Xeni Jardin at 7:10 am Fri, Nov 16, 2012
This young fellow does a fine job of conveying the Tea Party/GOP post-election zeitgeist.
Reminded me of this old gem:
“Leave General Petraeus Alone!”
Perhaps he’s upset because Dad told him Obama was going to snuff Granny. And then internment camps for all the Christians. And he’s an alien.
Gee, I wonder how he got the idea things would be so bad if Obama won.
Republican or Democrat, what kind of parent saddles their kid with so much emotional baggage over an election?
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?
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.
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.
No, agreed, but the kids are doing a great impression of what adult Tea Partiers have been like for the last week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
then, um, why have you?
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.
Maybe he thought that Obama would continue the drone bombing programme.
“C’mon Mr. Rove, you can’t spend the rest of your life in bed. . . ”
I love the eye roll in the end when mom points out that he saw Romney say Obama was not a bad person.
Best eye roll ever.
Go home civics, you’re drunk.
At least he took it better than Trump did.
Or Karl Rove.
Or Mitt Romney (who recently claimed Obama won because he bought the votes of minorities, women and young people)
Well, you know how we in the 47%* expect things to just be handed to us.
*In spite of not being a minority, a woman, or young I voted for Obama, which makes me one of those whose vote was “bought”.
How much did you get for it?
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.
This is so sad.
where can I submit my “parent of the year” nomination?
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?
Kid’s worth 50 million. Really upset his taxes will be going up and paid to the moochers.
“Remember that dinner we saw Romney speak at?”
Shit was 50 large a plate. Little shit.
I suspect they saw a video, no?
I’m impressed they could listen to that and still eat. That’s like Fear Factor…
Depends on the event in question. If you’re a resident of Iowa or New Hampshire during primary season, you can pretty much expect any would-be candidate to pander to you directly while choking down any deep-fried abomination someone deems a “local delicacy.”
In a year, we’ll have a video of a different kid crying because Obama didn’t embrace a liberal agenda… again.
If this video is the beginning of a meme we’ll see that within an hour.
yes yes YES! We can take this video and change the soundtrack with even greater success than the “Hitler finds out…” collection.
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.
The same kind of garbage political parties fill American culture with — think of them as little canaries in mines.
He’ll just have to cry himself to sleep on his $200 Tempur-Pedic neck pillow. #FirstWorldProblemsJr #FWPTNG
I noticed that right away too! However, you can get those pillows at Costco for a lot less. They’re made in China and smell like model glue for a very long time.
that would explain a lot. Glue sniffers can tend to be a bit outwardly emotional
I got mine at IKEA
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.
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.
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.
I was walking in a mall once, and there was a seven year old grousing and whining at his parents.
“This is the worst day of my life!”
I thought that if this was true, he was amazingly lucky.
“So far, son, so far.”
Maybe it was all those yard signs that said: “2012 America vs. Obama”. At least here in upstate NY. That sign was truly obnoxious.
I would suggest the “NoBama” and “Keep the Change” yard signs are at least as annoying…
Especially since they’re still up. But then, the Nobama contingent doesn’t recycle, do they?
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?
Recycling is for communists and community organizers.
FACT: The phrase “Community Organizers” is an anagram of “I Angry Communist, Zero!” Coincidence??
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.
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.
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.
Christ, what an asshole.
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.
And also knows it’s being recorded for posterity (and YouTube!). Good point.
Here is Glenn Beck’s audience.
How do you suppose a 9 year old Mister Beck reacted to Nixon’s resignation?
Maybe Beck kept his emotions bottled up for 16 years until he exploded and raped and murdered a young girl in 1990.
I dunno. I’m just asking questions.
It would be irresponsible not to.
Antidote, old classmate’s son reacts to Obama’s win http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wujAYllhN-M
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.
What a novel way to try to get out of going to school. Claim you’re too distraught that Romney lost.
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?
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?
Indistinguishable from the 30-40 year old republicans I know…
It’s so delightful to see somebody acting like a child because he IS a child.
It just goes to show - when parents watch Fox News, the whole family suffers.
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