When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Crony

Wow:

The last line is fantastic, too.

  1. genferei

    I’m pretty sure (at least some of) these are paid actors. Last week they were selling toothpaste. Next week they’ll be in a car ad. No harm done.

    Having said that, this one seems a lot better than the other Crony Chronicles videos.

  2. Keith Preston

    KAAAABOOOOM

    How do we get this everywhere?

    Movie theaters…it needs to be in the lead up to big name movies…

  3. Vectorman

    In the late 1960′s the Republicans (yes!) had a commercial showing “fat cat democrats” in a limo laughing about their dumb voters, thinking that they were for the little guy.  This one is even better!  Ironic humor always wins.

  4. Roberto

    Painful. I dislike seeing children in political ads, particularly when they are true.

  5. Chazzy Star
    Roberto: Painful. I dislike seeing children in political ads, particularly when they are true. · 1 minute ago

    Hear hear, Roberto.  Kids in political ads makes me sick.  

  6. Keith Preston
    Roberto: Painful. I dislike seeing children in political ads, particularly when they are true. · 1 minute ago

    It may be the only way to get through to the “it’s for the children” set.  You know, the ones who ignore facts because of how they “feel.”

  7. Mel Foil

    Currently, there’s one higher level than crony, and that’s union president. The pay’s not as good, but the security is beyond good. If you’re UAW, it’s even bankruptcy-proof.

  8. Nick Stuart

    A crony, Dennie Hastert and George Ryan had many. But then that’s Illinois politics for you.

  9. Chris Johnson

    Roberto

    Painful. I dislike seeing children in political ads, particularly when they are true.”

    I have less of a problem with it, as they are the ones paying for these ads and they are the ones that will be paying for our failures.  All of this money sloshing around is borrowed money.  Borrowed from them.

  10. Paul Erickson
    Israel Pickholtz

    Roberto

    Keith Preston

    Roberto: Painful. I dislike seeing children in political ads, particularly when they are true. · 1 minute ago

    It may be the only way to get through to the “it’s for the children” set.  You know, the ones who ignore facts because of how they “feel.” · 1 hour ago

    Perhaps so, no doubt the reason you see such is that it is effective. It seems no less distasteful to me though. · 3 hours ago

    Too scripted. Not natural. Kids videos are at least supposed to look natural. · 6 hours ago

    Exactly.  The children in music class singing praises to Obama come across as much more natural.  This is completely unconvincing and should die on the vine.

    Please don’t use kids to sell adult ideas.

  11. Diane Ellis
    C

    The whole time I was wondering if the last line was going to be delivered by Paul Ryan. Shucks.

  12. Frozen Chosen

    Smart kids!  As John Derbyshire would say, they’ve figured out where the bread is buttered…

  13. Joan of Ark La Tex
    CJRun: “Roberto

    Painful. I dislike seeing children in political ads, particularly when they are true.”

    I have less of a problem with it, as they are the ones paying for these ads and they are the ones that will be paying for our failures.  All of this money sloshing around is borrowed money.  Borrowed from them. · 50 minutes ago

    I agree.  As few choices as we are leaving them in their future, maybe they should get involve. My young son seems to be interested whenever he hears TV commentators make references to “our children’s future”. If there is a Political Science for Kids class, I will enroll him. 

  14. Barkha Herman

    Awesome!  This is the message that needs to be out there.  Most Americans can get behind this, not matter what else they disagree on.

  15. mask

    This is great.

    They should do another one where the kids wonder what they have as a result of all the debt that’s been incurred “on their behalf”.

  16. Brasidas

    I think this is pure gold.  More like this, please!

  17. mask

    I don’t think the point was to make it feel real or be genuine.  It’s supposed to be humorous to make a point.

    And I think that using children is very appropriate.  They are the ones who are going to bear the biggest burden of the debt we’ve run up on their tab.  Mark Steyn has spoken of this before – the undemocratic nature of shifting the burdens of crony encrusted laws and debt onto the next generation who didn’t vote for it.  Every time a politician talks about the urgent need for more spending in order to fix some problem the cost is disproportionately shifted to the next generation.  We need to remember this.

  18. Roberto
    Keith Preston

    Roberto: Painful. I dislike seeing children in political ads, particularly when they are true. · 1 minute ago

    It may be the only way to get through to the “it’s for the children” set.  You know, the ones who ignore facts because of how they “feel.” · 1 hour ago

    Perhaps so, no doubt the reason you see such is that it is effective. It seems no less distasteful to me though.

  19. Roberto
    CJRun: “Roberto

    Painful. I dislike seeing children in political ads, particularly when they are true.”

    I have less of a problem with it, as they are the ones paying for these ads and they are the ones that will be paying for our failures.  All of this money sloshing around is borrowed money.  Borrowed from them. · 1 hour ago

    True enough but it should be our battle. No need to dragoon our youth to fight this for us, let’s clean up our own mess.

  20. Mollie Hemingway
    C
    Roberto: Painful. I dislike seeing children in political ads, particularly when they are true. · 2 hours ago

    I’m normally completely repulsed by children in political ads, but this one didn’t bother me at all. Partly because it’s more theoretical — this is about who we are as Americans — not about children or adults per se. The “when I grow up” hook just makes it work on so many levels.

    Of course, I pumped my fist “Yes! Yes!” when I watched this and almost cried. It hits way too close to home for an inside-the-beltway resident.

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