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Originally posted by skeptic1
reply to post by Alxandro
And, posting both of those was necessary....why?
They are both offensive, and we should all be able to rise above BS like that.
Originally posted by skoalman88
This is the stupidest thing ever. Remember Barry Sanders? He was once asked why he didn't celebrate when he score a touchdown. His response: "I act like I'm supposed to be there." It's time for a specific segment of our population to take a page from Sanders' book. We have a black guy in the white house. He was put there by white people. ACT LIKE YOU BELONG THERE.
Furthermore, since when does a President write a bill? You would figure Sharpton would know the difference between those who WROTE the bill and HE who signs it.
Originally posted by Doc Velocity
Originally posted by mental modulator
Barack the magic negro
Referring to Barack Obama, "The Magic Negro" was a title coined by a liberal columnist writing for the Los Angeles Times, one of the biggest Left-wing news outlets in the country. You have a problem with it, take it up with the liberal flakes in LA.
Originally posted by mental modulator
A regional party of corrupt, big spending racists...
You're talking about Southern Democrats, right? Historically, the Democrat Party defended slavery, gave rise to the KKK, fought desegregation and opposed black Civil Rights for over a hundred years, right up to the late 1960s. The Republican Party, on the other hand, emancipated the slaves and proposed every important piece of Civil Rights legislation in American history.
— Doc Velocity
[edit on 2/19/2009 by Doc Velocity]
Originally posted by ScRuFFy63
edit: While I may be new to posting here I've been an on and off lurker for some years now. I never thought I'd see the day when ats members were defending the media. Thats just weird.
Originally posted by merryxmas
The president didn't write the bill so assuming it's Obama is already a folly. It's a metaphor and I would expect readers of the times and readers of any political cartoon to know that political cartoons are meant to inspire thought and one of those ways is through metaphor. This metaphor being a buncha chimps in a room with a typewriter.
Originally posted by americandingbat
EDIT: to add that the people who are going on and on about how this isn't racist are completely ignoring the point that *the POTUS is being compared to a chimp who went crazy and had to be put down*
It's not only offensive on racial grounds – it is offensive because suggesting that the president should be shot is not appropriate for any news media, cartoon or no.
Originally posted by 27jd
You're just upset because the majority disagree with you on this subject. Get over it. I recall EVERYBODY chiming in that it's RIDICULOUS to be overly sensitive to political cartoons back when the muslims were rioting and wanted to kill the artist who depicted their beloved prophet. Get over it.
Do you WANT racism to continue? I think so.
Perhaps it's upsetting to some that they've lost their grounds to complain nonstop and obsess over skin color, and they are desperately trying to cling to whatever "racism" they think they can find and cry about. Maybe Al Sharpton can get a real job now.
Originally posted by 27jd[/i
No. YOU and a few others are making that distinction. That is NOT what I see, and I will call them as I see them. I'm the last person to defend the right, most of the time I can't disagree more with them, but in this case, it is VERY clearly NOT racist. It was a CARTOON linking 2 VERY prominent news stories together, if it said "now we'll have to find somebody else to TOUT or SELL the stimulus bill" I would have to say I agree, but it clearly says WRITE, and that indicates that the bill is NOT INTELLIGENT and could have been written by apes. Jesus tapdancing Christ.
[edit on 19-2-2009 by 27jd]