Please compare these two videos of children singing to their leader. If you aren't scared of Barack Obama and his followers now, it might just change your mind [SEE THE UPDATES; 'SING FOR CHANGE' REMOVED THE ORIGINAL VIDEO]:
Note that the second video was embedded at DailyKos, but none of the pages shown as linking to the video exist anymore. Apparently it's not yet time.
UPDATE: I don't know who did it, but it looks like "Bill Hawkins" - someone who is not me - posted the second video to BHO's site:
If only I knew who "Bill Hawkins" was.
UPDATE 2: On the user's talk page, some people seem to be trying to spread the possibility that the second video was shot in a public school and not a private residence. That's certainly possible, but the hallway visible about 1:12 lined with framed pictures doesn't look very school-like.
Also, the BHO banner behind the conductor, visible at 1:57, seems to have part of it blacked out. Does anyone have a link to an original version of that banner?
UPDATE 3: A cache of the DK thread that was deleted is here. Out of 19 replies, only one was negative. Here's a list of those involved: Kathy Sawada, Barry Rosenbaum, Eriko Matsumoto, Wilma Wong, Jeff Zucker (apparently not the head of NBC but someone else), Ted Schilowitz, Holly Schiffer, Peter Rosenfeld, Darin Moran, Jean Martin, Andy Blumenthal, and Nick Phoenix. And, here's "Sing for Change":
Now’s the moment, lift each voice to sing
Sing with all your heart!
For our children, for our families,
Nations all joined as one.
Sing for joy and sing abundant peace,
Courage, justice, hope!
Sing together, hold each precious hand,
Lifting each other up;
Sing for vision, sing for unity,
Lifting our hearts to Sing!
UPDATE 4: As of 7pm on 9/30, the video has over 375,000 views, up from only a few thousand when Drudge first linked to it. Yet, the only honors its received have been Most Responded (#38 today over all, #13 today and #25 in News and Politics). And, the "Sites linking to this video" list has not changed all day. One might think that over 300,000 views in one day would easily propel a video into Youtube's Most Viewed lists, but I guess it's yet another "glitch".
UPDATE 5: As of 10pm, it's reached over half a million views and still Youtube hasn't given it any Most Viewed honors. That's quite a "glitch"!
Also, Kathy Sawada has finally logged back in to her account and has disabled comments, disabled ratings, marked several valid comments as spam, and deleted several video replies including four from me. However, she missed this highly appropriate video reply from someone else. Perhaps she got confused and thought they were another Obama supporter.
UPDATE 6: Kathy Sawada has taken her ball and gone home, making the original video private so only those invited to view it can access it. It was originally here and embedded above. However, I switched the embed above to a backup. You might also enjoy the versions here and here.
UPDATE 7 (10/1/08): The original video is back, this time with only three video replies and with the valid comments still marked as spam. Despite it having almost 550,000 views, the only honors it received from Youtube were the most responded ones mentioned above. How incredibly odd.
UPDATE 8 (10/2/08): Kathy Sawada has been busy! The video was marked private, then it was made public again, now it's either private or unavailable to those not logged-in. And, she had the replacement video I was using pulled, so I replaced the first replacement video with another one. If that goes missing too, just search for "sing for change" at Youtube.
And, according to the video description this was shot early last year at a charter school in Kansas City, Missouri. I don't have sound here but I assume they're singing about BHO.