Wednesday, September 23, 2009

School Kids Taught to Praise Obama: Lyrics and Analysis, Update: School Responds

By now you've probably seen the creepy "Kids Sing Obama" video. This was was an official school activity, recorded in February at a public school (B. Bernice Young Elementary School, Burlington, NJ), and organized by Ms. Charisse Carney-Nunes, author of I Am Barack Obama. The school denies having authorized the video recording. Here are the lyrics of the chant:

Mmm, mmm, mmm
Barack Hussein Obama
He said we must all lend a hand
To make this Country strong again

Mmm, mmm, mmm
Barack Hussein Obama
He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay

Mmm, mmm, mmm
Barack Hussein Obama
He said we all must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance

Mmm, mmm, mmm
Barack Hussein Obama
He said red, yellow, black, or white,
All are equal in his sight

Mmm, mmm, mmm
Barack Hussein Obama
Yes, mmm, mmm, mmm
Barack Hussein Obama

Here are the lyrics of the song (updated):

Hello Mr. President we honor you today!
For all your great accomplishments
We all [inaudible] say "hooray!"

Hooray Mr. President, you are number one!
The first black American to lead this great nation!

Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans,
To make this country's economy number one again!

Hooray Mr. President, we’re really proud of you!
And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue!

So [inaudible] President, we honor you today!
So here's a hearty [inaudible]

Hip, hip hooray! (3x)

Some of the discussion about the chant has focused on the fourth stanza. The words were ripped from "
Jesus Loves The Little Children."

Hey kidscan you say "quasi-religious"?!

Fox News describes the video well:

The video shows nearly 20 young children taught a song overflowing with campaign slogans and praise for "Barack Hussein Obama," repeatedly chanting the president's name and celebrating his accomplishments, including his "great plans" to "make this country's economy No. 1 again."

The song quotes directly from the spiritual "Jesus Loves the Little Children," though Jesus' name is replaced with Obama's: "He said red, yellow, black or white/All are equal in his sight. Barack Hussein Obama."

I don't particularly appreciate the implications of the first stanza, i.e., "Our country is weak and needs a presidential savior." And I wonder if kids this age are really ready to be introduced to the ERA (second stanza).

If nothing else, this story highlights the importance of keeping Obama's cult-like following away from the children.

The "Kids Sing Obama" video was posted on YouTube on June 19, 2009 as a Fathers' Day tribute to Barack Hussein Obama.


NRO: Kidz4Change: Singing to Dear Leader

School Kids Sing About The Greatness Of Obama…No Indoctrination There

Washington Times: "I went to grade school during the early 1980s, and I do not recall a music teacher asking my class to sing the praises of President Ronald Reagan..."

Update I:

Charisse Carney-Nunes (a classmate of Obama at Harvard Law School, and author of I Am Barack Obama) was apparently involved in the “Kids Sing Obama” video. The "Kids Sing Obama" video was posted on her YouTube channel, BrandNuWords (since removed). Note the I Am Barack Obama poster in the background of the "Kids Sing Obama" video.

Ultra Creepy: Does she have a crush?

Big hat tip to ModernConservative!

Update II:

Jon at Exurban League has a response from the school district confirming the rap session as an official school activity.

Update III:

The school issues a non-apology

Update IV (October 11, 2009):

Washinton Post Plays shifts the blame:

Carney-Nunes said an associate of hers videotaped the children's performance and later uploaded it, along with video and photos from other of her readings, to Carney-Nunes's YouTube account.

"Fathers day tribute to President Obama!! Children sing!"
(above: screen cap, original video removed by author)


JaneLovesJesus said...

It's so ridiculous that they are heaping praises on him for .....? What, praytell??

How insane or desperate for free daycare at the price of their children's souls does a parent have to be to subject their children to THAT??

Soloman said...

Thanks for the excellent breakdown including the "lyrics." I posted the video as well, and I also posted another piece of indoctrination - a 'test' apparently given to school kids.

This stuff is getting out of hand. I spent some time on YouTube tonight and was astounded at the number of videos related to this man, many of them using children.

Anonymous said...

The pendulum will swing back, wait and see!

robert verdi said...

And to think parents were worried about his speech.

RightKlik said...

JLJ: As long has we have a president who has a cult-like following, we need to keep politics out of the schools.

Soloman: Keep the Obots away from the kids!

NG: This is why we need conservatives in the White House. The Lib Media would never allow the pendulum swing this far for a charismatic conservative.

RightKlik said...

RV: Yes, of course. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

Anonymous said...

You have to love what passes for wisdom in Washington DC these days...

President Obama is blowing it. He has proven to be a complete failure.

I have no problem with the word intelligent being applied to Pres Obama. But wisdom is far more important. He has none. That will be the downfall of his life and those who follow his course. Unfortunately his fall will destroy many innocent ones too
Obama walks on imaginary water and eats humble pie larded with humming bird tongues and served by six and twenty hand maidens.

He can not get enough of himself and he is anxious for the world to have him before them. His brother in the hut and his illegal alien aunt in the projects are necessary bangles on his charm bracelet. For Obama they show the failure of the state and his dedication to creating a cradle of welfare for everyone.

This is a man who believes he has overcome messy bodily functions and who sees himself as having mastered all he surveys. Even when he admits to some error, he frames it as a necessary part of polishing his crown.

He is the biggest float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade. But he is also the only float that blew himself up with his own hot air.

Thanks for that post.. I heard those kids singing today on the Glenn Beck show UNBELIEVABLE!

Z said...

ARE WE INSANE? What kind of a people ALLOW THIS STUFF? Watch CNN not mention it...and FOX will be indignant and angry and, so what? COMMERCIAL TIME..."thanks for that story!"...

Imagine the lyrics the teachers of this country'd written about BUSH?

I guess Obama really HAS replaced Jesus in the hearts of our children...God, help us.

Anonymous said...

How cute those little brainwashed minds are.

Z said...

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Left Coast Rebel said...

RK - I was gone all day and found this story while I was sharpening my pen so to speak, this evening. Anyway I have never seen anything like this in my life. God help us.

Left Coast Rebel said...

I agree with Nickie too, the pendulum is going to come full circle with nonsense like this.

LL said...

It's the modern version of prayer in public schools, except it's ok, because we're praying to Dear Leader.

RightKlik said...

A Guy: For all his impotence on the international stage, he's done a world of damage here at home. Nov 2010 can't come soon enough.

Z: Time to bring back some of the best video satire.

DD2: Too bad they don't know better.

LCR: We need all the help we can get.

LL: Apparently religion is okay if it's Obama worship.