THE FIVE

New Obama Ad: Dialogue or Indoctrination?

Team Obama wants kids to engage their folks

 

This is a rush transcript from "The Five," December 23, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: So, on Thanksgiving, I told you what to do when offspring force their stupid politics on you.

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GUTFELD: What if Skippy changed his name to Che and decided that America is at fault for everything? Have him occupy the backyard. No TV, no bathroom. Just like third world countries that professors admire.

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GUTFELD: I like that guy.

Well, now, the Obama has retaliated with a home for holidays video, teaching apostles how to engage the ages -- oh, those silly old people.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My dad is a character. He is stubborn and stuck in his ways.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: M y stepmother who is life long Republican.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My dad voted for President Bush twice.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My grandmother has been so long saying oh Barack Obama.

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GUTFELD: Poor thing.

So, how do you change their little minds? Badger them on Facebook.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Start having a conservation with my dad through e- mail, which is a link to the speech the president gave.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We Skype. I post articles on her Facebook wall.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: One of my dad's most favorite ways of communicating with people now is through text message.

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GUTFELD: Oh! But will this work?

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It didn't take long to get my dad to be on board.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I felt like I was really changing his mind.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My grandma is 94, about 70-plus years she's been voting Republican. And recently, she said, I think I'm going to vote for Barack Obama.

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GUTFELD: Oh! But it's not always 100 percent. Parents are slow, like pets.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Still a work in progress.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She's starting to become more active, volunteering.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My parents have come a long way so far. They went from completely being disinterested to paying attention at debates.

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GUTFELD: Now, the left calls this dialogue. But to me, it's really brainwashing. The same crud you see when offspring join a cult. And like all cults, if mommy and daddy don't buy into it, they are the freaks.

But to any kids watching, consider perhaps that your idiot parents who have been around and seen a lot of stuff might not be as dumb as you think. And in the name of tolerance, maybe you should let them counter the baloney you absorbed from that faucet of flowing leftism you call college. Frankly, your parents possess knowledge and experience that dwarfs your degree in gender studies.

But if I were your parents, I'd just make you sleep in the garage.

Hey, Juan?

JUAN WILLIAMS, CO-HOST: Yes.

GUTFELD: I love your tie.

WILLIAMS: Oh, thank you. A Christmas tie.

GUTFELD: It's Christmas tie.

So, let's say your child comes home and you find out that he is like hardcore Ron Paul. He starts to just, like hammering you with newsletters. What do you do?

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WILLIAMS: What if they are racist newsletters?

You know what's great is, in Iowa where Ron Paul is doing well, all these young people who are absolutely entranced by his liberalism -- you know, sort of libertarian more than liberalism.

DANA PERINO, CO-HOST: So, I heard a person today in their mid-20s saying, "Oh, I didn't know about that." I think that it's kind of backfiring.

GUTFELD: But let me ask you, is the message here, maybe I'm being too hard on them. I think that video was actually pretty effective, the parent video.

PERINO: Got on "A" block on "The Five."

GUTFELD: Yes. That's true. It's a slow news day, Dana. Let's point that out.

But isn't the message here that parents are kind of dumb and needed to be reeducated by their much smarter kids?

PERINO: Yes. I have always felt that way. I came home from preschool knowing exactly what I should tell my parents what to do. I think it will pretty be interesting when these kids go home after they graduate, some of them, in May, and then have to ask their parents to move back in with them because the economy won't have gotten better.

GUTFELD: Yes, that's a good point.

But is it -- it stinks of arrogance. It's the same kind of arrogance of --

ANDREA TANTAROS, CO-HOST: Of the administration? The people who made the video? That arrogance?

GUTFELD: How did that happen?

TANTAROS: I was going to say something like this reminded me of North Korea but I know the blogs like Media Matters would write I said something crazy. So, I'm not going to say that tonight.

But I do think it's the kid knows better.

GUTFELD: Yes.

TANTAROS: And the 94-year-old grandmother who has lived through the Great Depression, all these other things, she -- this is a great opportunity to lecture the kids, then.

As you pointed out, Dana, there is a reason why you are living in my basement because you don't have a job. There's a reason why you have these high student loans. There's a reason why you can't get a job. There's a reason why you're not going to be able to collect Social Security like I collect.

GUTFELD: Yes.

TANTAROS: I think it's a great opportunity. But, yes, this is the kid is much smarter.

WILLIAMS: I'm glad you're not my mom because I think you'd spank me.

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TANTAROS: Never mind.

GUTFELD: Eric, I got to say, is this kind of a strategy to fight Fox News? Because everybody's parents watch Fox News, so they come home and they're like oh, God! "The Five" is on. Turn it off!

ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: You know what? We know what you are up to. We know where the liquor is. We know when you replace vodka with water and the whiskey with iced tea.

I'm trying to figure out why parents would listen -- everything I'm reading, Juan, is that young people are moving away from Obama. Listen to Karl Rove, they've lost -- Obama lost something like 20 percentage points on favorable in young person's vote. So, maybe it should go the other way. Maybe the kids should be listening to the parents, watching FOX News and say, forget Barack Obama stuff. Let's figure out how to fix the economy.

WILLIAMS: No, but you're right. Well, you're right that the president has been losing support among the so-called millennials. But the big story here that from big perspective is that in 2000, there was no difference in age group in terms of how they voted Republican, Democratic, et cetera. Now, there is a huge gap and the younger people lean heavily towards the Democrats. And the older people who are the fastest growing segment of the population, over 65, they're not only leaning Republican, they are more intently engaged in watching "The Five" and all politics.

BOLLING: Sure.

GUTFELD: Yes, it's liberal adage, conservative is the liberal mug. You know, conservative is just somebody who got old.

Dana -- that was a terrible thing to say. Isn't this like a plot of every sitcom? It's like every time you turn on a sitcom, the parents are bumbling and stupid and the kids always --

PERINO: Bunkers.

GUTFELD: Yes. The kids always smarter.

TANTAROS: Especially the dad.

GUTFELD: Yes.

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WILLIAMS: Hey, wait a second, wait a second. As a dad, let me tell you, when I watch TV, I think they make dads into dopes.

TANTAROS: They do. "Family Guy."

WILLIAMS: I'm Homer Simpson in every joke around here.

GUTFELD: You are.

WILLIAMS: I don't dig it.

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