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Pro-Obama Ad Has Children Singing About an America Where 'Sick People Just Die' & 'Oil Fills the Sea

"The Earth is cracked, Big Bird is sacked and the atmosphere is frying"

Image source: The Future Children Project

The founders of the ad agency behind the iconic "Got Milk?" ad campaign and some of the other most well-known advertisements in the country have a new message: re-elect President Barack Obama, or your children will live in an America where "sick people just die" and "oil fills the sea."

A two-minute black-and-white spot features a chorus of children -- "the children of the future" -- singing to their parents that "something happened to our country, and we're kinda blaming you."

A few other choice lyrics: "The Earth is cracked, Big Bird is sacked and the atmosphere is frying."

The ad is the brainchild of Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, of the San Francisco-based Goodby Silverstein & Partners, for their Future Children Project. The Future Children Project states on its website, "Re-electing President Obama is a momentous decision that will require every single voter. What would the children of the future say if we let them down this November?"

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Goodby is a registered Republican who said he has some concerns about "the direction the party is going," while Silverstein said he was spurred by the "huge implications for the future" the presidential election will have.

Take a look (lyrics below):

Imagine an America

Where strip mines are fun and free

Where gays can be fixed

And sick people just die

And oil fills the sea

We don't have to pay for freeways!

Our schools are good enough

Give us endless wars

On foreign shores

And lots of Chinese stuff

We're the children of the future

American through and through

But something happened to our country

And we're kinda blaming you

We haven't killed all the polar bears

But it's not for lack of trying

The Earth is cracked

Big Bird is sacked

And the atmosphere is frying

Congress went home early

They did their best we know

You can't cut spending

With elections pending

Unless it's welfare dough

We're the children of the future

American through and through

But something happened to our country

And we're kinda blaming you

Find a park that is still open

And take a breath of poison air

They foreclosed your place

To build a weapon in space

But you can write off your au pair

It's a little awkward to tell you

But you left us holding the bag

When we look around

The place is all dumbed down

And the long term's kind of a drag

We're the children of the future

American through and through

But something happened to our country

And yeah, we're blaming you

You did your best

You failed the test

Mom and Dad

We're blaming you!

​Editor's note: This post originally indicated that the ad was created by Goodby Silverstein & Partners. It is an independent project by founders Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein and unrelated to the agency's work.

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