don't have to properly categorize it to laugh.

    Well done Jim, you've really... wait, you were serious? Oh... HA, that makes it funnier.

    Good job again.

  • ||

    armchairpunter wrote:
    It's certainly a far cry from "Drop It Like It's Hot", which O likes to play around his pre-school aged children.

    Man oh man, you 'values voters' sure are a bunch of weinery faggots.

  • sathi2000||

    This is what is done in Communist Countries to children….In Russia, China, Cuba, North Korea, etc. If this doesn’t make you vote for McCain/Palin Then good luck….
    http://www.mirei.com

  • ||

    There's a first for everything, but rarely do so many firsts come together at once: for the children and their parents, this is their first performance, first video, first banner, and first involvement with grassroots work
    Austin Roofing Companies

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