Skip to comments.Chilling Ad: "The Dinner Table"
Posted on 10/09/2012 5:13:39 PM PDT by chiller
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Don't miss this. Hannity mentioned a special ad he's showing tonight. I'll bet this is it. It's a killer. Makes one wonder how Obama has the temerity to try to keep his job.
Looks like they’re eating bread, salad and potatoes. Heart breaking. There really are people out there who are up against it. And all they get is obamaDOESN’Tcare.
As one that has been sitting at that dinner table for the last 11 months, I think this a very powerful ad.
B U M P
Help is on the way. Things will turn so fast it’ll make our heads spin.
Why sugar-coat the numbers? There are nearly 2X the figure given who are unemployed...
There was a woman who used to post here. The last time I ever read any of her posts, she was asking for help in trying to think of appetizing ways to serve rice and beans — every night to her kids.
I don’t know if she was the same person, but one person wanted to know how to feed a family of 4 on 1 can of something.
True, and the under-employed. I’m sure Americans for Prosperity didn’t want to open themselves up to charges of exaggeration, and give people an excuse to blast the ad.
That is one of the most powerful political ads I’ve ever seen. So many of us have lived that scene out in some part of our lives, or know someone who has. I immediately thought of the recession of 1981 or thereabouts, when my father spent 18 months trying to find full-time work. I was that little kid picking at his dinner, wondering why dad had that look in his eyes, and wishing I could somehow make things better for mom and dad.
I consider myself pretty darn jaded when it comes to political ads, but that one floored me.
This one sticks with you. I had a few months of this during corporate downsizings a few years back. Not good.
I suspect there are a lot of Democrat campaign strategists drinking heavily tonight over this one.
It reminds me of my daughter and son-in-law. He was layed off last Christmas when they consolidated his job with another. She was three months pregnant at the time and they have two other little kids. It cost them $600 a month to continue the medical insurance. He was out of work for more than six months. He hustled doing home fix it/build it jobs. (He is a constuction manager.) He even applied at Lowes as a sales clerk. They were worried about losing their house.
Luckily, he now has a management job in his field, but at 3/4 the pay.
Yep. Lots of FReepers are hurting too. Some badly.
I shudder to think how bad things would be if I had a family.
It was as if I knew those sitting at the table.
The Husband, embarrassed and somehow lessened before his wife and pained before his children.
The wife, scared for husbands anguish, scared for her children's welfare, scared of how she feels deep within herself.
And the children, well I find it difficult to get in the minds of children, what I felt was the innocent selfishness of children, the cottage cheese, the salad, childhood needs desert, needs a nourishment beyond the body, perhaps that was the worst of all.
But , ya' know, Obie's created millions and billions of jobs....not as many as he'd likeand he won't rest until every American has a job. He wakes up every morning wondering how to put more people back to work....except on days when he's golfing which is 1 in 10 on average, or when he's fundraising, 5 or 6 in 10. He's promised no less than 3 times to refocus on creating jobs. What a POS !
The beauty of this ad is that both parents are at the table, and the family is together -— facing the tough times together as a family.
Been there...was out 2 years, and not much better now
If Romney gets elected you are going to see a lot of money come off the sidelines. I know this for a FACT, because I have investors WAITING. I am in the real estate business and other than raw land (low carrying costs but a place to store money) everyone else, all commercial, office space and retail real estate investors are waiting to see what happens. We have not made one business expansion announcement since right before the Obamacare/Supreme Court decision. Our economy could explode. I am not kidding.
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my heart breaks for families struggling to survive when the parents are unemployed, or so dramatically underemployed that they still can’t pay the bills.
Church food pantries are always a place to start, and there are programs such as Angel Foods ministry that provides food for a nominal fee that is enough to feed a family of 4 for a month.
My church has a large box in the back that we put our unused coupons into and we encourage ANYONE to come and take as many of those as they need.
As for my extended family, we have let them know that they can always count on us and to let us know if they ever need anything. We (my family and my husband’s) have always taken care of our own and will continue to do so...
God Bless this country in our hour of need!
Once energy is unleashed, combined with all the sidelined money back in play, Boomtime, baby !
Of course, he thought he won the debate, too.
“As one that has been sitting at that dinner table for the last 11 months, I think this a very powerful ad.”
Amen and god bless. Been there 18 of the last 36 months. Getting ready to go there again.
That same media refuses to report the heart-rending stories of people now out of work.
By the Grace of God I have never felt any real deprivation and was able to raise my own family with few financial concerns other than nuisance ones. When my wife and I were first married we had no money but it didn’t matter much since we had no kids and didn’t need much.
I feel for these families and can only encourage them to hang on until we vote the National Nightmare out of office in a month.
You are so right.
These last 4 years have all been about stealing from the middle class; the suffering has been intentionally inflicted.
It was a concerted effort by those in power and I do hope their day of reckoning is soon.
But we saved Wall Street and the Banksters!
They must be Irish....it’s deja vu all over again except they do have greens with those potatoes.. Negro slaves were more valuable than Irish immigrants so guess who dug out the swamp lands. The expendables. The Irish. Yeah, I’m sick of minority whining.
Isn’t Angel Foods ministry out of business?
I had a neighbor that used them for a time, but I think they are no more.
One of Obama's favorite meals is lobster.
Obamas people don't want jobs anyway.
This ad strikes at he hearts of the working family.
Bambi voters prefer welfare, they PREFER Welfare.
Hang in there
Wasn’t it Al Gore who said that Republicans were causing seniors to eat dog food so they could continue to buy their medicines. Well since Barack Hussein Obama has been in office the price of dog food has even tripled.
you’re right—they closed down for good in September. However, a new company, Gaballi, is replacing some of those locations. And, as in the past, church pantries are still up and running, and ALWAYS appreciate donations.
Definitely agree with you! First thing is to pray constantly, and on our knees especially, begging God to have mercy on this nation. Second is to cast your vote and encourage as many people as you can to do the same.
As usual, I’ll be “clinging to my bible and my gun” (metaphorically speaking of course!) and hoping that Romney/Ryan take the presidential election and that enough Republicans are voted into the Senate to make a real change.
Next will be Supreme Court—praying that it returns to the sage keepers of the law and not the unofficial political arm of the liberal agenda.