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'Baby Alex' Ad Pleases Liberals, Offends Some Conservatives
Cybercast News Service ^ | June 18, 2008 | Susan Jones

Posted on 06/19/2008 5:59:39 AM PDT by Sopater

(CNSNews.com) - Does any doting mother want to think about putting her firstborn baby in harm's way? Liberal backers of Sen. Barack Obama are banking on a "no" answer.

The liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org is running a political ad featuring a new mother, bouncing baby boy on her lap, chiding John McCain about wanting to wage a "hundred-year" war in Iraq.

"John McCain, when you say you would stay in Iraq for a hundred years, were you counting on Alex? Because if you were, you can't have him," the mother (actress) says with a quaver in her voice. (See video)

Many anti-war liberals like the ad. A quick scan of the liberal Democrat Underground Web site found the following accolades: "It is how many of us moms feel." "That is a very good ad." "They should also do one with a Dad -- not only Moms feel that way." "LOVE this ad."

But some people are offended by the ad's suggestion that McCain wants to keep the Iraq war going until babies like Alex are old enough to fight. What if Alex grows up and wants to serve his country? one YouTube contributor asked (see clip).

As Cybercast News Service has previously reported, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) never said he wants to fight the Iraq War for 100 years.

The "100 years" controversy dates back to a Jan. 3 town hall meeting in Derry, N.H. In response to a voter's question about how many years U.S. troops might stay in Iraq, McCain said:

"Maybe 100. We've been in South Korea -- we've been in Japan for 60 years. We've been in South Korea for 50 years or so. That would be fine with me, as long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed. It's fine with me, and I hope it would be fine with you, if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where al-Qaeda is training, recruiting, and equipping and motivating people every single day."

McCain repeatedly has clarified that he does not foresee 100 years of U.S. combat in Iraq -- just a lengthy post-war troop presence. (See earlier story)

Beyond the misreprentation of McCain's remark, some bloggers are taking offense at the ad's implication that no one would serve in the military unless forced to do so.

MoveOn.org's "Baby Alex" ad is airing nationally for the next week, at a cost of $543,000, the Associated Press reported.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008election; ads; babyalex; babyalexad; censureandmoveon; daisy; daisyad; dnctalkingpoints; fearmongering; goebbelswouldbeproud; lyingliars; makingitup; moveon; moveondotorg; outofcontext; soros; yellowjournalism; zogbyism
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"John McCain, when you say you would stay in Iraq for a hundred years, were you counting on Alex? Because if you were, you can't have him," the mother (actress) says with a quaver in her voice.

How soon we forget...


1 posted on 06/19/2008 5:59:39 AM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

A stupid and loony ad. Bill O’Reilly played it on his radio show yesterday and laughed and laughed and laughed about it.


2 posted on 06/19/2008 6:01:33 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Sopater

“Bring it on”, you moron liberals. I say conservatives use the 9/11 footage, along with pics of orphaned children from that day, and remind Americans the price we will pay for following Barack Hussein Neville Chamberlain Obama.

We have the truth on our side, the morons at Soros’ group do not.


3 posted on 06/19/2008 6:02:44 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sopater

*SNORT* What shortsightedness! It’s hardly going to be a ‘Hundred Year War.’ It’s going to be a ‘Thousand Year War,’ minimum.

‘We The People’ against the Islamonuts, with the added element of the Dems on their side!


4 posted on 06/19/2008 6:03:14 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Sopater

If her adult son decided to volunteer and put his life on the line to protect and serve his country, his mom would be ashamed, is that it?


5 posted on 06/19/2008 6:03:15 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: SoFloFreeper

Unfortunately, truth does not help unless the audience wants to hear it.


6 posted on 06/19/2008 6:04:00 AM PDT by twigs
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To: Sopater

Yeah well al Quaida doesn’t care about a mother’s love for her son Alex that is for sure. Or his right to grow up strong and happy.


7 posted on 06/19/2008 6:04:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Sopater

Gee, we’ve been in Germany, Japan, Korea, Britain for how long?


8 posted on 06/19/2008 6:05:23 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: GOP_Lady

Yeah, saw it on his show. It is stupid. It sounds like the young mother expects John McCain to still be president when her baby hits 18. It also implies people don’t enlist, they are conscripted.

That’s a lot of money to spend on what looks like an ad done by a young hippie-chick on her webcam.


9 posted on 06/19/2008 6:07:02 AM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: Sopater

What these chumps don’t understand is that under an Obama Administration, the course will bet set that will one day lead to little baby Alex having his throat slit and his head cut off with a rusty blade by the jihadists, just like they did to Nick Berg.

I’m sure the leftists and liberals will all be deeply saddened.

But at least they will have gotten one commercial out of the kid before he got off’d by terrorists.


10 posted on 06/19/2008 6:07:55 AM PDT by mkjessup (Obama-flakes! = Little suntanned Jimmy Carters with twice the empty rhetoric , from DNC cereals!)
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To: Sopater
Don't worry momma, if you maintain that crazed over protective knee jerk mentality, Alex won't be going into the military.

There is the whole Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy in place.

Once you're through feminizing him, he's not going to be able to hide the swish and lisp.

11 posted on 06/19/2008 6:08:07 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: Sopater

Better to let him grow up as a slave to muslim hordes I guess I guess.

a thousand years of “negotiation” has seen jihad waged against the West a number of times.

Spain was conquered once.

Like climate change, this flares up from time to time. This is entirely a man made problem. We are trying to deal with the source of that problem and are told “no”.

Visualize worldwide appeasement.

INSERT NICK BERG ISLAMINC SNUFF VIDEO HERE!


12 posted on 06/19/2008 6:08:14 AM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: Sopater

sure would be nice to have to grown men that really care about America running for office. i am so sick of the childish games they continue to want to play. be men, stand up before the people of this country and prove to us once and for all why you are the best person for the job. stop telling me why the other person is not the best one for the job.


13 posted on 06/19/2008 6:08:31 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Sopater

I’m sure McCain, as President, will do all he can to make sure Alex is safe from terrorist attacks.


14 posted on 06/19/2008 6:08:54 AM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: Sopater

Pathetic. While French mothers were teaching their sons to dance, German fathers were teaching their sons to shoot. It took the Germans six weeks to defeat the French.

This MoveOn ad is a tribute to tofu-eating surrender monkeys and an insult to patriotic parents who have their sons fighting the war in Iraq and Afghanistan now. I have a feeling it will result in a backlash in the heartland among the very people Barry Hussein Obama needs to win in Nov.


15 posted on 06/19/2008 6:09:27 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: IYAS9YAS

We need to ask Obama if he will bring home those troops that Clinton promised would be home by Christmas sometime in the 1990s. Rotating the troops isn’t the same as bringing every man home.


16 posted on 06/19/2008 6:09:52 AM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: Sopater

MoveOn parody ad here: content warning - http://hotair.com/archives/2008/06/18/video-the-inevitable-moveon-parody-ad-debuts/


17 posted on 06/19/2008 6:09:53 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: Sopater

I hope Alex grows up to be a Marine.


18 posted on 06/19/2008 6:10:55 AM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: weegee

While the west was trying to “negotiate” with the likes of radical islam, they were busy doing push-ups, waiting for their opportunity.


19 posted on 06/19/2008 6:12:33 AM PDT by Sopater (A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left. ~ Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Sopater

The next Mother Shee-han in the making. Sad.


20 posted on 06/19/2008 6:12:39 AM PDT by wilco200 (Typical White Person)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

We could end it a LOT sooner, if we didn’t pay any attention to the left wing of the world.


21 posted on 06/19/2008 6:13:08 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: SampleMan

Dear Cowardly woman:

Don’t worry about Alex. There are still enough real Americans willing to fight so you pansy son can stay at home.

I hope you like him living in your basement in about 30 years.


22 posted on 06/19/2008 6:13:23 AM PDT by american_ranger (Never ever use DirecTV)
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To: SampleMan

I wonder if Alex would rather be trained to fight and be equipped to do so as a Marine,

or die in an office building just doing his job because the left wussified our country so much that we just sit back and take it when attacked.


23 posted on 06/19/2008 6:14:27 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Sopater

The chick should have said: “I aborted my first two babies because, like, it wasn’t, like, totally convenient for me to be a mother yet. But I now have a live-in boyfriend and so I, like, said, what the hell, I’ll have this one. If I’d, like, known John McCain was gonna keep fighting, I’d, like, have had another abortion.”

That’d be a more accurate portrayal of the typical, shallow liberal female.


24 posted on 06/19/2008 6:14:27 AM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: Sopater

This is going to backfire- it is idiocy


25 posted on 06/19/2008 6:16:42 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: puroresu

DING! DING! DING! DING! WE HAVE A WINNER FOLKS!!!

Best reply yet


26 posted on 06/19/2008 6:17:22 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Sopater

What a stark contrast to those videos of crazy Palestinian mothers declaring they will gladly sacrifice all of their sons to blow up Israeli children and grandmothers on buses. And these are the people these leftists support.


27 posted on 06/19/2008 6:17:53 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Rush on McCain: "We're so screwed.")
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Abortion survivor, Baby Alex, just left the most dangerous place that he’ll ever be, the womb of a left wing woman with choice. Iraq will be a day at the beach for Alex compared to that.


28 posted on 06/19/2008 6:21:47 AM PDT by y6162
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To: y6162

If he survives childhood, puberty and the teenage years without learning to love show tunes and Judy Garland.


29 posted on 06/19/2008 6:25:39 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: Sopater

Baby Alex is doomed to be as stupid as his mother.


30 posted on 06/19/2008 6:26:25 AM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: Sopater
“Alex” is a pawn in Soros’ 40 million dollar media blitz campaign. This is all very carefully planned and only the beginning. Our side needs to fight back against this Commie BS. How about an ad where Baby Alex says his first words, “Volunteer Military”?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0408/9514.html

31 posted on 06/19/2008 6:26:57 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: synbad600

Another Münchhausen Cindy in the making.

‘Daughter of the Ghoul of Sixties Past.’


32 posted on 06/19/2008 6:29:09 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: Sopater

Perhaps the best counter to this ad would be to show the videos of the children murdered by Islamic terrorists at the Russian school. Brave men and women are volunteering to put their lives on the line in Iraq and elsewhere so baby Alex won’t end up like these kids.


33 posted on 06/19/2008 6:30:11 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: bmwcyle
"Baby Alex is doomed to be as stupid as his mother."

Not necessarily...Casey Sheehan became a real man.

34 posted on 06/19/2008 6:30:36 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

I like show tunes and Judy Garland. What’s wrong with that? =)


35 posted on 06/19/2008 6:30:53 AM PDT by y6162
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To: bmwcyle; All
Baby Alex is doomed to be as stupid as his mother.

My first thoughts on seeing this video were,

*that isn't that girl's baby. I don't even think she's a mother*

Just my gut feeling.

36 posted on 06/19/2008 6:31:50 AM PDT by McGruff (This is not the [your name here] I knew.)
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To: y6162

Well, it all depends, do you have an uncontrollable urge to redecorate your friends homes and do you identify a womans shoes by the designer?

And lastly does the word “girlfriend” pepper your conversations with your male friends???


37 posted on 06/19/2008 6:33:50 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: Sopater

A quick scan of the liberal Democrat Underground Web site found the following accolades: “It is how many of us moms feel.” “That is a very good ad.” “They should also do one with a Dad — not only Moms feel that way.” “LOVE this ad.”


What a source.


38 posted on 06/19/2008 6:34:51 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Sopater

Something causes me to suspect that this mother of Alex, is yet another unmarried DimboSlut, on government assistance.


39 posted on 06/19/2008 6:34:58 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: y6162

Re the last, and “girlfriend” does not refer to a significant other...


40 posted on 06/19/2008 6:35:20 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: Sopater
A quick scan of the liberal Democrat Underground Web site found the following accolades: "It is how many of us moms feel." "That is a very good ad." "They should also do one with a Dad -- not only Moms feel that way." "LOVE this ad."

Of course, that's after they edited out the 50 or so 'F' bombs and other assorted swear words.
41 posted on 06/19/2008 6:41:27 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (This tagline is completely naked - STOP STARING!)
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To: Sopater

I knew that the day McCain said 100 years, he made a huge gaff. We all know what he meant, but we all also knew what the libs would do with that sound bite.


42 posted on 06/19/2008 6:44:55 AM PDT by Lazarus Starr
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“And lastly does the word “girlfriend” pepper your conversations with your male friends???”

Only when my wife of 35 years isn’t around.


43 posted on 06/19/2008 6:53:19 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Sopater
Don't worry lady. After Obama gets in,your adult son will be able to beat you to death for showing your ankle in public. So enjoy running your mouth while you can.
44 posted on 06/19/2008 6:53:32 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: y6162

LOL, you’re safe then.


45 posted on 06/19/2008 6:56:51 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: Sopater

The ad targets imbeciles who cannot develop a rational thought. My guess is that it will be effective.

The Republicans want to snatch babies from their mothers’ arms and force them to fight a war for 100 years.

Some nuts out there actually believe this.


46 posted on 06/19/2008 6:59:44 AM PDT by trublu
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To: BigCinBigD

I don’t think he’ll be allowed to chase dogs anymore either.


47 posted on 06/19/2008 7:01:46 AM PDT by Sopater (A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left. ~ Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Sopater

simple response to that ad,
mother with baby, preferably young mother,
stating.
“My son Jack was never a punishment to me, and I have always been so proud of my country, that were it to be up in harms way, I would gladly encourage my son to defend it to his dying breath”


48 posted on 06/19/2008 7:17:42 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: synbad600

When my son told me he was enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 2003, he had so much conviction in his voice and in his heart.... and scared as I was (we were already in Iraq), the pride was overwhelming... Thoughts of “.....this is what I get for raising an oustanding citizen and flying the flag every day...” nagged at me, but also a feeling of success in guiding his values.

President Ronald Reagan:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”


49 posted on 06/19/2008 7:22:22 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Sopater

The DemocRATS have brought back "Daisy".

50 posted on 06/19/2008 7:29:17 AM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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