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73 Responses to “Child upset by Obama's election victory”

  1. Nell Anvoid says:

    This young fellow does a fine job of conveying the Tea Party/GOP post-election zeitgeist.  

  2. Doran says:

    Gee, I wonder how he got the idea things would be so bad if Obama won.

    • Ramone says:

      Republican or Democrat, what kind of parent saddles their kid with so much emotional baggage over an election?

      • jaduncan says:

        You are aware there’s a large percentage of Americans who tell their kids that if they don’t behave they’ll be in for an eternity of immolation, right?

      • Snig says:

        The mom seemed rational and sweet, told him it was a  fair election and that Obama wasn’t a bad person.  That was the right thing to say, and certainly not all Romney supporters have said that.  Maybe he watched too much Fox. 

        • chgoliz says:

          I agree.  I was pleasantly surprised at how reasonable and calm the mom was.  Kids get extreme notions in their heads and you can’t always pinpoint the cause….clearly, the family watched Romney speak, and in general it sounds like they must have favored him, but it doesn’t sound like they were Tea Partiers.

          • acerplatanoides says:

            No, agreed, but the kids are doing a great impression of what adult Tea Partiers have been like for the last week.

      • tsol says:

         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJFC1qFCgyA

        • chgoliz says:

          Children singing positive platitudes about people being equal =/= “praising their savior Obama”.

          The fact that someone filmed that and put it on YouTube to “prove” how evil Obama is (yes, lots of Godwin in that comment thread) says a lot about that person and really nothing about the actions of the teacher or children in question.

    • royaltrux says:

      I’d say his mom sounded quite reasonable. Who knows what he heard and where he heard it. Maybe he also roots for the same sports teams that his parents do. This was worth watching once but personally I don’t see any benefits in over analyzing it.

      • Doran says:

        To be clear, I honestly didn’t want to imply it was the parents’ fault. The kid may have gotten the idea from a teacher at school or his best friend’s dad. My point was really that he did get it from someplace. My best guess is this is the result of an insular media and social environment. He heard a bunch of people saying it, so he believed it.

        • Ipo says:

           He watched Romney speak and decided he liked him and believed what he said about the President.  He formed his opinion.  Maybe. 
          But that would be childish. 

      • acerplatanoides says:

         then, um, why have you?

      • waetherman says:

        Probably just a misunderstanding; having seen a book on his parents bookshelf, he believed that if Obama won the election, he would force all kids to be raised by a village.

  3. PhosPhorious says:

    “C’mon Mr. Rove, you can’t spend the rest of your life in bed. . . ”

  4. mkanoap says:

    I love the eye roll in the end when mom points out that he saw Romney say Obama was not a bad person.

  5. knoxblox says:

    Go home civics, you’re drunk.

  6. Trevel says:

    At least he took it better than Trump did. 

  7. Deidzoeb says:

    In those yellow pjs with black stripe, I’m afraid he’s going to take revenge with his Hattori Hanzo blade, or kick the poop out of Chuck Norris and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

  8. Over the River says:

    This is so sad.

  9. bingo says:

    where can I submit my “parent of the year” nomination?

  10. erinelizabeth11 says:

    Doran, I was thinking the same thing…if he’s that upset I would imagine he’d heard some awful bad things about the Pres…is Fox news on loop in his room?

  11. Quiche de Resistance says:

    Kid’s worth 50 million.  Really upset his taxes will be going up and paid to the moochers.

  12. TheKaz1969 says:

    In a year, we’ll have a video of a different kid crying because Obama didn’t embrace a liberal agenda… again.

  13. What kind of garbage did his parents fill his head with? That’s just wrong.
    So someone who actually cares about that family won… and they’re sad.

    • chaopoiesis says:

      The same kind of garbage political parties fill American culture with — think of them as little canaries in mines.

  14. jtropp1 says:

    He’ll just have to cry himself to sleep on his $200 Tempur-Pedic neck pillow. #FirstWorldProblemsJr #FWPTNG

  15. Thomas Dudley says:

    I found an old notebook from 7th grade, during the Bush I/Dukakis  race. It’s covered in my ignorant pro-Bush/Dukakis sucks propaganda. Which seems odd given my propensity for skateboarding & punk music, but that was also the eve of me becoming a msrijusns uder/shaking the Christian dogma installed in elementary school. So, you know, I feel his stupid little pain.

    • Doran says:

      I did the same thing during 7th grade in ’72 with [shudder] Nixon. Plastered his propaganda all over the place, the stupid shit I was. So yea, I do feel for the kid. He’ll learn. Hopefully for the better.

  16. ChicagoD says:

    My kid gets unreasonably upset about all kinds of things. Most of the time its stuff he’s heard other kids talk about and has formed an opinion on. It happens. You walk them through it (as this mom was trying to). What I DON’T do is film it and put it on youtube. Sheesh.

  17. mark says:

    Maybe it was all those yard signs that said: “2012 America vs. Obama”. At least here in upstate NY. That sign was truly obnoxious.

    • TheKaz1969 says:

      I would suggest the “NoBama” and “Keep the Change” yard signs are at least as annoying…

      • ChicagoD says:

        Especially since they’re still up. But then, the Nobama contingent doesn’t recycle, do they?

        • acerplatanoides says:

          Scott Brown signs all over MA. Warrens people cleaned up the very next AM. I’m on both mailing lists, and one side (Warren) reminded me to take in signs before the storm, and also after the election.

          Not that planning and follow through are signs of leadership, or anything, right?

        • for_SCIENCE says:

          Recycling is for communists and community organizers.

          • Brainspore says:

            Recycling is for communists and community organizers.

            FACT: The phrase “Community Organizers” is an anagram of “I Angry Communist, Zero!” Coincidence??

  18. knoxblox says:

    Maybe he’ll grow out of it.

    I remember when I was his age, we had to skip a trip to the Smithsonian when my dad tore his ACL. I cried and moaned at our host’s house all afternoon. I was such a douche.

    • donniebnyc says:

      I’m guessing this kid is six.  If you were six when you had your tantrum, then you weren’t a douche.  You were a child.  If you still do this then you are a douche.

      • knoxblox says:

        I was 10, but I also figure he’s older than six. But no, I don’t still do this. That’s Limbaugh’s/Trump’s job.

  19. jsandin says:

    Christ, what an asshole.

  20. Rick Adams says:

    Of course the mom sounds reasonable now, now that she realizes the damage she’s done and needs her kid to shut up and get back to work.

  21. chris jimson says:

    Here is Glenn Beck’s audience.

  22. Ian G says:

    Antidote, old classmate’s son reacts to Obama’s win http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wujAYllhN-M

  23. ultramoderate says:

    I’m wondering what sort of processing was done on the video.  It’s far too stable to be a raw, hand-hold video, even with in-camera stabilization.  Some of the weird artifacts you can see in the lines on the video remind of the stabilized Zapruder JFK film I saw once.

  24. Dave Faris says:

    What a novel way to try to get out of going to school. Claim you’re too distraught that Romney lost.

  25. I have to wonder what was the reason behind filming the child’s distress over the outcome. Did they think it was funny? And why would they post it on youtube?

    • Chandler Lewis says:

      Agreed.  To all those people saying, “Listen to her!  She’s such a caring and reasonable mom!”:  She’s videoing this.

      (1) If you want to talk to your child, make some fucking eye contact.  Maybe a hug?  Jesus.  (2)  What message does it send to the kid that his tantrum is worthy of being recorded?  I dunno, maybe reinforces the having of tantrum?  Maybe confuses him just a little?  Maybe makes him a spectacle for others to memic?

      I have a couple of kids, and sometimes they’re weirdos, but I just can’t fathom reacting to this situation with a camera in hand.  Is this just something people do, because they watch more stuff through the monitor than through their eyes?

  26. acidrain69 says:

    Indistinguishable from the 30-40 year old republicans I know…

  27. ocschwar says:

    It’s so delightful to see somebody acting like a child because he IS a child. 

  28. Art Carnage says:

    It just goes to show -  when parents watch Fox News, the whole family suffers. 

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