Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:25 PM
DisabledAmerican (452 posts)
pre-schoolers upset about Big Bird Being Fired
Last edited Fri Oct 5, 2012, 04:38 AM - Edit history (1)
It's happening people they are now putting kids up on youtube talking about why mitt Romney hates big bird.
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pre-schoolers upset about Big Bird Being Fired (Original post)
|Ms. Toad||Oct 2012||#20|
Response to DisabledAmerican (Original post)
Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:52 PM
Ms. Toad (12,122 posts)
20. This thread really disturbs me.
None of these kids are in tears because they heard Mitt Romney's words and understood them. The way he phrased it is not something a child of the age the kids in tears in these videos are. The parents (or whoever was filming these kids) shared Romney's message with them in a way that deliberately hurt these children enough to make them cry.
I'm all for exposing kids to politics, explaining on a level they can understand what the adults are saying means, and getting them involved and thinking they have a right to contact their leaders and give them a piece of their minds. The letter that circulated yesterday is an excellent example of positively involving your children in politics. A few of the non-teary videos here are as well. But deliberately hurting your child to make a cheap political point is disgusting.
Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #20)
Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:55 PM
justiceischeap (11,740 posts)
21. I feel exactly the same way
I watch the one's where the parent's are saying that Romney is going to kill their favorite character and then the kids burst into tears. It's not right.
Response to justiceischeap (Reply #21)
Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:31 PM
laundry_queen (7,484 posts)
22. there was something like that awhile ago
Was it about the easter bunny or santa claus? I can't remember the exact thing but basically the parents were getting a kick out of telling their kids they weren't getting anything and the kids got really upset. It was all over the news as 'isn't this hilarious' and I thought it was just plain cruel. Reminded me of bullies who thought seeing someone else's pain was hilarious.