Skip to comments.'Baby Alex' Ad Pleases Liberals, Offends Some Conservatives
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.
A stupid and loony ad. Bill O’Reilly played it on his radio show yesterday and laughed and laughed and laughed about it.
“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.
*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!
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?
Unfortunately, truth does not help unless the audience wants to hear it.
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.
Gee, we’ve been in Germany, Japan, Korea, Britain for how long?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I’m sure McCain, as President, will do all he can to make sure Alex is safe from terrorist attacks.
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.
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.
MoveOn parody ad here: content warning - http://hotair.com/archives/2008/06/18/video-the-inevitable-moveon-parody-ad-debuts/
I hope Alex grows up to be a Marine.
While the west was trying to “negotiate” with the likes of radical islam, they were busy doing push-ups, waiting for their opportunity.
The next Mother Shee-han in the making. Sad.
We could end it a LOT sooner, if we didn’t pay any attention to the left wing of the world.
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.
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.
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.
This is going to backfire- it is idiocy
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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.
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.
If he survives childhood, puberty and the teenage years without learning to love show tunes and Judy Garland.
Baby Alex is doomed to be as stupid as his mother.
Another Münchhausen Cindy in the making.
‘Daughter of the Ghoul of Sixties Past.’
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.
Not necessarily...Casey Sheehan became a real man.
I like show tunes and Judy Garland. What’s wrong with that? =)
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.
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???
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.
Something causes me to suspect that this mother of Alex, is yet another unmarried DimboSlut, on government assistance.
Re the last, and “girlfriend” does not refer to a significant other...
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.
“And lastly does the word girlfriend pepper your conversations with your male friends???”
Only when my wife of 35 years isn’t around.
LOL, you’re safe then.
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.
I don’t think he’ll be allowed to chase dogs anymore either.
simple response to that ad,
mother with baby, preferably young mother,
“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”
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.”
The DemocRATS have brought back "Daisy".