Kids for Obama

I recently found this site on

It scares me.

and I’ll tell you why.

What Obama is doing through this site is something that authoritarian regimes do constantly. They harvest the minds of the children I suppose you could say. Or, in other words, they indoctrinate kids before they are old enough to form their own opinions on things. They create a super hero image of their leader and urge kids to engage in personality worship.

All the signs are there on his Kids for Obama site…

The making of a political candidate into something larger than life (you know, like superman):

The encouragement by the campaign to basically worship the leader:

The approval of such worship: (quote from Kids for Obama blog)

“They’re excited.  Some of them are not going to wash their hands any time soon [after shaking hands with Barack]. He made those kids’ day, that’s for sure.  If not year.”

The assertion that kids can have a pseudo-personal relationship with the leader: (suggestion on Kids for Obama for how kids can get involved)

“Draw a picture of Senator Barack Obama or “an expression of Democracy”. For example, the Senator sitting in the White House or working on Capitol. Hill. You can send your drawing to the Obama for America Campaign Headquarters in Chicago and it will be posted for the Senator to see.”

The idea that there is no such thing as too young:

The praise for people who train their children to sing to the leader (the quote is from Amanda Carpenter)

“The video was promoted on Obama’s presidential website in an August 20 post. “What the children and a few adults accomplished in a few hours on a Sunday afternoon embodies the nature of the Obama campaign: its grassroots inspiration, its inclusiveness, its community building,” Obama’s campaign site said of the video.”

There’s lots more, too much to list here at this moment, so I encourage you to visit the site and look around for yourself. Try this, every time you see Obama’s name replace it with the phrase “dear leader” and see if the result is disturbing or not.

Now, before the hate mail comes poring in, let me just clarify what I am saying with all of this…

First, I am not saying that Obama is Hitler or Mao or Stalin or whoever. I am not saying that Obama is going to, or even wants to, try to build a generation of brainwashed soldiers. I am not saying that Obama is a Fascist or a Communist or whatever.

But, I am saying that he is using tactics similar to those employed by Hitler, Mao, Kim Jong Il, and so on. I am saying that these tactics have (as Obama readily admits) NOT been used in this country before Obama. I am saying that these tactics scare me. I am saying that Obama should renounce these disturbing practices immediately.

Children under 12 (the age group Kids for Obama is targeting) should NEVER be used as a part of any political campaign.

UPDATE: Now Obama’s campaign is having children march in parades for them… and they’re importing kids from other countries now.

UPDATE: The indoctrination reaches our public schools. Obama scripture is now required reading for 8th graders in Wisconsin (Hat tip: Malkin).

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Stephen Gutowski

Stephen Gutowski is an award-winning political reporter who got his start in 2009 when he founded this blog.

4 thoughts on “Kids for Obama”

  1. The way ACORN sign people up to vote illegally, I would not be surprised to see some of these tots actually voting for Obama. Them and some bums ,plus some illegal immigrants ,and a few dead people. Obama sure knows how to steal an election.

  2. Dear complete idiots of the rightwing:
    I have never heard such ridiculous lies in my America in my entire life.
    Whenever your buffoon child George W. Bush lied to America about Iraq and launched a murderous war against its civilians, sending American soldiers to DIE IN VAIN in that country, you told good Americans who pointed out his lies to treat Bush with respect because he’s president.
    Why are you idiots claiming Obama is destroying the Constitution, another goddamn lie, when Bush suspended habeus coprus, eavedropped on milllions of Ameridcans, and got the right to hold Americans in secret without attornies, where were you then? Why didn’t you complain then? It’s because you’re unaware of what’s going on. Obama is what this nation needs. If something happens to him, I will blame you hate-filled anti-American bastardds for his demise.
    I am appalled and angry that the stupid of you are spreading such untruths.
    Bush and Cheney removed our liberties after 9-11. Obama is not doing enough to revive our liberties, for sure, but blame the right-wing bastard liars for ruining our freedoms, not the greatest president we’ve had since JFK.
    End your lies and shut up.

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