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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    As I have said before, when people start excessively leaning on words like stupid, idiotic and absurd, it's a sign of their weakness.

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    That is right, and it may be why some do not get it. But they are entitled to their opinion and I respect that.
    You too. What is the pejorative connotation of "chocolate". And why do you think that's the focus rather than the obvious joke that Obama's performance has been shyte but he's trying to sell it as chocolate, instead (we've seen him claiming everything as a victory no matter how it actually turned out)?
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    That is right, and it may be why some do not get it. But they are entitled to their opinion and I respect that.
    If the SuperStar of the cartoon had been GW Bush, it could have been the same message.

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Explain the negative connotation about race that's so subtle.
    Like I said, maybe the guy drew it too try and be funny, just a lighthearted cartoon just like you said it was with no deeper meaning. Or perhaps he did it with a much darker meaning, like Mildsteel explained, how sometimes black can be viewed and the guy very subtly put it in a way so some might not see it right away. I have no idea what the guy meant which is why I can't just say it's racist or not because I really don't know the guy's intent.
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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    As I have said before, when people start excessively leaning on words like stupid, idiotic and absurd, it's a sign of their weakness.
    Either that or they're talking about something that is stupid, idiotic and absurd. Understanding what "excessive" means can help suss out the difference.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Like I said, maybe the guy drew it too try and be funny, just a lighthearted cartoon just like you said it was with no deeper meaning. Or perhaps he did it with a much darker meaning, like Mildsteel explained, how sometimes black can be viewed and the guy very subtly put it in a way so some might not see it right away. I have no idea what the guy meant which is why I can't just say it's racist or not because I really don't know the guy's intent.
    Don't backpedal. What's the "much deeper, darker meaning" behind the cartoon. If you can't think of any, then it's a little disingenous for you to argue with people that don't see anything racist about it or to imply that THEY are the ones that can't see the "deeper, darker meaning".

    Personally, I think you just like crying "racism" when people are critical of Obama. It's become the gold standard of Obamaphile defense mechanisms.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    If the SuperStar of the cartoon had been GW Bush, it could have been the same message.
    Yeah, but I suspect the cartoonist would have used something other than chocolate and feces, and that is my point.

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    No.

    Sad thing is that people can claim pritty much anything to be racist.

    And that most people who claim something is racist, never actualy saw real racism.

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Everything he touches turns to ****. That's the point. That's the joke.

    It's impossible to conceive of how you or anyone else could delude themselves into seeing a comment on race.

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    Re: Is this cartoon racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    There is an old joke that says if black is beautiful that my feces is a masterpiece.

    The cartoon can be viewed as racist because it subtly plays on the notions of Obama's skin color, chocolate and feces.
    Please explain to me how you can portray chocolate, feces and Obama in the same cartoon without lying about brown. It's coincidence, not racism.
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