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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Forgive me for being lazy, and maybe this was already addressed in one of the previous 296 posts.

    Have outhouses become a symbol for black people and/or the black population now? That's what would make this float racist. Caricature depictions like watermelon, or Buckwheat, yes, I get that. When did a portapotty become a racist symbol?
    Yes outhouses are now a racist symbol, how could you not know this???? Duh

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Bush said many, many things that were many times more insulting than that.
    Don't get me started on the gaffes he dropped on us in eight years.
    Okay. I probably wouldn't want to hear them anyway.

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Okay. I probably wouldn't want to hear them anyway.
    Exactly

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo allstar View Post
    Yes outhouses are now a racist symbol, how could you not know this???? Duh
    That's what I'm hoping someone will articulate. When did outhouses become a racist symbol for black people?

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Forgive me for being lazy, and maybe this was already addressed in one of the previous 296 posts.

    Have outhouses become a symbol for black people and/or the black population now? That's what would make this float racist. Caricature depictions like watermelon, or Buckwheat, yes, I get that. When did a portapotty become a racist symbol?
    I don't think it was racist at all.

    What I object to is the automatic assumption - with hardly anything to back it up from the article - that "lefties" will think it's racist. Considering that the OP admitted that the whole point was to get a bunch of liberals to say it was so that he could play that card....it's a bait thread. When nobody did, he started throwing out other "typical lefty" argument strawmen, and ended up with a whole laundry list that had nothing to do with the article, or parade float it was about.

    That's all it was - "Lets get liberals to look like idiots." Which unfortunately among some of our RW posters seems to be their whole thing, not intelligent discussion.

    Just look at the poll results - 6 votes for it is racist. Clearly, liberals did not flock to call it racist.


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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Yes, it's racist. Outhouses are typically associated with white Southern Americans and it's a negative stereotype against his white racial background.
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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I don't think it was racist at all.

    What I object to is the automatic assumption - with hardly anything to back it up from the article - that "lefties" will think it's racist. Considering that the OP admitted that the whole point was to get a bunch of liberals to say it was so that he could play that card....it's a bait thread. When nobody did, he started throwing out other "typical lefty" argument strawmen, and ended up with a whole laundry list that had nothing to do with the article, or parade float it was about.

    That's all it was - "Lets get liberals to look like idiots." Which unfortunately among some of our RW posters seems to be their whole thing, not intelligent discussion.

    Just look at the poll results - 6 votes for it is racist. Clearly, liberals did not flock to call it racist.
    So you think the OP was a bait post and agree that there is nothing racist about it?

    Do you believe that no Democrats labeled that float as being "racist"?

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So you think the OP was a bait post and agree that there is nothing racist about it?

    Do you believe that no Democrats labeled that float as being "racist"?
    Yes, it was a bait post, the float is not racist.

    Probably at least a couple of the 6 votes for were on the liberal side. We have our insufferable idiots, too.


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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Forgive me for being lazy, and maybe this was already addressed in one of the previous 296 posts.

    Have outhouses become a symbol for black people and/or the black population now? That's what would make this float racist. Caricature depictions like watermelon, or Buckwheat, yes, I get that. When did a portapotty become a racist symbol?
    What I saw as racist were the exaggerated cartoon features on the effigy of the President on that float. It was reminiscent of the racist black faced cartoons of the 1930s and 40s.
    It is well understood that the black help would have to continue to use a dry pit outhouse while "white only" bathrooms were becoming indoor plumbing during the Jim Crow south. A black man happy to have even an outhouse to use is not new to racist imagery... nor is this idea of an outhouse for Obama's Library new to the republicon party.
    SUN JUN 17, 2012 AT 05:31 AM PDT
    Obama Outhouse Featured at Montana GOP Convention

    There was less laughter – although plenty of picture-taking – of an outhouse labeled “Obama Presidential Library” parked outside Missoula’s Hilton Garden Inn, where the convention took place.
    Nothing on the outhouse indicated who was responsible for it, although it made an appearance in the Memorial Day parade in Corvallis in Ravalli County.

    The outhouse was painted to look as though it had been riddled by bullets.

    Inside, a fake birth certificate for Barack Hussein Obama made reference to the disproven controversy over the president’s origins. It was stamped “Bull––.” A graffito advised “For a Good Time call 800-Michelle (crossed out), Hillary (crossed out) and Pelosi (circled in red.)
    The keynote speaker at this convention was none other than newt Gingrich.

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    Re: Is this Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    SUN JUN 17, 2012 AT 05:31 AM PDT
    Obama Outhouse Featured at Montana GOP Convention
    There was less laughter – although plenty of picture-taking – of an outhouse labeled “Obama Presidential Library” parked outside Missoula’s Hilton Garden Inn, where the convention took place.
    Nothing on the outhouse indicated who was responsible for it, although it made an appearance in the Memorial Day parade in Corvallis in Ravalli County.

    The outhouse was painted to look as though it had been riddled by bullets.

    Inside, a fake birth certificate for Barack Hussein Obama made reference to the disproven controversy over the president’s origins. It was stamped “Bull––.” A graffito advised “For a Good Time call 800-Michelle (crossed out), Hillary (crossed out) and Pelosi (circled in red.)

    .
    I don't look at anything listed there as being "racist." Ignorant, yes, but not racist.

    And they got one thing right - the birther BS was "Bull----"


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