Oh come on...that's just funny.June 2008
THE RACISM: At the Texas state GOP convention last June, one vendor sold this button asking, "If Obama is President will we still call it the White House?" Get it? Because he's black.
But where's the grape drink and the newport cigarettes?October 16, 2008
THE RACISM: The classy October newsletter of the Chaffey Community Republican Women of San Bernadino, California, contained a food stamp depicting Obama as a donkey surrounded by things black people are supposed to enjoy eating.
You mean like calling Bush a chimp? Yeah not buying it.November 5, 2008
THE RACISM: South Carolina political consultant, and co-owner of the political website SC Hotline, Jeffrey Sewell, made an insightful Obama-Curious George comparison on Twitter the day after the election.
You do know that the Magic Negro is a literary term describing a deus ex machina character who makes everything better...like an african american fairy godmother? It's all over college level text books, etc.December 2008
THE RACISM: As a Christmas present, Tennessee RNC chairman Chip Saltsman sent out a CD of political parody songs, including one called "Barack the Magic Negro," which was based on the title of a Los Angeles Times article of the same name.
Start here and educate yourself: [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_negro"]Magical Negro[/ame]
Come on...share the joke with everyone or it didn't happen.THE RACISM: Salvatore Ballarino, an appointed member of Staten Island's Community Education Council District 31, forwarded numerous, supposedly humorous, photo strips comparing black people to monkeys or excrement.
Racist, maybe. And tasteless...definitely. But still funny.January 30, 2009
THE RACISM: After President Obama's inauguration, Carol Carter, a Republican state committeewoman in Florida, sent out an e-mail quipping "How can 2,000,000 blacks get into Washington, DC in 1 day in sub zero temps when 200,000 couldn't get out of New Orleans in 85 degree temps with four days notice?" The subject line, providing a truly dishonest assessment of the contents within, read, "Amazing!"
Racist.Feb 25, 2009
THE RACISM: Dean Grose, the mayor of Los Alamitos, California, thought a "small group of friends" -- including a black woman, not incidentally -- would get a kick out of an e-mail showing a watermelon patch growing on the White House lawn, and the caption, "No Easter egg hunt this year."
Pfft. It's Newports cuz they be menthawl, yo. This didn't even come close to being racist. It was just stupid.March 9, 2009
THE RACISM: The mayor of Dallas, Georgia, posted an esoteric message on his Facebook page, seen here, that is believed by the Internet-commenter hive-mind to refer to Schlitz beer and Camel cigarettes -- you know, things Obama might reasonably be expected to offer Gordon Brown as a gift.
I don't see how a satirical observation of how the man carries on is racist, but whatever...April 27, 2009
THE RACISM: On their website, the Republican Women of Clifton joked that Baskin Robbins had created a new ice-cream flavor named Barocky Road, which was half vanilla and half chocolate. But, this extended metaphor continues, the "vanilla portion of the mix is not openly advertised and usually denied as an ingredient," which doesn't even make any sense. Does "white woman from Kansas" ring any bells? It should.
Yeah that one just wasn't cool at all.May 28, 2009
THE RACISM: Sherri Goforth, an executive assistant for Tennessee state senator Diane Black, e-mailed a photo collage of America's presidents that portrays President Obama as a set of eyes in the darkness.
I dont see the racism in that...she is kinda apish.June 12, 2009
THE RACISM: Longtime GOP activist and former South Carolina State Senate candidate Rusty Depass wrote on Facebook that an escaped gorilla was "just one of Michelle's ancestors -- probably harmless."
Meh...whatev. I heard that one back during the election. And yes, I laughed hysterically. Because a black dude told it to me. And yes, he was laughing at my reaction.June 12, 2009
THE RACISM: Another South Carolina GOP activist, Mike Green, tweeted the alleged joke, "JUST HEARD OBAMA IS GOING TO IMPOSE A 40% TAX ON ASPIRIN BECAUSE IT'S WHITE AND IT WORKS." And yes, it was, obnoxiously, entirely capitalized.
Umm, ever hear of sarcasm? What was she supposed to say to that? Sounds to me like she was playing it off.July 1, 2009
THE RACISM: After a friend elegantly declared, "obama bin lauden is the new terrorist....muslim is on there side...need to take this country back from all of these mad coons........and illegals" on the Facebook wall of Young Republican vice-chairman Audra Shay, Shay responded, eight minutes later, "You tell em Eric! lol."
Well I mean, if you want, we can start throwing out random racism by various democrats and color it as Democratic Racism under one broad brush. You wanna do that? Yes, lets do just that....but Jimmy, what republican racism are you possibly referring to? [/s]