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The 7 Worst Democratic Ads of 2012

And we're kinda blaming you.

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November 6, 2012 - 4:48 am

5. Chorus of Robotic Children Sing Funereal Mass Accusation

This ad was so heinous and so widely disliked that it was actually taken offline by its creators, “The Future Children Project,” after backfiring spectacularly:

The ad, which received heaps of scorn here as well, was nearly universally lambasted by critics. It was the personal project of Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, the founders of Goodby Silverstein and Partners in San Francisco.

The ad went viral quickly, mainly due to universal scorn and a slight resemblance to the children of the corn….

It wasn’t just that the kids resembled alien zombies from a horror film, it’s that the whole vibe was strongly reminiscent of the Hitler Youth, mashed up with hilariously awkward lyrics pointing the finger of blame at any adults who violate various liberal tropes:

Imagine an America
Where strip mines are fun and free
Where gays can be fixed
And sick people just die
And oil fills the sea

We don’t have to pay for freeways!
Our schools are good enough
Give us endless wars
On foreign shores
And lots of Chinese stuff

We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we’re kinda blaming you

We haven’t killed all the polar bears
But it’s not for lack of trying
Big Bird is sacked
The Earth is cracked
And the atmosphere is frying

Congress went home early
They did their best we know
You can’t cut spending
With elections pending
Unless it’s welfare dough

We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we’re kinda blaming you

Find a park that is still open
And take a breath of poison air
They foreclosed your place
To build a weapon in space
But you can write off your au pair

It’s a little awkward to tell you
But you left us holding the bag
When we look around
The place is all dumbed down
And the long term’s kind of a drag

We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And yeah, we’re blaming you

You did your best
You failed the test

Mom and Dad
We’re blaming you!

Luckily, I was able to find a version still available online (thanks to commenter Rev. R. Farrier for the tip!), which is why you’re able to watch it here despite the producers’ attempt to flush it down the memory hole.

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