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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
That same media refuses to report the heart-rending stories of people now out of work.
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.
One of Obama's favorite meals is lobster.
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.