This is the second video I’ve seen on Drudge in a short while that is ostensibly meant to scare/give vapors to voters through the suggestion that Obama isn’t just a demagogue with a Messiah complex, he’s actively building an insurrection and independent army.
In it (for those who can’t/won’t click on video), several black teens dressed in dark blue T-shirts and camouflage pants march into a room and chant an Obama-centered cadence with accompanying hand and body gestures. It’s almost drum and bugle corps-like sans instruments. Aside from the words (and the lack of guns), it has a very paramilitary-like appearance.
A week or so ago, there was another video of (IIRC) a group of children singing at their ? preschool? Babysitter’s house? Music Teacher’s? I don’t know, I didn’t see all of it. Anyway, it was a group of kids in Obama-wear singing about him. The Drudge report captioned it something like “Kids sing praise of their Dear Leader”. While I’m paraphrasing the gist of the title, the key term used was definitely “Dear Leader”, tying Obama to North Korea.
These were just a couple brief outlines for the video-less. Please feel free to add to my descriptions if I’ve mischaracterized or otherwise misrepresented the videos.
So … excuse me?! What the hell is going on here? Does anyone know the actual provenance of these videos? I may be jaded, and I apologize to our right-wing cohorts who are partial to the Republican platform but not their compatriots’ machinations, but it wouldn’t surprise me if one or another of these videos were produced by a right-wing organization with the express intent of scaring voters.
Ok, maybe they’re just overzealous (or just zealous) videos made by earnest Obama supporters. Given their placement and titling (and despicable or not, the Drudge Report does get an enormous amount of page views by both sides of the spectrum), are they likely to have any effect? Are they further alarming the Obama=Muslim or Obama=radical Marxist crowd or are these going to reach new audiences?
Obama or McCain supporter, do they disturb you at all? I must admit to a bit of creepyness to them. I guess if I picture a David Duke for Congress rally with similar actors I’d be creeped out.
Lastly, I can’t help but consider the wide-scale dissemination of these, especially the second one, almost explicitly racist. However, that’s my knee-jerk reaction to seeing an anti-black candidate ad that’s filled with militant-looking black teens pledging their support to him. It’s far beyond that “hey, call me” ad with the blonde, and so far gets my nomination for the most despicable attack of the campaign. But I’d be interested in hearing other opinions.