Friday, January 15, 2010

Children Exploited To Sing the Praises of Harry Reid

It felt more like a religious revival than a political rally, with shouts of "Amen" filling the air. A choir of third-graders raised their voices in song before a Baptist preacher led a prayer.

Remember during the presidential race when numerous videos came out showing elementary age school children singing the praises of Obama surfaced? Well, it seems the African American community is continuing to exploit their children for political purposes and they don't seem to have a problem with it.

There is a video at the link, but it only shows the tail end of the children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and not of the singing. Based on the story on the video, it does not appear that the kids were actually singing any sort of song praising Harry Reid, but I am still disturbed by the fact that it appears to be okay now to use small children as stage props in political campaigns.

For the most part the video is merely a composite of various African Americans taking to the microphone proclaiming that Reid isn't a racist, and Republicans are bad.
"I think it was an innocent comment, but it shows he doesn't have any serious dialogue with the African-American community and only knows black politicians," she said. "If he had any real black friends, they would tell him, 'Hey, Harry, don't say that kind of shit.' "
In the final bit of irony I see that a Baptist minister gave a prayer. Ironic because in fact Reid is a Mormon and we all know how well that worked out for Mitt Romney.

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