The Blame Game

“Till at last,  the child’s mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child’s mind. And not the child’s mind only. The adult’s mind too-all his life long. The mind that judges and desire and decides-made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions… Suggestions from the State.” Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

In the final campaign week, this election season sunk to a new low with the release of the pro Obama ad created by Goodby Silverstein & Partners agency, entitled “Children of the Future.”  The haunting black and white ad features robotic children mouthing a leftist ideology creed, singing that a Romney administration will kill all polar bears, make strip mines fun, promote poison air, pursue endless wars, etc. The ad is creepy, highly exploitive of children and exposes the crass and insidious tactics of the liberal elite.

Spoiler Alert! When the Left starts using children in political ads, they are panicking about polls in Democratic political circles. When all else fails, bring on the children as your mouthpiece.  Not only are the children lip synching leftist rants, but they also assign blame. Aha, the blame game in the lyrics is especially treacherous and instructive. Whom do the children blame for the dirty air and dead polar bears. The racist tea party? No. The evil Republican Party? No. Dimwitted Independents? No.

The children dutifully sing lyrics that point the finger of blame at, surprise, the left’s latest scapegoat:

Mom and Dad, We’re blaming you!

The new class of scapegoats fashioned by the liberal left is gaining momentum.

First Lady Michelle Obama seems to be mirroring the Children of the Future theme of demonizing parents. Mom and Dad aren’t concerned about the future of their children. During her visit to the battleground state of Iowa this week, First Lady Michelle Obama made a direct pitch to the youth, by asking underage voters, to help President Barack Obama win reelection:

“Here’s something that I always remind young people, because I’ve met so many young people over these four years who said — told me — my parents and grandparents were not going to vote for Barack in 2008 until I talked to them and I told them what this election means for my future, and because of that conversation they voted for him. Now, that’s the power that young people can have,”

The First Lady pleads that parents must listen to their children’s political acumen and vote for Barack. It worked in 2008 and it will work in 2012. If you don’t vote for Obama, as the song goes,

Mom and Dad, We’re blaming you!

The First Lady sounded like she was going to start singing the new campaign ad, Children of the Future, as she highlighted the political power of 10 year olds:

“It doesn’t matter how old you are. I’ve had 10-year-olds who are on a phone bank — 14-year-olds. I mean, I’m telling you, there is power because this is your future and you can tell people that they don’t have to wait until November the 6th to cast their ballots.”

Is this the architect of the Let’s Move child anti-obesity campaign urging children to sit in a campaign office and make phone calls on behalf of her husband? Incredibly, the First Lady is urging children to tell their parents and grandparents to vote for Barack Obama because only the children, truly care about their future.  Here’s the left at work again, pitting child against parent. The not so subtle message from Michelle is that children are smarter and wiser than adults because they supported Barack Obama. Let’s drive a wedge between child and parent. It’s the oldest political strategy, ‘divide and conquer.’

Mom and Dad, We’re blaming you!

These tactics, as well as the message, reveal the panic in the democratic party.   Desperate times call for desperate measures,“when all else fails, let’s use the kids.”

Americans have been inundated with the Blame Bush excuse for the last four years. The Master Uniter of 2008 has pitted rich against poor, black against white, the 1% against the 99%, now has a new class of villains: the parents.  Class warfare has devolved into generational warfare. It’s the smart kids against the dumb parents. Shocking? Hardly.

This is the administration that promotes abortion on demand for children without parental consent. This is the administration that promotes mandatory comprehensive sex education starting in the kindergarten irrespective of parental objections. Parents are banished to the sidelines while the State takes over the proper education, health care, and political indoctrination of the children. The ‘brave new world’ of the left fashions a world where the State dictates the beliefs of the child, and undermines parental authority and the institution of the family.

But the children of the future song forgot to mention the left’s hallowed right of reproductive rights (read: abortion on demand). Was that an oversight?

Perhaps, children singing about the benefits of abortion begs the obvious uncomfortable question that the left avoids at all costs.  Even the left sees the hypocrisy of children espousing the beauty of abortion. Even the Left fears the obvious duplicity of children taunting their parents for bringing them into the world.  Fear not, the Left has plenty of champions who will mouth the glories of abortion. Step up, Hollywood star, Lena Durham who espouses the loss of virginity with casting the first vote for Obama. Lest we forget, there is always the ever-entitled Sandra Fluke and her free contraceptives.

The brave new world is upon us, as children are used as political tools by the State and pitted against their parents.

Hey, kids, the blame game is a ruse, don’t fall for it.

© Elizabeth Yore-2012 All Rights Reserved. Elizabeth Yore is the former Special Counsel at Harpo, Inc.where she served as Oprah Winfrey’s Child Advocate. She was also the former General Counsel at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and General Counsel at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Virginia.



  • mominvermont

    Blaming. President Obama must be so proud that children are emulating him.

  • Christopher

    Orwellian tactics? Using Children to get those extra votes? Pitiful, disturbing and pathetic. It seems like the Administration is getting more and more desperate. What next? ‘Son and Daughter. We’re blaming you.’ as they use certain elders in favour of Obama to change their children’s minds?
    Absolutely pathetic.

  • Another worthless Blog

    Boy when you at CV want to be hateful, you can really do it well.
    Best compliment that I can provide for people who sell out their integrity and their faith just to be a CV Blogger.

  • blame game

    Like when straight people blame gay people for the state of marriage and ban others from it?

  • True Catholicism

    Great article by the great orthodox Catholic, Mark Shea:

  • FrankW

    Honestly, when I first saw this ad, without knowing who it was that put it together, I thought the only thing missing was the ending saying “I’m Mitt Romney, and I approved this message”.
    Seriously, anyone who thinks this ad is going to go over well with undecided or uncommitted voters is clueless. If I were part of the Romney campaign, I’d be (clandestinely) paying to make sure this ad runs multiple times in every battleground state between now and election day. It is grossly offensive, and insults the intelligence of any American who is seriously concerned about the economic, social and moral issues facing our nation.

    • Kelly

      I agree, Frank. Between this and all the latest desperate moves, I keep thinking we can just stand back and watch the O admin. go down in flames on it’s own steam.

      • Not Desperate

        Desperate moves? I thought it was cute. Certainly, cute compared to Romney’s fearmongering in Ohio where he goes in front of a group of autoworkers at Chrysler and lies to their faces about Jeep moving its operations to China. He wouldn’t be so desperately resorting to the big lie if he didn’t realize that Ohio is pretty much lost for him — and so with Ohio goes the electoral college. And talk about exploiting children, why were Romney’s grandkids all up on the stage so late at night after the debates?

      • on the lighter side

        Good joke Kelly. That is so funny.



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