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.
Yes, it's racist. Outhouses are typically associated with white Southern Americans and it's a negative stereotype against his white racial background.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
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.
The keynote speaker at this convention was none other than newt Gingrich.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.)