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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    October 6, 2008 at 11:58 am
    Link: Obama Supporters Abusing Their Children? - Are these adult Obama supporters taking advantage of their children by using them as props in a political campaign?
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    zbonzo Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:13 pm
    I`m so glad Palin and McCain don`t use kids as props in their campaign.
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    njs52595 Male 13-17
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    I dont think thats abuse. It is obviously just a commercial, not abuse.

    Obama uses kids in commericals, and Mccain uses lies.

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    starrstreet Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:19 pm
    Hahaha @ zbonzo... You were being sarcastic right?

    Oh man this is a little creepy but I mean kids singing songs about our country at some pageant have the same kind of feel. They`re not singing anything controversial, its just about loving your country and having hope that someone is going to bring about a change.

    I know they couldn`t come to these conclusions on their own but at least what they`re singing about is a really positive message. I agree though, its kind of creepy lol.

    The `Yes We Can` song is much better.

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    *shudder*

    I`m fine with this if the kids know the issues of both repubs and dems, but you know they don`t.

    that said, this seems to have taken place in venice, ca so this doesn`t shock me at all.

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    NOFX14 Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:35 pm
    haha nice njs, agreed. Obama uses nice little kids while McCain just reitterates lies over and over again until people believe him. I mean I guess it is good to have kids be able to consider both sides, but this isn`t abuse per se.
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    Tanzeder Male 30-39
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    Is this any different than forcing a child to go to church, because it`s what you believe in, and therefore they will too?

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    myrikal Male 30-39
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    Obama = Death to freedom and the American way.
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    starrstreet Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    Tanzeder exactly what I was thinking when I first saw this too.
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    starrstreet Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    myrikal... explain?
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    How is this abuse? Annoying, yes, but not abuse.
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    starrstreet Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:43 pm
    Absolutely not abuse.
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    myrikal Male 30-39
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    Everyone wants change myself included, I personally don`t like either of the candidates. But to choose a man who has had only 146 working days on the senate prior to his deciding to run for President? Come on now. Let`s call it what it is. He is popular and he is black. Blacks will vote for him and are supporting him on that reason alone and YES that is the truth. Dems vote for him because after 8 years under a Republican president they are ready for a change but is Obama really the most qualified to bring about change that will help bring this country together or will his lack of experience be the beginning of the down fall of this once great nation? Personally I am scared of the future of the US in the hands of either of these men.
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:54 pm
    Everyone loves the words change and hope. I find it appalling that the majority of a campaign is based on the two meaningless words.

    Hell, Joe Biden explained policies more than Obama ever has in one debate. I think that is showing a serious problem from the Obama camp that some people may not want to see. Obama very well may be just a puppet for the Democrats if he gets into office. But hey, as long as it isn`t Bush, who the hell cares. Ugh...

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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:58 pm
    I was half expecting a message at the end saying "I`m John McCain and I approve this message".
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    Dr4k Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 12:59 pm
    Not abuse, Myrical I agree Obama doesn`t have much experience but from everything I`ve read I prefer his policies and plans I couldn`t give a damn if he was black white or neon pink. Part of the reason Obama chose Biden as his VP was because of his experience I think, which is also partly why McCain chose Palin (she`s young and may approach things in a different way maybe also because she`s a girl). I think both McCain or Obama will do a decent job of running the country I just prefer Obama mostly because of his environmental, energy and economic plans or policies or what have you.
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    starrstreet Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:00 pm
    Your experience concern is a valid one on the surface. Please though, realize there has been no correlation between a good president or a bad one and experience. Throughout our history those two variables have been independent from each other.

    What does correlate to what makes a good president? Judgment. I absolutely have confidence in Obama`s judgment because time and time again he has proven himself to me that he has taken the right stance on issues that matter. One of the only people in the Senate who was strongly against the war in Iraq? That just says so much in that one example alone.

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    Tanzeder Male 30-39
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:03 pm
    Why are people latching on to McCain`s whole inexperience thing? List of presidents that did not server as congress/senate:

    1. Zachary Taylor, 1849-1850
    2. Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865
    3. Ulysses S. Grant, 1869-1877
    4. Chester A. Arthur, 1881-1885
    5. Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889; 1893-1897
    6. Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909
    7. William Howard Taft, 1909-1913
    8. Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921
    9. Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929
    10. Herbert Hoover, 1929-1933
    11. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953-1961
    12. Jimmy Carter, 1977-1981
    13. Ronald Reagan, 1981-1989
    14. Bill Clinton, 1993-2001
    15. George W. Bush, 2001-present

    The previous presidents are the only people that have "experience" running the US. Everyone else is classified as inexperienced.

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    Dr4k Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:03 pm
    Both campaigns seem to run on the concept of change. Hope is a little overly dramatized I think for politics. Some people seem to deify one or the other candidates and that`s just ridiculous. My view is all politicians are corrupt at least on some level, just pick the lesser of the two. I hate politics bah.
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    starrstreet Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:05 pm
    The words hope and change don`t mean anything but the actions of hope and change do. Moving and inspiring the masses in this country the way his campaign has is something many people will say they have never seen done before.

    Getting everyone involved in what is going on in the government is wonderful because it puts pressure on Washington. To get people this excited about politics and our country means so much.

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:06 pm
    I`m sorry I could only last 48 seconds.

    Abuse? No, they just force the kids to do this. Like when you had to do a school play, and you would fail if you didn`t, or you got lucky because your parents got you out of it by playing the religion card.

    Pep rallies that are like looking into a world of over-prozacked teenagers on a constant sugar high, the kindergarten sing-a-longs where one girl is always crying BECAUSE SHE DOESN`T WANT TO BE THERE BUT THE PARENTS THINK IT`S CUTE...

    No one`s taking it seriously anymore, really. All I need is a ballot and an informed person who has no bias to explain the whole procedure and inform me on what props do what.

    But there isn`t one, is there? No, there`s only all of this runaround and mudslinging and media crap.

    And people wonder why I don`t want to involve myself in politics.

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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:10 pm
    Kind of reminds you of what the Hitler youth were made to do back during Nazi Germany.

    Either way, children singing a song about a political candidate is disturbing. The extent to which this guy has brainwashed this country is downright frightening. There`s a version of this on you tube intercut with footage of children singing about Kim Jong Ill. The similarities are striking.

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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:12 pm
    Star, you bring up a good point in his judgment on the War, unfortunately, one act in his favor does not define his judgment.

    I credit Obama for taking the unpopular decision to vote against the War. But I severely discredit him in his actions after we were in the War. Regardless of whether we should be there or not, we fell into a war. And Congress has a big say in what goes on.

    Judgment goes against Obama because he was not making good militaristic decisions once we were in and committed to Iraq. He voted against the surge and said it would fail. The Surge, to any student of the military, was the correct decision to better our position in the war and has been a pleasant success. The Surge has helped the Iraqi citizens and our troops immensely.

    So why did Obama vote against it? On the surface it shows his judgment is not so keen. But I think there is something a bit more sinister down deep. And I`ll continue in a second post.

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    starrstreet Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:14 pm
    Pat would you like me to get you youtube videos of kids singing like this about Jesus, or kids singing about our nation? There are countless thing anyone could compare with this, try not to be so one sided.

    Bottem line, is it harming anyone? No.

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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    Just as much as Bush is so far in a hole in support of the War, Obama is in a similar hole in his non-support of the War.

    I believe he did not support the Surge because it would hurt his political aspirations. He knew his original non-support of the War was a HUGE ace in his hand and he couldn`t give it up. A lot of the public might see supporting the Surge a backtrack for Obama, and they might lose faith something he could absolutely not afford.

    McCain on the other hand did support this War from the beginning, a relatively bad call. But upon seeing the progress he demanded a reform in military operations, something neither side wanted to hear. That was an unpopular decision, but turned out to be the right one, and our military policy still needs reform in Iraq, something McCain is better suited to do.

    So looking into this deeper, we see good judgment and lapses in judgment on the same topic but at different times.

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    starrstreet Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:20 pm
    Well it worked from a military point of view to get violence down but is it getting any closer to being a democracy? Isn`t that the ultimate goal that will never be reached if we`re going to keep handling this war like this?

    We should somehow be encouraging trade and capitalism there to give people a reason to want democracy. We`re going about this the wrong way and most likely anything that involves more of what we`ve been doing is something he is against and that is how I`ve understood it.

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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:21 pm
    Bottom line, we are in Iraq right now. I don`t want the Commander in Chief being a man who has made a name for himself by not going to war (correct in most people`s opinions) and outright refuses military operations in that War, because as I believe, it hurts him politically.

    I support the man who realizes we got ourselves into this war, and the policy was wrong. So instead of claiming we outright failed, we changed our strategy and policy and right the ship. That is something a Commander in Chief MUST be willing and able to do. And I just don`t think Obama can.

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    njs52595 Male 13-17
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:24 pm
    Dakkar did you vote for Bush?
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:24 pm
    Booooooooooooring. I couldn`t even get through the first 5 minutes of this pablum. Like I said before...your vote is between Phizer and Exxon. What corporation do you support? Freedom of the choices that they give you is all we got.
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    Star, Gen. George S. Patton Jr. knew fighting a war was easy. Its the cleanup afterwards that is hard. All the political, economic junk that our boys in the military really don`t care about.

    The political and economic worries are a virtual labyrinth, bogged down in politics and lobbyists on both sides of the political spectrum. Waiting for that solution will take much much longer than a well-thought our military solution. It was true in post-war Germany and Japan and Iraq is nearing the same kind of level as those two countries.

    I have no faith in Obama or McCain being able to clean up the muck that is bogging down political and economic routes to cleaning Iraq, because neither of the mention any solutions. So I then pick who can do the best job via the military, and McCain is the clear-cut choice.

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    njs52595 Male 13-17
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:30 pm
    Because i agree that we are in the middle of a conflict in iraq right now, but i think Obama has the right tactics considering he wants to go after the terrorist in Afghanistan, which is where they are.
    Also, just a little fact, McCain finished at the bottom of his class at Navy, and Obama finished at the top of his at Harvard. I think that would compensate for inexperience.
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    starrstreet Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:30 pm
    We haven`t been having any chance to do in Iraq what Obama plans to do. Just because he was against one way of going about things in Iraq doesn`t mean there are no other possibilities that would`ve had a positive effect as well.

    I like that he looks into the future and not just shorterm what will work because bottom line... we are still in Iraq. Do you understand how I look at this as well? I definitely understand your point of view I just disagree that it ultimately shows he will always have bad judgment on our current situation.

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    Goublecoque Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:33 pm
    Thats not abuse i dont think. It wasn`t saying anything contraversial or directly attacking McCain...
    If McCain is elected, all the children of america will be brainwashed by creationism anyway, which i reckon is abuse really.
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    njs52595 Male 13-17
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:36 pm
    Gouble is right, not to stamp on anybodys religion but creationism is very scary. Considering if we have a hardcore creationist (Sarah Palin) in the white house they will not hesitate to push the button and blow us to hell because they are going to heaven.
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:36 pm
    njs, I did not vote for Bush in 2000 or in 2004 because I was not 18 at the time. However, I feel no shame in saying I would have. In 2000 there was little knowledge that it would have turned out like this. In 2004, the Dems did not have a convincing candidate and I was most swayed by the War (something still true in 2008) and Bush looked to be slightly better in managing the War.

    Well look at me now with egg on my face. I was wrong and Bush refused to change strategy, something I didn`t account for. Would Kerry have done better, I don`t think so but that`s beside the point.

    I can say I would have been mistaken in voting for him in 2004 because he refused to change military policy and his incompetence in economic policy. If I could have voted I would have voted 3rd party, because I did not like Kerry`s stances on many issues.

    Was Bush the worst President in history? No. But he has been pretty bad. And I can freely admit that despite how I "may" have voted in the past.

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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:41 pm
    I do understand your points Star, and I think its clear we will both not be swayed no matter how much we try. :-)

    And its the beauty of opinions and this country. I don`t think Obama has the right plans for Iraq and you do. At least both of us have clearly made informed decisions, something I cannot say for many people I know.

    Should be an interesting run to November. We`ll wait and see what happens in this area of the world after someone is voted new President come Super Tuesday.

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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:44 pm
    If:
    Parents support Obama, kids singing about him = abuse

    THEN

    Parents are Christians, kindergarten Christmas concerts = abuse

    It`s the same idea really.

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    myrikal Male 30-39
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:44 pm
    Why would HOPE and CHANGE be considered meaningless by some? Should we instead SETTLE for more of the SAME? Would anyone in this forum like some more of the same of the past eight years? Obviously we are all hoping for something more, something better than what we have experienced as a nation.
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    njs52595 Male 13-17
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:46 pm
    Dakkar, i appreciate you being honest about it. Necessarily thougjh military expreience isnt a good thing. Considering McCain was in a torture camp for years, you would think he has many mental scars and would have have much anger and emotion against terrorism. So much he would rather have our troops there for "100 years" now i know we are not supposed to take that literally, but wasting 12 billion dollars a week in Iraq for four more years is not in my, or the economy`s best interest. Also, considering the terrorists are in Afghanistan, and mostly not Iraq, I would say Obama wanting to pull out, or atleast a time line to pull out is necessary, and Is much better than McCain`s war policy. I could go on and on with each and every one of there policy differences and im sure you could too haha.
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:48 pm
    The words are meaningless because Obama is just saying Hope and Change. Back that up with the same old political promises that will be bogged down in party politics and guess what? No hope and no change.

    McCain has recently been doing the same thing too. But Obama has centered his ENTIRE campaign around it. People complain about the same old politicians and their lies. Most people don`t think Obama is that same old politician.

    I think he is that same old politician. Only he masks it well with a silver tongue and the words Hope and Change to comfort people at night. Again, just my opinion. Don`t take it any farther than that.

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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:54 pm
    Well the whole 100 years thing is akin to military presence in Germany and Japan. And those two countries really really want us there today, something that can`t be said at the end of WWII.

    But its a different world and somethings may be different. I think classically like Patton, the weapons, the politics, the reasons for War change, but War doesn`t, there are only those left alive and those left dead. So, needless to say, I don`t see this the entirety of this war all too differently from other wars.

    But some do and they want something different. And as I just said, we`ll see what comes of it around November.

    And with that, I need to get back to work. Its amazing how much time I can easily waste on this dang forum.

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:55 pm
    "Why would HOPE and CHANGE be considered meaningless by some?"

    Because he hasn`t stated how he`ll bring about this change giving me no hope is he gonna solve the energy crisis by shooting electricity from his a55 and just leave Iraq with the theory that they wont decend into anarcy.

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    Lauraly Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    fancylad
    *shudder*

    I`m fine with this if the kids know the issues of both repubs and dems, but you know they don`t.
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    I`ve got to agree with Fancy on this one. Obviously it is the parents job to guide their children into being respectable upstanding human beings, but you shouldn`t force your politics onto them. You need to present all sides so that your children can learn to make informed decisions. It`s ok to let them know your positions, but you have to also assure them that it is ok for them to challenge your views and to think for themselves. These kids are a bit young to have any strong opinions on the issues, but it doesn`t hurt to introduce them to it. I remember my parents talking to me about things like equality and war when I was that young. However, it is wrong to brainwash your children into following you, no questions asked.

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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 2:14 pm
    Every side does this. NOw its only child abuse if the child is suffering over this act. Which I doubt
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    munimula1 Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 2:18 pm
    just remember that a change to socialism is still "change"
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    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 2:19 pm
    This may seem harmless... but what`s really happening in another room off camera is entirely different. Just like....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojBMUYNPhf0

    Obama is probably beating on some poor defenseless mexican child in another room and the children are drowning out the screams!!!

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    aust4beer Male 30-39
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    October 6, 2008 at 2:27 pm
    So this is wrong and abuse but it is ok to force religion on children? Do they get a choice at that age!
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    Lauraly Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    I don`t think anyone said that at all. That`s exactly what I was reminded of when I watched this video though, and that is why I think this is wrong. Is it abuse? Not at all, but it isn`t progressive to the ability of people to make informed decisions either.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 3:40 pm
    reminded me of jesus camp, except political
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 3:41 pm
    painter15 summed it up the best

    God bless the two party system!

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 3:42 pm
    BigWaFuu: Mentally or physically?
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    njs52595 Male 13-17
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    October 6, 2008 at 3:45 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u0sevdGs...


    OH! Thats why people like Obama. ^^^

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 3:49 pm
    No more abusive than teaching your kid any other doctrine, belief, or way of thinking.

    I`ve gotta agree with Laura on this one. If your kid can understand the intricacies of the economy, foreign relations, environmental issues, and state regulations enough to understand why they want one president over the other, then they should be doing something other than singing with their time.

    But no, nowhere near abuse. Just... parenting, I suppose.

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 3:52 pm
    So, now that we agree that this is disgusting.

    We can all agree that little girl had a kick ass voice.

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    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 4:00 pm
    You know... I look at stuff like this and then wonder..
    With all the loyal and loving support Obama is getting for this election.. what happens if he screws up? And I mean screws up bad.. like turns around and turns out to be twisted and out for his own good..
    What would all these people do that are following him so blindly?
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    njs52595 Male 13-17
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    October 6, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    the same thing Bush followers did. Nothing.
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    pizzabob18 Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 4:31 pm
    what`s the hell do you guys think is wrong with this? Kids singing a choir song with their parents supporting them. It`s not any different than a choir concert at an elementary school.

    And no prime, not everybody agrees that it`s disgusting. Enough with this "I bet we can all agree with this" nonsence.

    What IS disgusting is kids of conservative republican families being forced to hold up signs and wear shirts that say words of hate and disgusting thoughts like: "god hates fags" and "Obama = Osama"

    Honestly! Know the difference between hatred spewing brainwashing, and kids singing for change and peace with their families supporting them.

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    Berenice Female 13-17
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    October 6, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    Holy hell since when was voting for Obama a religion?!
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    alice_x Female 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 4:41 pm
    abusing their children seems a bit harsh like..
    was expecting to see a news report on kids being beaten up or something, they were only singing..jeez.. im sure if the kids could vote their parents would be okay with them not voting for obama if thats what they wanted.
    I dont understand how politics work in america, really, but over here, families usually support the same party for generations. Its always been like that, abusing is a strong word.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 4:44 pm
    "what`s the hell do you guys think is wrong with this? Kids singing a choir song with their parents supporting them. It`s not any different than a choir concert at an elementary school."

    With their parents supporting them? Unless they understand Keynesian Economics its their parents forcing them.

    I doubt they understand the ins and outs of Obamas policy.

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    pizzabob18 Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 4:52 pm
    For the kids, they`re not being forced to do it. It`s not like they`re being held at gunpoint or are doing it unwillingly. And it`s not a matter about them understanding what they`re singing about.

    For example, many of the songs kids sing in elementary school choirs have lyrics and subjects that go over their heads.

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    Braber01 Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 4:56 pm
    Holy hell since when was voting for Obama a religion?!
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    langdonhill Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 4:58 pm
    At the end, it really should read, "please... VOTE OBAMA! If you even consider supporting McCain, please, don`t vote. At all. Ever. For anything."
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    October 6, 2008 at 5:16 pm
    This is ridiculous. "Abusing their children"?? You can`t be serious. This is in no way abuse, any more than getting your child to sing religious songs is abuse. You think kids understand religion? I hear no complaints at the hundreds of thousands being taught hymns in Sunday school.

    Child abuse is a serious crime. Teaching kids to sing about a politician is not, and comparing the two is ignorant and irresponsible.

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    Treli1337 Male 13-17
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    October 6, 2008 at 5:24 pm
    that was an epic waste of my time. it didnt say ANYWHERE about children being abused. what the f-uck
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    d_katman Male 13-17
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    October 6, 2008 at 5:35 pm
    yeah i doubt the kids care that much. that looks like one or two days shot tops. and on top of that. i`m sure someone got paid.
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    October 6, 2008 at 5:49 pm
    This is worse than assraping a four year old!
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    blackbird7 Female 18-29
    238 posts
    October 6, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    Brainwashing children may be morally questionable, but is not even comparable to abuse! 99% of parents do it (brainwashing) in some form (don`t believe me? Go to church!), and most kids will recover and learn to think for themselves eventually anyway. Really not that big of a deal to use kids as a political tool... I think every candidate has done it at some point. So calling it abuse is a bit of an extreme ovvereaction.
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    October 6, 2008 at 6:12 pm
    i like obamma but WTF
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    sukitjeezus Female 18-29
    134 posts
    October 6, 2008 at 6:17 pm
    uh, this is not making me want to support Obama.
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    geek_nimrod Female 18-29
    371 posts
    October 6, 2008 at 6:24 pm
    How the hell is this abuse?

    Way to exaggerate.

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    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1190 posts
    October 6, 2008 at 6:26 pm
    this is what i hate about politics, people abusing the ignorance of children and using them like this, in fact, (not to change the subject) i saw a bunch of kids that seemed to be around seven (some younger!) at an abortion protest by the starbucks i went to and that set me off
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    patticakes Female 18-29
    463 posts
    October 6, 2008 at 6:45 pm
    Can you say HITLER YOUTH?
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    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
    386 posts
    October 6, 2008 at 7:02 pm
    I dont see any form of abuse...
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    Gexxo Male 18-29
    673 posts
    October 6, 2008 at 8:52 pm
    Ahhh, nothing warms the heart more than the exploitation of little ankle-biters.
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    xRedheadx3 Female 13-17
    2045 posts
    October 6, 2008 at 8:54 pm
    damn, i`m sure it would suck to only be forced to sing songs about politics.
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    Smashking Male 18-29
    773 posts
    October 6, 2008 at 9:24 pm
    And then they`re going to stand everyday in class praising and saluting a flag with Obama`s face on it reciting the Anthem of Barack...

    (Flashback Nazi Germany)


    These kids barely know anything about politics, all this is doing is brainwashing them to abandon all else and think that politics is everything life is worth. I`m usually for bringing children to knowledge early, but this took it a bit too far.

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    October 6, 2008 at 9:32 pm
    Cmon its no different than what Jehovah`s Witness do when they go doorknocking, lots of them even lend their kids to other Witnesses for when they do THEIR rounds because it creates a better impression to have two perfectly-groomed saintly children with you.
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    MoondustWolf Female 18-29
    338 posts
    October 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm
    Yes, because only Obama supporters do it. Look, *explitive deleted*tards, it`s wrong no matter who does it. Liberal or conservatives, your kids are not billboards. Though, please, child abuse? For the sake of real victims, let that label go.
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    tourettes Male 18-29
    957 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 1:16 am
    This isn`t child abuse. I`m voting Obama, but this song stinks.
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 3:27 am
    Gag. Obama will be the death of this country.
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    AiriZombie Female 18-29
    47 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 4:43 am
    It all really depends. I do recall being in fifth grade and loathing Bush with every fiber of my being, not just because my parents were democrats but because I actually took the time to read political information and understand it in my own little way. Some of those kids may actually be politically informed. They just can`t sing worth a donkey`s ballsack.
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    fleafly Male 18-29
    268 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 4:47 am
    If these kids were singing about McCain, this video would be all over the interwebz crying "CHILD ABUSE!" and saying that stupid rednecks shouldn`t brainwash their children...

    .. But, of course it`s Obama. He can do no wrong.

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    buttersrules Male 40-49
    407 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 6:13 am
    My nipples are itchy. Just thought I`d share.


    Hey, don`t knock me. Saying that my nipples are itchy is probably one of the fairest, most well thought out posts on this thread.

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    Nalasli Female 40-49
    1 post
    October 7, 2008 at 6:37 am
    My five year old spent the day with a relative who is a big Obama supporter. When she came home she was singing Obama songs and saying things like Obama for president. Sorry, not only do I find this abuse on my child but I think it is an attack on me. No one has a right to do this to some one else`s child. I don`t care what candidate it is. IT IS WRONG!!!! PS. that little girl`s singing sucks and she never should have had a solo. Her mom must be the one who organized it.
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    buttersrules Male 40-49
    407 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 6:48 am
    boredfjord, remind me never to let you near my kids. I hoe you get cancer. Bowel cancer. Seriously.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 7:21 am
    It`s Obajezabuz he can do no wrong give him your children he`ll power the nation with bolts of lightning from his butt and recover our economy with thoughts and songs.

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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
    2314 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 12:30 pm
    The only thing I can say is

    Ron Paul `08

  89. Profile photo of MJisRAD
    MJisRAD Female 13-17
    55 posts
    October 7, 2008 at 3:34 pm
    i dont see how this is abuse.
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    buffaloboy Male 30-39
    1 post
    October 15, 2008 at 12:47 pm
    Seriously? Tell me you Anti Obama slobs have more than this. I don`t see anyone in the video abusing this child. This child is singing. If thats the case, then sending my kids to church is abuse because I don`t believe in organized religion.

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