Sunday, July 13, 2008

With Friends Like These......




Obama doesn't need any enemies.

Sigh
Sigh
Sigh

Thanks to the poster at Jack and Jill Politicswho dropped this hat tip.

It's unreal to me that nearly all the BS coming against Obama during this campaign season....CAME FROM SO-CALLED FRIENDLY SOURCES.

This isn't THE NATIONAL REVIEW.

This is THE NEW YORKER.

What bothers me?

I dunno. Take your pic.

Bin Laden above the fireplace
The American Flag in the fireplace.
Obama in 'Muslim' Garb.
Michelle - with an Angela Davis Afro, and a Black Panther Machine gun.

Good lord, how many goddamn Obama smears can be placed in one picture frame?

I can hear the clicks now(copying and pasting of the picture), being sent in emails, all across the country.

UPDATE:

This is a reply I made on another blog when someone commented that it was ’satire’:

I’m going to be brutal right now.

THEY AIN’T WHITE.

THEY AIN’T WHITE.

You CANNOT pull this satire-oh-so-smart cover bullshit with BLACK PEOPLE.

What the fuck is wrong with The New Yorker.

This is INSANE.

I don’t know what country they live in, but I live in A-merry-ca.

And this racist drivel isn’t funny.

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3 comments:

The Angry Independent said...

Good Lord!!!

I can't even process this right now.

Truthiz said...

I subscribe to the theory that "Racism", which is primarily rooted in IGNORANCE, is a deadly DISEASE of the Heart, Mind and Soul_and that the largest carrier group of that deadly Disease, in America, is white-Americans.

This bit of madness, via the New Yorker, is but ONE MORE stark example that it matters NOT, one's their educational or socio-economic background, the Disease is an equal opportunity Predator!

I take the New Yorker at their word, "it's satire",_which makes what they did even more "Tasteless" and Tacky. If I understand the point of "satire"_there's supposed to be some "kernel of truth" to it.

That cover dispaly absolutely NO kernel of "Truth" at all! It simply feeds into the Ignorance and irrational FEARS of Reich-wingers out there.

The very fact that the New Yorker didn't "GET" that, OR didn't give a d*mn, is even more distrubing!

zinjanthropus said...

I think that the satirists missed a very important point that most of the people who would label Obama as a Muslim extremist and Bin Laden supporting flag burner wouldn't understand the satire contained within. Thus the satire loses it's meaning much like Archie Bunker amongst many racists who didn't know they were being lampooned. This is the same world where Steven Colbert was invited to speak at a Bush event. They didn't understand that he was satirizing them in an obvious way.
New Yorker should know this or perhaps they knew that this cover would have them all over the news thereby increasing their visibility.

If that's the case then they were spot on. And all of this at the expense of a bunch of citizens who have little power anyway.